Monday, September 08, 2008

Building The Ark: The Toddler Years

Going down in history "On this day..." there are many noteworthy events:

First off, today my dear old dad was born.

Next, the world was graced--literally--on this day with the birth of our Blessed Mother.

And, trying not to steal the limelight from these the birthday of this blog!

The Ark is now officially two years old, which means we won't be sharing well, playing nicely with others, using our inside voice and will probably need a nap. It will depend on the day moment whether we have a full blown toddler meltdown complete with leg-flailing and sippy cup throwing.

The good news is if you stick around long enough, we should grow out of it.

Please leave us a comment to say hi if you've been reading here awhile. Maybe our moms can schedule a play date for us?

No! Really, don't leave without saying 'hi'? It would be a good idea, trust me. Remember, the warning:

We are TWO now...and prone to hysterical tantrums when we don't get our way.

Oh, goody! We are just tickled you reconsidered. Please excuse us now, I believe it's time for Barney.


scmom (Barbara) said...

Oh Happy Day! We would be so sad if Jane were not in our play group! And Happy Birthday grandpa!

Teri said...

Happy Birthday! You have inspired so many with Building The Ark.. even in your todddler years.
Thanks Jane!!!

Christine M said...

Happy Blogaversary! Hope it's a great one!

darci said...

Happy Birthday 2 year old! DI just turned 2 last month-come on over! :) (ps you're very wise and articulate for a toddler...)

Barb, sfo said...

OOO, a play date!!! Sounds like fun! Let's throw some sand at each other, then go inside, crush goldfish crackers into the carpet (right after it's been vacuumed), see how long it takes for the sippy cups to drip when we turn them upside down, and dump out all the Legos. Doesn't that sound like fun?

Anonymous said...


Anne marie

Mary Poppins NOT said...

Greetings and happy 2nd birthday. Two is a terrific age! Enjoy!


Congratulations! Enjoy your day of celebrations. The toddler years are the best -- now you have an excuse to speak uncensored and nap when your cranky -- don't grow-up too quickly, we are enoying the Ark's toddlerhood :)

Laura said...

Some describe the two's as terrible...I think they are terrific!

cute post :)

Michelle said...

Happy 2nd Birthday, Jane! :)

Julie Cooper said...

It's been 2 years?! Wow! Seems like just yesterday you started the Building the Ark blog! Happy anniversary. Hope you have many more years of blogging.

Brian & Andrea Logue said...

Happy 2nd Birthday! Though, I've only known The Ark for 6 months!

Anonymous said...

Happy Birthday to Rooney!!!!!

Becky said...

To celebrate you should put a towel in the toilet and see how many times it will flush! That's what my 2 year old would do;) Happy Bloganniversary. Keep it coming, you inspire me each and every day.

patjrsmom said...

Thanks for your kind words, friends. I offer you all my favorite toddler blessing: May your sippy cups always be full, may your pull-ups always be empty, and may you never be caught helping mom on the computer.

God Bless,

Anne said...

Happy Blogiversary! May you have many more happy years ahead.


Lisa@UnexpectedJourney said...

I'd love to join in the playdate!
Happy Blogiversary! Your blog has blessed me!