It’s been a big year for little Anders and on January 30th he turned 2 years old.
Anders had a lot going on this year. Here are a few of the things he did.
walked (technically, he started a few days before his 1st birthday)
traveled to the southern hemisphere on our trip to Argentina
started sleeping through the night, most nights
learned to feed himself
rode in a car, plane, bus, train and behind a bike and skis
went hiking and cross-country skiing
learned to talk
waded in the river
became a big brother
recited his ABCs and counted to 10 (many, many times)
insisted on hearing me sing Old McDonald a zillion times
soaked in several different hot springs
rode a horse
started using the potty
drew, colored and painted
played at the park
giggled like crazy
smiled in a way that can melt your heartor at least mine
went to birthday parties
played at the Childrens Museum and Museum of the Rockies
went to friends houses
hung out at coffee shops
entertained his brother
entertained his parents
grew more teeth
grew out his hair
wore 3 sizes of clothing
played in the snow
threw the ball for Diesel
watched the train
played with grandparents, his aunt and uncle and cousins
On Friday morning, Anders awoke to find the living room filled with new toys from his generous gaggle of grandparents. He got so many gifts that H and I just got him a couple puzzles.
He played for hours, then we went to Chadz–one of our favorite coffee shops–for a birthday lunch. Everyone in the cafe sang “Happy Birthday” to him.
On Sunday, we hosted a birthday party at Chico. We strategically planned it to start at the same time as the Super Bowl so we’d have the Grille to ourselves. (OK, we didn’t know when the Super Bowl was when we planned the party.)
After soaking in the hot springs pool we had pizza and cupcakes. Then all the 1.5-4 year-olds used their cupcake energy to run laps. Like I said, good thing the Super Bowl was on and the Grille was empty except for us (and one poor couple…).