Hallie is growing up to be such a cute little girl. I love this age when you can start to see their personality more and more. Some exciting changes for her include giving up her bottle and moving bedrooms. The bottle was a bit of a tough one. I knew I wanted her to stop drinking them around age two and it just so happened that we kept losing them. I suppose we could have searched the house and car (or gone back to Toys R Us for one), but it left us with a good excuse to not give them to her. She wasn't too happy at first and kept asking for her "uh baa" but now she doesn't so much anymore. Yay! Now she just asks for "uh foo" (which means food).
-Growing enough hair to put it in little pigtails (so cute)
-Turning her car seat around
-When you ask her who's cute, she will always point to her tummy and say "Hi-yee", which is how she says her name.
-When she wants to tell you to be quiet, like when her babies are asleep, she puts her finger on her nose and says "ssss"
-Saying a lot more words. My favorite saying of hers lately happened
when I asked if she was happy. She responded "happy buhday" (happy birthday) and the way
she says it is so cute. She calls her monkey "ah ah" and can say all of
her siblings' and all the neighbor kids' names. She used to always say
no for everything, even if it meant yes. Now she says "yeah" a lot. She
says now after a lot of things, "doh now" (go now), "foo now" (food
now), "pop now" (meaning pop it in the toaster). She also says "sis'un"
meaning this one. She knows very well about going to the bathroom, but
doesn't do it quite yet. She says "poop and peep" whenever someone needs
to go. She says "ya ya peas" for water please. And then she just talks
and talks without anyone understanding her. I'm sure she will have a lot
to say when she learns how to say more.
hates it when the sun gets in her eyes in the car. She will start
screaming in the car whenever it happens. I've never had a kid do that
before. We got her some sunglasses, but she refuses to wear them. Funny
-She is still taking one long nap during the day. If it's too late
then she will stay up really late. She doesn't love going to bed. Sundays are the worst because church
is during her nap time, but she can't make it till bedtime without a
nap. This means a super late nap with her waking up at like 8:00 pm and
not sleeping again till midnight. Someday we'll have a normal church
-She loves her baby dolls and has one in her hand almost constantly. She always sleeps with one or many dolls. I haven't had a child that loves them as much as her.
-She loves it when you trace her hand and asks for you to do it over and over again.
-She loves eating cereal with milk. I think she is being kept alive by it right now.
-She loves playing with my hair and gets mad when someone else wants to.
-She loves playing with the other kids. They all just love her.
-She has grown a lot lately, mostly in height. She is still skinny, but she definitely looks like a normal sized child now.
before her 2nd birthday we took her to the doctor and she weighed 24
lbs (20%) and was 34.25 inches tall (59%). Six months ago she was only
14% in height so she's grown a lot! Besides that she looked perfectly