Friday, April 1, 2016

Anne Elizabeth is two and a half!

This baby may be in the middle of the Terrible Twos...but she's so terrifically wonderful at the same time! And so darn CUTE.

Terrific: Annie is very much the clown. She is SO silly and loves to make us laugh. She always has to announce, "I farted!"
Terrible: She thinks it's hilarious when she gets to flush the toilet- she looks at me and says, "Hahd, ha, I did it...nah nah nah boo boo!" What?! And sometimes, when she "apologizes", she says it very sarcastically: "Sor-ray!"

Terrific: She's the best sleeper. Goes to bed around 7, wakes around 6. Takes a great 2+ hour nap. I put her down wide awake and she slowly puts herself to sleep. I've gone into her room to check on her and many times she'll just be laying there, smiling and dozing off.
No terribles here! #sleeptrainingftw

Terrific: she has so much of her baby squishiness left. She gets countless kisses and squeezes every day!
Terrible: She gets awful eczema flare ups. I'm ready for warmer weather where she can wear dresses that don't constantly rub the sensitive spots on her skin.

Terrific: She is potty trained except at night and during naps.
Terrible: She waits for these times to do #2, so almost every time we get her out of bed she's stinky :)

Terrific: Her favorite song is Roar by Katy Perry. She wants it played again and again in the van. It's hysterical to watch her sing with such passion. I love listening to her sing it when she's waiting for us to get her out of bed in the morning.
Terrible: She cries if I don't play it back to back to back (ugh.)

Terrific: She's saying too many words to list. She talks ALL the time! My favorite is when you say, "I love you!" and she replies, "I love you SO much!" I die when she says, "Pick up me!" LOL
Terrible: "I don't want/like it!" and she definitely yells when she's mad, even when you can't understand her. I'll look at her and say, "You talk nicely, do not yell," THAT really upsets her.

Terrific: She likes to act like a puppy or a kitten. She'll crawl around making sounds and rubbing or pawing against my leg.

Terrible: When she gets mad she'll hit her sisters and yell. When she gets in trouble she'll cry uncontrollably, her feelings are SO hurt, you can just see it in her eyes. She's very sensitive about getting in trouble. I can see some stubborness in her.

Terrific: She's like Audrey in so many ways, her sensitivity and silliness especially. Her little body is holding a crazy big personality...just sit and have a conversation with her :)

Terrific: She is so polite, she says, "Thank you!" all the time. It sounds like "shay shoo," LOL!!
Terrible: On the flip side, if something irritates her she'll yell, "Stop it!" I can usually get her to say, "Please, stop."

Terrific: She is SUPER independent and wants to do everything by herself. She is so good at taking off her own shirts and nightgowns. She gets the proudest look on her face as she wiggles out of them! I can tell her to go put her shoes on...and she DOES. I'm still trying to get the big girls to do that, lol.
Terrible: She is SUPER independent and wants to do EVERYTHING by herself. Which takes forever sometimes. She wants to do her own car seat buckle. She wants to brush her own teeth after I do.

I swear. I look at her and my heart swells. I SO want to keep her this age for much, much longer. The teriffics outshine the terribles for sure. As much as I don't want her to grow so fast, I cannot wait to see how her little personality develops. We love our sweet Annie baby.