ALL ABOUT DANIEL at 2yrs old-by Mommy
Daniel is a typical boy that loves cars, trucks and trains. He is very tall and very social for his age. He likes to talk and repeats what Mommy and Daddy say. He’s dramatic when he wants his way but not strong willed. He has his temper tantrums but he’s a compliant child. He’s very bright; learns new things quickly. He puts his left shoe on his left foot and his right shoe on his right foot! He remembers words or activities from weeks ago that amazes me! He’s never been in daycare but seems to adjust well to new people and environments.
Daniel loves all kinds of fruit. I’m learning that he’d rather have fruit than any kind of dessert. He’ll eat dried fruit such as raisins and “Craisins”(dried cranberries). “Cheez It” crackers are his favorite snack! Don’t say CHEESE when he’s hungry because you’ll have to give him extra sharp cheddar cheese-(Daddy’s influence). He’ll eat chicken nuggets, spaghetti, macaroni & cheese, peanut butter & jelly sandwiches, flounder and tilapia. He likes spicy foods and absolutely has to have some kind of dipping sauce or condiment like BBQ sauce or ketchup with his chicken or fish.
He just moved up to the 2 year olds class at our church. It’ll be very good for him to socialize with other 2 year olds and be in a class room like setting. He loves the Disney Pixar movie “Cars” and asks to watch it often. His new interest is “Thomas and Friends”. We bought him a wooden railway set including Thomas and a coal car. We also bought him 2 Thomas DVDs and enjoys watching them. He’s a dare devil when it comes to swimming pools. He loves to get wet! I need to get him some swimming lessons soon because he just wants to take off like a fish in the water. He can be a goofy kid; goofy comes naturally in the Pruden home. Brett would probably say there’s more goofiness on my family’s side.
He enjoys playing with his cousins from Michigan during the few times we are able to see them. His cousin, Luke, is 8 months younger than him and they had some precious interactions -back in June. His Aunt Hope says that 3 year old Zoe asks often if she could play with Daniel. He adores his Aunt Ann and loves visiting with his “Pa Pa”. He likes going over to his Grandpa & Grandma B’s house to visit with them and climb the stairs. He has spent some time in TN with his Grandpa Rick and Grandma PeiPei. He loved exploring their huge 5 acre property with Grandma PeiPei. He kept saying “Hi burros” to their burros. They spoiled us by keeping fresh strawberries in the house whole time we were there. (strawberries were in season then) We are planning to visit them again soon!
One of Daniel’s cutest moments was when he was 9 months old. We were at Walmart and he was sitting in the shopping cart as I pushed it along. Suddenly, Daniel saw a baby girl in a shopping cart too and squealed with delight. I had just caught a glimpse of her as we turned into an isle. I was amazed how aware he was and that he saw her that quickly to respond. He’s always smiled or waved and/or said “Hi” to cute girls -no matter what age they are.