You have been alive on this earth for 2 whole years now! It’s been 6 months since I updated on life with you and that’s too long! This is about the only place I document things going on with you guys – it’s embarrassing that I don’t update it more often. You and your brother keep me busy, that’s for sure.
I wanted one picture to sum you up as much as possible and this one was pretty fitting. Baby in one hand, cup in the other, wearing your sunglasses, and a band-aid on your knee. All you’re missing is your paci!
You love music and your favorite present from your birthday party was a guitar. I think it has something to do with having a daddy who plays guitar. You go with him every week early to church while he practices so you’ve seen a lot of it. This past week you stood behind him the whole practice and played your guitar he let you bring. I wish I could have seen it, everyone there said it was pretty stinkin’ cute! Maybe you’ll actually learn the guitar one day, something I’ve always wanted to do. You push the button on Braden’s little police car and dance to the sirens. You will dance to any music, depending on who’s around. I can tell you’re going to be an introvert like your mama but always making people smile and laugh like your daddy. I think those are some pretty good qualities, sweet girl! You’re already so sensitive to the needs of others and always wanting to please us and your brother. We’ve had very few instances of you hitting, and when you have hit – you usually regret it and are quick to say you’re sorry.
You talked about your birthday party every single day for about a month before it was here. I was so excited to wake you up that day! I asked you who you wanted to come to your party, and who you named is exactly who we invited! We wanted to keep it small, so it was just perfect!
You weigh 28lbs and are in the 50th percentile for weight and 70th for height. You’re wearing 2T clothes and love shoes more than I knew was possible at 2 years old. You love to pick out your own outfits and get yourself dressed. It usually ends up in frustration and asking for my help but you love to try! You play dress up a lot and can usually be found wearing your pink boots or brown cowgirl boots around the house. I wish I had pictures of you wearing shoes while you sleep because you refused to take them off!
We attempted to potty train when you were 21 months but you ended up not being ready despite all of the signs we thought you were showing us. You regressed and we’ve left it completely alone. You’ve really started to hate your diaper being changed and are becoming more aware and embarrassed when you go to the bathroom, so I’m starting to wonder if we should give it another go soon. You still love you paci and baby, but the past couple of weeks I’ve started to notice you caring a little bit less about them. If you get hurt, are in the car, or going to sleep – you want them but otherwise you haven’t been asking. Baby steps! I love that you love them and it’s comforting to you. I have no plans to take that comfort away from you anytime soon. You’ll do it when you’re ready!
You copy every single thing your brother does and love him more than I ever thought would be possible. You have such a soft heart towards people and you’ve even apologized to him when he’s done something to YOU! I’ve worried so much in the past that you two wouldn’t get along – and although you have your moments and there is a lot of fighting for attention, you are his best friend and he is yours. I wouldn’t change a single thing. It was just 2 years of craziness to get to this point! There are certain toys you don’t like to share (your baby being one of them) but as long as Braden asks you first, you are almost always willing to hand it over to him. You are a big part in shaping who he will become, just like he is for you. That’s important – and my prayer is that you two will always stay close.
You love to fake laugh like your daddy, race your brother across the house, do everything yourself “do it by myself me”, and you love the show “Fresh Beat Band” and ask to watch it 1000 times a day! My mom (your grandma) loves to buy you clothes and every time you get dressed, you ask “Grandma got me this?”! I really could go on and on with the cute things you say and do. I want to get better about documenting them so I don’t forget so easily! You love to count and say your ABC’s which go something like, “A, B, C, G, J, K, L, Z” . It blows me away how well you can form sentences. You are one smart little lady.
You just got your first hair cut last week, and I really wanted to save it but we somehow managed to lose it!! Your daddy was in charge of that one I just trimmed your bangs because they were always getting in your face, so I’ll just make sure to save the hair from your first real hair cut! You look like such a big girl now, I can hardly stand it.
I’ve had a really hard time with you turning 2. It’s such a huge step away from baby and into toddler hood. I love experiencing life with you though! Everything is so fun and exciting and I’m trying to live my life more through the eyes of you and Braden. I can’t wait to see what’s in store for us this next year of your life!!
Love you to the moon and back,