Natalie Claire - 2 1/2 year Update

Natalie Claire 

Age: 2 1/2

Length: 3 Ft.

Weight: 33 lbs.

Things you do that makes us laugh: Um, how about everything?
You say hilarious things every day. You do this ridiculous thing when I'm changing you that I can't even explain, but you basically keep saying "And you go like THIS, then you go like THIS, and you go like THIS..." and you strike a different pose with your arms and legs each time you say "this" over and over again and it literally makes me die laughing each time.

Last week I put you on time out and said "Time out, 2 minutes" you replied " about 3 minutes?"

You marched in our local parade with your favorite girls from the neighborhood last week. (a very informal parade to kick off a festival happening at our local church) Now every single time we leave the house you ask if we can march in the parade, and you want to walk down the middle of the street...oy vey.

Favorite Song: for awhile it was "Everything Changes" from Waitress the Musical. Now it's "Let it Go" from Frozen, "Under the Sea from The Little Mermaid, and "Hakuna Matata from The Lion King (Which you pronounce as "hapupa patata.") Of course - none of these still top "I Can't Help Falling in Love With You" - which is your "I'm going to go to sleep now" song.

Favorite Food: All Fruit, broccoli, rice, fish sticks, peanut butter and jelly, granola bars, baked oatmeal.

Phrases: Every day before I leave the room for your nap you announce very matter of factly:
"I'm going to cry, and scream, and read a book, and make a poopie." (It's your way of telling me that you are NOT happy about naptime.) I say "OK" and then you respond with "Sounds like a good plan."

Every time you see your baby brother you say "It's babbbby Christoper"

If Christopher is crying a lot - usually in the car and I can't tend to him, you decide to join in by screaming. You say:

"Natalie and Baby Christoper are crying, and screaming" and then you SCREAM. (Car rides are just a JOY).

Favorite show: I could ONLY put on Sesame Street for like the past 6 months. In the last two weeks you are now OBSESSED with Ruff Ruff, Tweet, and Dave on Sprout. We go between Ruff Ruff, Sesame, Super Why, Mickey Mouse Clubhouse and sometimes Fraggle Rock (Uncle Michael bought her the complete set), and on the rare occassion: Doc McStuffins and Sofia the First or sometimes Maya the Bee. But really - right now you ONLY want Ruff Ruff, Tweet, and Dave.

Last week you bit completely through your lip when you fell down playing in your playhouse in the backyard. You literally hadn't been in the house more than 30 seconds and you fell badddd. I was surprised that you didn't need stitches, but it is healing very nicely and quickly.

You are pretty much fully potty trained at this point; accidents are very rare.

In the last week (really, like 3 days) You have successfully transitioned to your new big girl room!!! This is HUGE. I thought it was going to take 4 weeks minimum to get you used to your room and you have been sleeping in a full sized twin bed for the past few nights! All I have to do is keep the door slightly open and you are totally fine!! This is the BIGGEST relief as I think I was putting off moving you to your new room because I was so nervous it was going to be a big project, and also perhaps slightly not ready to move you out of your baby room. I walked into the empty baby room the other night and instantly got sad that you weren't in there anymore. Baby Christopher will be moving in there in the next 2-3 weeks!

And as always - you are a very good big sister to baby "Christoper" You are constantly kissing the top of his head, and 9 times out of 10 are very sweet to him. Here's hoping it sticks as you get older!


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