Miss Evelyn. Her long, dark eyelashes still kill me. I am totally jealous! She has a sweet smile and gives the best hugs. Nothing in this world feels better than her skinny arms wrapped around your neck in the perfect hug. She loves to be held until she is sleepy at night. I drink up every moment. Justin and I often try to get Evelyn duty at night. We switch between the 3 kids in the large bedroom and baby duty. Lately, she started whispering along while I sing Primary songs. It makes me smile in the dark as I hold her little toddler body until her limbs start twitching from sleep.
She is turning into a toddler...for sure. She is quite opinionated! Her favorite things are akles (apple sauce packets), iTad (iPad), Duddies (Bubble Guppies show), going totty (sitting on the potty for an M&M), her well-loved ellie binky (she dug a hole in one arm, pulled out the stuffing and puts her finger in the hole when she is tired), Vader, Daddy, Mommy, Amelia, Phillip, Everett, Ella, her babies, and chips. I think that pretty much sums up her world right now. She does love to sing. Her favorite songs to sing are Let it Go, ABCs, Wheels on the Bus, Itsy Bitsy Spider, Sunbeam, Popcorn, EIEIO, and Twinkle Star. When this girl gets in the water she turns into a mermaid. Never seen a kid take to the water quite like she does...she wants to swim, without a floating device. She can make a silly face and screech like a banshee. When outside she drags her babies and stroller to mosey around the block. She stops to admire the bugs, pet all the dogs, pull pretty flowers up, and throw rocks. It is very exciting. Evelyn is quite the climber and loves to slide. She learned how to climb up on counters, beds (Amelia's bunk bed) and onto the bookcase. Shades of Phillip right there!
Evelyn is not too keen on using words at the time. She has too many folks who talk for her. She is slowly learning to say words. At times she busts out a sentence, like "I want shoes!" Much to our amusement. Her favorite words are: no, yes, daddy, mommy, akle, binky, shoes, socks, off, totty, stop, up, mark get set go, share, 1-2-3, juice, water, cereal, cheese, chips, and candy. This kid is stellar. Can't wait to see what this year brings! Hoping for potty training success, fuller vocabulary, more independence, better sleeping habits, and learning to share.
At her well-child she measured 32 inches tall, or in the 11th percentile for height. She weighed in at 23 lbs, in the 7th percentile for height. I thought she was pretty average, guess this little one is on the smaller side of being 2. Hey, she is easier to carry around! I am surprised she does not bleed applesauce. Har-har.