Everett is potty trained and wears his big boy underwear everyday. He is amazing. Last week I had to return some shoes at gymboree for Madeleine and thought I would get Everett some race car size 3 underwear (he is 2 1/2) but very skinny! They did not have any underwear in size 2. However, the size 3 underwear fell off of him. He slipped in some huge size 10 race car underwear into my pile and I didn't notice until I got home!
Everett is a lover. He is so affectionate with his kisses, his hugs, and his joy. He loves his daddy but he requests every night that his mommy read him stories and put him to bed. Weekday mornings after we have dropped Madeleine off at school and we are driving to Oak Lawn UMC, he asks countless times where Madeleine is and where daddy is. Then he'll say, "Go, get her," for Madeleine. Madeleine plays so well with Everett, and Everett loves his big sister. He even enjoys when she dresses him up. He had a hard time this Sunday when Madeleine went up to the big kids Sunday School class.
Everett is a picky eater. He loves strawberries (as seen by the strawberry piece on his chin in this photo), but yesterday when I brought him a bowl of strawberries he said, "I don't like it," and I replied,"Yes, you do," then I forced him to take a bite, left him alone, and he ate the entire bowl. But, today at lunch he would not eat his McDonald's chicken nuggets.
Everett definitely is a 2 year old and does has his moments, but generally he is a pretty happy kid. We are blessed to have him in our family and he reminds us to pray every night at dinner when he reaches out his hands for our family to pray. After making a circle and praying, we then have to put our hands together and pray again. He just wants to make sure all of our bases are covered.
Everett is very active, always jumping and running but he has not tried to climb out of his crib yet. He tries to hike his leg over, but he isn't tall enough yet. We are going to keep him contained as long as we can!
Everett Sumpter Smith, I love you!