Sat. 12/16 Bax turns 2
It's 9 pm on December 16, 2006. Exactly 2 years ago (at 8:52 pm) Mike and I welcomed Baxter Newland Young into the world.
Bax has had a fun-filled 2 days of celebrations: Friday at daycare, Friday night at home with friends and family, and this afternoon Bax ate cake and opened all his gifts with Michelle, Scott, Taylor and Jamie (see photos).
Tonight, after bathtime, I was putting Bax in his pajamas and he looked up at the black and white wedding photo of Mike and me that he has up on his bureau.
Pointing to the photo, he said, what I thought I heard to be, "Mike."
and again... pointing at the photo... "Mama... Mike."
"What are you saying?" I asked him.
"Mike," he said again, and then, "Michael."
"Who is Mike, Baxter?"
"Daddy's Mike," he said, looking up at the photo.
"How did you know that?" I asked, almost expecting him to be able to actually tell me how he got this little piece of info. Instead, he started singing a tune and dancing in circles.
After we read a book, we said our "goodnights" to everyone we love. "You want to say Goodnight to Daddy?"
"Goodnight, Daddy. Goodnight Mike."
Then, when I put him in his crib (where there's a picture of Daddy in his little photo book), he picked up the picture to kiss daddy like he does every night, but for the first time said, "Goodnight, Daddy Mike. I love you Daddy Mike."
I have no idea where this came from. It might not seem that weird just reading it here, but... trust me. It's weird. I asked Baxter, "What's mommy's name?"
"Is my name Danna?"
"Mimi?" he asked (Mimi is my mother).
"No, silly. I'm Danna."
"No. You're mommy."
"But, Baxter. What is Daddy's name?"
"Michael." clear as freaking day.
On a totally different note, I'm very proud of how cute our house is with all the Christmas decorations up. Whenever we pull into the driveway around 5:20, Bax says, "Yay! Home! Baxter's Christmas lights!".