September 12, 2010

2 Years


Two years ago, our beautiful little girl started amazing us on day one. Lifting her own head just hours after she was born was the beginning of what I am sure will be a lifetime of flabbergasting, mind-blowing, heart-melting achievements.

Here is our munchkin on her first day in the world.

And here she is today.

Her 2 year appointment went really well. Dr. S. was amazed at her speaking in full sentences. Audia greeted her by saying "Hi, Dr. S!" and promptly reciting her ABC's. At 26 lbs and 36.5 inches, she is in the 25-50th percentile for weight and off the charts for height! No big suprise there, but fun to hear, nontheless :-)
These days, these are the things our little sprite is doing:
  • She can recite her entire ABC's and count to 15
  • She loves (and is very good at) puzzles
  • She is speaking in full sentences, and says the funniest things! Just the other day she said "Audia's havin' a rough time today." Seriously?? What 2 year old do you know that says things like that??
  • She is figuring out the difference between first and third tense, though she still uses them interchangebly
  • She loves Yo Gabba Gabba and Elmo
  • She takes such good care of her baby dolls, regularly giving them hugs and kisses and telling them that she loves them
  • She asks for a kitty cat every 3 or 4 days. I am still trying to decide if we should give in and get one.
  • She cleans everything. She loves taking tissues, napkins, or wet wipes and wiping off every surface in sight. (I really hope this trait long as it doesn't become compulsive, of course!)

There are, of course, many other things she's doing but these are the things that stand out to me.

Audia Suzanne, your mommy and daddy couldn't be more proud, more happy, more in love, more thankful. All because of you. You are the sweetest, funniest, smartest, most adventurous, curious, and beautiful girl ever to exist. Little girls do not come in more perfect packages than you! Happy Birthday!



I can second all of that - what an amazing kid! And I think the parents can take credit for giving the kind attention and support and love and imagination that makes her development possible. I love you all!