“We did it!” (as Dora and Boots would say.) 2 years old. What a beautiful, strong, smart and funny little girl we have on our hands.
She is just a joy to watch explore and grow, talking now so much it’s hard to keep track of the new things.
Some to note are:
- “Dada so shiwy” (and now Dada is “Daddy”)
- “Hi sweetheart” (picked up from Aunt J’s visit)
– When I say “Hey Penny, you know what?” She says “I lub you” (also progressed from “I wuv you”).
- “Be careful bubbie”. (got that one from Mommy)
- “Whadeewant!” (when pointing to something she wants. Picked up from me asking her “what do you want”?)
- “Mommy help?” and “Help me?” (for the first time to Poppy and Jessie this past weekend, to button her jacket, so cute)
- “Some some?” (for the body lotion or hand sanitizer on her changing table)
She understands the concept of upside-down.
Here she was trying to put the valet key in the glove compartment lock. I told her it was upside-down and she turned it over! I was impressed.
“Mommy sit, Petty sit, Dada sit.” She will do this when we are all together (obviously) and it is really very sweet. Like she’s taking inventory that we are all accounted for.
She has taken a big liking to her “lankies” (blankies). She likes to sit on the couch with her “Petty lankie” and my “Mommy lankie”). Or she will get all cozy and pretends to sleep.
She often askes for it at naptime. But will get upset if during her sleep she moves and the cover get messed up.
Look at the dark little head peeping out.
Penny loves to sing! She sings all the time. She knows so many of the standards: The Alphabet Song, Watermelon, Ba-ba Blacksheep, If You’re Happy and You Know It, Happy Birthday, Wheels on the Bus, Itsy Bitsy Spider, Twinkle Twinkle. The list goes on and on. She really is on tune. She may not know all the words but she hits every note.
It’s quit impressive. We’re excited to see how this talent progresses.
She will also take a word that she’s just heard or an abstract sound (like bum) and then sing it to the tune of one of the songs in her repertoire.
She sings songs from Dora, such as “Grumpy Old Troll is Getting Married” (she’ll ‘freestyle’ to this tune, too) and the theme song, particularly the “Swiper no swiping” portion, and then follow it up with an emphatic “Oh Man!”.
She also started saying “Oh man!” now when something happens that warrants it, like dropping her spoon or tipping over her milk cup. It’s quite funny.
We have a new game we play, she calls it “Booida, Booida?”, we call is “Boinga, Boinga”. She sits on our legs which are resting on the coffee table and we bounce her up and down. It’s a nice little workout and she just loves it.
Penny can pretty much walk up stairs without holding on. We let her do it on the 2 stairs we have in the house. The outside stairs still need some practice.
We get full-blown “big squeezies”, now with the added grunting sound effect. Adorable. This combined with kisses (“mwahs”) are just the best ever!
What a year we’ve had with this wonderful creature that we get to call our own. How did we get so lucky to have such a blessing? We are forever in awe of this little lady and are overwhelmed with love. Happy Happy HAPPY 2nd birthday our beautiful baby. We love you always and forever and ever!