We celebrated Markus' 2nd birthday somewhat small scale on Sunday last, it being only 2 weeks or so since I left hospital. However I did manage to make a cake and we did do a lot of playing with trains, cars and operating the garage! click here for all the photos. A proper birthday party will follow soon...
Markus is in such a cute stage at the moment. He plays independently, but loves it when we play with him, he "tells" us what to do, how and when, even though he still isn't really talking. Hand signals are very effective :-) He loves jumping, leaping, throwing AND catching (sometimes!). He blows us kisses, gives us open mouthed kisses on the cheeks and throws his arms around us in great big hugs. He is fascinated by baby and brings him toys which get "thrown" more or less gently into the baby's hammock. And yet he craves more hugs at the moment, seems to be a bit more senstive and cries in a distraught fashion if either of us tell him no!
Nearly 12kg, 85cm and under the 25 percentile for both. The words he does say are mostly swiss german and he is now fascinated by counting!
Snapshots then and now