Sunday, June 24, 2007

What is she up to at two!

In 6 days my baby girl will be 2! I can't believe it. I sill remember balling at the sight of her heartbeat on the u/s and holding her for the first time. She has grown so much in the last two years. She went from a 6lb14oz 20in baby to a 23lb8oz 31on (on our scale not the Dr...s) toddler. Here are some of the things she is doing:
-Talking in FULL sentences. Not just little two word things, but looooong sentences. She uses these sentences in the "right" way to get the things she needs or wants. She also copies a lot of words that are new to her. She is interested in what they mean.
-She is now running. When she does this she tells us "Mama I running".
-She is using the potty and stays dry about 95% of the time. Of course, this is only when we are being really diligent and taking her potty a lot. It will be a while before she is really potty trained but we are on the track.
-She thinks things are really funny and will tell you so "That's funny mama".
-She is in LOVE with the cartoon character Calliou. She asks to watch him a million times a day.
-She loves to swim She will kick her feet and blows bubbles.
-She can repeat the some of the ABC and sometimes says random letters on her own in the right place.
-She can fully navigate our house. She can open and close all the doors. Even the one to garage which we now have to keep locked.
-She lets the dog in and out. She even unlocks the slider to do so.
-She gets herself out of bed every morning and wakes us up. So far it has always been at about the "right" time which is good. If it starts to be at 4 a.m. or something then we will have to redecide if this is cute or not.
-She is starting to understand counting. Right now it is usually "2,3,4,5,7,10...." but we still think that is pretty good.
-She can call people on the phone. This we just discovered and will have to make sure our phones are locked. If you get a call and an hang up from us it was prob her....sorry.
-She is very polite. She says "please", "thank-you", "you're welcome" and "excuse me" Sometimes she has to be reminded, but she is pretty good at it.
She of course is doing other things, but that is a pretty good list for now.
The last two years have flown by! I am so proud of her and love her so much. I think she is the best baby (toddler) girl in the world!
now onto the next chapter of her life........being a big sister!

Tuesday, June 19, 2007


I am part of a mommies meetup (there is a link on my page if you are a Tucson mommy) and tonight I went to what I thought was a "Family Potluck"....IT WAS A BABY SHOWER!!! How cool is that? I was totally surprised! I got a bunch of cute things that I needed and had yummy cake, it was GREAT!
I love my mommy friends! It is so nice to have friends :) (I have not had a lot since I moved down here that didn't live millions of miles aways!)

Friday, June 15, 2007

Just keep swimming.....

Lorelei spent the first two weeks of her summer vacation in parent/tot swim lessons. The first day she screamed, but after that she decided it was really, really fun! She blows bubbles, kicks her legs (well her leg, she doesn't like to kick her one with the hemangimoa), and lets Brian and I toss her between us.
We were at a friends house the other day who has a big pool and Lorelei even swam in a swim ring without mommy holding on (Don't worry I KNOW it is not a life saving device as the label says. I wasn't even an arms length away)! She thought that was the greatest thing.
Now we spend a portion of each day swimming in her kiddie pool. She lays on her belly and blows bubbles. It is very cute. The swim ring doesn't quite have the same fun factor in 16in of water, but it is still fun for her to sit in. She is def a swimming fool!