Sunday, April 22, 2012

she's two

two years ago we met her.
and now we know her.
she's a social creature. but doesn't do very well with sharing... yet. 
she throughly enjoyed the snow this year. and being outside. always has.
she's become a great communicator with a comical vocabulary.
she loves sesame street and can name all the characters. she even has bert and ernie figured out. i can never seem to remember which is which.
i am impressed with her fine motor skills.
she knows how things work and where they go. she's methodical and patient.
and artistic. she wants to 'draw' anytime i'm making a list. she draws 'happy' and 'tiny baby' and accidentally made a dolphin that really looked like a dolphin.
she still calls food 'gaga' and asks for it all day. she's a good eater. she is fond of 'cake'. {angel food cake with strawberries and whipped cream} she has eagle eyes in the pantry. i have to hide treats otherwise she asks for them for breakfast. and cries when i say no.

she gets her own silverware out of the drawer. drinks water with every meal. and sometimes holds a toy.
she had an early birthday celebration at her papa mark's. when we finished singing to her she said, 'mo happy birthday'.

she's brave. and demanding. and assertive. 
she loves lotion. she thinks sunscreen is lotion. therefore she loves sunscreen. i'm thankful my mom created that addiction. 
she says 'run' during walks. ryan and i look at each other and laugh. and tell her we're too old. and she screams.

and him... she adores him. she has yet to be mean to him. never a sign if jealously. never a hint of resentment. she's worried when he cries. touches him softly. gives him toys and binkies and blankets. {as long as she already has hers} when she sees him in the morning she says 'oh D, D, ohhhhhhh D' in this funny high pitched squeaky voice she recently created.
she still eats in her high chair. sleeps in her crib. she showers with me. bathes with bubbles. she lets you dress her. screams over hair brushing. loves shoes. is highly addicted to her blanket. her pillow {as seen in most pictures} and her binky.
oh... and bubbles. she lives for bubbles. 
and her 'pretty house'.  

she's still signing certain words. making sentences. she'll ask you if you're alright. she loves her gg's cat spooky and her pug twyla. she's into the movie Babe... or as she calls it 'pig movie'. 

she reads her books. sings and hums. her memory is sharp and she likes things a certain way. we always start our trader joe's grocery trip with a banana. one habit i am proud to share. others... not so much ;)

and she still holds the title 'snarky princess' for a few very good reasons.

she is happy and healthy and thriving. and that is all any mother can ask for.

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