Kind of nuts that I have a two-year-old. But facts are facts and I've now been the mother to one for the past two days. I love this dreamy, stubborn, joyful girly-girl of mine.
took it kind of easy this year--we just had family and a few close
friends over for a birthday dinner and cake. But it was still a whole
bunch of fun, and I know London had a great time. That's what really
counts isn't it?
So what is two-year-old London
like? She still loves The Little Mermaid. She loves princesses and
dress-up and jewelry. She sings and dances anytime music comes on. (And
I mean any time. If a commercial on the tv has a good beat, you
can always count on London to turn it into a dance party.) She is most
definitely a girly-girl, but she also loves to run and jump and be
outside. Her hair is always a mess, and if she could swing all day she
is a daily activity, as is snuggling with her sister. She always wants
to change a doll's or stuffed animal's diaper when I change Juliet.
She loves to take pictures on my phone (usually of the ground, but every
once in a while they are actually kind of cool).
thinks every color is the color green and every letter is the letter
c--but we are working on that. She is constantly surprising me with how
quickly she learns things. All of a sudden she is speaking in little
sentences, and repeating everything I say to try out the words on her
own tongue. New words are learned literally every day.
though she is a total stinker and completely mischievous, she also is
so sweet. Little moments I have with her make me so grateful to be her
mom during the times I have put her in time-out for the tenth time in an
hour. When Dan was out of town a couple weeks ago she kept saying to
me, "miss Daddy. Miss Daddy." Over and over again--it's enough to break
a momma's heart. But in a good way. The other night I was saying the
blessing on our dinner, and after I finish she looked at me and said,
"Mama, Papa better! Papa, better!" She remembered that we ask for her
Papa to get better and not be sick anymore every night in her bedtime
prayer, and she wanted to make sure that I didn't forget it. It is
inspiring to me that such a little body contains such a big heart.
you give me a run for my money almost every day, but I'm already proud
of the sweet, resourceful, and clever little girl you are already
becoming. I can't wait to watch how much you grow this next year.