November 2011 - Baby Steps in High Heels

Monday, November 28, 2011

Sweet Baby, you are two!

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Sweet Baby, you are two!
Sweet Baby,

Yesterday you turned two, and I really can’t believe it. It’s true what they say: the days are long, but the years are oh-so-short. With another few blinks of an eye, you’ll be all grown up … and there are some very important things that I want to remember and that I want you to know about your two-year-old self.

You are fearless.

You take “no” as a dare to jump headfirst.

You don’t like loud noises very much (“Big Choo Choo loud!”).

But with a little reassurance, you own your fear (“Hush it, Choo Choo, hush it!!!).

You have been talking up a storm for at least six months. Your vocabulary is huge, and you speak in complete sentences. You’re even starting to pick up on context.

My favorite thing that you say right now is that you don’t just call us mama and daddy. You say, “I love you, my daddy,” or “Thank you, my mama.” So sweet!

Your favorite question is: What mama doing? What daddy doing?

You also love noticing and saying what we’re doing together: “We walking together.” Or “We eating together.”

You’re independent. Strong willed. Confident.


You are not shy, except in new places or with new people. Once you warm up, you’re happy to belt out your favorite songs at the top of your lungs. (ME AND MY BEST TEDDY BEARRRRRRRRRR!!!!!)

You’re a joker. You taunt us and sneak up to ‘scare’ us and psych us out.

You never sit still. Your feet hit the ground in the morning, and you run all day.

You’re a very busy girl.

You love animals, especially puppies and kitties. You’re not sure about real animals, in person, but in books, on TV, on shirts, and from a far distance … you looooove animals.

You love stickers. It’s our best method of bribery with you right now. 

You have amazing hearing and eyesight! You can see planes in the sky that barely glimmer against the sun. You hear the trains going by from across town. It’s amazing.

You love purses and make-up and shopping, a girly girl for your mama.


You love being outside, rain or shine, just like your daddy.

You still like your face in the wind, even on the coldest day of the year.

You’re a picky eater, but you do love: grilled cheese, pizza, egg tacos, ice cream, waffles, chex/kix/cheerios, goldfish, crackers, any dessert you can get your hands on, pureed fruit/veggie combos (we call them “squeeze” because of the containers they come in) …

As eating goes, you’re a grazer. You constantly carry your snack cup with you, much to your daddy’s chagrin.

You’re a little organizer, also like your daddy. Sometimes I think you carry your snack up with you just so you can transfer your chex from it to another container … one. at. a. time.

You love playing with your babies. You’re such a little mama – you pat their backs goodnight and kiss their ‘boo boos’ when you think they need extra loving.

You’re not much of a snuggler, unless we can sneak them in first thing in the morning.

And, you are a morning person. You wake up early, giggling, excited, and ready to play.

You love books: It’s Pajama Time, Goodnight Moon, Runaway Bunny, I’ll See You in the Morning.

You love music. Right now, you’re taking two music classes in school, and you’d probably do more if you could!

You love to sing. Baa Baa Black Sheep and Twinkle Twinkle Little Star, and Me and My Best Teddy Bear (from Barney) are your favorites. You also like: the ABCs, Old McDonald, and The Farmer in the Dell. At night we sing Amazing Grace and Like a Sunflower.

You love to dance. You throw your hand in the air. You bounce up and down. You sway. You twirl. You do it all, with or without music.

You are sweet. You give the best hugs and kisses in the entire world.


You are a spark of light, so full of joy and energy and life.

You are the most wonderful, amazing little girl. You are happy.

Thank you for showing us what life is all about and what true love really feels like.

Thank you for bringing more joy to us than we ever knew possible.

Thank you for letting us say, at every new stage: this is the best one yet!

Mostly, thank you for being ours.

Love,
Mama & Daddy

Tuesday, November 22, 2011

Baby Turns Two!

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Baby Turns Two!
Is anyone still reading this blog? Ha! I wouldn’t be surprised if the answer is no. Especially since I haven’t updated it in … months.

What can I say? Life happens!

Apparently being a wife, mom, sales rep, MOPS Steering member, Macaroni Kid publisher, and … blogger can be overwhelming from time to time. (okay, okay, and my new addiction to Pinterest has also taken some of my time lately.)

Something had to give.

Anyway …

Baby turns two on Sunday, and we celebrated at our local Train Museum last weekend. Here are a few pictures to catch you up on my growing girl.







If you’re still here, THANKS, and please stick around. I hope to start posting more over the holidays.