Emily is talking our ears off, running "so fast" everywhere she goes, & acting like a teenager.
She has recently become 'afraid' of bugs. Except they aren't usually bugs. She will see a fuzzy or something dark on the floor and freezes in her tracks saying, "what's that mommy, what's that mommy?" over and over until I tell her it's a fuzzy and then she tells me, "throw it away" with this fearful look on her face.
She loves saying her ABC's and counting. She counts everything and points out numbers all the time. She can even spell her name thanks to her uglywhere chair.
Some of my favorite things she says are:
"hmmmm let me see" (when she's thinking about something)
"I'm so happy!"
"be careful it's slippety" (slippery)
"Gavin's cryin', he needs to go to sleep" (she says this any time Gavin cries).
Her hair has become quite a pain in the ass. I know, I know- it's long and so pretty but the girl will not let me comb it, wash it, or put it up without a crying, raging fit.
It has been pretty nice here the past two days so we have gotten the stroller/wagon out and it has done us all some good to get fresh air- let me tell you. The walks of the past where I could get a workout in while Emily and Gavin sit nicely in the stroller are gone. Walks are now all about Emily declaring, "walk with you mommy, no ride in the stroller!" and stopping to explore every single thing on the sidewalk and asking 215 times, "what's that sound mommy?" It's so fun to see the world from a 2 years olds perspective.
Gavin is boy- all boy. He tries to climb everything, plays with trucks & blocks over anything else, and he loves throwing balls- boy stuff. His favorite thing is being outside- he will bring us his coat and hat, point to the door and emphatically grunt until he gets his way.
He is also very opinionated about food. He will eat bananas, cheerios & goldfish (like they are going out of style), yogurt, peas, and sometimes chicken. That's about the extent of his likes. The boy will drink a gallon of milk if you let him though.
He is so funny & happy. He loves to laugh and if he does something to make us laugh he will do it repeatedly.
We are working on transitioning him to one nap, which is super fun. But, he needs it. And so far, it's been a good thing for night sleep- meaning he has slept from 7:30-7:00 the last two nights- instead of waking up at 4:45am. Happiness.
Talking is not on the top of G's priority list. He says 'mama' for everything. Mama = milk, dad, Emily, Grandma, I'm pissed about something, etc.
Leave it to me to have two of the most strong willed children on the planet. As I've said before, my mom is looking down on me and laughing because lord knows I was not an easy child.