The sisters are growing and changing sooooo fast. There are scores of new words everyday, and they’re learning how things open and close, or turn on and off. They love each other so much, and are always eager to help one another or bring an item that the other one wants. When we’re in a store, they want to walk instead of sitting in the cart, and are constantly finding ways to demonstrate their independence. (Happy Independence Day?).
They are turning two on Monday… what the WHAT? My my how time flies. To scroll back through their monthly pictures, click here. And if you’d like to see their weekly pictures of their first year of life, click here!
Your tantrums have subsided for the moment, and we are mucho grateful for that. You love to be outside, and become very sad when it’s time to go in. Your favorite thing to do is find sticks in the yard and bring them to Reuben. When you’re having fun, you’re always sure to let me know by saying ‘FUN!’. You know almost all your colors, and some letters of the alphabet. You eat as if you’re starving, but if it’s a food you’re not familiar with (like a cupcake) you won’t touch it. You’re are SO ticklish, and will come over to us and lay down in front of us so we’ll tickle you. Sometimes when you’re being silly, you’ll make a sad/pathetic face and say ‘sad’, and then break out in a HUGE smile and say ‘happy!’ When daddy farts, you pat his rear and say ‘poop!’ You’ve been very good with the potty lately, and have had VERY few accidents. You even go several hours without a potty break. You love to climb things and throw yourself off. It takes a lot for you to get hurt enough to cry. You’re our wild girl and we love you so much.
You are very independent and prefer to do the opposite of what we tell you. You love stacking blocks and knocking them over. You’re often found reading your Chicka Chicka Boom Boom book, and are almost ALWAYS on the last page where it shows the alphabet. You sing your ABC’s so sweetly, and always get the letter P right on the dot. You love to wear accessories, and will make any little thing into a bracelet, necklace or hat. You have enough hair for little pigtails, but you won’t leave them in for more than a couple seconds. You love your baby doll, and give her rides around the dining room in a laundry basket. You are a very picky eater, and even things that you like you eat very slowly. You love to dip things into ‘sauce’ (ketchup, BBQ sauce, ranch), so many times that’s how we get you to eat your vegetables. You’ve been having a lot of potty accidents lately, but we just remind ourselves that you’re not even two yet and try not to get frustrated. You love music-making toys, and will turn them on and dance around the living room. As soon as the music stops, you go turn it on again and resume dancing. You’re our independent girl, and we love you so much!