Andrea is now two years old. It’s hard to believe that two years have already passed since she was born.
She is talking up a storm, and often using full sentences. She is also memorizing entire pages from some of her favorite books. Last night we were at dinner and a baby was crying and she looked at us and said, “That little baby is crying,” very matter-of-factly. Then last night when we were going to bed, she picked up one of the new Diego books that she just got last week for her birthday, flipped through the pages, and then said “This is a very muddy place,” which was the first sentence from that page verbatim. I was stunned.
She got an easel for her birthday and has been loving drawing on the chalkboard. She mostly just draws vertical lines though. She may have gotten her creativity from me. LOL She is also getting really interested in coloring and likes to try to color in pictures in her coloring books. I bought her some washable finger paints, but haven’t been brave enough to pull them out yet for her try.
She also got a lot of play food for her birthday and a toy cash register, so she’s been playing with that and her kitchen set more. She’s really getting the hang of make-believe play. She pretends to shop, scans her items, puts them in a basket, and she goes to the sink in her play kitchen and fills things with “water”. She got a tea set and loves to sit and play with the kettle, the cups, and the little desserts that come with it.
Stuffed animals are also still a favorite. She cuddles them, talks to them, puts bracelets and necklaces on them, and is so sweet with them. She was very worried about her Curious George because he had a little hole in his head, and she was so happy that her Oma was able to fix him. This morning she was carrying around her lovey dog, and saying, “What’s wrong, doggie? What’s the matter?” It was so adorable.
She sometimes tries my patience, but at the same time she provides almost constant entertainment. I am forever amused by the things she says and does. I need to post more often to share some of these funny stories.