James is TWO!

posted by Andrea | 07/14/2017
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I know… I can hardly believe it either!

Our sweet little baby James turns TWO today!

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We officially celebrated his birthday with our families last weekend — a super low-key party with donuts and fruit on Saturday morning.

As you can tell, big brother and sister were just as excited about the party as James was 🙂

Although James is very stubborn and strong-willed, he is truly one of the happiest little boys I’ve ever met.

He is quick to smile (especially for the camera), he has an infectious laugh, and he is generally almost always sweet (unless he’s really hungry!)

James is the most snuggly of all our kids (especially with me!)

I often joke and say Nora was a clingy baby, Simon was a content baby, and James was a cuddly baby. Even at 2 years old, James still loves to sit on my lap or have me hold him. In fact, sometimes he wakes up in the middle of the night saying “mommy, sit on your wap!” and all he wants to do is have me hold him for a few minutes in the chair in his room.

Yes, it’s annoying to be woken up in the middle of the night, but he’s so stinkin’ cute that I just can’t refuse!

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James and Simon are now officially sharing a bedroom — and it’s going better than I anticipated. The first 2 nights were pretty rough, but by the 3rd night, I think they were both tired enough that they fell asleep almost instantly and slept all night long! It’s been almost 2 weeks now, and we’ve hardly had any other issues!

I remember so many people who were shocked when we announced I was pregnant again (Simon was only 8 months). They assumed James was an “oops” — he was not an oops 🙂

Yes, it was a challenging the first 6-8 months with 3 really young kids who all needed me for almost everything, but all 3 kids play so well together now (95% of the time), and I’m really glad the boys are close in age.

I hope Simon and James grow up to be best buds who love sleeping, playing, and living life together!

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James talks and sings very well for his age. He knows many of his letters and all his shapes and colors.

He loves candy, strawberries, cheese, cauliflower (which he always calls broccoli), lemonade (yemonade), playing outside, anything that involves water or getting wet, anything with a ball, and anything with a car or truck.

He’s ALL BOY and then some!

It feels like James has been part of our family forever — I can’t believe it’s “only” been 2 years! We hope and pray for MANY more years with this sweet little boy.

 

Happy Birthday James!

Enjoy your last few weeks of being mama’s “baby”! 

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20 comments

  1. Debbie

    07/17/2017

    He’s so cute! I thought Simon is the cutest, but I can tell this one comes in close 2nd. I like the picture with the two boys helping in the kitchen to make Stromboli (?).

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    Andrea Reply:

    haha — they are all cute in their own ways, but yes, James is a charmer… that’s for sure!

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  2. Michelle

    07/16/2017

    Happy Birthday James! You’re SO big now!!

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  3. Lynn

    07/15/2017

    Y’all make adorable children!!

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  4. Emily

    07/15/2017

    Happy Birthday James!! That first picture is so sweet and wow, he looks just like you Andrea. 🙂

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    Andrea Reply:

    really, you think so? I’ve been told Nora and Simon look a lot like me, but not James so much. However, James does look a lot like Nora 🙂

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  5. Deborah

    07/14/2017

    Andrea, you have the most cutest family! What great parents and role models you are! Happy Birthday James! So happy for you both. Just a side note curiosity really since its been awhile since I have been pregnant with my 3. Your last picture post with James in your arms sitting on your belly, does that hurt the baby in any way? I am sure I held mine while pregnant it just caught my attention, lol.

    Looking forward to the new arrival! Stay well!

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    Andrea Reply:

    I’m pretty sure it’s no big deal 🙂 It’s a nice seat for a few months.

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  6. Mandy

    07/14/2017

    What a darling little man! Happy birthday!

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  7. Helen

    07/14/2017

    Happy Birthday, James !! I LOVE the photo of him screaming as a newborn contrasted with what a HAPPY & SMILING little boy he has turned out to be 🙂

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  8. Elena

    07/14/2017

    Happy birthday to James!

    YOU ARE SUCH A BEAUTIFUL FAMILY!

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  9. Allison

    07/14/2017

    Happy Birthday James!

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  10. JJ

    07/14/2017

    Happy Birthday, James! So handsome!

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  11. Maria

    07/14/2017

    Happy Birthday James! Beautiful pics – especially the one with James in the pool — looks like he really enjoys the water.

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  12. Dee

    07/14/2017

    Aww your children are absolutely the cutest Andrea!
    Happy Birthday James 🙂

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  13. Karen Sunstein

    07/14/2017

    Happy birthday sweet boy!!

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  14. Deni

    07/14/2017

    Happy Birthday James!!! Such a cutie 🙂

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  15. Edie S.

    07/14/2017

    What an adorable little guy! Happy birthday, James! His photos make me miss my Elliot James (just turned 9) as a 2 year old!

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  16. JoAnn C.

    07/14/2017

    HAPPY BIRTHDAY, JAMES!!!! Happy weekend too

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  17. Kimberley

    07/14/2017

    Aw! Happy Birthday to your little guy!!! He’s adorable!!!

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