I know it probably sounds cliche, but I also know that every parent knows exactly what I’m talking about – it’s so hard to believe he’s already 2! Where did the time go? All those days functioning on 2 hours of sleep, the all-night nursing buffets, hours of daily chores performed wearing a snuggly baby wrapped up close to my heart – some of those days seemed to literally crawl by, yet here we are, celebrating C’s 2 year birthday…So many memories, so many firsts (and lasts), it would be easy to get kinda down about my baby growing up, except that I have a feeling the best is yet to come!
With that said, on this first day of spring that shares the spotlight with my son’ sbithday, today’s post is in honor of my Cragbaby, who for all intents and purposes, is no longer a crag-BABY…but I’m probably gonna keep calling him that, at least online anyway, until he refuses to tolerate it anymore…Anyway, this past weekend we had a big birthday bash for family and friends. And where else would a Cragbaby have his party – well, his first choice was at the crag, but we decided that wouldn’t be fair to the poor Mommy still stuck in a blasted ankle boot (for 6 more days…), so we went for the next best option – the climbing gym! C had a blast – for the first hour he excitedly made his rounds to all the VIP’s that he doesn’t get to see all that often. Then he realized that he had a captive audience just waiting to watch him show off his sending skills on the free-standing boulder. He did lap after lap on his old project, “Up the Down”, (V0-), that he now has completely wired and can practically send with his eyes closed. His favorite part was standing up on the platform on top of the boulder and waving at all of his adoring fans and paparazzi. He was even on his best behavior and tolerated rappeling back down with only a mild amount of whining and even a few smiles.
These past two years have been the best ever, and I can only imagine the fun (and trouble) he’ll get into in the next two, and beyond. And since birthdays are a time to give, this seemed to be the perfect opportunity to have a giveaway of Cragbaby’s favorite cliff-side snack – Z-bars from Clif Kid! These organic goodies taste like candy bars with only a hint of good-for-you, and are chock full of vitamins and minerals to keep your little guy or gal going strong all day. So in honor of Cragbaby’s birthday, our generous friends at Clif have offered to give away a box of Clif Kid’s best selling products – C’s favorite chewy Z-bars, Fruit Snacks, and even something with a crunch! All you have to do to be eligible for the giveaway is comment on this post. I’d love to know what your favorite “Under 2 Moments” were with your little ones, or for those of you without kids (because we grown-ups regularly raid C’s snack shelf to snag our own Clif Kid bars…) what are some of your earliest outdoor memories? Best of luck – contest will run until Saturday night!