I can not beleive that my little man is two already!
He is so much fun it is hard to explain. He is always smiling and ready for a good laugh. He laughs at everything. When he hears someone laugh in the grocery store, when you make a funny face, when he makes a funny face, when you scold him (not the best time, but still cute), everytime his Nonna laughs, when you chase him, when he chases the dog, when he mimics your sneeze (says achoo and giggles), and when watching a funny show. His best friend is Lucas Samuel (Gina and Kevin's son). They get along and play so well together. They seriously crack each other up. All they have to do is say a word or make a sound and it will make one of them laugh and then the other one starts. They truly love each other...to the extent of holding hands in the car when their car seats are next to each other. Too darn cute. I am sure I have left out plenty of situation but you get the point!
Speaking of shows he is in love with Yaya and Boops (Dora and Boots for those of you that don't speak Talan). He could watch this show all day long! He dances to them, answers their questions, and love to yell "MAP"!
As much as he loves the TV he does not get much time in the day to watch it. He is super active and already LOVES ball sports. (It's in the blood and makes his Daddy, Papa and Uncle Nate so very proud) He got a T and bat set from his Auntie and Uncle on his first birthday and uses it on a daily basis (weather permiting). He will spend 30-60 minutes, easy, just playing by himself. He hits the ball, goes and gets it and hits it again. So much fun to watch. I was sitting at our patio table one day and he ripped a line drive past me that litterally went a good 20feet. We can not wait untill he is old enough to play T-ball. He also has an incredible arm and loves to throw. If you are not carefully paying attention he may send a "zinger" right at you! Another favorite past time is soccer in the house with Daddy...a nightly occurance around our house. They have a carboard box against the wall "the goal". They run around dribbling and shooting goals. Love the laughs and excitement that I hear when my boys are playing.
He is still as I like to call him "the strong silent type", not too verbal (getting better daily) but he is so smart. He knows and understands everything. He is so observant: when he sees a Jeep Wrangler he says "Daddy",a white truck, "Papa" and a black car, "Nonna". He can say the entire alphabet (along with me), although his favorite letter is B. He loves it and will pick it out all over the place; signs, shirts, tv, etc. He also loves his animal flash cards. Last month he pulled them out of the drawer while no one was looking and picked up different cards saying what they were...Bear, Rabbit, Bee, etc. So cute. I love it when I catch him playing by himself so involed in what he is doing. It will be quite some nights while I am cooking dinner (always raises a red flag) and I will look in the living room to find him quietly reading a book on the floor. Melts my heart every time!
He is a lover too! Too busy to snuggle most of the time but is pretty much always good for a hug and a kiss. I am sure this won't last forever, but I make sure to get my fill why I can.
Talan James Kincannon, you are the light of our life and make everyday worth the struggles that we might face. We love you more that you will ever know!!!!