I feel bad sometimes that for all the blogging I do, I may not be sharing enough about life with my girls, Lisa and Alison, and all the things they are up to! I really want to be better about documenting their life, so let me share some fun things about them!
Alison and Lisa are such smart little girls. They can count to ten, hold up various fingers representing different numbers, sing a bunch of songs, string words into sentences, and even identify many letters of the alphabet. They love Sesame Street, the Muppets, Wall-E, and lots of other movies. They can now sit through longer story books without losing interest (especially Lisa) and have been doing very well sitting through church. They greatly enjoy puzzles and coloring. Alison really loves putting things in containers/boxes and sorting/organizing things.
Potty training is still going on and both of them use the potty everyday, though we still have frequent accidents from Lisa who we try to keep in “big girl panties” all the time. She’s made it entire days without accidents, including overnight, and when out and about. But, then the next day she’ll have several accidents. It’s a work in progress for sure. Alison loves going potty but seems to lack bladder control or something as she can just go all day long! We keep her in an Easy Up (Pampers) so she can use the potty easily, but not have to worry about constant messes.
My girls are way more opinionated about things now – what they want to eat, what they want to do, what movie they want to watch, if they want to share, or what they want to wear. The last one is a bit frustrating, because if I leave them alone, I may come back to find them sans clothes or, if they found their swimsuits, proudly sporting them instead of their normal clothes, and like pictured below, inside out and backwards. Alison loves her swimsuit and trying to put her clothes on by herself. So independent now!
Our girls tell us they love us now!! There is not much sweeter as a parent than your child telling you they love you, randomly, and often. They’ve been doing it for about a month now and it’s great. They give lots of hugs, and even more kisses. Alison now says “Please” and “Thank you” without being prompted like at all. Lisa on the other hand always “needs” things and demands them. They love snuggling, especially Alison. They also say cute things like “I need some hungry” first thing in the morning, and “Tuck in ear” at bedtime when they want us to tuck them in. I really really love that they can communicate so well now!
The girls are done getting all their molars in as of over a month ago and the last bit of teething wasn’t too bad. They both weigh about 29-30 lbs and are about 3 feet tall. They eat ALL the time it seems and are always hungry and thirsty. Seriously. They take one nap a day for about 2-3 hours, sometimes longer, from about noon to 3pm. We still sit in the room with them at nap and bed time though. The girls love the park and going to playgroup and have an affinity to climbing things and are very smart about the ways they get a stool to help them do so. They also love bugs and just about everything else outside.
|Looking at ants on the ground|
The girls love playing pretend! Such a fun thing about two year olds! They will pretend their babies or stuffed animals are crying or sleepy or hurt or hungry and take care of their needs (how I hope this means they will be good older sisters!). The animals often “use” the potty seat or have accidents on the floor which need to be cleaned up. I love pretend play, because instead of getting the literal items requested, I can stay on my lazy bum and “pull it out of my pocket.” Magic! The only downside is hearing them repeat all the things I tell them to do… Now I know that most of what they hear are commands and rules. *Sigh*
Two years olds are seriously the best and we really haven’t had too many tantrums. Sure there are days where they are just whiny and crying and just want to be held the whole day or for whatever reason refuse to be cooperative, but it’s usually when they are sick or tired, thankfully. I am so lucky to have these two adorable kids!