Monday, July 11, 2011

4th of July and a Petting Zoo

July has started off with a bang and we can't believe Donovan is already 22 months old! How did he get to be almost 2 already!? He is growing by leaps and bounds every day and just keeps amazing us with his smarts. He can bring us his letter magnets and for almost every one knows either the letter or the sound it makes. He also knows a lot of his numbers. He knows a lot of animal sounds and has a lot of fun mooing with his little play cow. One of his favorite "games" right now is to point to everything until we tell him what it is. His vocabulary is growing by the day, although he does not let us hear all the words he knows - we hear him practice them in his room. Perhaps he's a little perfectionist?

He is growing into a very sweet and sensitive little guy and loves to give BIG hugs and kisses. He also likes to push mommy and daddy together until we kiss each other. He has a good sense of humor and also a little streak of the "terrible two's" shining through. He will throw mini tantrums when he can't get toys to do what he wants and is very methodical about playing and building with his blocks. He can build a lego tower taller than himself!

For the 4th of July, we spent the day at a cookout with the Malpasses... Donovan loves his girlfriend Remy and is very curious about her new little sister Maeve. the kids had fun playing together, as always.

After the cookout we went home to watch the fireworks the neighbors set off - it was a little too loud for Donovan and he was scared. He did, however, love the fireworks the night before as we were not close so they were not loud.

This past weekend, Mommy and Donovan took a little trip to a local petting zoo. He had a BLAST and thought the goats were hilarious. He fed, and petted, the goats, clucked at the chickens and even got to pet a kangaroo! We saw all sorts of animals and he really did have a great time.