Wednesday, June 22, 2011

And then she was two...

Our little girl is two.  Two whole years old.  Who knew it would fly by this fast?  I sure didn't believe other parents (especially my own) when they all said "Enjoy it.  Its gone before you know it."  Luckily, I listened to the first part of that statement..."Enjoy it."  I have.  And always will. 

I will say that there have been MAJOR changes in Addy over the past couple of months.... 

She is a non stop talker.  I have to admit, when she was about 18 months, I was concerned that she wasn't attempting 'enough' verbally.  ('Enough' according to other parents' blogs...parenting magazines...websites.  Its enough to make you crazy.)  I probably wouldn't have been as worried on the inside if I wasn't a Special Education teacher--I mean, I work with kids who have speech impairments on a daily basis!  I was worried for nothing.  In the last couple of months this girl has become downright assertive with her language.  She knows what she wants and how to ask for it!  Some of our favorites are "peace out",  "addy, momma, dadda aipane",  "bubba kiss", and "horseeees eat cawwots".  She is a chatterbox!

Can we say social butterfly?  Good lord!  There isn't a shy bone in her little body.  She tells everyone "hiiiiiiiiii" everywhere we go and loves to pass out hugs.  She LOVES her friends and teachers and I'm pretty sure she is a "ringleader" of sorts at school.  She is definately "Little Miss Independent" and very confident.  I so love that about her...I hope that these qualities will stick with her as she grows up.

She also has recently developed some pretty major temper tantrums...we like to call it "Addy-tude".  I'm pretty sure we have entered the "dark period" I was warned about from other parents.  Eating out a restaurants has become tricky at times.  Dusty has more than once had to be that daddy escorting his girl out of the front door during a meal.  Just this week I left a full shopping cart in the middle of Target to leave due to her tantrum.  I was that mom.  It is definately not a daily occurence, but when it does happen I find myself looking for the nearest glass of wine or bottle of beer! ;)

She loves her Mickey Mouse and Handy Manny...bee (her pillow pet) is her bestie...and babydolls are becoming more prevalent.  Unfrotunately, her paci is also still very dear to her.  Dusty and I will be attempting to tackle that this summer.  Wish us luck! 

We love you sweet girl.  You are what our world revolves around.
This song wraps up how we feel about you...

"Daughter" by Loudon Wainwright III.

Everything she sees
she says she wants.
Everything she wants
I see she gets.

That's my daughter in the water
everything she owns I bought her
Everything she owns.
That's my daughter in the water,
everything she knows I taught her.
Everything she knows.

Everything I say
she takes to heart.
Everything she takes
she takes apart.

That's my daughter in the water
every time she fell I caught her.
Every time she fell.
That's my daughter in the water,
I lost every time I fought her.
I lost every time.

Every time she blinks
she strikes somebody blind.
Everything she thinks
blows her tiny mind.

That's my daughter in the water,
who'd have ever thought her?
Who'd have ever thought?
That's my daughter in the water,
I lost everytime I fought her
Yea, I lost every time.
Birth to 2 years...


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