Year two, quarter one is in the books. The last month has been one endless miserable cold, but if we look past that, you are doing so much growing up! Babbling all day long, reading all the books (in our laps or on your own), and finding all the writing utensils in the house although miraculously you will search for a piece of paper to doodle on. We are amazed that you can already hold a pencil the “correct” way – we’ve skipped right over any toddler palm crayons for real art supplies!
In the same theme, you already show a love of doing art on yourself — you have discovered what nail polish and makeup is and you. are. fascinated.
You have a handful of words and a few signs (most notably waving, “all done” and “more”), and you are finally starting to open up a bit at weekly daycare days which you are attending for the summer. You enthusiastically bob your head up and down to music you like. It’s a running (accurate) joke that if you’re upset putting on anything by Lizzo makes you happy, but nothing comes close to the obsession that is your blankie.
You are SO close to walking, can get from a squat to standing in the middle of the room and balance without so much as a wobble…you just don’t want to move those feet! You LOVE having your brother home for the summer — we’ve been adventuring to all of the parks and hitting the pool regularly. You spend a lot of time at your water table and you love to CLIMB on any and everything!
We have given up on headbands but moved on to bow training, you’re off all bottles, down to one pretty epic nap (3-4 hours lately) and finally, post endless cold and ear infections, you are back to sleeping through the night. You are sassy, naughty, snuggly, and do. not. want. to. be. left. out. It’s been amazing to see you open up as the world has done the same. You are definitely more sensitive than your brother at this age, but you’re also a quick study and sure of yourself and what you want!
This has been such a fantastic quarter in terms of life starting to feel much more “normal” for the first time in over a year — we’ve gotten out to restaurants, sent you to some daycare, and been back into the hustle and bustle of outings and activities. It’s been so much fun to show you more of the world right as you’re really starting to soak it all up!