Monday, March 09, 2009

Happy Birthday Pedro!

Pedro turned 2!

The last year of his life has been much harder than the first year, what with the messes and the tantrums. But he's still a sweet little guy and we love him a ton.

What can Pedro do at 2?

-Swim like a little fish.
-Follow his sister around all day long.
-Talk in full sentences.
-Sleep for 2 1/2 hours in the afternoon and still sleep close to 12 at night.
-Fiercely defend his property.
-Say, "Hi-ya!" as he hits or kicks you. (charming, eh?)
-Ask "What's that?" and "Why?" a hundred times a day.
-Go on family outings to the beach.
-Make messes with the best of them (just ask my mom, he attacked her computer with a marker last week.)
-Make his mom smile.

We celebrated his big day quietly at home-cake, ice cream, and a few presents. I was so glad Vanessa (the pregnant maid) wasn't around to tell me what a horrible mom I am for not spending $1500.00 on a party that he wouldn't even remember. At least my parents were here, so we had a couple of guests.

I teared up periodically throughout the day and by the time Guapo got home from work, I was ready for a good cry. Unless we get a surprise baby, this was our last 2 year old birthday. In one year's time we should be officially done with diapers (hopefully!), highchairs, cribs, pack and plays, etc. etc. I am so torn between wanting my kids to be independent and wanting to always to have a little one around the house. Oh well. That's life I suppose. I've just got to to enjoy each day with them. :)

We love you Pedro. Happy Birthday!


nikko said...

I can't believe he is two already! I remember when you were expecting him.

I'm torn also -- you want them to grow up, but at the same time you don't. So sad. :o(

Awesome Mom said...

I hope he had a happy birthday! I too am wondering where the time went as I also remember when you were pregnant with him. He is such a little cutie!

Ballerina Girl said...

Well, I got a lot of kisses from him today, so at least he knows I love him!
He is a cutie and I am so glad to know him and all of you!
Love u...and thank u for today

Kari said...

Cute, cute, cute! And exhausting, I know... :)

Frank and I still talk about the over-the-top Latin American birthday parties.

Happy Day to you, Pedro!

Stephanie said...

he is too cute! Happy Birthday Pedro!

Janet said...

I can see why you would be sad to be done. You guys have cute babies! He's adorable!

Haven't made that heartwrenching decision yet...I don't know if that is denial or we're really not done.

Maine Mom said...

Happy Birthday Pedro! You are so cute!

I have no idea what I am going to do when I don't have a 2 year old around here. In a way it will be nice...less messes, less crying, hopefully no diapers, etc...but it is such a cute age.

Fabiola said...

I can´t believe he is already 2. The first time I read your blog, you were really pregnant with him.

Happy Birthday Pedro!!!


PS: You can ask for Filet Mignon in Portuguese too. Sometimes it is hard to find in the steak form, but you will always find in pieces (about 3 lbs each).

Natalie said...

Happy Birthday Pedro. I too started reading your blog when you were pregnant with him. Where does the time go? They grow up toooooooooooooooo fast.:( Have fun while they are at home with you, messes and all. It is great and you have such cute kids.

txmommy said...

Happy Birthday Pedro!!!!

No Cool Story said...

Happy Birthday Pedro!
That's crazy that he's 2 already. Look at his cute little curls.