Today Sprout is two years old!
Guys, Sprout is two! Along with wishing people a "happy day!" she has been proudly holding up her thumb and index finger and announcing "Me two!" to anyone who asks.
-I know I've said this the past few months at least, but LANGUAGE EXPLOSION. She is talking so much now. My favourite phrase she is now saying is "Luf you Mama." She is saying many other phrases such as, "May I (be) 'cused?" at the dinner table and usually "Time for a baff?" shortly after that. She often says "Tanks, Mama" (or whoever) after she has been helped with something, which is so sweet. And while she has the usual toddler stubborn streak, she is mostly sweet, sweet, sweet.
-I'm pretty sure I've also said this before, but she is funny. She is a joker and likes to get a laugh out of people. Her big thing the past little bit has been fake burping and then saying "'Cuse me!" I don't know where she learned it or how she decided it was funny, but it obvious she does it to get a laugh/reaction from us. Her brother, of course, thinks it's hilarious. Sometimes we can't help but chuckle.
-She's pretty opinionated about her clothing and will go into her drawer to pick out what she wants to wear. She has many cute outfits, but seems to prefer a mismatched look. She loves "Anna" dresses and spinning around in them. She's also got at thing for shoes. I think we're in for it. ;)
-She is solidly in 2T tops and somewhere between 18m and 24m/2T pants. Shoe size is a 6. (Her feet are enormous!)
-Her hair is getting long, but does not like having it fussed with. Most days I try to brush it so it's not to tangly or crunchy from food that gets stuck in there and just let it be. She will occasionally put up with my sticking it in her signature side half-pony.
-This month she has LOVED playing with peg puzzles. We have one in particular where the pictures are drawn under where the pieces fit which she will do almost daily.
-The Bean likes building tall towers out of various types of blocks and Sprout likes knocking them down. Understandably, he's not thrilled with this. We're trying teacher her that she has to ask before knocking his towers down and that she can build her own to knock down. You can imagine how successful we've been, but still we try. (We often remind The Bean that he did the same at her age, and tell him that we used to feel the same way he does now when he knocked down our towers.)
-She still loves playing with her "babies." She has a few of her own, a few that she shares with her brother, and one that are his that she seems to have adopted from The Bean. She got two strollers, one baby carrier, three sets of dolly diaper bags, a feeding set and an adorable high chair for her birthday/Christmas. Yes, she is spoiled, and yes, people who know her know that she loves her babies.
-Art continues to be a huge draw (no pun intended) for her. She will happily colour, paint, or do Playdoh for extended periods of time.
-Other loved activities include dancing, spinning, splashing (in puddles and the bathtub), ice skating(!), jumping off of something and being caught mid-air, playing on the tablet/watching The Bean play on the tablet, and reading books/having books read to her.
-Eating has been going really well. Breakfasts aren't big, but otherwise she eats a good variety of foods in reasonable quantities. Cheese is probably her favourite food.
-Sleep... well... it is what it is. She seems to be falling asleep around 8ish. Usually fusses, but puts herself back down around midnight, and ends up in our room anywhere between 2:30 and 4:30am. Most days she's up for the day around 6:30am. She was napping well (2+ hours) for my sister, but the past week with me at home she has been really fighting going down.
-She is definitely very attached to me, but loves Mommy, The Bean, and other family members. Lately she has been all about my cousin, Paul.
It's definitely hard for us to wrap our heads around the fact that our daughter is two. Older than The Bean was when she was born. Still our baby, but not a baby anymore. A little person growing into herself more and more each day. It's such a privilege to be her parent.