Max turned two a couple of weeks ago but we have been running around so much that I haven’t had a chance to write about it. We celebrated it quietly at home and with a scraped nose. He took a nosedive off his tricycle the day before our improvised little birthday party, so he gets memorable second birthday pictures.
He started going to daycare on the Embassy compound a few weeks ago and seems to be liking it so much he wants to go even on the weekends. He is the only boy in a group of 5. At two he is not as well spoken as his sister was at the same age but I guess that’s a girl vs. boy thing. He is saying more and more things these days. He loves being outside and always wants one of us to “ago” (go) out with him. He would put his shoes on (and yes he still loves shoes) and pull us to the door until one of us agrees to go out with him. He says “takku” (thank you) and bye. He says and gives kisses. He says “wash” and loves washing his hands. He says “bwash” (brush) when he wants to brush his teeth. He says and does push (something he learned at school). He knows the word “apple” but he uses it loosely - in his world, an apple is an apple, but so is an orange, a tomato and a pepper. He is very interested in our garden and goes there several times a day and points to the “pashee” (parsley), “maters” (t0mat0s), and the “nanas” (bananas). Everything that’s drinkable is juice. He does know the words for poopoo and peepee but uses them just to confuse us and get attention.
He loves, loves, loves “kais” (cars) and “pish” (fish). He just can’t get enough of them. I got a Kindle Fire for Christmas and put on it a little car puzzle game for him. Let’s just say that I have not be able to use my Kindle Fire for my own purposes much since then. He loves that puzzle game.
He loves books too. Right now his favorites seem to be “How Many Fish” and “The Little Mouse, The Red Ripe Strawberry and The Big Hungry Bear.”
He loves to run around the house and giggle with his big sister. He also loves getting tickles by Mommy or Daddy before bed.
Happy Birthday, Sweet Max!
You bring so much joy into our world – we are so thrilled to be your Mommy, Daddy and Big Sister!