Good listener/direction follower - I love this about you. You are such a good listener and direction follower. Even if it isn't something you want to do, you do it without complaint. It never ceases to amaze me when I ask you to do something and you just do it - I never have to ask twice. This awesome quality makes you one of the easiest two year olds ever. From telling you to slow down, to asking you to wash your hands...whatever the request, you oblige.
Drama queen - The truth is, you're a bit of a crier. Until two months ago you cried every time I dropped you off at the gym Child Watch. When we started dance class in June, you cried every time we left the house because Daddy wasn't coming. If you fall down and get hurt, sometimes you cry a little bit longer than what would be considered normal. The truth is, you love to be coddled and you love the attention that crying brings you. You really are a bit of a drama queen. :) But, we all love you to pieces, so we play into it!
Independent - As much as you love being with other people, you definitely have a streak of independence in you. You easily find ways to entertain yourself. I often marvel at you as I do things around the house - you make up your own games, completely okay being on your own. You play with your ponies, talk to dollies, you are often wrapping something up in a blanket, but your favorite entertainment in the house is your kitchen. You are always making "dinner" and bringing it to everyone. I've also noticed this independence at the beach. Often times the older kids are just a little too far out in the water. Instead of this frustrating you or you depending on me for entertainment, you'll just go off on your own, completely content to play in the sand.
Easy laugh - That belly laugh you have is so awesome!! You are very good at finding reasons to laugh - often initiating games that are sure to bring some giggles. Like when we are at the park you say to me"you can't get me!" and start running. You love to be chased and find every reason to start a game of it.
Best Little Sister - I always talk about what a great brother Declan is, but the truth is, you are a pretty great little sis! You rarely antagonize him, and really just love to play with him. The two of you make a great team and it is a joy to watch the two of you grow up together.
Beach Girl - you are following your brother's love of the beach. It's a good thing too because we spend a good amount of time at the beach. You like playing in the water, with other kids, and with sand toys. I love that you try to imitate what Declan does in deeper water, on the shallow sand. Crouching down like you are going to catch a wave. For only being two, you are pretty aggressive with how deep you go, and you are always in toe with the older kids. You are generally a pretty happy beach girl and are certainly not afraid of getting a little wet!
Playing with friends - In the past few months I've noticed a change in how you play with others your age. It is more deliberate - not as much parallel play, but actual interaction. I am so happy for you that you have little people in your life who you love to be with.
Parrot - You repeat everything! Right after someone says something, you echo it. Especially Declan. You repeat everything he says. It is hard to put into words how entertaining this is, but it is. Half the time I know you don't really know what you are saying...I guess this is where the entertaining part comes in.
Like to be cuddled - you love special attention and being cuddled. In the last six weeks or so I've started calling you Mookie Moo and you love it. You always give me the head tilt/coy smile when I call you this. As I've mentioned before, sometimes I think you cry just a little longer than need be just to snag some more cuddles.
Play Time! - You have a wide range of games/toys that entertain you. Some of your favorites are: your play kitchen, your play house outside, the trampoline, having pretend birthday parties, dolls, ponies, mickey mouse clubhouse (this is a big one - you have a Minnie mouse doll that you call "Mickey Mouse Clubhouse"), playing pretend grocery store, puzzles, crafts, legos, trains, and your princess castle.
Stats - You are approximately 28 lbs, 36 inches, wearing size 4 diapers, and size 2T clothing. Also, we just had your shoe size measured - 8! You've got some big feet girl!
And here is a little 2 year old discussion with you...