Monday, August 1, 2011

Things I don’t want to forget: All about Audrey edition!

I love this stage. Audrey is the sweetest girl! So smart and curious and the best imagination!

Some things I definitely don’t want to forget:

Her newest sayings are:

“Oh my gosh!”
“I can’t believe it!”
“What the HECK?!”
“I’m thinking about it…”

She loves her new dollhouse. She puts the whole family to sleep in their beds and covers them with the blanket from her crib.

She’s very sensitive towards others. If someone is sad she’ll say, “Poor _____!”

She’s getting to be more and more OCD…she likes to sort her bath letters and numbers by color.

She’s becoming more interested in Abigail. Yesterday when she woke up she said, “I want to see Abby!” She likes to watch me change her diaper. She loves to tickle Abby’s toes.

Anytime there’s a blanket spread out on the floor she automatically wants to have a picnic/tea party.

We’ve moved the froggy potty into her bathroom. So now when she has to go she runs frantically while saying, “I gotta pee, I love you!” I have no idea what that last part is about ☺

The other day she saw the dishwasher basket that we use for bottle parts on the counter. She’s used it before as a “cage” for her farm and zoo animals, so when she asked me to get it down for her I didn’t think anything of it. A few minutes later she came and asked me to march with her…usually she asks me to have a dance party with her. But I obliged and she led me to my room. Then she starts singing the song from Jake and the Neverland Pirates and marching around the basket, just like they do on the show. Complete with a grand finish (arms in the air, striking a pose at the end of the song.) She was disappointed when the basket (excuse me, treasure chest) didn’t open by itself like it does on the show. To make it even more fun Chris got out 4 gold coins…her very own gold doubloons! Too funny.

"Hey, hey welcome crew..."

She goes into my closet and pulls out my shoes. She puts them on and calls them her tap shoes.

When we speak sternly to her or tell her no, she makes a “funny” face. She thinks it will get her out of trouble if she makes us laugh. Unfortunately for her it doesn’t work- but we all get a good laugh and thankfully it takes the edge off & there’s no tantrum!

When I make my bed she insists on being a baby turtle. She lays on the floor and I throw pillows on top of her. As the momma turtle I bring her celery and coffee (don’t ask!)

My sweet little baby turtle :)

She likes to help give Abigail her baths. If we wrap Abby in the green alligator towel Audrey likes to be chased by “Abigator” afterwards!

She loves her dad. She actually says, “I love my dad.”

She says her prayers all by herself.

She takes over the living room...more precisely, the living room table. She poses all of her "friends" and sets them up on/in various toys. I clean it all up when she takes a nap and she does it all again when she wakes up.

After she’s all dressed and her hair is brushed, we walk to the long mirror in my closet. She stands there and totally beams while I tell her how pretty she looks. The look on her face is precious!

I truly love this age especially because I’m hearing that year three is pretty awful, lol.


Lauren said...

She's completely priceless, Sheri. You're very lucky to call her your own!

And I'm starting to believe everything you've heard about age three is true. For real.

Natalie and Daniel said...

I enjoy reading your blog b/c my 2 yr old is 2 months younger than Audrey and our babies had the same due date and were born on the same day- plus we are both teachers- so a lot in common. I have a question for you though- I was wondering what you thought about the stroller you bought now that you have used it for a bit. I have a sit in stand that I bought cheap used and I carry my baby in a carrier a lot now, but I am looking for a double stroller as she gets bigger and I am thinking about the one you bought... can't decide between side by side or front to back. Thanks for any help! I'll check back.

SB said...

Natalie- Hi! I really like the side by side because I'm in close proximity to both at the same time. Whether I'm walking with them or sitting, I can tend to both b/c they're in arms reach. I almost got a sit and stand but they don't look very comfy for the older child, plus I really don't want Audrey to have that much freedom...If she wants to get down and walk, fine, but I don't want her up and down, up down at her own free will. The infant carrier fits right in without an adapter. I really like it!

Natalie and Daniel said...