2.5 years old

I woke up to the pitter patter of feet & my now 2.5 year old standing quietly next to the bed. I pretended to keep sleeping to see what he would do and after a minute he walked back into his room and got back into bed. This is the second time he’s done this.
I feel like this is a good insight into part of E’s budding personality. What 2.5 year old doesn’t immediately try and wake his parents when he has that ability??
I know it’s silly to post his 30 month mark but is anyone surprised? 🤣🤣 I had meant to post something long and meaningful when he turned 2 years old but time slipped away.
He is still a fun overall happy toddler with an easy going personality. He can count to 10 in 4 languages now 🤷🏻‍♀️ (English, Spanish, French & Korean) & can count to 100 in English. His current obsession (and I mean obsession) is not with trains or cars or superheroes or stuffed animals. He loves more than anything … skeletons. I’m not even kidding. Watches skeleton shows, sings skeleton finger family, loves all things related to skeletons or Halloween. It’s a quirky thing I definitely want to remember.
In the past few weeks I’ve seen him change into a real little person, asking us what’s wrong if he senses we are sad, saying please and thank you and you’re welcome without prompting & in the right context, and articulating more of what he wants and needs verbally. I think the fact he’s going to have a baby sister is sinking in more too as he mentions her in our nighttime prayers, and notices the belly more and randomly talks about the fact that he’s going to have a baby sister.
My favorite phrase he says these days is “Oh, okay, I see.” In general, bribery doesn’t work as well as we would hope 🤣 but we find that once he takes some time to tantrum or be alone and then think about what we are asking, he ends up coming around on his own.
We are currently on day 5 of potty learning/training and he’s slowly but surely figuring it out. (First day with no accidents so far!)
I want to note too that at this point in his life, this child has two of the most affectionate parents who are always wanting to hug & kiss him and tell him we love him all the time. But much to our chagrin, he is not affectionate in return. He tolerates our hugs and kisses but doesn’t usually hug or give kisses in return and doesn’t say that he loves us too. 😭😭🤣🤣 He is not the kid that runs up to hug us if he hasn’t seen us in a while. These days he sometimes protests our affection so we are respecting that but it makes us so sad! Even so, we love this little person more and more every day.
Just a few more weeks until he isn’t our one and only so I just wanted to try and remember some things on his 2.5 year mark today. Love you, buddy.