Friday, April 06, 2012

Miss Mia Update

The kid is 2 and 1/4 already!  She is a crazy whirlwind of activity these days (hence the picture above)! For one, she's counting! I tried to capture her counting at the dinner table last week, but she refused to perform on command. Nonetheless, she can count to 12 (!) on her own now! She especially likes to count as we walk down the stairs together (with her holding my hand as she actually walks down the stairs instead of crawling down backwards).

She has also started to repeat everything that we say. This has resulted in her calling daddy "David" and talking about how "David's birthday" is coming up. (Daddy doesn't much care for this...) She has also said, "Oh, shoot!" and "Oh my god." We are definitely trying to be extra careful what we say around her these days!

She is loving the warm weather lately - she enjoys taking the dog for a walk (although she wants to walk, too, which we haven't allowed yet...), playing on her swing set in the backyard, riding around her whee-ooo-whee-ooo (fire truck), playing t-ball (softball, as she calls it), and playing with her new big blue bouncy ball. She's been a pretty good sport helping mom and dad out as we try to get the yard in order for summer - she's helped clean garbage out of the lilac bushes and carry branches and sticks to the compost pile. This usually lasts about 2 minutes, and then she's off to do something else.

She has started wanting to dress herself a bit more - she can even manage to put on most of her shoes herself now. She got rain boots this spring for splashing around in, and she loved that she could pull them right on all by herself! She still loves to read and do puzzles, and is enjoying stickers and coloring more. She still loves Mickey, but is also in love with Dora now. Piglet is still around - we have 2 original ones that we use, but both are looking pretty ragged. We do have 2 new backups, but we aren't sure we'll get away with swapping those in anytime soon as she can already tell when we swap the current dirty one for the clean one!

Here are a few cell phone pics that I've been able to snap lately...

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