I can tell we're getting further into the independent toddler years (aka the "terrible twos") because Lachlan wants to be the boss of everything - what he eats, wears, and who helps him with certain tasks (and they better do it the right way!). If things don't go the way he thinks they should, an ear-piercing scream usually follows.
Today we spent 10-15 minutes trying to get a new outfit on after a messy lunch. He wanted to go through his shirt drawer and pick out a certain shirt, then put one after the other on by himself. (See the video post below). The final outfit ended up being a blue (favorite color right now) long-sleeved shirt and his new t-shirt from spring break.
Even with all the frustrating toddler moments, he is still a total sweetie-pie, full of kisses & hugs and new words every day. We had lots of fun on vacation, and he LOVED trying to keep up with his cousins, who are 3 and 6 years old.
New favorite words include "deep" (for in the pool), "sky" (for in the airplanes), "share" (for all the pesky kids who tried to borrow his toys in the pool ;), "iguana" (we had some up close sightings), and putting his own order in with the waiters at lunch & dinner - usually "food", "french fries", and "noodles".
I uploaded a few photos on Flickr, but I'm looking forward to scrapbooking many of them and sharing with you as soon as I can.