I've gotta say while Rylie turning 2 has brought a few tantrums & some difficulty, it's also been very rewarding! She's at such a fun age! She's learning new things every minute now & just does the cutest things every day!
These pictures were taken last Monday, right at Rylie being 2 years, 3 months, 1 day old. I just didnt have any newer photos to post!
Here are some of Rylie's cute things she's doing now:
-Loves her hair in piggy tails! When I'm putting the first piggy tail in, she points to the other side & says "Udder side peeze!" And then of course asks for "Rylie bow!"
-Points to her plate where she wants her dinner. Her plates have these dividers & she points where she wants her ketchup, crackers, etc. Then says "Yay" after we put it there.
-She's a great little Mommy to her baby dolls. She loves taking them for walks in their strollers, "feeding" them their bottles, holding/rocking them, patting them on the back (they're motorized with a "cry" so she "calms" them down).
-She has started asking for a fork to eat foods she used to eat with her hands. She doesnt like getting her hands dirty.
-Loves to find her reflection in things (well she's been doing this for over a year now with the stove & stuff, but now she really looks for it) and says "Hi Rylie!"
-She started singing a few weeks ago! Guess what her first song to sing was? "Take Me Out to the Ballgame!" David's been singing that to her since she was born! It's like the words have been churning in her head these past 2 years & then one day, all of a sudden, she figured out how to get them out! She hasnt stopped singing it since! She will sing the whole song, minus a few "unimportant" words. hehe I'll try my very best to get a video of it this week,because it's the cutest darn thing!
-She says "bless you" when someone sneezes. I think she got this from Kendall actually! They spend their lunch sometimes going back & forth with "Achoo!" and "Bless you!" hehe
-Loves to give eskimo kisses! My mom taught her this over Christmas.
-She counts to 10 & holds up her fingers as she counts.
-She also recognizes what numbers 0-9 look like, thanks to her number puzzle.
-She knows all the major colors (blue, red, green, orange, yellow, purple, pink, white, black, brown) I dont think we've ever done gray.
-She knows the animals & sounds of puppy, kitty, pig, cow, sheep, monkey, duck, & sometimes remembers horse......what other animals make sounds besides lions/bears?
-She knows the major shapes circle, square, triangle, rectangle, heart, star.
-She says ABC's to G. We're working on the rest now.
-She loves to do puzzles. She got a bunch for Christmas & is very, very good at putting them together by herself.
-She's got a great memory! She's still been asking for "fireworks" everyday since New Year's Eve!
-She has NO patience! She is learnin the hard way that crying doesnt get her what she wants & she always wants something right then & there. Stomping of the feet is usually involved.....and ignored.
-She hates timeout. That's her primary punishment right now. She gets so afraid of it we can usually silence sobs on the spot at the mention of it. When she does have to sit in time out, she starts the hugging on my leg & "I'm sorry Mommy!" It's so heartbreaking! =(
-She's become the biggest chatterbox! That girl couldn't win a quiet contest to save her life! She just nonstop jabbers all the time!
She's just the best little girl we could ask for & I really look forward to what this year brings us with her! Although I've also heard it's the later 2's & 3's which are hardest! lol We might be in for it still!