Today Elyse celebrates 2 1/2 years of being in our lives...it's been a LONG time (like since her 2nd birthday) that I've done an Elyse update and since this is the only scrapbook/baby book/record I have of her childhood I thought I should put some new things down in writing!
Our little toot...
At 2 1/2 you have left every ounce of baby/toddler in your dust...you are now full-on little girl with a mind of her own. You are so independent that it makes me worry about how clingy Baby #2 will be. I honestly think you would play in the new play room with your farm animals, or sit and read books, or gather up random collections of small items for hours on end if I would allow you to do so by yourself. You always seem to have your own little imagination for whatever game you are playing each day.
You are able to put 6-9 piece puzzles together without any assistance whatsoever, but it does become a little more difficult when you decide to leave out the pieces that "you don't like anymore." This usually results in puzzles that are incomplete when we look at them, but I think they probably look perfect in your eyes. We frequently find you carrying around these puzzle pieces or a grouping of small colored circles that are meant to be used for a toddler BINGO game, and heaven forbid we can't find the right ones. Which means that random stacks of items can be found all over our house...
You are going to be a wonderful helper when Baby Brother/Sister arrives...or I know you will be once you adjust to not being the absolute center of everyones attention. While I know you don't fully understand why momma's belly is growing, you affectionately refer to it as the "baby manger" and while we certainly don't plan on naming our baby after Jesus, I'm still astounded that you would relate my belly to the place where our Savior was born.
Oh and just FYI, Operation Potty Training commences in a couple of weeks...get ready girl, you are MORE THAN READY to be potty trained but are just resisting and this momma gives in too easily to your sweet, innocent precious face when you say "no way!" But when your hands are finding their way into your diaper, and momma asks "are you going potty?" and you respond with "uh huh"...IT'S TIME!
We'll celebrate your half-birthday out tonight with a big fancy dinner...I LOVE that you are able to join us on such outings, and I hope there will be many of them in the next 6 months as we await the arrival of your new baby brother or baby sister.
You, my darling precious baby girl, are my life...and that will absolutely never change. I'm not sure how, but I'm assured that my heart will simply grow to make room for your new sibling...and I'm trying not to question that. To love another child as much as I love you, seems inconceivable...but it's done time and time again. You are my world and we love you so much it hurts.
Hugs, kisses, pats, and noggins...you're the bestest!
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