Monday, October 8, 2012

Two Year Old Lucy

At two years old, Lucy:
  • loves her grandma and aunts.  LOVES them.  She calls Lindsay, 'Liseen', and Mari, 'Murray'.  She also loves her uncles and grandpa, especially Uncle Chris.
  • talks about Uncle Luke on a daily basis and knows that he is on a mission in Argentina.  She also pretends to call Chris on her calculator every day, and requests to FaceTime with Curtis on a regular basis.
  • finally touched a dog for the first time in her life.  She has been terrified of them, which I am fine with because I think they are unpredictable and I don't want a strange dog biting her.  My sister got a tiny little puppy, who is the most mellow, gentle puppy ever- like I think something might be wrong with him because he just lays there all day.  She loves him though, and had so much fun playing with him this past week.
  • adores her father and gets so so excited when he comes home from work at the end of the day.  Yesterday when he walked through the door she shrieked with excitement, jumped into his arms and said, 'Oh Daddy, so cute!' while grabbing his cheeks, and then smothered him with hugs and kisses.  Haha it was the sweetest thing ever.  She loves him.
  • loves to watch football with her dad.  When he gets home from work she immediately requests that they 'watch footall?' together.  I told him to enjoy it while it lasts, because in a few years she will be complaining that it's on all the time.  He is so excited that they can do that together.  Between that and her requesting to listen to the Black Keys 50 times a day, he is one proud papa.
  • can count to 10, knows 90% of the alphabet, is getting good at letter recognition, and speaks incredibly well.
  • impressed her pediatrician in every way possible at her 2 year check up.  She was blown away by her vocabulary, social skills, ability to count, do most of her ABCs, climb on every single thing in the office, answer questions, diet, and overall cuteness.
  • weighs in at almost 22 lbs, which put her back on the charts in the third percentile, and is 34 3/4 inches tall, which is the fiftieth percentile.  Her head is still in the fourth percentile.  Tiny bean.  She is long and lean, this one.  Lucky girl.
  • is in love with her mama, and she is my favorite child. 
  • has started taking an interest in makeup.  She watches me put it on and always wants me to put some on her.  She doesn't seem to notice yet, that I don't ever touch her face when I'm pretending to put some on her.  She has the sweetest little face ever.  Before I had her, I always thought I'd love to put make up on my little girl, but now I feel like it would make her too grown up, or something so we haven't actually played with it yet.
  • got a play kitchen for her birthday from Josh and I.  She LOVES it.  It keeps her busy, and she thinks it's pretty cool.  
  • loves boots.  She wants to wear them every day and would be totally content to be naked except for her boots at the park, store, in her play room, and anywhere else.
  • throws the worlds shortest tantrums.  She literally lays on the floor, grunts, gets up and is on her merry little way.  It's actually really funny to watch.
  • loves the display Christmas trees at Costco.  Every time we go, she gets so excited to see them, which gets me really excited for this holiday season.  I think she is going to love everything about it.
  • is so social.  She says hi to everyone passing our way, even if we are in the car and they are on the street.  Every kid is her 'friend'.  We were at the park yesterday and were the only ones there.  She was so confused as to where all her friends were.  
  • loves to go to the pumpkin patch and to the farm.  
  • never forgets anything.  EVER.  If you promise her something, you better fulfill that promise because this kid will not forget.  She remembers things from months ago, it is truly impressive.
  • has her dad wrapped around her little finger.
  • loves to color, do craft projects, play with stickers, and do flash cards.
  • loves to go out in our yard and throw rocks (bark), and has found a few little seats on our huge redwood where she loves to sit (for about 2 seconds, of course).
  • is a little tornado and can make the biggest mess in the blink of an eye.  She will walk by something and knock it down, pull it off its shelf, etc. and keep on her way.  It's like she can't possibly leave the house looking neat and organized.
  • helps us clean up her messes and toys at the end of the day, and is really good about getting a rag and cleaning up something that she has spilled, without us asking her to.
  • has learned the word 'mine' and we are having a really hard time with it.  She has to go in time out every time she says it in a bratty way.  We don't want her to be a selfish person so we are trying to correct that one as quickly as possible.  In contrast to that, she is really good at sharing most of the time, and that we are proud of.
  • is loved by all.  Seriously.


Megan said...

happy birthday to cute lucy! what a doll.

Ms. Green Eyes said...

Lucy and Scarlett sound like they would be best friends!

Angie said...

She is such a mini you! SOOO cute! Miss you guys!