Terrible Two’s

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Ok, so Sophie isn’t all that terrible, but we are definitely entering a new phase of independence and attitude. Some times it is comical when she imitates my heavy sighs, following up with an, “oh gosh…” and other times is makes my blood boil. From what I hear, that is what life with a toddler is all about.

She can recite all of her ABC’s [as well as most of the lyrics to “My Girl”], and is getting pretty good at counting too. She got some flash cards for her birthday that I am hoping will ignite her learning interest. She has moments of being both a tomboy and a girly-girl. She loves playing in the mud just as much as she loves glitter. It is fun to watch her pick and choose what she invests time and attention to.

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We’ve come to a halt potty training wise, as that was hard for me to maintain during the move and also while I was in the hospital. I’m hoping to rekindle her interest in that as she was actually getting to be pretty successful.

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She’s never been a smiley kid [as you can tell both from these pictures and past blog posts] but she has times of being hyper-excited as well as times of pouting [like during this photoshoot.

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Sophie is an amazing sleeper. She takes 2 hour naps every single day, in addition to going right down for bed at 8 pm. We barely have a night time routine for her besides brushing her teeth, yet she goes to bed without a fuss and falls asleep almost instantly.

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She truly is my best friend and love of my life. She has a wonderful imagination, and is intelligent beyond belief. It has been such an honor to raise her and watch her grow. Happy 2nd Birthday Sophie, and I hope to spend many many more with you, my girl!

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