Dear Christian,

You are turning into such a toddler these days. Even though you don’t say many actual words, you certainly are able to tell me what you want. And boy do you know EXACTLY what you want! You are bursting with personality, and your moods can change at the drop of a hat. You keep me on my toes every day.

I feel like I have used this word a lot in your letters, but boy are you busy. No matter where we are, you are on the run. You LOVE the outdoors and your favorite outdoor activity is to play with rocks. You pick them up and move them. I always wonder what exactly is going on in your head. If you could be outside all day you would. Good news is that it’s almost summer time so we will do our best to accommodate!

You are a very good sleeper. Your bedtime is 7:00 and you normally sleep till at least 7:00 am. We are starting to push your 1 nap back and I think soon your 1 early afternoon nap will turn to a later 1:00 nap. We’ll see. I can try to schedule you as much as I’d like, but I know now it doesn’t work.

I love to watch you learn. You have started to respond to TV shows which is funny. Your favorite is “Dora The Explorer” and “Diego”. As a matter of fact that is pretty much all you’ll watch! When Diego says dig you pretend to dig, you clap your hands and you dance. It’s amazing. You are a very good dancer. You bop, and now can spin and twist. You have some good moves!

You are a horrible eater. It is our biggest challenge. At this point you will only eat yogurt and fruit. I give you veggies in a pouch (pureed), and any other solid food is a hit or miss. It’s not even that you don’t like the foods…you won’t even put them in  your mouth! I am not sure what I am going to do with you.

We take 2 Gymboree classes and will be starting swim class this month. I love to keep you as entertained as possible away from the TV. I think if I allowed it you would watch it all day. But don’t worry, I don’t let you watch it all day. I do whatever I can to keep you occupied. It’s a full time job!

A friend always told me each stage gets better and better and she was so right. Having you run at me, arms wide open for a big hug and kiss is the most amazing feeling in the world. You make me smile every day. You are my buddy, and I can’t wait to see what comes next!