Dear Simon,

Holy moly, 2! When asked how old you are you proudly exclaim, “TWO!”. I love it. And I love you… so much.

What a great month. You learned an incredible amount of words this month – multiple a day, I think. You just bust them out too… My favorite, by far, is “thank you” and “excuse (‘scuse) me”. Maybe you knew them previously but you’re using them in context and so nicely these days. My least favorite new word this month? “MINE!” Sharing is caring, bud. Read More

22 Months

Dear Simon,

22 months going on 15 years. You are very sweet but, if I’m honest, you can be a little bossy too. “Sit… sit… SIIIIIIIT!” Good thing you’re cute.

You said your name for the first time this month and it was the best thing that I’ve ever heard. In the last couple of weeks your pronunciation of your name, among other words, has changed significantly. These days you’re coming home with about a new word (or 12) a day and it. is. awesome. You’ll repeat most words too, which is perfect except when I bump my foot and say “shit!” because… ya. Read More

21 Months

Dear Simon,

You are growing like a weed! I swear that this month, out of nowhere, you shot up and your 18-24 month clothes are too short in the arms and starting to look like high waters in the legs. It’s a look… but maybe not one that we should continue in the middle of winter.

We had some big changes this month – mainly moving from a nanny to daycare (we call it school because it sounds more exciting). You did great! I was surprised at how resilient you were – you walked into the classroom full of new things and you were immediately excited about all of the toys and books. You barely turned around to say goodbye and thankfully didn’t notice that I was teary. Read More

20 Months

Dear Simon,

What a month! This month, even in the last few days, you have grown in many ways. Your vocabulary is growing rapidly and your ability to repeat words is getting stronger – it’s pretty amazing.

You’ve started to connect a few words together and you have a few new phrases like, “uh oh”. Pretty cute, especially with the corresponding hands. The other day you also repeated your first bad word. Oops, time to be REALLY careful what we say around you.

I think my favorite development this month is that you consistently sing a couple of songs with me. When you know the chorus you sing it with me – mainly if it consists of doo doo doos. This makes my music loving heart VERY happy. Read More

18 Months

Dear Simon,

A year and a half! Amazing, buddy. You are so cool. Everyday I am in awe of what you can do, what you are learning and how quickly you learn. You constantly make us giggle and your laugh is most definitely contagious. You are are so sweet, which I hope you never outgrow.

This month you found your inner whine and I have to admit, you got me a few times. I always knew that I wasn’t a perfect mom, but this month, with the whining, oof… I am glad to say that it’s getting better and I’m really hoping that the bulk of the high pitched complaining was due to a few new teeth at one time. Read More