Harry turned two a few weeks ago!!! I now have a fully-fledged little toddler who is full of chat and loves an adventure!
Harry is doing really great at the moment. We haven’t seen too many signs of terrible twos yet, apart from the odd spell here and there.
He loves singing and dancing and can sing lots of songs from start to finish in his sweet little voice. It is the cutest thing in the world.
He is getting really into Disney. His current favourite is Moana, but he loves Alice and Wonderland and The Lion King. “Painting the Roses Red” is strangely enough the song he loves best!
Outside is his favourite place to be; we are probably going to spend most of the summer in the garden or out at the park or the beach. He is amused for hours just pottering around the garden, playing in his sandpit, his playhouse or looking for mini beasts. He also loves imaginative play, like pretending he is Peter Rabbit and Daddy is Mr. McGregor. Or playing ‘Humpty Dumpty’ and pretending to fall off the sofa!
He is both a mummy’s boy and a daddy’s boy. He loves our dog so much although he does torment her a bit!
He has a great relationship with his grandparents which is so lovely and he is really enjoying nursery now. He tells us about his friends and what he has been doing that day. Such a difference from when he started at 10 months and was so unsettled there. He only goes two days a week but it gives him great social interaction with children his age and they do lots of activities which he really enjoys.
Food wise, he is a pretty good eater. The main thing he is not good at eating, is unsurprisingly, vegetables. He ate them well when he was very small, then when he got to about 1 year old, he would only eat them mixed into things, eg, stew. Now he won’t really eat them at all. Apart from sweetcorn, peas and beans. So not too bad I suppose. He eats a lot of fruit and is definitely a meat and potatoes fan. But his favourite meals are Spaghetti Bolognese and Chilli!
This year, and fingers crossed it continues, he has been so much healthier. Last year he caught every cold and virus going and had a permanent snotty nose and several courses of anti-biotics. So it’s a huge relief to see that his immune system has strengthened.
His speech, is excellent. I really don’t mean to sound big-headed about it. But it really is great. He was slower to hit the more physical milestones, and still takes his time a bit in that area, but when it comes to speech he is just brilliant. We have proper full blown conversations now, and it seems like he knows nearly every word! Which he doesn’t, obviously, but he is just soaking it all up like a sponge and repeating it back when we least expect it.
I am so proud of my little boy, and loving this stage of life. Whilst the baby period was so amazing and special, I truly believe it gets easier as they grow. It’s a combination of Harry gaining independence, being able to have more fun as a family, and the fact we now have two whole years of experience at parenthood. Harry you are our perfect boy.