I'm 4 days late, but I still want to post about how Katie turned TWO YEARS OLD!
It feels so strange to have a two year old. She's not a baby anymore. She is a toddler. And I am an adult. And it's all so weird! I feel like time went by SO quickly and yet, at the same time, I feel like she's always been a part of my life.
Here are some recent pictures of my big girl, as well as some little facts about her. :)
She is obsessed with TV. I know, this is awful. You don't know how many times i've considered stashing the TV away in some closet and only bringing it out for special occasions. The problem is, I LOVE hearing her interact with her favorite shows. Haha! She tries to sing along to theme songs, she answers when Dora or Team Umizoomi ask her questions, and honestly, I feel like she's learned a lot because of it. I think the biggest problem is that she knows how to turn the TV on all by herself and gets upset when I tell her no.
She knows all the basic colors (red, blue, white, black, green, pink, purple, brown, orange) but generally refuses to say "yellow." We're not sure why she doesn't seem to like that color. Haha! I think orange is her favorite because she LOVES to point out things that are orange, although she pronounces it "on-ee."
She can identity about 1/3 of the alphabet, but letters just aren't as fun as counting things and finding different colors!
We've been working on shapes for a little bit, and she knows circle, square, and "trungle" as she likes to call a triangle.
She also loves pointing out different animals and making all the corresponding sounds. Her favorites are horses, as I said before, and frogs. She will say "i'm fog!" and get on her hands and knees, pretend to bounce and say "ribbit. ribbit." It's quite adorable.
Opposites are her latest thing, working on hot/cold, big/little, heavy/light (although she gets confused on that one because the word 'light' is usually referred to when we turn the lights on and off), yum/yuck, clean/dirty, loud/quiet etc. . .
Here she is earlier in the day on her birthday, opening a present from "gramma" and "pa" (grandma and grandpa) Evenson.
Other things about Katie. . .
She can throw a pretty good tantrum. Someday I will make cookies for all the neighbors and apologize for her insanely loud cries and screams.
Besides that, she's still the happy girl she's always been! I still remember her smiling at everyone when she was only days old. That girl just enjoys life to it's fullest and is such a great example at finding the happiness in any situation.
Oh! She says the word "gross" and it's just about the cutest thing ever! She enunciates it so well that it's just hilarious. She generally says it in reference to her dirty diapers.
Speaking of which, potty training has been placed on the back burner for now. After her constipation issues, she is just not ready. My dream of never having two kids in diapers seems to be fading from view as my due dates draws ever closer.
Katie's favorite things:
Pacifiers (although I should mention we cut them up on her birthday. Poor girl still cries about how they are "broke")
Trains and Cars
Mommom (that's me)
Candy (which she incessantly begs for ALL DAY LONG. Don't you wish toddlers could understand cavities?)
I'm not sure what else to say about this little girl. We just love her so much! She is changing every day and it is SO FUN watching her learn new things and figure stuff out. With the birth of our kittens, I think she understands a little better that Ash's belly was big and then the baby kitties came out, and mommom's belly is also big and soon a baby will come out of it as well. I can't wait to see her interact with her baby brother, giving him kisses and hugs and trying to teach him new things. The next few months are going to bring so much more excitement as our family becomes four.
Hopefully she won't be too jealous. :)