Two and a half

Today, my baby girl is two and a half years old!  Where has the time gone?

She went from this at 6 months…

to this at 18 months

And here she is now at two and a half.

Hello year of massive hair growth! But I love how her smile is the same in all three.  That’s her smile.

At two and a half…

She talks.  A lot.  Although I still think that people who aren’t around her all the time can’t understand a lot of what she says.  But my girl and I can have full conversations now.

She loves Toy Story and Cinderella.

She counts and sings her abc’s (I must confess in large part to her mother’s day out…I will admit that I am not very good about working on those things!)

She has revived her love of Elmo with her frequent viewing of Elmo’s Potty Time.

She loves to play with her babies, and at least one goes with us every time we leave the house, even if it’s just to go to the mailbox or take the kids to school. She sleeps with a whole army of babies that need to be tucked in and hugged and kissed just like her.

She says the word “hey” all the time, and it’s just about the cutest thing ever.  She uses it two ways: “Hey daddy!”  like you would expect, and “me pee pee in the potty, hey!”  On the second one, you have to envision her raising her hands up in the air and really dragging out the heyyyy is a sing-songy voice.  It cracks us up!

I think her favorite number must be 8 because whenever it’s time to do something she doesn’t want to do, she’ll say “not now.  in eight mimutes.”

She calls herself Mimi, which means we’ve all started calling her Mimi.  Even Nathan, our backyard neighbor friend calls her Mimi.  I think it’s going to be a nickname that sticks.

She loves to dress herself, and more often than not, you will find her in ensembles that she put together herself.  She even puts on her own shoes and socks most of the time.

She still loves to “nunnle” aka snuggle.

She calls Logan “Luby” and Connor “Doddor”  I love the Luby nickname, and it’s another one we’ve all picked up and started using.  Not sure how he will like that one as he grows up, but for now he really doesn’t seem to mind it!

She’s kind of going through a picky food phase right now.  Yogurt raisins have been a big hit, and so have pop tarts.  Chicken nuggets are good, but green beans and tomatoes are out.  Sisshy crackers (aka golfish) and chips are asked for multiple times a day.  She is also love those drinkable yogurts, ham, and fruit cups.  Apples are hit or miss.  She love cheese but doesn’t like any kind of beef.  Most nights, she barely touches her dinner.  I know from experience that the whole picky eating thing comes and goes, so I really don’t make an issue out of it.

She’s always been a big time daddy’s girl, but lately she’s been wanting me more.

She is so fun and so funny.  She dances and sings and does all sorts of things that delight our family.

She is more than I ever imagined.

Happy half birthday, sweet girl!

2 Replies to “Two and a half”

  1. awwwww, she is just so sweet. I can’t believe she is 2.5 already! I feel like it was yesterday that I was reading your pregnancy updates. Her smile is precious, I love how it has stayed the same over the years.

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