Cason Is Growing

Our little man had his 2 year check up today and so I thought I'd share his stats and the new ways he is growing and changing.  

Cason is:

-24 lbs 10 oz, 12th percentile  (At 18 months he was 10th percentile)
-32 3/4 inches, 12th percentile (At 18 months he was 5th percentile)
-a pretty good eater.  He has gotten less picky as he has gotten older and will usually eat most of his dinner and try anything new that is put in front of him.  I think his favorite food is hot dogs, because that is always what he wants when I ask him what he wants for dinner.
-a MESSY eater.  He can eat something that I think he couldn't possibly make a mess with and he ALWAYS will.  The other frustrating thing is that he likes to throw food and dishes on the floor.  It doesn't matter what I say, he will not stop doing it.  It's very, very annoying.
-is not cautious, like his brother, except when it has to do with heights.  For some reason, Cason is extremely scared of heights that have no barrier around them. For example, when I set him on the counter, even if I am holding on to him, he freaks out.  
-drinking from a cup and using utensils well.
-talking a lot.  We especially love the prayers he says.  Usually consists of "name of Jesus Christ, amen."  But occasionally he'll add in "blessings, nice".
-a helper.  Or at least he tries.  He really likes to help make dinner, put away dishes, start the dishwasher, clean up spills (which may be one reason he spills on purpose ALL the time), throw things in the garbage, and any other chore I can come up for him.  While it's not really that much help, I've found that letting him do those things actually helps me get other things done quicker since he is not crying at my feet.
-a little bit of a manipulator.  He can get Corbin to do stuff for him.  For awhile, Cason would always ask Corbin to go get him a binky which he is not supposed to have excpet for nap and night time.  For some reason, Corbin will do almost anything Cason asks of him no matter the consequences to himself.
-a cuddler.  He is always giving HUGE hugs and kisses mostly whenever I ask him for them.  One of my most facorite times is when Cason hasn't seen Corbin in some amount of time (like when he's at school, or during naps) and Cason will just run up to Corbin and wrap his arms around him and excitedly say "CORBIN!" 
-showing interest in potty training.  He went pee on the potty for the first time a couple months ago.  He just told Connor he needed to go, so he went.  Now, he will always go before bath.  We aren't fully invested in completely traning him yet.  I think one, is that he seems too young still and two, he's really small and can't climb on the potty yet.  And I'm not sure he's really mastered how to hold it for any length of time.
-generally a good and happy little boy.  He is 2 now, so of course he has his moments, but we love him and couldn't imagine life without him.


P.S.  At the doctor, we also had her take at look at Cason's hand.  She said to stop bandaging it at home and that it should start healing pretty well.  She says the scar will look better in 3 months, and then again in 6 months so it might take awhile for it to be gone but she thought the majoriy of it won't scar.  And she reminded us that scars are cool on boys!  

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