This age she is in right now...well, it is so fun. Sure there are the crying spells for no reason, there is the blink-of-an-eye mind and/or attitude change that creates a challenge or two, and there is the slight acting out that comes with trying so darn hard to be independent. But it is also so much fun to watch her personality continue to develop, to see the pride she has when she climbs to the top of the playground equipment or puts her sandals on by herself. And there are the hugs and the kisses and the hand-holding and the "I wuv you"'s that pretty much top anything else in the world. David and I frequently find ourselves looking at each other at night after she has gone to bed and just saying how much fun it is to watch her grow. Because she really is something.
|The pigtails are every bit as fun for Mommy as they are for Annie.|
Annie has also learned her numbers between 1 and 10. I would say that she can count, but she doesn't actually get the numbers in the right order most of the time. She seems particularly partial to the number "7," and likes to throw that one in at random times in the counting process. She also knows some of her colors, but declines to choose a favorite just yet. I can't say I blame her...there are a lot of good colors out there.
Our little girl continues to love to sing and look at books and play with her dolls. She also loves to color and paint and draw. But I think her favorite activities are those that take place outside - she loves to swing on our porch and go down the slide in the backyard, and anything involving water, such as pools and waterslides and water tables, really makes her day.
|This girl loves to "ping!"|
Finally, with her 23 month birthday came a move to a new room at daycare. Annie went from being a Butterfly to a Ladybug. She has been trying to move herself into that class for the last several weeks because she has some good little friends who had already moved into that room. But now it is official. And as happy as I am for her to be in a new class with even more structure and activities, I will miss her teacher Miss Sally terribly. And so will she. But she is in such a wonderful place, I know she will have new, great teachers and continue to thrive.
|Headed to school...and looking like a Kindergartener to me.|