Here's a pic showing most of the pool so you can kind of see what I'm talking about. We are SO proud of him and he's pretty excited too! I definitely won't trust him completely for awhile so I'm still very close to him when he does it, but he has done great! This is also why we don't have any pics of him doing this "in action" yet.
Hailey has done better with her float/ innertube too! She used to dip her face in the water all the time but now she can maintain her balance without us having to move her around! It's nice because we can all swim together but independently. That's a first since we had kids!
Hailey had her 2 year well-check on Thursday, and passed with flying colors! The only developmental question I couldn't answer was "can she string noodles or beads on a string?" Ummm... I didn't know I was supposed to try that so I had to say no. Other than that she's above par on her skills. Luckily, we haven't had to take the kids to the doctor very much this year, so it was nice to know how much she weighs!
She weighs 27 lbs (back up in the 50th percentile after being underweight last time)
She's 34.5" tall (75th percentile as she's been since birth). She's supposed to be 5'9" eventually, which is an inch taller than mommy!Potty training. She is EXTREMELY interested in it, but not ready yet. She asks to sit on the potty at least 3 times a day, and 2 weeks ago she (accidentally) went #2 in it, but so far she's 1 for about 50 attempts, so we aren't getting too excited about it :) This is a different experience than with Tyson, because when he was ready to start, he was serious about it (and at least 2.5 years old) and it didn't take long. We'll see with this one!
She can say almost anything, but still talks plenty of gibberish too. Here's some of the cuter mis-pronunciations she does now:
"pidap" = pizza
"moy" = more
"dop" = stop
"Tysee" = Tyson
She also tells us to "go play" if she wants to do something mischevious. So hilarious. I hope she keeps telling on herself like that for awhile. Here's a short video of another saying she recently picked up :)
Steve spent all day making brisket and ribs on the smoker, and of course the famous potato explosion, seen above. The kids had hot dogs on the grill. I seriously think this was the best version of all of those items that he's made so far!
Us singing to the birthday girl. Thanks to everyone who came!
I think this may be my favorite picture of all time of Hailey. I'm about to order a bunch of prints of it. Thank you Uncle Glenn for taking this!!
These two are from Sunday when we came to pick them up. I should have videotaped our "reunion," but that would have ruined the moment. The looks on their faces were so precious and priceless. Tyson gave us HUGE hugs and Hailey had a more extended reunion. She couldn't stop saying "hi mommy" and she kept changing how she wanted to be held/ sit in our laps. So adorable.
This is after we made it through customs in Montego Bay, and we were waiting at the Sandals lounge for a few minutes to get picked up. We waited 5 minutes, max.