Monday, October 04, 2010

21 Months

I think Koen is just growing up way too fast now! I look at him and see such a big boy, especially when he seems to be taking up his whole crib at night. I have to say that I am so thankful that he has not learned how to open a door or climb out of his crib yet. At this age, Kai was in a bed. Koen however, we will keep in the crib for another 6 months at least!
He is now my super sleeper. Ah, so nice! He goes to bed so easily and sleeps a solid 14 hours (at least). I can even go in and check on him now. He will still sit up and stare at me the second I open the door, but then, he just lays down and goes back to sleep once I shut the door.
He is using a lot of words these days. He'll say things like `Tie (Kai) shoes!' or `Lud you (love you)' or `Mommy, Ee (eat)!'.
He has become a little more whiny lately, not the biggest fan. The fake cry comes out very easily which drives me bonkers!
(the fake cry)
We took the boys swimming last night and Koen was giggling with glee. I can't believe we don't take them more often. Well, I can believe it. We should try though. I should probably take Kai skating too. Anyway, Koen LOVED the water and was totally fearless. Kai has come a long ways and now goes down the slide and will float using a noodle.

Koen still loves Blue like crazy, although like Kai, he now calls him Bubbi. We have packed up all of the bottles as he now just uses sippy cups. Took a while but I was a little more hesitant switching him over as I was a little more careful with him just because of his history with reflux and how he always seemed to choke a bit using the sippy cups.

I know I say it all the time but wow, I am so in love with this big boy. He melts my heart daily. I am so blessed with my two boys. I love having boys. I often think of how it took us a bit longer to have Koen which just makes me hug him a little longer each night. He is such a blessing to us and I am so thankful for him. LOVE YOU SO MUCH KOKIES!!!!


  1. love the pic of the fake cry.
    he is SOOOO cute :) i'm with you on the whole crib thing. we'll probably switch E by Christmas, but I'm glad there's no rush this time!

  2. Koen totally looks like Kai in his "fake cry" photo!!!!! :)

  3. I love the fake cry photo - I have just become aware that most of my photos do NOT represent our real life -ie always smiling children:)

  4. Wow, great post. I think it's great how you express your love for your boys - doesn't matter how many times you do it.