Oh, what to say about Jane at 2 years old? What a personality. I guess she’s the typical totally frustrating/hilarious toddler. Lately when I laugh out loud at things she does, she starts to cry though. Sensitive girl.
I can’t believe what a big girl my baby is. In the past month she’s definitely entered the “Let ME do it, I want do it MYSELF” phase. She can (almost) count to 20, identify (almost) all of her letters, and sing the alphabet and other songs in their entirety.
She loves to tell people what to do, complete with finger pointing. The other day we were sitting on the couch and the 10 mo. old we watch woke up from her nap and Jane told me “I go open the door Mama, you stay right there Mama, you stay RIGHT THERE!” (pointing finger sternly).
She’s learned the art of toddler negotiation too. Whenever I tell her no, she says “just a little bit mama” or “I just pretend mama”.
It still surprises me when she can remember things from weeks ago, because I know she won’t remember today in a couple years. She is still talking about our trip to FL a month ago and how she said “don’t get me, ocean!” and tried to hug the birdies.
We had her birthday party today at a neighborhood rec center, because our house is too small to fit everyone. She talked about it for a week in advance. “I gonna be two! Gonna be my happy birphday! Gonna have cake and blow out the candles!”
I was really excited to have all our family and close friends with the kids together, but it was overwhelming at the same time. I’m not used to this kind of party. We hardly got any pics, my dad used to be in charge of that. I was too busy to feel sad though, and it helped that we weren’t at my family’s house.
So now I’m just drinking some wine, reminiscing, looking forward to March, which might mean a whole new season, or maybe just more snow…
Either way, gotta say life with a two year old is pretty good right now. Happy Birthday baby girl.