My baby girl is two today. I’ve stayed home with her for these last two years and watched her grow and change and it has been such a blessing. The last two months have been especially interesting. She can say so many words now and put phrases together that I end up asking questions a lot of the time rather than just doing things for her, “bunnies or a banana for snack?”. Because she is at that stage though, she’ll choose banana and then get upset because you peeled it the wrong way or put it in a bowl when she wanted to hold it and eat it. Frustration all around!
She is absolutely adorable and so active now. She wants to go, go, go and play all day. This is one of the reasons we’ve decided to put her in half day preschool here in town. More toys, more play and a little time for mommy to breathe and go to doctor appointments unattended. I know she’s gonna love it. It will be good for daddy to learn to let go (just a little) of his little girl because she has made it abundantly clear that she is growing up and is no longer a baby.
With the new little one coming in just a few short months we are also teaching her patience and to do things on her own (though she resists). She can keep her crib a while longer, but eventually she will need to give it up! She loves two things equally at this point, books and puzzles. We do the same puzzles over and over and she is so good at them. I’m thinking today that I’ll have to pick out one or two for her birthday party on Saturday (just us). We’ve already gotten her a pee-wee pillow pet just like her sister’s, but a wee panda. Lorelei really likes pandas for some reason. She also loves to play with her ugly babies and put them to bed and sing them to sleep. My favorite is when she’ll sing a Yo Gabba Gabba song; Baby Teeth Fall Out or Keep Trying. lol
We delight in her, to say the least, and look forward to what this next year will bring for Lorelei and our little family.