Because Ann and my mom both pointed out that I posted no pictures of John in my last post, I am back to put up a picture or two of my little stinker.
Which, right now, Lightening McQueen, the most favorite car of all, is MIA, and multiple times through out the day, John comes to me, his little hands open in question, "Mommy, mommy, mommy, Queen?!!!" And I say, "I don't know where he is, John," and John always says confidently, "he's that way," and points some way, and then runs off with much hope of finding "Queen" in that particular direction. He has started calling Mater, Queen, almost as if to comfort himself. He normally calls Mater, "Mato," by the way.
Also, you'll notice he's wearing his crocs, but that only happened with much protest from him. We received some hand-me-down flip flops from Ann that have monkeys on them--from Gymboree--and they are cute, but they don't really fit him yet. Well, all John knows is that the flip flops have monkeys on them, so anytime that he has to put his shoes on and I bring him something other than the monkey flip flops (which are too big), he says, very shrilly and accusingly, "mommy, no mommy, monkeys!!"
One last John story. I often say to John, "are you a baby or a big boy," and sometimes he says big boy and sometimes he says baby. Well, the other day we were in the car, and I asked him that question, and he answered, "I a puppy," with a big grin on his face, and then he made a barking sound. I have to say, it was super cute and funny, and John definitely though himself quite clever when he said it, grinning at all of us. So, I kept asking, "are you a baby or a big boy?" and he kept answering with different animals, followed by the animal sound.
So, there you have it, a quick John update. I know that two can be a challenging age, but I also think it is a super cute age, such a great combination of baby and little boy.