Ok, this is delayed a bit but I have a great excuse. :)
So, our littlest peanut is 2. Someone asked me if it felt like 2 years and I had to be honest and say yes. Josie is a dear, sweet little girl but she is fiercely independent which makes life interesting. I've had more near heart attacks in the last year than I have in my entire life.
Here are some things she loves at the moment.
Butter Chicken (an Indian dish which makes mom happy because now we can all have Indian Take Away!)
She pretty much eats anything we put in front of her. We are enjoying eating our meals together as a family and the girls are used to eating what we eat so it's easy.
Things she likes to say:
Sorry mommy, didn't mean to.
Do it mineself.
That not nice.
That a good idea?
Please play in the little house? (she wants to go out to the tree house in the yard)
I yuv you Sophie.
Any request followed with "right now". It's lovely.
Key Yoda which is actually Kia Ora, the New Zealand greeting.
Party in the car. This is a request to turn the music up loud, and dance and sing and act silly thanks to our relocation agent, Marilyn.
She loves singing and her current favorites are "Part of Your World" from The Little Mermaid, "It Ain't Me, Babe" by Johnny Cash, The Pepper Song (actually Jackson) by Johnny Cash, and The Tree Song (actually All I Want Is You) by Barry Lois Polisar from the Juno Soundtrack.
Her favorite things to do are "push it da button" or push the button on any technological thing that you don't want her to touch. I swear to God this girl understands my computer better than I do. Often if I can't hear her talking to her sister I'll come in to find that she has climbed up on the coffee table and is opening my laptop with a wicked grin on her face. Remotes? She eats em for breakfast. Power buttons, cell phones, iPhones, Wii IR receptors (Sorry Steve)? All in a days work. She loves playing store and cook. She likes to make me breakfast while in her new playhouse. Often I get Beenanas, oatmeal, toast and eggs. She also likes to take orders at her store and her favorite things to sell are water, hot dogs and ice cream. Following and emulating her sister continues to be her favorite past time. Anything Sophie does, Josie has to try. Oh! and she loves to swim. We took her to the aquatic center last week and she followed a couple of 5 or 6 year olds around and copied everything they did, including diving under the water. She wasn't phased by it at all. She'll lay on her back, stand under a shower, crawl on her hands, put her face under. She loves every minute of it!
She's been showing a fear (I know, hold the phone) of hairy things, spiders, certain stuffed animals, things that growl (like mom or dad pretending to be a lion). She asks me to "just be mommy" when that happens and runs into my arms.
The biggest thing that I have to remind myself everyday is that she is only two. I often forget how young she is. It's a wonderful age and she is discovering and exploring more each day. Our little sweet and sour baby!