As of tomorrow, Abby is closer to 5 than birth and that suddenly freaks me out a little bit. Kindergarten doesn't seem so far off anymore. I loved Kyleigh and Cohen at the age of 4 and 5, so I keep holding onto that!
Let's talk about the wonderful and trying parts of being two and a half:
You are funny- you have a spirit about you that just makes us laugh. You are animated. You tell stories with your words, facial expressions and your hands. You dance and make up your own songs. You have learned tone and inflection in your voice. You perform and want an attentive and laughing audience.
You are compassionate. Nana thinks you'll be a nurse. You like to take care of things, especially your baby dolls. You make sure they are covered in their little blankets and tell us they are cold. You pat them, tell them good night, and hold them when they bump their head (read: get dropped). You love to give hugs and kisses. You currently like to watch TV in our bed snuggled up with us and all of the throw pillows we own.
You are stubborn. You like things in the same place, order, and pattern. You like routine and knowing what is coming. I hope you have enough of your Daddy in you to balance this out! The first night we sat down to watch "dancing" on TV, I had made cookies for church and we ate one. Dancing on TV is now associated with cookies every week in your mind!
You are known to say No with a grin on your face, throw a good fit, and have mastered the whine. But, you seem to recover quickly and often tell us, "all better now".
At age two, you stopped going to bed on your own and we are still struggling through that. You read books in your bed quietly from 8:15 to 9:00 provided we are in the room. Us leaving before you fall asleep or shutting the door is devastating!
Your favorite foods are: chicken nuggets, garlic bread, mac & cheese, most any fruit with grapes and watermelon being favorites, corn, peas, carrots, popsicles, and ice cream. I don't know what you weigh, but assume it is around 32 pounds. You wear a size 24 months or 2T bottom and 3T top, only to get it over your big head! You wear 3T dresses just to make sure they are long enough. You wear a size 6 shoe.
You are fully potty trained, except at night time. Your diaper is dry about 50% of the time in the morning. I think we'll end the night diaper in a few months and we've promised you a Goldfish for your room when that happens. I bet we name her Dorothy because you love Elmo's World. Mickey Mouse Clubhouse has replaced Yo Gabba Gabba on TV and Daisy is still your favorite.
I love you. I adore you. You are my favorite Abby Lu!