Thursday, January 28, 2010


Background to Barrett's latest feat:
For the past few months, he's been recognizing more and more numbers and letters. Right now, he recognizes numbers 1-10 and a little over half of the alphabet. He can name them when they're written by someone, on his foam letters/numbers in the tub, in books, on signs, etc. You get the picture...he's always pointing them out! I've been quite proud of him, if I do say so myself! I keep thinking that he's going to be an early reader like both his Momma and Daddy are reported to have been.

So last night, Barrett and Daddy were in the playroom while I cleaned up the kitchen after dinner. They were reading books together and one of his books has a magnetic drawing board attached to the top. The night before this, I was in there with them and I wrote some numbers and letters on the board and asked him to name them, which he did. Well, last night he decided to take it a step further and wrote a letter himself!

I heard him saying, "B!" a few times and then Daddy asked, "Have you ever seen him do that before?" I sure hadn't! I was so proud, I even called my mom to tell her! Sometimes I can't believe how fast his little mind works.

Barrett's 2nd Birthday!!

Since Barrett had a little party with his playgroup a couple of weeks ago, we decided that we wouldn't make too big of a deal of his actual birthday. Just us, a little bit of cake and a little bit of present opening! It all made Barrett very happy, though.

This is the cake he wanted to get Daddy back in December, but I didn't think Daddy would appreciate it too much, so we went back and got it for Barrett. He loved it!

He wanted more candles, even after we cut the cake! Why not, right? cake!

Present time!

Playing with his new laptop with Daddy:

Happy 2nd Birthday, Big Boy! Momma and Daddy love you very much!

Thursday, January 14, 2010

Barrett's 2nd Birthday Playgroup

Barrett's birthday is actually not until the 22nd, but we celebrated a little early with our playgroup.

Kaitlyn and Barrett snacked before the party.

Lighting Barrett's "2" candle.

He really wanted to blow it out.

He tried really hard!

But he just couldn't quite do it.

In retrospect, I probably should have turned his cupcake around for pictures.

Still trying to blow out the candle!

Might need some help...

He started to worry about the fire being "HOT"!

It took Momma, Emily, Kaitlyn and Barrett to finally blow out that darn candle!

Happy Boy!

I think he likes his cupcake.

Frosting face:


Kaitlyn's ready to eat her cupcake, too!

Our playgroup:

Barrett made a big mess with the frosting!

Silly Kaitlyn!

Frosting was even in his nostrils!

Being silly with Mr. Potato Head's (one of his gifts) glasses: