Last night (Friday), I put you to sleep by singing "happy birthday to you." We practiced blowing out the candles and you kept asking mommy for "more birthday". (Not to skip ahead, but I'm still trying to figure out why mommy had to blow out your candles today!! You were doing such a good job last night?!)
Mommy and Daddy surprised you with a tent that you love...we already had the ball pit balls so we made it into a ball pit tent! Brother gave you some cool sensory balls to go with it too.
Today (Saturday) we celebrated your first two years with a magical Abby Cadabby birthday party. Lots of your family and friends came to celebrate with you.
Here's a little bit about you lately:
You are growing into a little girl instead of a baby. You are still wearing some of your 18 month clothes and jammies, but you just look older. Your hair has gotten longer and has lost some of the curls. You ask for a hairbow as soon as you wake up (probably because you can't see in front of you without it.)
You love to help dress yourself. You can put on your pants, socks, and shoes with very little help. And you can completely undress yourself (I found this out one day last week when I went to get you up from nap. You had taken off your shirt, pants, and diaper.) You also LOVE to brush your teeth. You would brush them 20 times a day if I would let you. You still love bathtime, but now it's sometimes harder to pull you away from your toys to get to the tub.
You are still a pretty good eater as far as variety. Your behavior at the table is a different story. You are super messy and you love to throw things. You and brother also play too much at the table and usually get into trouble.
You are a little chatterbox at home. You are saying 2 words at a time with a few phrases of 3 words. You can pretty much repeat anything we say (or at least you try). But you are very shy. Your sweet teachers tell me that you still haven't spoken a word at school.
You love going to preschool. On Monday and Thursday when we drop brother off in carpool, you try to unbuckle and keep repeating "ME!" I'm so glad you love it!
I like to affectionately call you "little miss fearless". I predict that you will be the one mommy and daddy have to take to the ER because you decided to jump off of something and misjudged your ability to fly. You are not scared to try new things. You love climbing, jumping, swinging, and sliding (and I'm talking the big slides that brother plays on at the park.) You love to be upside down and you love to spin yourself around. You think you can just climb off your changing table the way you would climb off the couch. Did I mention, you are also very trusting that someone is going to catch you? (In OT terms, mommy would call you a definite "sensory seeker"). It's funny how two kids born from the same parents can be so completely opposite, isn't it?
Here are a few of your favorites:
Foods: Macaroni and cheese, bananas, strawberries, cereal, yogurt, yogurt covered fruit snacks, craisins, marshmallows, "treats", cereal bars, cheese, green beans, eggs, applesauce, waffles
Songs: The Wheels on the Bus, Itsy Bitsy Spider, Pat-a-cake, your night-night songs (twinkle twinkle, Jesus loves me, you are my sunshine)
Toys: Little People house, school bus, balls, books, gumball machine, weebles, rocking horse, anything that belongs to your brother
Activities: Preschool, singing, dancing, reading books, coloring, playing outside, running around the house with your brother, going bye-bye, feeding the dog and cat, playing upstairs in the playroom
Objects: Baby, blankie, ruff-ruff, meow-meow, paci, shoes, anything that belongs to your brother
Games: Stealing brother's things, yelling "mine", and running away from him; saying "uh uh" (no) when we ask for hugs and kisses; hide and seek
Characters: Abby Cadabby, Elmo, Big Bird, Little Einsteins
We love you little one!