I don’t know what I thought it would be like to have a girl. I knew it would be different of course but I didn’t know how different. Meaning both that it’s a lot different in general and also, in so many ways.
I do think we go easier on her sometimes because she’s a little girl. It’s just human nature. I also think she might get away with a few more things. But that probably also has to do with being the third child.
And her personality. Oh my. She’s full of it. I’m guessing she could charm her way out of pretty much any situation. She’s quite the ham in public and is well loved by strangers. But then I assume most cute, almost-two-year-old little girls are. I know I’m a sucker for ’em.
But of course, mine is especially cute and charming.
Anyway, she’s so close to 2 and I’m, as usual, in awe at how quickly time has marched on…
Here’s what she’s up to…
She’ll start to cry for something – “WAAAAAAAAH!” And then one of us says, “but here Katie, you can have (insert thing to distract her)!” and she will immediately say, “Oh yeah.” and stop crying. Without fail. It’s a good system.
Her brothers are “Bem” and “Gaa-in”. B has taken to helping her out of her crib in the morning. What will I do when he goes back to school? He also likes to play with her soft hair. She’s not always so into it and will yell and swat at him if she wants him to stop.
She and G? Well, let’s just say they have their moments of sweetness together but mostly, they are at odds since she thinks his toys are the bees knees. I’m sure you can all imagine how that goes down.
When she wants me or Tim to see her do something she’ll say, “Wash-iss!” and is so excited to show us!
She likes to ride in G’s carseat while he’s at school. I think she likes the view since it’s in the middle.
She LOVES “ray-ray” (raisins)
Before bedtime she has to read “Brown Bear, Brown Bear What Do You See?” at least once. Sometimes B reads it to her, as pictured here. She also loves “Goodnight Gorilla”. Then, before I lay her down she says, “rock, Mama!” And so we rock for a bit. And sometimes I sing to her…
Her diet consists mainly of cheese, nuts, the above mentioned dried grapes, various other snacks and LOTS of fruit. We call her a “Fruititarian.” (this used to be G’s name…). She doesn’t like meat. She will put it in her mouth, chew on it a bit and then spit it out. I wonder if she gets any of the nutrients that way… hmmmm….
PACI!!! (oh yeah that…) Argh.
(still completely in love with it.)
My niece Sarah let her play Angry Birds while we were in Texas and now she is ALL about my phone and trying in earnest to play games (or do anything really) on it.
She likes to “help” with the laundry and is just the right height to transfer items from the washer to the dryer. She’s just lookin’ out for Mama’s back. 😉
She also likes to “help” empty the dishes from the dishwasher, even the dirty ones. Silly girl.
She’s completely attached to her “lovey”, L.C. (short for lamb chop) who is half stuffie, half blanket. It’s very cute.
Just like her.
Didn’t I already say that? Oh well.
See, what I mean about the personality? Yeah, she was kinda ready for me to stop taking her picture…
Seriously can’t believe 2 is just around the corner.
Anyone want to help me plan a party?
(p.s. dress was thrifted for $3. What a steal, huh?)