Tuesday, April 17, 2012

Oh my, Travis..."What's that?" Two years old and wise!

Travis is going to be 2 soon, May 12th, and I still can't believe our son is getting THAT big.

My life changed so much when Travis came into it. I remember holding him at night, rocking him and humming in his ear. I used to tell him how I would teach him about basketball and I promised to play with him as much as I could. I had all these thoughts of what I would teach him..and to be part of that seemed so magical. I knew I would try to teach him all that I could.

And you know what...He is teaching me! I have learned so much from this kid. I used to google alot with random questions and now I find myself doing it even more and more. Travis will say "what's that?" - the famous 2-year-old question- and sometimes I don't have the answer so I google it! Not only are we teaching him..he is teaching us. He loves animals and BabyCenter had some fun facts about animals and I thought I would pass it on!

All about animals

  • Butterflies taste with their feet.
  • Eggs come from chickens.
  • Horses can sleep standing up or lying down.
  • Starfish poop from the top of their body.
  • Turtles don’t need to brush before going to bed. They don’t have any teeth.
  • Roosters are daddy chickens, and hens are mommy chickens.
  • Birds sit on their eggs to keep them warm.
  • Gophers and moles use their big front teeth to dig tunnels in the dirt.
  • Birds sit high on telephone wires and treetops to get a good view of things they might want for lunch, like bugs and berries.
  • Cows, horses, sheep, goats, pigs, and lots of other animals don’t have fingers or toes like us. Instead they have four legs with hooves.
  • Birds don’t go pee-pee. All they do is poop.
  • Birds make white poop.
  • Cats and dogs lick their bodies to clean themselves.
  • Dogs kiss by licking.
  • Cats purr when they're happy and sometimes when they're scared.
  • Dalmatians, those cute white dogs covered with black spots, are totally white when they’re born. They get the black spots as they grow older.
  • With seahorses, the daddies get pregnant and have babies, not the mommies.
  • Baby beavers are called kittens.
  • Duck and goose feathers are used to make very warm blankets.
  • Sheep hair, called wool, is used to make lots of warm clothes, like sweaters, hats, and mittens.
  • Cats can push their claws in and out whenever they want. They push them out when they want to climb a tree.
  • Chicks hatch from their eggshell by pushing with their feet and pecking with a special egg tooth at the end of their beak. The tooth falls off a day after they're born.
  • Animal hooves, like on cows and pigs and goats, keep growing and need to be trimmed, just like your fingernails and toenails.

Travis is like the sun, so beautiful it hurts...