Brody has also impressed us recently with his potty training. I have to admit that Jason and I have put this process off, and would have continued to put it off for as long as possible, if Brody hadn't initiated it. One night when Jason was putting him to bed, he said, "I want to go potty in big potty...like daddy." He went that night, and he hasn't looked back since. I think he has only had one wet pull-up (other than sleeping times) in over two weeks. I don't know many kids that potty train themselves, but luckily for us, ours did! Now if we could just get the "shoo wee" (as Brody calls it) in the potty instead of his diaper! One step at a time I guess.
In addition to no pacis and using the big potty, Brody's vocabulary has grown so much! He talks non-stop! I'm sure that this isn't surprising to anyone that knows Jason, though. Every day, he throws a new word or phrase out there that we have no idea how he learned. It is so funny to hear him tell a story, which he does quite often. I think his favorite time of the day is when Jason gets home from work, because he will go through our entire day to tell Jason all that we have done. I do have to translate some of the words, but he seems to speak more clearly with each day. He has also started using his hands when he talks, which cracks me up. I love watching him, because he is so animated and gets so excited. Again, no surprise to anyone who knows Jason!
Since Jason and I have been reflecting on how big Brody has gotten, I wanted to post this along with some pictures to brag on him a little bit. He is such a good boy, and he always makes us smile! I don't know how I would have gotten through the stress of the last year without him. It's funny to think that a two year old is what helped me hold it together. God works in mysterious ways, and he always provides us with just what we need when we need it the most! We love you Brody!! Thank you for being such a good boy and a great big brother to Colby!!