Last weekend, we celebrated Corbin and Lynley’s second birthday. (A post about that coming soon!) It was a wonderful day with our families, friends and neighbors, but it still zipped by just a bit too fast for me.
Something happens at age two. The little babies that needed mama for everything drift a little farther away as independence and personalities really transform. I find myself longing for their sweet embraces and kisses, but lately I receive little shoves and “no, I do it.” I’m proud of them, but I also miss the baby in them. At least until they give me one of those belly laughs right on cue when I tell a joke or they help me read one of their favorite books, nailing the right words at the right time. Or when Corbin proudly recites his ABCs and Lynley starts dancing to her favorite song or when they whisper “I love you, Daddy” as Derrick tucks them into bed each night. I feel so much happiness in these moments, and the thoughts of before melt away. I embrace the tomorrows and the new accomplishments. I find myself being in the moment more because I know how precious this age truly is. And that’s why this blog has been a bit bare lately. We’re still trying to figure out our groove going into this new season of age two. There is so much ahead!
So to help you follow along, here’s what is new with Corbin and Lynley and their two-year stats.
Corbin weighs 26.6 lbs and is 34 inches tall. Lynley weighs 23.8 lbs and is 34 inches tall. They’re both skinny, but their height is on the right track. Developmentally, they are doing wonderful. Here are some quick snippets and favorites.
Corbin- an intellectual and lover of learning. Corbin talks in sentences very clearly. This boy amazes me with how well he pronounces his words. He mimics a lot and quickly files new words away to memory. His ability to learn new things quickly extends to letters and numbers as well. He knows just about every letter of the alphabet and numbers 0 to 10, although he can’t recite the ABCs yet or count to ten, he names them in books, posters, puzzles, etc. He has a strong desire to learn, and I truly hope it stays with him as he gets older. Corbin is super sweet, and my absolute favorite time with him is when he runs toward me so fast and jumps into my arms. I can see pure happiness and innocence in those moments, and I wish I could bottle it up for a rainy day in twenty years when I’m missing him being at home with me every day. He also loves trucks, tractors, trains and all types of vehicles, and he is pretty protective over all of the toys of that nature, even though some were actually bought for Lynley. Though he has no problem stealing her babies! Other things about Corbin…. has all of his teeth and working on his two-year molars; still hates to have his teeth brushed, hair brushed, face wiped or groomed in any way; loves bath time, making art, reading books, watching Calliou, wearing mommy’s and daddy’s shoes, and being outside.
Lynley- such an active little diva! Her personality is really starting to shine through. She is the silliest, most joyful person. She is more of the physically active child. While Corbin is happy practicing letters or building with blocks, she would much rather be dancing, running or jumping. We’re lucky she loves books so much, otherwise I don’t think we’d be able to get her to focus on anything ever! She needs very stimulating activities in order for her to fully engage and comprehend lessons, otherwise, I think she gets bored. She is very vocal, although it’s harder to make out what she says at times than it is when Corbin speaks. She does, however, say more complete sentences than Corbin, but he says more total words. Lynley is super social, and she loves to give hugs and kisses. She is very sweet and empathetic toward someone who is hurt or upset. While she is sweet, she is also very strong-willed. She wants to conquer the world at age two! If she can do it herself, she does it, or she figures it out quickly. Other things about Lynley… still loves her bear; likes to play mommy; loves to jump on trampoline; can’t get enough of the “Happy” song (by Pharell); loves bath time, brushing teeth, washing hands, helping wipe up after meals, reading, watching Calliou, playing dress up, purses and shoes, and being outside.