If Avery was the one telling you how old she is she would say, "Two!" while holding up 5 fingers... You win some and lose some I guess; I mean we wouldn't want her to be a know-it-all anyway. ;) Avery Grace, I cannot believe you have been a part of our family now for 2 years. You are the funniest, sweetest, smartest, most beautiful and loving little girl that ever was. We are so proud to be your Mommy and Daddy!
Avery here are your stats at 2:
Height: 35.25 inches (90%) The pediatrician told me today that based on her current measurements and past trends, she could likely end up being 5'8'' to 5'10''! WHAT?! Where did this child come from? I laughed when he told me that, and he asked me why, to which I replied, "I am a little over 5'2''; it just baffles me". He then said that she would probably end up passing me in height by the time she is 13. We shall see what ends up happening I guess. In the meantime, I will just set up some private volleyball and swim lessons ;)
Weight: 25 lbs. 12 ounces (30%) Always been my long and lean girl.
Sleep: 12 hours a night, plus a 2 to 3 hour nap during the day.
Diaper Size: You just moved into a 5
Clothes Size: Mostly 2T, but you can still wear a lot of your smaller smocked clothes, even some 12-18mo. I keep telling M that they are an investment, you can wear them forever!
Favorite toys: your baby doll Mae (she is like your 5th appendage, you want to take her everywhere), Cozy coupe, Mae's stroller and highchair, kitchen, dollhouse, and learning how to ride your tricycle
Favorite activities: You LOVE to go to story time at the library. It has become a Tuesday tradition for you and Mommy. We also recently got a zoo membership and have already been 4 times within the last 2 weeks. You keep asking for "manimals?" Then will say, "promise back?"
Favorite Books: You love to read, something I hope continues! Some of your most recent favorite books are Night Night Birmingham, Papa Loon, Green Eggs and Ham, If You Give a Mouse a Cookie, I'll Love You Forever
Favorite Foods: avocado, turkey, pancakes, any type of fruit except pineapple. There isn't much you won't eat except corn for some reason. You even like eating salad, and will ask for it on occasion.
Favorite Songs: Mommy and Daddy have enjoyed singing you the classic Church of Christ hymns. You now know a lot of the words to "Sing and Be Happy", "Each Day I'll Do a Golden Deed", "Our God, He is Alive". You have also taken to "Sweet Home Alabama" recently and will say, "Sing bama?".
Favorite Movies/Shows: You still don't watch very much TV, but once you watched Frozen for the first time, there was no turning back. You LOVE singing along with the songs. It is the only movie that you have ever watched from beginning to end in one sitting. Otherwise, you will occasionally watch Doc McStuffins or Princess Sofia whenever Mommy is showering or trying to make dinner.
Milestones: You are now speaking in sentences 95% of the time and have been for a little while. It seemed you started doing it almost overnight. You can count to 10 and spell your name (you leave out the "e" sometimes). You will say you live in Birmingham, Alabama (except you say it more like "Alybama". You can also say your ABC's and name colors. You prefer to eat with a fork, and use it pretty well most of the time.
Personality: You are the sweetest little thing. The other night while Daddy was giving you a bath you reached up to his chin to pull him close to you and gave him a kiss on the lips and then said, "True love's kiss!". You love babies, I mean LOVE them. You want to kiss them, pat them, hold them, etc... When we have to drop you off at school early and you happen to be the first one there, the teachers will just take you in to play with the babies. Our sweet little nurturer. Your dramatic antics seemed to have leveled off recently. You are a pretty laid-back little girl, not many things make you upset.
We love you Avery Grace. You continue to bless our lives in innumerable ways on a daily basis!
I can't believe you were ever this small...
And now you are our big girl...
|Taking cupcakes to school to share with your friends for your birthday|
|All you wanted to do on your actual birthday is go to the zoo, so that's exactly what we did. This was you reacting to seeing the peacock's feathers.|
|Celebrating Mother's Day|