–saw this was in draft mode from 6 months ago (my novemer baby!) forgot i had a 2 yr update for this lady!–
you are two! there are so many little things that add up to make you YOU. you love peppa pig, baby dolls, applesauce
and bows in your hair.
you like your snacks and demand them on an hourly basis.
you go to school three days a week. you love it there and scream ‘my school’ when we pull up and happily bound into your classroom.
you are still working on your c’s and k’s and g’s so pink is pint, bacon is baton, book is but and pig is pid.
you call yourself etta. and like to point to your things and say they are yours. ‘etta’s shirt.’ but you also like to say what belongs to everyone else to. as im folding laundry you help me sort by saying what item goes to which family member.
you love your doggies and call them coachie and lloydie.
you are a great eater. you have inherited your daddy’s love of bacon. but thankfully you also inherited your momma’s love of brussel sprouts! you also love juice-green juice, coconut water, orange juice. you are often found wandering around the kitchen screaming JEEEEW. i try to really limit it or seriously dilute-but man it makes you happy.
its worth noting again that you love snacks.
you let lulu dress you up and boss you around during playtime. you copy whatever she says and will wear 500 articles of clothing if that is what she wants. but recently you started asking me to put dress up clothes on you even when lu isn’t home!
outside of playtime you are the boss of lulu and me and daddy. and the dogs.
you are strong willed. you are slow to warm up to people. in fact you still have only a handful of people you have allowed in. but once you break through that barrier you are a ball full of love. you are snuggly and still let me rock you at night. when anyone looks at you you will tuck your head into the crook in my arm. safe with momma.
you love books and would read all day long. i find you sitting and looking through books throughout the day.
you love to sing. and because you have an older sister i find you singing taylor swift (trouble, stay), maroon 5 (animals is a fav) and dynamite. but you also get on your mom’s level and bust out some adele (hello the recent favorite.) we have a mini speaker and we use it in the car a lot. you scream for the pow (lepow) every time we get into the car. the music starts and you use it like a microphone. but whenever we get to our destination-no matter how into the song you are-you turn the power off. its adorable.
you love to draw and have an incredible grip. you and lulu spend a lot of time sitting at the art table drawing. you have mastered the circle and will put dots on the circle. the beginning of little faces.
you finally started napping once you hit age 1.5 or so. i usually get a good one-two hours most days. bedtime is around 6:30/7pm.
you have a lot of lovies. ma, the pink little giraffe blanket is your favorite. it is called ma because you used to say ‘more, more’ (which sounded like ma, ma) when you wanted it. you also sleep with bunny, annie (blabla cat), 2 peppa the pigs, 1 george the pig, a mini carole doll (you call her baby) and a stuffed pig (piddie!) oh and mimi the miniature sheep. more and more animals are finding their way into your crib. no wonder you are up many nights at 3am playing.
for your second birthday we surprised you with a massive bouquet of peppa balloons. and a cake with peppa and pedro pony on top. since your birthday is around thanksgiving it turned into a 2 day celebration. the day before we had cake after thanksgiving dinner with the corey’s. on your actual birthday we had pancakes, more cake, played outside, lunch at buns and gave you lots of extra smooches.
it amazes me the difference between my two girls. night and day. the sun and the moon. yet the two of you are so good together. you are best friends you are sisters.
harriet, you entered the world two years ago and changed everything we knew. you completed our family. you bring us joy and
laughter and we are grateful every single day for our haha. i think i kiss you a million times a day. and tell you i love you two million. you may be getting bigger, but you will always be our baby.