Liam's 25th Month
Two years old!! Liam enjoyed his second
birthday, with a Lightning McQueen cake and Italian Ice (since
he is allergic to ice cream). Grandma and Grandpa came to enjoy
the day, too. Now that we finally own our new house, Mom has
been able to paint Liam’s room (blue), and the carpet has been
taken out and a Home Depot roadway rug has been put in. Liam
certainly loves trucks and cars, and loves Disney’s Cars. Liam
made Grandma’s day when he actually called her Grandma (for the
first time). His personality has really blossomed over the past
month, and he is speaking more and more.
Liam's 26th Month
Liam spent a week missing his big sister this
month, while she was off visiting cousin Travis in New York. Mom
lost count of how many time she had to answer the question,
Liam's 27th Month
Baby Susanna arrived on the 14th, and Liam seems
quite taken with her. He gets very excited and says, “Susa
cute!! Hair soft!” He was quite curious about her in the
hospital, but seemed more interested in the food Mom had and in
climbing on and off Mom’s hospital bed.
Liam's 28th Month
Liam’s alter ego has come through—“Super
Doggie”. He has a great time putting on his doggie pajamas,
tying his blue dog blanket around his neck, and running around
the house yelling, “Super Doggie!”. Liam’s milk allergy seems
to be subsiding somewhat—he is able to eat yogurt, butter, and
macaroni and cheese, but still ends up with hives if he eats ice
cream or drinks plain milk.
Liam's 29th Month
The alter ego is developing, he doesn’t seem to
need the blanket and pajamas anymore—he becomes Super Doggie at
the bus stop now, much to the delight of the other moms there.
Liam does miss his big sister when she is at school, but never
seems to show it once she gets home, chasing her and generally
Grandma Mel and Pop Pop came for a visit this
month and took Liam and Rachael to Lee’s Turkey Farm where they
went through the corn maze and picked apples.
Liam's 30th Month
Liam was absolutely adorable dressed up as a
dragon for Halloween. For weeks beforehand, he would tell
everyone he met that he was going to be a dragon for Halloween.
For a long time, he was afraid of the costume, so we were very
glad that he actually wore it.
Liam loves going to church on Sunday mornings
and playing with Miss Julie, the woman who keeps the nursery. No
separation anxiety there.
Liam's 31st Month
Liam ended up back on his nebulizer at the
beginning of the month, and our pediatrician here in NJ is
saying it is asthma. It doesn’t appear that the change in terms
is going to change the way he is treated, and it seems to be
triggered when he gets a cold. He also had his 2 ½-year check
–up, which simply confirmed what we already knew about Liam—he
is a chunk. He weighs 36 pounds (95th percentile) and is 35 ¾
inches tall (50th percentile)—he’s a square! His head size is
also in the 95th percentile.
We had a great Thanksgiving, with Maw-Maw and
Pots, Aunt Emily, Uncle John, and Cousin Travis all coming here.
There was a lot of energy in this house, but it was nice to have
family around. Rachael and Travis would run all around the
house, up and down the steps, and poor Liam tried so hard to
keep up, but just couldn’t.
Liam loves going to gymnastics with Rachael,
mainly because there is a snack machine, and he likes trying to
get something out of it. He especially likes when the woman from
the office opens the machine up to fill it. He seems to keep
hoping that she will take pity on his puppy-dog look and give
him something. Unfortunately, Rachael’s class takes place late
evening, and runs way past Liam’s bed time, so he is a handful
by the time Rachael is done.
Liam's 32nd Month
Liam loves all of the Christmas decorations,
especially Mom’s nutcracker collection, but we don’t think he
really understands Christmas yet. His favorite toy that he got
for Christmas seems to be a big yellow dump truck from Grandma
and Grandpa. They had also given him a toy cordless drill, and
when he opened it he said in a disappointed tone, “Oh, this is
for Daddy.” What was really funny is that Daddy also got his own
new cordless drill.
An accomplishment!! Liam gave up his pacifier!
It was more an act of defiance than anything else, but he
decided to throw it in the trash, and we left it there. He
hasn’t seemed to miss it, but he still wants Froggie at bedtime.
Liam's 33rd Month
Liam continues to be a ham—loves trucks, cars,
trains, and animals. He loves eating “chicken and ketchup”,
especially for breakfast. He also likes “dried paper cuts”
Liam's 34th Month
Liam's 35th Month
Liam seems to have a real talent for puzzles.
All the pieces will be laid out and Mom will start putting some
together. Liam can look at what is put together and, 9 times out
of 10, find a piece that fits.
Liam's 36th Month
The Easter Bunny brought Liam some cool trucks
and big-boy underwear. Liam is very excited about the underwear,
but has no desire to wear it and use the potty. If we ask him if
he wants to use the potty, most times he will say yes, and
actually pee in the potty, but he doesn’t volunteer to use it.
The 3rd Birthday Cake
May 10th 2009