Today you turned two. Whenever someone said "Happy Birthday!" you threw your hands up in the air and said "I be twoooo!" like it is the greatest thing ever. And maybe it will be. You'll be a big sister while you're two, and you are pretty darn excited for it. You keep asking to see the baby that's hiding in my tummy, showing me your own, putting your hand on my belly and trying to figure out just what is going on. I think you're going to be a great big sister.
You are becoming a real girly-girl. You tote purses around and ask to have your fingernails painted and express very strong opinions about what clothes you'll wear. You've grown to love that doll we gave you a year ago - it's the first thing you want in the morning and the last thing you ask for at night. I'm also pleased to see your deep and abiding love of books. We can get you distracted from anything at the mere mention of a book! The silly little Princess book you got for your birthday is probably your favorite present. I plan to nurture your love of reading as long and as well as I can. Reading will change your life, little one, if you let it.
You've got such a happy and fun-loving personality; you love to make us (and other people!) laugh. You and Will are playing together now, although the "playing" usually turns into "yelling at each other" in a short amount of time (rinse and repeat). This sibling contention has really baffled your dad, who didn't grow up with siblings anywhere close to his age. I have to constantly remind him that yes, it is normal, even though it's not pleasant. Despite the bickering, you and Will really love each other and miss each other when you're apart.
We've had so much fun watching your language and little personality grow. You tell me I'm wrong all the time ("No, that's not a lion. Only a tiger.") and will tell anyone off if they are bothering you ("Stop buggin' me!"). You love brushing your teeth, coloring, putting away the clean silverware in the dishwasher, having your feet rubbed, and playing with my phone. You also ask to go "with me!" if I ever look like I'm leaving the house without you. We love your silly shifty eyes and your hard-won kisses, your singing and dancing. You are such a light in our lives. Keep shining!
Posted by Jean at 10:09 PM