Dear Vera: Two Years OldBy Dawn Sailors In Dear Vera
Today, my baby girl, you are two years old. I feel so lucky and blessed to have had you in my life for the past two years and I know your dad feels the same. You’ve made us smile and laugh every day and I couldn’t imagine life without the excitement and joy you bring into our world.
Lately you’ve been extra sweet. I’m hoping the terrible two’s will continue to be a myth. That’s not to say you don’t still have your moments of tiredness, stubbornness, and tantrums, but overall, you’re loving and good-tempered most of the time. You’re language continues to expand daily, and your latest funny sayings include “Bless you!” when someone sneezes, “Mama, what wrong?” when you think I don’t look happy, and my favorite “Dada, cough into your Elmo! (elbow)” which kills me every time. When you’re not talking, you almost always have a serious look on your face (like in your picture this month). You’re mind is always working away.
You also sing all the time now, and know the words to all your favorite songs. If you don’t know the words, you pretend you do so you can still sing along, and you try to sing the words to songs on the radio in the car too. You also love to clap and dance, to color, and to run circles around the house.
For your birthday, you got so many fun new toys, including a new little play kitchen. You haven’t left it alone since you saw it. You call it “my birthday” because you don’t understand the difference between a birthday and a birthday present, and you have been cooking up a storm. It’s adorable.
At your two year old checkup, you were in the 90th percentile for both height and weight. We weren’t surprised. :) Your hair is still light and finally starting to grow a little more. We’ve trimmed the back up twice now, hoping the front will grow in and catch up! You’re eyes are still dark gray. I can’t describe them better than that. They seem to change color with what you wear, and I can see blue, brown and green in them when the light hits.
You constantly amaze us with how much you know and how smart you’re getting. You can count into the teens now and say your alphabet easily, and you’re finally starting to get your colors down- pink is your favorite right now. You have a good imagination too, and make up little scenes for your dolls, putting them in timeout if they step out of line. It’s fun to see your creativity.
We love you so much. You’ve made the past two years so amazing and we can’t wait to see what the next year brings.
PS- See all Vera’s monthly photos here!