Wednesday, October 1, 2014

22 and 23 Months!

To say we have been busy would be an understatement. I'm currently trying to work as much as I can both as a lawyer and now as a Realtor. You have a busy social calendar and such an active group of friends, sometimes it's hard to keep up! But we have such a great routine and you seem to love being so busy. You now spend about two full days a week at daycare. It's a long day for both of us, but seemingly necessary as I grow professionally. I work a lot on the weekends and in the evenings, too. I really enjoy having some day time available for all of our fun stuff. 

You still love to play at the playland. Tea parties and lots of pretending!
 Your first amusement part was 6 Flags. Locals still call it Marine World and fun fact: daddy's first job was at Marine world! You loved all of the animals and did pretty well on the kiddie rides. It was a long day but we had fun with Auntie A and her kids and your cousin, L who was in town visiting Nana from Michigan!
Getting splashed by the dolphins. You weren't too sure about that concept!

you are the ultimate love. Such a snuggler, you still love to be held, and hugged!
 You and Maverick are both expert tomato hunters. You work as a pair to get those yum yums in daddy's garden!
I spent Bremy's 3rd birthday with my mommy friends in Napa. It was very, very nice to be able to be away and distracted for the day. I had my fair share of tears the night before, but these girls were so sweet and I had a great day getting away from it all.
Having fun with your cousin, L. It's a shame she lives so far--you guys were so cute together!

Weight: 26lbs
Height:   ?
Diaper size-  Size 5
Clothing Size: 2t and 3t tops, squeezing 2t sleepers and mostly 2t pants

 Your speech improves by the day and we love, love hearing you talk. You're now using two and three word sentences.  While your cousin was visiting, the two of you watched Frozen and since that day you have been belting out "let it go" like it was your job. the enthusiasm and hand motions just add to the absolute hilarity. You stand on our brick fireplace and make sure your audience is paying full attention. You continue to love a stage.

You love to dance and still love to complete little tasks Daddy and I ask you to do, like putting your diaper in the trash or putting clothes in the hamper. You love to help empty the dishwasher and are now responsible for feeding Maverick twice a day. You cal him "deedee" and say "deedee, yum!" and point to his bowl. You are delighted when he comes running and chows down. 

You are recognizing more and more letters and animals. 

Eating-  with your improved speech comes more and more requests for specific foods. Any sweet treat is a "yum" you also love bananas (nanas), and still love your yogurt and smoothies. 

Still nursing quite often.

Sleep: waking up early! Around 615 even with going to bed around 845. Otherwise consistently napping and sleeping through the night. The daycare has you nap 230-430 so that's the schedule we are on at home as well. 

Favorite Toys: You still LOVE to pretend to be on the phone. You say "hi, ummmmm....yayaya" I must say that a lot because you have it down. 
You also love your baby dolls  and pretending to clean the house with me. You wipe down the counter where you eat and love to push the broom. 

Ellie, I couldn't love being with you more. You are such a joy and such a light. I miss the baby stage but I'm loving the level of independence you've developed and I love your spirited personality. You have had your fair share of quick tantrums, but for the most part you are great about going along to get along. You are so sweet with other kids and know how to turn on the charm with adults. It is impossible to be in a bad mood around you. Despite a lot of stressors in our life, you continue to make me happier than I have ever been. 

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