I am so happy I planned ahead for his birthday. I knew how busy we would be in the weeks leading up to it, so I really did try to prepare as much as possible. Well, Monday morning Will and I both woke up with the stomach bug. It was awful. I was just praying that we would feel better before his birthday, but mostly praying that he didn't catch it! Thankfully, the bug passed and so far (fingers & toes crossed) Grayson hasn't shown any signs of it.

We woke up this morning with a special birthday breakfast! French toast, sausage, strawberries, and a side of trucks ;)

During nap time I got his cake ready. I know this cake isn't award winning in anyway, but I just think the idea is so cute. Obviously he is obsessed with trucks, so when I saw this idea online I knew I had to try and recreate a smaller version of it. I ended up adding a couple more trucks to finish it off.

After nap I had to get a few pictures of the birthday boy in his cute shirt. He was getting mad because he wanted me to join him. He kept saying, "mama sit." So of course I had too, and would you look at that big grin! Don't mind my head accidently got cut off.

You guys! I kid you not. Walking around the corner and seeing his face light up when he saw his very own cake with trucks on top. I literally thought my heart was going to jump out of my chest. He was so happy. I crushed up some Oreo cookies around the trucks for pretend dirt. He loved that so much. He blew out his candle started driving his trucks around the cake. The whole thing was just amazing.


Time to open gifts! He wanted to wear everything all at once.

We had such a great day. At first, I felt a little guilty not going anywhere with him, but I was still recovering from the stomach bug Will and I had the day before. Then, as the day went on I just kept realizing how nice it was just to be.

There are no words to adequately express our love for Grayson. Our children's life are the most precious gifts we could ever been given. Happy 2nd Birthday to our first baby!

Some little tidbits about Grayson.

Knows letters- A, B, D,G, N, M, P, O, T, S, V. He will say M for Momma or D for Dadda etc.

Colors- Red, Green, Yellow, Blue, Purple, Black, White, Gray, Orange. He loves to point out the colors of different semi-trucks and his trucks that he plays with.

Obsessed with Up, Down, On and Off, In and Out

Shapes- Circle, Square, Oval, Star, Heart.

Numbers- Can count to 3 (depending on his mood lol) If we start counting and then stop at say 5, he will say 6.

He knows so many words. 23 months was a big jump in his vocabulary. He started saying sentences with 3 words, he will mock our sentences a lot too. Always talking and repeating.

He has a memory like a steal trap and doesn't forget a thing you say. Cleary obsessed with trucks (& trains. Could read all day long and you will usually have to re-read the same book two or three times before he is done. He is so tall and we often get asked if his 3 :(

He is so observant in every situation. Even when Will and I are talking, he is just watching us and listening to what we are saying. He loves to help, especially with laundry.

We've noticed as his vocabulary has grown, his tantrums have gone down. Don't get me wrong, they are still there, just not as many. Loves to problem solve. Loves to build Legos and magnet tiles.

Sweet, stubborn, funny, observant, smart, always thinking.

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