July 6, 2012

My Week{s} in iPhone Pics: I Adore My 2-Year-Old

As baby #2 approaches (only 2 weeks to go!) and the apparently more difficult age of 2.5 looms, I wanted to jot down some things I am LOVING about this little 2-year-old. I know I will love her even through the crazy boundary-pushing obstinate phase that most kids hit around 2-3, but right now? Right now she is just lovely. I need to bottle up everything about her right this moment so I can come revisit it if she turns into a tantrum-throwing maniac.

I love this chatty Cathy. She literally says EVERYTHING, which means we have to be veeeery careful what we say. Some of my current favorites include: instead of saying "peek-a-boo" she started saying "peek at you!" which really makes a lot more sense if you think about it. Genius. I also love how she says "sunshine!" and "yuv you mommy". It cracks me up that she has started repeating one of my pregnancy excuses back to me: "Mommy too big." Hopefully that won't continue after the baby arrives.

She can recognize her name when it is written and shouts "Yiyey!" L's are hard yo!

{Heart to heart// Big girl ponytail// Cheeseball// Sorry Taco Time//
Sick baby traps pregnant Mama in chair// After flailing and running to catch the bus// Reading// Choo-choo!}

She is completely and utterly obsessed with the "Gargub Man". Ours comes Tuesday morning, but any day of the week one might be spotted in the area. It is like Christmas every day.

Each morning she asks where everyone is. "Where Papa?" "Papa is at his house." "Where Dada?" "Dada is at work." Inevitably comes "Where Mama?" to which she then answers herself "Mama RIGHT HERE." Warms my heart, love this kid.

Also, after I get her dressed in the morning she likes to run over to the mirror and check herself out. When I ask how she looks she says "cute!"

The kid LOVES brushing her teeth. I tell her first Mama does it, then Lily can do it (I want to make sure they get brushed well). One thing we definitely hear a lot is "Yiyey do it!" Oh 2-year-old.

She can walk up and downstairs like a champ, but we still stay close. She also wants to do everything she sees the big kids doing at the park. She gets mad when we catch her as she drops from the first rung of the monkey bars.

{Taking after her dad// Snoot face// I heart my sister// Baby doll//
Listening to a story// Friend fun// Tiny person love// So good you see it twice!}

Sometimes when she wakes up in the morning she just hangs out in her crib and cracks herself up. Crazy hard squealing laughter. She also likes to go "whooooaa!" and pretend she is falling down. Who is this person?

She doesn't like having rubber bands put in her hair, but kid has some wild curls. Every once and awhile when she wakes up in the morning or from a nap she looks at me and says "Oh no, hair crazy!" She also doesn't really like her hair to be pulled back in a ponytail because when she is sleepy she likes to twirl her hair, or Mommy's hair in a pinch.

Girlfriend is usually a pretty good eater, but she definitely has her stubborn moments. I can usually get her to eat if I trade forks with her and let her use Mama's fork, or if we do a "cheers" for every bite. "Raspberry cheers!" "Chicken cheers!". Hey, I'll do anything. She also requests "cake-cakes" (pancakes) or "oatmeal breakfast" for every meal.

She only sort of understands that baby sister is on her way. She knows baby sister is in my belly and she will repeat her name (OMGADORABLE). She also loves babies and doesn't seem to mind me holding my friends' kids, so that is a step in the right direction. I know she is going to be an amazing big sister. She is so compassionate and just loves other kids and babies, but I am still expecting there to be a bit of jealousy over my attention, especially when nursing. We will get through it, she is such a loving little being.

{Oh hi// New fave// My girls// Hair did//
Be jealous of my office party// Race car!// Snack time// Daddy love.}

I love seeing her interact with other kids. She will hold hands and show them things she finds interesting. I love hearing her say "come on kids!" when she finds a particularly cool caterpillar or rock (complete with welcoming arm motion).

She is just such a little love, lots of hugs ("Biiiiig hug!") and kisses (recently including those of the Eskimo and butterfly variety). 

She loves animals and always talks about the zoo (periodically in the middle of the night, which is I mean adorable, but come on kid go to sleep). She loves trucks and cars and horses and being outside and butterflies and dogs and cats and pretty much everything awesome.

She is just so cool.

Also, how many times can I say love in one post? It is the truth. Love.

{Tumblin' shorts// Sick baby woke up happy// "Yee-haw" she said// "Helping" Mommy fold diapers//
Loving bread// Almost 38 weeks!// "Don't drink the bath water it has soap in it." "Soap. I yike it."// Carrrrrssss!}

Ok, I suppose that is enough gushing for now, but there is so much more to say. My little Lil has become such a fun girl. Every kid has their moments but overall things are pretty rose-colored over here. It is a nice little calm before the new-baby-storm. Bring it on.

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  1. What a sweet post. Lily will love reading this when she's older. :)

  2. Hi Chelsea! Just stopping by from InstaFriday. Your little girl is so precious! How exciting that she will have a little brother or sister soon :) Loved your photos - have a great weekend!

  3. Kiara BuechlerJuly 06, 2012

    Oh my goodness, now I love her too! Bwahaha, I love the "Mama too big" You'll have to nip that in the bud once you shrink.

  4. Kiara BuechlerJuly 06, 2012

    Oh my goodness, now I love her too! Bwahaha, I love the "Mama too big" You'll have to nip that in the bud once you shrink.

  5. She is such a big girl!!! Sky does so many of the same things....we have to do "cheers" a lot too.... :)

  6. This is such a cute post! I am about to have my second child too (on the 20th!) and have been planning a "Things I want to keep doing" post in regards to my first, but this post idea is a good one too!

  7. StephanieJuly 09, 2012

    I can't believe you could be having this baby anytime!! You look great and Lily is as adorable as ever :)


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