Lincoln’s birthday is just a few days after Christmas, which I feel badly about. Because of this, I thought it would be fun to have a mini celebration for his half birthday. Ethan and Isaac were excited to help me pick out a toy and helped distract Lincoln as I put it into the cart and paid for it. This was a very last minute, spur of the moment celebration so I was not prepared with a gift or treats. I called Kari and told her we were going to the park at lunch-time and she was able to join us with her boys.
I found caterpillar donuts at the store and put 2 1/2 candles in Lincoln’s.
Five Falk boys!
He loved his new gun! And as you can tell, so did Ethan!
Lincoln at age 2 1/2:
I can honestly say that Lincoln is such a joy and hasn’t shown any signs of the “terrible two’s.” He almost never throws a fit and when he does it lasts all of a few seconds. He’s sweet, tender-hearted and very easy going.
He says so many cute things every day. He won’t fall asleep until he asks us to “Tell the boys to be quiet and no noisy.” After he burps he says “excumse.” His favorite phrase seems to be “yeah because…” He pronounces the “th” or “f” sound as an “S” sound. So, Ethan is “Esan.”
We are working on potty training. He is doing great with pooping on the potty (maybe because he gets 3 jelly beans when he is finished). It will be nice to have him out of diapers.
Lincoln thinks Mommy’s kisses are magical. He comes running to me with each new “owie” and it’s immediately cured with my simple kiss.
His favorite foods are oatmeal and macaroni and cheese. He takes about a 2 hour nap each day and always needs a 10 minute cuddle after he wakes up. His favorite TV show is Caillou. He loves to play outside and drive his car, ride his bike, play in the water, or drive the neighbors 4-wheeler. Lincoln is content to play on his own and will entertain himself for long periods of time with just a couple of matchbox cars.
He loves his big brothers and tries so hard to be like them. They are great with him and genuinely care about his happiness. Isaac will often spend the whole time in the YMCA child-watch on the baby side to keep Lincoln from being sad while I workout.
I love watching my two-year-old run around outside in his t-shirt, shorts, and cowboy boots as he looks for bugs with the bigger kids. He is too cute for words and we are so blessed to have this special little boy in our family!