I am a month late in writing this letter to you, as you turned two years old a month ago now, but I really want to document what is happening in your life at this age.
These two years have gone so fast. You are turning into such an independent little boy; hardly the baby I still see you as at times. I miss the little baby you were but I am embracing and enjoying the independent person you are becoming. You are very animated and vocal, however we are having a hard time understanding a lot of the words you say. You, however, know exactly what you’re saying. The word are becoming more clear every day and I am hoping that you will be able to better communicate with all of us as soon as possible. For the past year your favorite form of communicating with us has been through screaming. You have found this is a very effective way of telling pretty much everything on your mind…. “I want that!” “I don’t want that” “My brother’s trying to kill me!” “I’m excited!”, etc. The screaming has earned you the nickname “Bashy the Banshee”.
Sebastian, you are such a little monkey! Always climbing up everything. Several times daily I catch you up on the desk, on the kitchen counter, on the dining room table at the end of the railing above the stairs, on the bathroom counter, on top of the washing machine, in the bedroom window…. if you want to climb something, you will find whatever device will help you get to a higher elevation. You are always so pleased with yourself. It gives me the butterflies watching you, yet you never seem to have any fear of heights. One of your favorite tricks is pulling a chair over to the kitchen pantry and helping yourself to “crackers” or fortune “cookies”. You could eat several lbs of each every day if we let you.
Some of your other favorite foods are yogurt which you often steal out of fridge when no one is looking…. whenever you’re quiet and we have yogurt in the house I am prepared to find you covered with it from head to toe. You’re such a little stinker, Bashy!!! You also LOVE HOT DOGS. I have never seen a 2yo polish down three hot dogs (no bun) the way you can. We have even started calling you Kobayashi junior! lol. You also love pizza, cream cheese wontons, rice, teriyaki meats, pancakes, peanut butter and jelly, french fries, and fruit pouches. Despite all this eating, you still seem small compared to your big brother. You are wearing 2T pants and 3T shirts. 67% for height and 91% for weight. Long and lean.
Bash, you are our animal-lover. Since you were a baby, you would go ga-ga for any animal you would see, especially dogs. Every time you see a dog you yell in excitement and then stick your tongue out and start panting like a dog. Its pretty funny! For your birthday, Daddy surprised us with your very first dog… Lennox. You love him so much!! Several times a day I see you hugging on Lenny and giving him kisses. I look forward to watching your relationship grow as you get a little bigger.
Speaking of relationships, how lucky are you to have a big brother who is just a year and a half older than you?! Lucky indeed! Bretton is truly your best buddy. I love watching the two of you play together when you’re getting along. You love to kiss and hug each other when you’re in the mood. Bretton is also very protective of you… if he feels that someone is doing wrong by you, he will be the first one to say, “Don’t yell at my brother!! Be nice to my brother!” He will then pat you on the back, tell you that “you’re okay, sweetheart” and then he kisses you. Its the sweetest thing ever. You guys also fight like brothers and often want to play with the same thing at the same time. You rarely back down and are a brave, strong little dude to hold your own.
You enjoy reading books, playing with the iPad, and watching movies. I have never met another kid your age who has the attention span you do. If you are watching a movie, you usually sit still and watch the entire movie all the way through. Some of your current favorites are Madagascar 2, Monsters Vs Aliens, Ratatoille, Alvin and the Chipmunks, and Ghostbusters. You and Bretton both love to dance and LOVE the theme song to Ghostbusters. You like a lot of music and we often hear you singing along in the car. Its pretty darn cute.
Every day I am blessed by having you as my son, Sebastian. I love you so much!!