Monday, February 22

Two two cachoo

Ethan turned 2 on Friday. Last year I posted a photo from each month of his life, but this year so much changed I feel overwhelmed trying to keep track.

On his birthday, my parents took us to brunch, where he recieved free strawberry shortcake. Later, at Lowe's, a lady gave him a quarter. Neither of these niceties did anything to assuage the angst of being 2.

Let me show you what I mean. This is how Ethan sings the birthday song:

Bird-day to tyoo!
Bird-day to tyoo!
Too too too too too,
No no no no!

And that, in a nutshell, is our life at the moment. Well, that's not entirely our life. We've also watched Cars, which Ethan refers to as Trucks (actually, Cucks, but we try to avoid that reality) approximately 4,952 times this past week. He's developed two marked and inexplicable fears: Loud noises—such as the THX intro to Cars, unfortunately—and falling while having his diaper changed. So now we change his diaper on the couch, while he's surrounded by po's (pillows).

He has become a rather helpful chap, insisting Me halp yoo while we perform various tasks, such as using power tools and chopping vegetables with sharp knives. Although his specialty is cleaning the tops of be-fingerprinted dvds with his shirttails, proclaiming Keen! as he does it.

The sun, when especially intrustive, is accosted for being to bright (Nooooo! Bight! Nooo! [heavenward finger waggle]), but the moon's luminescence is nothing short of magical (Oooooh wooooow mooyn bight! Mooyn! Mooyn! Mooyn! Biiiight!).

We've also acquired a few new pals: actual-size replicas of Woody and Buzz Lightyear, alternatively and affectionately known as Wooey and Buuuz. Oh, and there's the three-foot-tall plush frog holding a stuffed heart he dragged around Wal-Mart the day after he pooped out that Allen wrench. We just couldn't say no.


Sister Copinherhair said...

Love it! This took me back to when my son was two. It only gets better. Enjoy every day. :)

Happy Birthday, Ethan!

Lisa@Pickles and Cheese said...

Too cute! Ethan finding the moon magical reminded me of the movie Moonstruck. I just watched it last week. La Bella Luna!

Kate@And Then I Was a Mom said...

Welcome again to SAHMomhood. Not sure if everyone realizes that it is also called How We Went Broke Because I Am So Busy Buying Toys in the Stores We Must Frequent in Order to GET OUT OF THE HOUSE.

Love the Ethan words...happy birthday!

Dawn said...

A finger waggle! LOL! Ya know, too few people use the finger waggle anymore--Ethan might have just inspired me to use it as a way to spice up my own (mundane) hand gestures.

Not From Lapland said...

ha ha, how cute! good to hear you have got him helping out around the house...although those shirt tails aren't going to be 'keen' for long lol

Catherine said...

Happy Birthday Ethan!

Winter is a grand old time
Of this, there can be no ifs or buts
But all that ice and snow and grime
Can rust your bolts and freeze your ...starting motor?

Just can't figure it out.

William has also a "cars" obsession just now, we watched the first half yesterday. Twice. Looking forward to the sequel.

Slamdunk said...

Congrats to your son--and to mom and dad for two years as well.

Anonymous said...

Awww, bless his little 2-year-old heart!

Tracy said...

I love toddler-talk! He sounds like quite the chatty little boy. I'm glad we're starting to move into more verbal communication in our house. The grunting and pointing was driving me crazy. Oh, and we have the Mickey Mouse obsession at our house (I often find myself singing "Hot Dog, Hot Dog, Hot Diggity Dog" while I'm at work).


stephanie said...

i was just wondering how ethan's birthday went! i love the progression pictures from last year - the look in his eye becomes more & more mischievous in every pic.

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