Today, you turned two.
You celebrated your birthday yesterday too, at school. Because, yes, you now go to school. Two mornings per week.
You are entering your second week of wearing undies during the day because you really like to use the potty.
You speak in complex and exciting sentences, often with multiple directives: “Carol needs to go to sleep now, change diaper, need pow-der, then carol needs to go to sleep.”and “Avi and mama put shoes on, then find Carol, then put her in the stroller, than go for a walk.”
When you’re excited, you have a harder time starting sentences, interrupting yourself with rapid bursts of breathing and things like, “and-and-and-and” “then-then-the-the.”
You know a lot of nursey rhymes by heart and like to recite them when you play. Sometimes you mush them together to make new rhymes.
You sleep in a big girl bed and drink from a big girl cup, and you are all done nursing.
You love to take walks. Lately, you’ve been taking your doggie to pull along with you, the one that used to be mine. Although, sometimes, you take Carol out in the stroller.
You have a thinking face when you think out loud about finding something or making a serious decision. It involves scrunching your face up tight and sticking your mouth out.
It turns out that your favorite color is purple, although pink is a close second.
You just told me that you want to be a “white fuzzy mouse” for Halloween.
Your favorite dolls are Carol, Baby Kevin, Flower, and Spike. In that order. Although Spike and Flower might be a tie.
Often, when you ask permission to do something, you answer yourself, “Can Avi share with mama?” and then you say to us, “Sure!” even if I haven’t said yes yet.
When I ask you what you want to wear today, you have been known to say, “a cute outfit.”
You still speak with a funny accent: th = y. c = t. r = w. banana = dabana. cute = tute. that = yat. Carol = Tarol.
You can jump with both feet, climb up and downstairs without the railing, can identify several letters including “A”, “M”, “D”, and “O,” can toss a ball, can ride a rocking horse, and can do a wheelbarrow walk (this last one took some practice since you needed to learn how to coordinate your arms properly).
You love to dance, sing, and listen to music. Lately, we’ve been listening to “Thumbelina” be read aloud on a cd which you really like. Your favorite books are rhyming ones.
You are amazing.
Happy Birthday, Child of My Heart.
May you always see the funny rhymes in life.
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