Monday, March 28, 2011

Birthday Bear

Today our little Silas Paul turns 2!

You can read about his actual birth-day HERE. What a snuggly little newborn he was :)

Silas and I spent this morning decorating his birthday cake (made even more special by the home inspector that spent all morning in our house!). Silas enjoyed a little cream cheese icing as part of the deal.

After he made a thorough mess of himself, we cleaned up and headed outside for a birthday walk.

Are ya comin' Mom?

Here are a few random facts about the not-so-little baby of the family:

- He weaned himself from his soother a few months ago. It was already a cut-off version of the original, and I was noticing that he was just holding it in his hand instead of putting it into his mouth. So, one day I just didn't give it to him. And he was fine! If he has to go to sleep without his "dee dee" (blankie) though - not such good results.

- Until recently, this boy HATED bath time with a passion. I learned to bathe him in less than 1 minute because he would scream the entire time. But then he discovered how much fun playing in the sink is. And eventually he realized that being in the tub was like climbing right in the sink and being surrounded by that amazing fluid that is so much fun to pour and splash. The funny thing is that he will NOT sit his bum down in the tub. He will only squat. And stay in one position. And if we try to move him at anytime, he starts to freak out. Oh well. Baby steps, right?

- From birth, Silas has hated crowds and loud, noisy places. If he's a little sick or cranky and we're in a public place or even just at someone's house, he let's us know of his unhappiness. Quite loudly. So, in planning his birthday party I figured I'd keep it low key and just have Erik's family over for some birthday cake tonight.

(Typical boy - finding the one tiny little puddle)

- Silas' one remaning vice (other than his blanket, but that's still a non-issue for me) is his bottle. I've been trying to wean him from it. But the bottle is winning. The other night Silas cried for AN HOUR AND A HALF in his crib because I hadn't given him a bottle. It wasn't that he didn't drink any milk before bed, it's just that it didn't come in the form that he was truly desiring.
At about 9:30 I gave up and let him have it.
I'm weak. I know.

Silas' favourite past-times are:
- playing in the sink until there is a puddle on the floor and his clothes are drenched
- doing anything outside
- watching Baby Einstein, Praise Baby, Barney or High-5
- looking at books with me
- running after his big brother and sister
- practicing his words and sentences -- there are a lot of them!

Happy Birthday Siley-Bear!


kelly ens said...

super cute pictures of your little man! The bath situation is pretty cute :)

Elissa said...

I love... that number 2 picture you took, those super cute jeans Silas is sporting, and of course, I love little Siley Bear! Happy birthday buddy!!

Melissa said...

He is sure CUTE! I love the first pic of his feet with the number 2! Nice artistic shot :)

the Dees fam said...

All of a sudden, he looks so much older. Still the cutest, but more grown up! Love the shoes and the ratty-bottom jeans, and yes, TYPICAL BOY - finding the puddle(s). Today, the boys and I went for a walk as well - and although it wasn't nearly as spring-like as BC, it was slushy and wet - all three boys were drawn to those snowy puddles like magnets! Happy Birthday Silas!

Anonymous said...

Oh Siley bear, happy birthday #2 Oh how I miss you. Love Granny

rachel joy said...

What a hunny he is. Great post in honour of your little man. I love the one with his toes and the number 2.

Erin said...

Happy Birthday Silas! Thanks for sharing all the great pictures Jamie, he sure is handsome!!! Ps..LOVE the shoes!!!

Trev and Rebekah said...

happy birthday little man!

And yes Jamie we are back in BC!

Bonnie said...

I can't believe he's 2 already!? Happy Birthday Silas!

Trev and Rebekah said...

Just noticed the blog post about the house! YEAH! Let us know how we can help you with packing and moving. let's catch up soon!

Wenona said...

Wow, I can't believe he's 2 already!! He is so adorable, and I love his shoes and jeans!!
And congrats on the house and all the best as you move your family!