Everyday lives of the Meabon Household

Friday, February 15, 2013

Two and a Half - Harper

My little Squirrely Whirl,

You are two and a half!  And you love to say it.  I can just hear your little voice "two-and-a-haff".  I remember when you were a baby thinking that I couldn't wait until the day when I could carry on a conversation with you.  Well that day is here and it's even more fun than I thought it was going to be!

There are times when I wish you could stay two and a half forever.  You are so curious.  One of your favorite things to say is "Wha-wha-wha what's dat Mommy?" and "Where's it going anywhere?" meaning where is something going or what is it doing. You sing ALL DAY LONG.  It is so sweet to hear you in your own little world just singing and singing and singing.  Your favorites tend to be Old MacDonald, Ram Sam Sam, Jesus Loves Me, Rudolf the Red Nose Reindeer and Frosty the Snowman.

When you are home, you are a total chatterbox.  You are non-stop talk but get you outside of the house and it always takes you some time to warm up.  You love to giggle and dance and run through the house yelling "ahahahahahahah!!!!!"

Other things you love?  DINOSAURS!  You can't get enough.  T-Rex is your absolute favorite but you amaze me with your knowledge.  You can name T-Rex, Stegosaurus, Triceratops, Brachiosaurus, Diplodocus, Apatosaurus, Allosaurus, Pachycephalosaurus, Parasaurolophus, Stegoceras, Anchylosaurus, Coelophysis, Velociraptor, Microraptor, Utahraptor, Corythosaurus, Protoceratops, Chasmasaurus and I'm sure there are more.  How do you know ALL of those dinosaurs???  You have dinosaur costumes, dinosaur shirts, dinosaur sneakers, dinosaur legwarmers, dinosaur pjs, dinosaur wall stickers, small plastic dinosaurs, stuffed dinosaurs, dinosaur books...you are a dinosaur explosion and I'm sure the collection will continue.  Let's just hope your little brother is as into dinosaurs as you are!  If you had it your way, you would be adorned in something dinosaur at all times.

Puzzles, puzzles, puzzles.  You could sit and work puzzles all day long and sometimes, you do!  You especially love your Thomas the Tank Engine puzzles.

You don't get them very often but you love a cookie and savor every last bite.  Daddy and I have to laugh at how long you take to eat a cookie but you know how to make it last.

Coloring, stamping and stickers are great entertainment in your world.  I think we bust out the art supplies at least once a day.

You love Ms. Lisa, your teacher at school.   You love your Honey and Grandy.  You love talking to Grammy on Skype.  You love your uncle Brent.  Any time these people are mentioned, you jump and up down and get so excited.

Don't get me wrong, you definitely like to test the limits.  There are days when I think you could gold medal in whining but it can usually be beat with the threat of time out or banishment to your room.  You're also learning to challenge your mother and can get a little gleam of mischievousness in your eyes but you are quick to make sure that we are on good terms when you know you've pushed the limit a little too far.  Good thing time out is an effective tool for you!

You are starting to have that oh-so-typical love/hate relationship with your little brother.  You always want to know where he is and what he's doing, love making him laugh and can dole out hugs and kisses when you think no one is watching.  But you're quickly realizing that he wants whatever it is you might be playing with.  He also wants to follow you EVERYWHERE.  I have some good and bad news.  He'll, most likely, want to follow you everywhere for the next few years.  Enjoy this time with your built in best friend.  He won't always be scurrying at your feet!

You have a definite sense of style.  Most days, you have a firm opinion about your outfit and what you would like to wear.  I've learned to pick my battles and love seeing what your little imagination decides is the fashion of the day.

I love you so much my little Squirrel and you make me smile all of the time.

Happy two and a half years!



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