23 months of evie – the countdown is on and it is real, we almost have a two year old! this last month has included some changes for evie which i guess is good in preparation for a major change on the way…sharing the spotlight. she is officially in a big girl (toddler) bed. after falling off three nights in a row its been moved into a cozy corner instead of out in the middle of the room. lately, she pulls out all the stops when its time to go to sleep. needs to embrace me for a very long and tight hug, finds boo boos and bites that need lotion, needs a different blanket and to be covered just the right way, the list goes on. she wakes up around 8am and gathers all her favorite items and makes her way into our room in the mornings. so far i kinda love the tiny person alarm clock yelling “hellllllooooooo, wake up!”. potty training has been pretty loose, i wouldn’t call it “training” more like a “suggestion”. the count is up to 2 pees and 1 poo, and 1 million long sits while reading the land of nod catalog. we’ll buckle down soon and get serious, i’m not really looking to add a 2nd diaper genie to our set up.
-hilarious fake laughing – don’t know where she picked it up from but it cracks us up.
-when she finds something new or notices a change she let’s me know “it’s cute”.
-if she likes what she is eating she is the best at compliments: “mmmmmmm, it’s good” i don’t let it go to my head though, this morning she found an old chip in her car seat and it got the same reaction as dinner last night.
-gets scared and needs to hug really tight at things like – thunder, scary stuff on tv (ahem, matt!), anything that is too loud.
-loves to paint – we do a couple of canvases a week.
-loves to help cook, runs to get her chair so she get in on the action whenever she sees mixing going on. she cracks an egg like the hulk.
-fell in love with her cousin allie on her last visit. we hear about and wonder about allie everyday. she’s been on the other end of a lot of imaginary phone calls lately.
-all monkeys in general, but especially the curious one.
-if matt is in and out of the house evie will tell him “hi daddy! hi bubba!” with the same level of excitement every single time he enters. they call each other bubba, it’s a thing.
-imitates our daily routine-puts her deodorant on, shaves under her arms, puts contacts in, straightens her hair, wears “lips”.
-tells the nest protect goodnight, every night. “nigh nigh nest”.
coming soon…a picnic party for this little lady. we are ready for the big 2!