Colton Turns 2

We celebrated the little big guy's birthday a few days early in light of Uncle Sky and Aunt Clarah's wedding being on the actual day. I was going to do more of a party for him but Aunt Cole was in town and it was craziness before the wedding and I just could not swing it!
I did want it to be special though, so we did a little family Elmo party!
We had Pizza and Elmo cupcakes and Colton got some cool dude sunglasses and a singing Elmo toy for his presents. Also when we were in Vegas my parents and little brother got him some presents too.

At his 2 year check up Colton weighed 29 lbs (60th Percentile) and was 34" tall (44th Percentile) He is healthy and thriving and was impressing the doctor with his color skills.

This boy has his own agenda. It is so crazy that I was JUST writing his 18 month post, wondering what a new baby would do to him. he has adjusted so well and is usually an awesome big brother.
He is in quite a repeater stage right now. He has a word for just about everything, and will ask for things, but if I ask "Do you want your water?" he responds with "water" instead of  "yes". He gets in this repeat mode especially when we are putting him to bed.
"are you gonna be a big boy?" "Big Boy"
"You stay in your bed?" "bed"
"Love you buddy" "ah buddy"
It is pretty darn cute, but I do think it contributes to the frustrations he has with his lack of communication. It is still hard to understand what he wants a lot of the time. This of course contributes to some pretty intense whining and tantrums, but we are working through it!
Colton will do anything to make anyone laugh. He is an absolute whiz on the kindle or any phone. He is stubborn and so so helpful and is wary of most new people. 

The other day I was having a tough time and was crying on the couch. Colton climbed on the table, grabbed a napkin, them got up on the couch next to me and tried to wipe my nose saying "tissue?"

Today Jax fell asleep in his carseat on the way home from a playdate so I brought him inside first, then went back for Colton, as we came out of the garage and I told him to run to the door, he said "no, Jaxo?" and went around the other side of the truck to make sure I didn't forget his little brother.

Colton knows all his basic colors like a CHAMP, and is counting everything he can, granted his counting goes "two three four nine ten eleven twelve thirteen!" but we will take it.
He is still so so incredibly picky with his food. Every day is a battle. I finally got him to start taking his vitamin every day, so I can count that as a win right? He is JUST getting to the point where he is sort of understanding the concept of "If...then" so he is starting to grasp "IF you eat your yogurt THEN you can have more toast". I figure once he starts to understand that better I can negotiate some better food in there.

Colton loves: music, singing, dancing, building towers, putting things in order, watching snippets of shows (the parts with the music he likes) facetiming (mostly with Grandpa), snapchatting, telling me the color of everything he comes across, going to the park, nursery (HOOORRAAAY!!! FINALLY!), reading stories, being sung to, brushing his teeth, when dada comes home, wrestling with dada, cooking with mama, giving Jaxo snuggles, being the center of attention, wearing other people's shoes, hats
Colton dislikes: any food that is squishy or wet, when his food breaks into smaller pieces without his consent, getting water dumped on his head during bath, waking up from naps (that he barely takes honestly), being in the car for too long, being told no, taking pictures
 Honestly it has been a rocky few months. We have been so much in survival mode still, I feel like I've missed Colton turning two, it's been such a whirlwind. But most days Colton is my little light, my helper. and a reminder that things get better, even when he's throwing himself on the floor. We love our Colton Wolton!