Thursday, May 9, 2013

Lillian is Two!

This picture was taken the morning of her 2nd Birthday on our way to school. 
She was so proud to have purple pigtails just like her Abby doll!
Lillian is a toddler!  Gone are so many of her baby characteristics (except for those cute chubby cheeks!).   She no longer has the saggy diaper waddle when she runs away since she is diaper free all day including naptime.  She constantly demands to do things by her "Self, SELF!" then in the same breath she'll turn and ask for help.  She jumps up & down like a toddler now and climbs on everything!  But the truest sign that she has moved into the next phase of her childhood development is her fine tuned negotiating skills.  If we tell her it's bedtime in 5 minutes, she'll say "No, 6!".  If we offer her 3 chocolate covered ray rays for going potty in the toilet, she'll respond "No, 4 ray rays!".  The negotiating doesn't surprise me, I've babysat and worked daycare enough to be prepared for that.  But her math skills blow me away!  We test her all the time by throwing out random numbers and she always replies with one more.  What 2 year old can count so well? 

Lillian loves to encourage her brother to crawl.  We spend a lot of time on our hands and knees showing Jak what to do.  It must be working, he scoots himself all across the basement, trying to keep up with her.  He hasn't figured out how to use his legs yet, he just drags them behind himself like a wounded soldier (make that a wounded soldier with a grin from ear to ear!).  He's so proud of his mobility and gushes from the attention he's receiving from his sister. 
A little shy when we sang Happy Birthday
Big hugs when Daddy arrived!
Aunt Casey showing off Keira!

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