My little boy is turning two!
It's so exciting. He's grown up so much recently, and I'm really excited for what's to come.
So I thought I'd write a little bit about what he's like at two, as I haven't done an Ernest update in ages, and these are my favourite posts to look back on.
Ernie, you're about to be 2 - at 6:59am on the 23rd August - and you've already impressed us with how eloquent you are, you're a proper little chatter box.
My favourite phrase of yours - that you ask me at least 50 times a day is 'Watcha DOO-in Mummy' it's so cute the way you say it, that I never get bored of answering you.
It's not just chatting, you love singing too. You've managed to learn all the nursery rhymes from YouTube - alongside Peppa pig, you watch them on repeat. I love your rendition of the wheels on the bus.
You are sleeping in your own 'big boy bed' now, and that's been a fairly smooth transition, almost insultingly so! So I'm quietly pleased if you sneak into bed with us in the early hours of the morning - even if it is just to ask for milk...
You love the kitchen more than anywhere else in the house. It's probably because your father and I do so much cooking. We're a bit naughty and let you sit up on the side, you make lots of mess trying to help out - but I'm so impressed with your skills, I'm fully expecting you to be able to cook me a meal by the time you're three!
Asking you to get down is another story... You're incredibly strong willed, and rather wild at times. I struggle to tame you, but I respect your spirit, and I'm told repeatedly that 'he's just being a boy' so I try my best to get down onto your level, and see the entertaining side of your antics - it's hard though, considering that your idea of fun is throwing everything we own down the stairs!!
Which leads me to your promising athletic ability, you have a scarily accurate shot! You always manage to hit your target. So it's probably time I put those skills to better use, and found you a few clubs to join.
You'll have to forgive me but one of them will have to be ballet - I can't resist!
As I've already mentioned, you still love your milk - but you're eating more and more everyday. You love olives, raw mushrooms, nuts, porridge, and pancakes! How could I forget the pancakes - you request them daily - and 9 times out of 10 I'm only too happy to make them for you.
You're so sharp, and such a sweet heart. Even on the really hard days, there's no where else I'd want to be.
Your the best thing that's ever happened to daddy and me, and we can wait to wish you a happy 2nd birthday!