Let me preface this by saying that we love him more than anything and he is amazingly adorable, but a tantrum he can throw.
The hubs likes to call it downward dog, like the yoga pose. That's how it starts..head to the floor, butt in the air. Of course it progresses into a rolling, screaming fit all over the ground. Favorite phrases are, "I don't want to. NO! Stop it. That's mine. and Gimme that, Wyder."
His words have gotten very clear and he is speaking in full sentences. There are a few really cute words that he hasn't quite worked out yet.
Poothtaste is one of my favorite. Every morning and evening when he and big brother brush their teeth, he comes out of the bathroom with the brush and the paste and says, "Poothtaste Mommy, Poothtaste."
Any word with an in the middle 'L' gets an extra syllable. Balloon, comes out like "Ball-l-oon" and it looks like he's not quite sure what he should be doing with his tongue. Very cute. "Ah-mazing!" and "Oh, my gooooodnessss." are some other prize quotes.
He is starting to play very well with his big brother. There is definitely still some disagreements, but I suppose that will go on well into their adult lives. On the flip side, between wrestling matches they often hug and trade I love you's. There is nothing more heart warming that hearing your children say, "I love you, Tyce" and "I lub you, Wyder." Melts me every time.
Both boys go to bed at 9 o'clock and wake up at 7:30. (Ryder more like 9:30, because he reads in bed every night) Tyce still wakes up in the middle of the night about 3 nights a week. This started up a few months ago and I have no idea why. After we did the cry it out method he was sleeping like a baby all through the night. I'm guessing he's having dreams. Whether they frighten him or not, they must jerk him out of sleep. We have to get milk and lay out on the couch for a bit, then he usually goes right back down.
It's not fun to wake up in the middle of the night, but it is nice to still get the cuddles in. He's a meaty little guy, which makes for warm, full hugs.
He's always on the go, jumping, bouncing, running, climbing...
He amazes me with his athletic ability. He got a baseball tee for Christmas, we just handed him the bat and he rocked the ball right off. His swing and follow through just came natural. It's the same with the golf clubs. He focuses on the ball and makes contact practically every time. He will hit the ball around the yard and it holds his attention for a solid hour at a time.
I know the tantrums will phase out and something new will phase in. I'm hoping one day we all look back at this and laugh remembering how incredibly LOUD Tyce was at two.
I mean, LOUD.
Guess he has a lot to say and wants to make sure the whole family (and some of the neighbors) can hear him.