Thursday, December 23, 2010

2 1/2 year Snapshot of Sophia

Well, Sophia, it's been a while since I've done a snapshot of your likes/dislikes, characteristics etc. so here it goes:

  • You're still a picky eater but you're eating m ore and more of what we eat. At school you eat everything the other kids eat so I'm not too worried. The other day you actually asked if we could get some strawberries.
  • You love to help clean up spill messes or messes that involve a broom. You're even getting better at picking up your toys.
  • You're practically potty trained. The only part we have yet to completely conquer is the overnight part. You hardly ever have accidents during the day and overnight most of the time you are dry.
  • You love drawing. But you're not really into coloring books. They bore you. You'd rather have your own blank pieces of paper to create on. You're really into colors. And you're even differentiating between light and dark shades of a color.
  • You're really into babies right now. You like pushing your baby in a shopping cart.
  • You LOVE chocolate!
  • You are quick to anger and get frustrated.
  • You are very loving and compassionate.
  • Right now, you're having separation anxiety in the mornings before school. Once at school, you're fine. We think it started during the Thanksgiving holidays when you stayed home with us several days in a row.
  • You love to read. In fact, you "read" to us. You'll pretend you are reading from the book. You're not really reading though.
  • You're speech is becoming more and more clear. You talk a mile a minute. You say too many words for someone to actually name them.
  • You like to have "your turn" when I'm doing anything around the house whether it be dusting, sweeping or cooking.
  • You have a very good sense of direction and can tell us which way to go to get home from daycare, to get to daycare and to get to Nana and Paw-Paw's house.
  • You are terrified of people dressed up in costumes.
  • You're really into the Wiggles and Caillou right now. We hope this phase passes soon.
  • I love the way when your last show is over, "you'll say one more show mom?".
  • Surprisingly you're leaving all the Christmas decor alone. I can't believe it. Even the presents underneath the tree.
  • You are constantly asking why.
  • You now pout when you don't get your way.
  • You're very affectionate and try to give hugs to all your friends and family.
  • I think you're going to turn into a chicken nugget because you want to eat them for every meal. We don't give in but you still ask every time.
  • You are fiercely independent and insist on putting your underwear back on and pants back on after you go on the toilet.
  • You are coming more and more out of your shell around people.
  • You are very tall for your age. In fact, most people think you're 3 or 4 instead of just 2.
  • I love the way you say "That's okay mom. It will be okay." if I spill or drop something.
I think that's about it. There's so much I'm probably forgetting. You are such a complex little girl and I see so much of myself in you. Scary. :)
I love you!


Anonymous said...

This was so fun to read! It cracks me up that she calls you mom instead of mommy. So grown up!

Lori said...

What a beautiful little girl, inside and out

Allison said...

Good list... growing way too fast!

Janelle's Little Blog said...

I love this. I especially love that Sophia thinks coloring books are boring and that she prefers a blank page...beautiful! She is growing so fast-a sweetheart!