Monday, October 10, 2011

2 1/2 years old!

Today my sweet daughter turns 2 1/2. I can't believe she is already this old. I look in her face and I still see the tiny baby that I held for the first time 2 1/2 years ago. Children growing up is so bittersweet.
My Chloe Jo is the light of my life. I'm so happy and thankful to have her. So what has she been up to lately?

-She is speaking in more and more sentences every day. She can count to 10. She knows her colors (though will only show me that on her terms). She can spell her name. She says please and thank you most of the time. Her verbal skills have improved so much over the last 3 months.

-She is still only day-time potty trained but has been so now for a year. She will go a week or so without pottying in during nap-time and then will have an accident so I still put a pull-up on her during her nap. She has only had a dry morning pull-up one time so we aren't even talking about that yet.

-She takes a nap every day. It is usually 1 to 3 hours depending on what we did that day.

-She is still picky as ever about food. She used to love my chili and my Mexican casserole but will not touch either anymore. Her favorite meal is meatloaf and peas.

-She wears size 3T, but I have to take up the waists of all the pants. She needs the length in a 3T, but she really needs a 24month waist. She is very tall and skinny.We have been having issues in the discipline area. She tells us no and she swipes at us now. We are trying to be very consistent in persuading her not to do either of those things.

-She still loves Dora the Explorer and Elmo, but has also started enjoyed movies like Beauty and the Beast.

-She would play at the park all day if we let her.

-She weighs 29 1/2 pounds putting her around the 55th percentile. She gained 3 1/2 pounds in the last three months. I think it's time to start limiting her sweets intake (and ours, too!).
-She is measuring 36 1/2 inches putting her around the 65th percentile. She gained a lot of weight but didn't grow in height much the past 3 months. This doesn't concern me at all because she grew 6 inches the previous 6 months.
I am so blessed to have my beautiful daughter in my life!

1 comment:

Ashley said...

What a cute, sweet girl! Hard to believe these little ladies are acting so grown up. We are having issues with the no thing's so hard not to laugh, but we try very hard to be stern about it and let her know that it isn't acceptable.