Thursday, October 7, 2010

2 Years Old!

My dear, sweet Evelyn is a 2-year-old. She turned 2 last month, but I'm a little late in posting because I was waiting to get these pictures of her.

She now weighs almost 23 lbs. This is a big weight gain for her that happened once we figured out some foods she is allergic/sensitive to including gluten and sunflower. Once we took those out of her diet, she quickly put on a few pounds!

Favorite Things...
How she says things is in parenthesis

Books: The Foot Book, What's Up Duck (Loud book), Every Cowgirl Needs a Horse (Neigh-neigh book), The Jesus Book (she-she book)

Animals: ducks (duh), geese (gee), horses (neigh-neigh), dogs (dah or puppy), cats (titty-tat)

Activities: Playing outside pushing her stroller or wagon, going to the park (swing slide), playing with duplos, reading, cooking in her play kitchen, playing in the sink with the water, cleaning-she dusts, vacuums, and mops, being mommy to her baby dolls

Foods: Meat and ketchup (meat-meat and chechup), french fries, carrots, bananas, berries, almonds, raisins, and plantain chips

Other New Things about our Cutie

Potty-training! She is mostly potty trained, except when chooses not to be.

She knows her colors and loves to tell you what color things are.

She has reached the "why?" phase. I get asked it at least 100 times a day. We are working on her not asking why when she is given a direct instruction, but instead saying "Ok, mommy". She's starting to catch on.

She's still taking one nap a day around 1:00. She goes to bed at 8:00 at night and wakes up anytime between 6:00-8:00 in the morning.

She is obsessed with flies when they get in the house. She wants them instantly swatted.

She can be very demanding about how she wants things and we are working on teaching her that she does not control everything, and that that's ok! She will tell you where she wants you to sit, which fork she wants to eat with, what assortment of stuffed animals and dolls she wants to sleep with, what Annabelle should be doing while she's awake, etc.

She has started saying, "I no like that" when we give her things to eat that don't look like something she is used to eating.

Whenever someone leaves the room or isn't around when she expects them to be, she will ask, "Where _____ go?"

There are so many wonderful things about her and her love of life. She is definitely a challenge for me each day, but her smile always warms my heart and brings me so much joy.

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