Wednesday, December 05, 2007

2 year old update

There are some new pictures below this post. We keep forgetting to measure E on the door frame of her bedroom, but at her check-up on Nov. 16th she was 34 inches tall. She weighs 25 pounds, which feels heavy to me.

On Sunday or Monday she said, "I love you" to her daddy; and when he was out with her last night he said she said something like, "I love Mommy". We have no idea what love means to her but it's nice to hear it. It could just be something she's picked up as an addendum to "bye-bye" and "night-night".

Yesterday David picked her up from the sitter's and took her to an art studio where his former high school teacher works. He said when they drove up and he stopped the car, E was surprised and said, "Not Mommy's house...!"

The "mine" obsession is easing up and she likes to pretend to argue over an object: "MY blanket! No, MY blanket!" etc. She's really starting to get pretend play and has "cooked" some, but unlike Victor, she doesn't see that modeled very much. She has been feeding and talking to her baby dolls a little, making them ride the toy horse and things like that. She tries to include the cats sometimes when we're doing something - would they like to get under the blanket? would they like to see the book we're reading? would they like to wear the birthday hat?

LIKES: oatmeal, mini bagels, scrambled eggs, sliced cheese, bananas, playing on the waterbed, seeing and hearing trains, running to see the garbage truck when she hears it, being chased or tickled, galloping, turning in circles, playing with crayons (not so much coloring as manipulating, lining up, dumping out, holding and banging the crayons and pencils, peeling paper off the crayons), going outside (and seeing the neighbor's dog), eating muffins at the coffee shop, sorting and dumping small objects from one container to another, zipping and unzipping zippers, buckling buckles, watching tv at the sitter's house in the morning, Richard Scarry's Cars and Trucks and Things That Go (which she calls "the BIG book"), baths, going to Victor's or grandma's house. And of course, fuzz and her purple blanket.

Fuzz stories:
The other day out for a walk she looked up at the clouds in the sky and said, "Fuzz!"

When I took her to see the Santa display at the mall she was most interested in the fake snow carpeting the floor -- miles and miles of fuzz! She was mad that she couldn't play in it.

When she stayed with Victor one afternoon she dropped her fuzz without realizing it, and he picked it up and followed after her, holding it out and saying, "Nose! Nose!" (if you're new to this blog, fuzz is lint or cotton stuffing from a toy, and E puts it in her nose)

DISLIKES: milk, vegetables, most kinds of meat, brushing her teeth, getting dressed, wearing socks, having the door to her room closed, having to sit in the high chair for messy food, getting tangles out of her hair, Mommy going to the bathroom without her, stopping playing, having her diaper changed.


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