Saturday, May 2, 2015


Porter officially turned two, and just like that we have no babies! 

He woke up to a room filled with balloons, and since Paxton was in there too, it quickly became a crib full of balloons. 
He was excited to open his presents and kept saying that he wanted a brown present. We told him to sit down to open them and he hopped right up on the fireplace and dug in. 
He's at a really fun stage of opening presents where he gets so excited about whatever he opens and he just wants to play with it right then and he totally forgets about the giant pile behind him. His Ninja Turtle cell phone was his favorite thing he opened and he still carries it everywhere. 

After presents he got to pick what he wanted for breakfast and he picked to stay home and eat donuts, so that's what we did. He even got to pick which show we watched (Chuggington). 
We got dressed and headed to the arts festival where the boys shared some peach cobbler and danced to the love music. Then it was time for naps. Paxton had filled the crib with balloons again and Porter had fallen asleep in the car so instead of messing with getting all the balloons out while trying to keep him asleep, I just laid him down on Paxton's bed. He slept there for 3 hours! 

After naps the boys got to run around and play with their new toys for a little while and we got ready for dinner with Gramsy and the aunts. Porter picked Chick-Fil-A. 
After dinner and playing on the playground and a balloon from a very sweet Chick-Fil-A employee, we headed back to our house so Porter could open his presents from Gramsy and his aunts. 
He wanted brownies instead of cake or cupcakes, so that's what we had!
He loved everybody singing to him and blowing out the candles and he asked to do it again as soon as we finished so we did it twice. 
After a bath and some clean jammies, he was way too tired to play anymore so it was bedtime for the sweet birthday boy. 

I can't believe my tiny baby is two now! He has always seemed more like a baby to me than Paxton did at the same age. And even though he's talking in full sentences now, he still likes to snuggle and needs his paci and blankie to sleep and makes me feed him anything that requires a spoon. He calls his mouth his pool and loves to carry around the most random things...for a few weeks it was a ladle. His favorite things are playing outside and reading books. He loves balls and trying to play golf and teeball. He handles the big slides at the park or at Chick-Fil-A like a pro. He knows most of his letters and can count to 5 alone or to 20 if Paxton is helping. He is starting to sing songs and even though he knows the words, he cannot carry a tune. He loves to play the drums (on any surface)and he is starting to stand up for himself against Paxton and let us know exactly what he wants and doesn't want. He is a great eater and will at least try anything out in front of him. His favorites are bananas, fruit snacks, and hummus. He tries to do anything Paxton does and is usually pretty successful. They love each other so much and they also fight over everything. They will seriously start arguments over nothing. Paxton will say something and then tell Porter to argue and they will seriously start arguing about it. He loves dumping stuff out but he also always throws his trash away when he's done with something or clean up a spill. He even walks around the house and picks tiny pieces of trash up and throws them away. He is a climber and is always on top of a chair. He is naughty on purpose sometimes and after he sits in time-out, he always comes straight up to me when he gets up and gives me a huge hug and says "I luff you" through his tears. When I get him out of bed in the morning, he always grabs my cheeks and pulls me in for a kiss. He loves to be held, especially if I'm trying to do housework or get ready quickly...and I can't tell him no because I know he won't want to be held for much longer. 

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