Last weekend Meredith turned two. She is adorable, cuddly, kissable, sweet, exhausting, needy, fussy, exasperating, and perfect.
Things she loves:
>Trying on shoes and walking in mine. Going through all her clothes and carrying them around.
>Playing on her dirt table and collecting rocks.
>Books! Her favorites right now are: Easter Surprise, Nursery Rhymes, Good Morning Good Night, Dr. Moggle’s Alphabet Challenge, and family photo books.
>The Lego table at daycare, riding toys, trucks
>Going on the “mermaid express” (when we bounce her up and down pretending she’s on a train) and we know she wants to play when she says, “all aboo! [all aboard] Choo choo.”
>The dogs, and it’s adorable to hear her call them by name – Ah-dee for Eddie and Kee-o for Cleo.
>Oh, and being naked. Takes her clothes off constantly.
>Browsing the pictures on my phone, playing Peekaboo barn & fridge (her favorite apps)
>Fruit snacks (her special treat from daddy)
>Stroller rides and walks
>She gets super attached to random objects and always wants to take a new item to daycare with her. Examples: her jacket (holds it like a blanket, don’t even try to make her wear it), pajamas, towel, stuffed animal, washcloth, baby doll, toy truck, brush, Q-tips, books, toothbrush, an outdoor thermometer shaped like a fish
>She’s still a mama’s girl but is getting more and more attached to daddy.
>New words every day, but my favorites are how she started calling me mommy instead of mama, the way she says “towel” (sounds like “dow” and is very pronounced), and I love you.
>For awhile she did this thing where she would smush her face into ours and it was the best.
>Let’s be real though. Lately she has also been needier than ever and refuses to lie down to go to sleep. We have a loose routine but aren’t very good at keeping it (something about being exhausted in the evenings) and we’ve been resorting to driving her to sleep each night. Everything is a phase, right?
>Only has a couple more teeth to go!
>Still nursing. Like, wants to nurse all evening long but then refuses it before bedtime because she knows it will make her sleepy. Sigh.
>Asks about her grandparents all the time. Had the best relationship with her Gigi (great-grandmother) who just passed away a day before her birthday. I know she’s young but I hope that maybe, just maybe, she’ll remember her.
She is a beautiful girl; that face she’s making on the dog? Just so adorable. Wishing you all lots of love, laughter and memories this year.
aw she is so precious, happy birthday meredith!
Sweet, sweet pictures and memories!
Goodness, she’s looking more and more like a little girl every day. She’s just gorgeous. Happy (belated) birthday, Meredith!