Saturday, November 15, 2014

2 years

Olivia went to the doctor for her 2 year appointment. She cried the entire time we put her on the scale - which was the easiest part of her appointment. After the appointment she would walk around the house telling me she went to the doctor. She then would open and close her eyes and open her mouth wide to show me what she had to do during her check up. She also got her flu shot while we were there. She watched the nurse jab the shot into her leg and she let out a good cry until the sucker came out.

Weight: 20 pounds, 15 ounces - 6%
Length: 32.25 inches - 9%

We have been having her say the prayers for our meals a lot of the time. Her prayers are so sweet. She is great at saying Heavenly Father, and then you hear some mumbling and then bless the (insert whatever foods we are eating, and she lists them all) and then she is just getting the hang of closing her prayer in the name of Jesus Christ.

She absolutely loves her new sister Ruby. When she wakes up in the morning she always wants to come into our bedroom and peak into the bassinet. Some of her phrases that she says are, "Ruby's wakin up!" "Ruby's poopin!" "I need to give Ruby kiss" "Wake up Ruby" and "I hold Ruby." Olivia is still working on learning what soft is. She gets so excited when she is around her that she clenches on really tight. She also loves to point out her eyes, nose, and mouth and usually pokes her in the eye in the process. The other day I went to the bathroom and when I came out, Olivia had hopped up on our bed and was working her way into the bassinet with sleeping Ruby.

In preparation for 2 kids, I bought a bunch of art supplies to do with Olivia. Each day we rotate through them over and over. She loves the water colors and if I'd let her she would paint on 20 different pieces of paper. We take a turn with the dry erase markers and white board, then we got back to the high chair for play dough. She uses the special markers that only work on the special paper. But I am not a lover of markers since she can't put the lids on and I am always searching for lids. And then we use the dry erase board with dry erase colored pencils.

She has been drinking a lot of milk lately. (And by that I mean 2 sippy cups and not her normal 1.) She loves chicken nuggets, rice, pasta, sweet potatoes, cooked carrots & broccoli, pancakes, sausage, yogurt, toast, and all sweets.

When I do her hair she sits in the sink brushes her teeth. If I need a few more minutes, I break her off a piece of floss and she "flosses her teeth." She loves to take baths but doesn't like to wash her hair. She would play in the bath all day- being pruney doesn't bother her. She loves lotion and when I put it on her after baths she always needs a few extra pumps on her hands to lather on.

With daylight savings, Olivia's schedule didn't change too much. We try to put her to bed between 8 and 8:30 and she wakes up between 7:30 and 8:30. I've noticed if I put her down for her nap at 1:30 that she will usually nap until 4. But if I put her down earlier or later, it's usually much shorter.

This month she got to spend a week with Grandma Sue. The week after Ruby was born, Grandma Sue came and picked Olivia up each morning and came back that afternoon. They had a great time baking cookies, going to the pumpkin farm, eating and playing at McDonalds, painting, and jumping on the trampoline. Every morning Olivia would tell me she wanted to go to Sue's house. We were all sad when Grandma Sue had to go back to work.

Olivia is mostly wearing 18-24 month clothes. I have bought her some 2T shirts but they are still a bit big. She wears size 3 diapers and tells us all of the time when she has to poop. We will keep doing the potty talk and hopefully start potty training again in January.

She loves songs and after hearing them a few times she usually will pick up on the chorus and you will hear her singing them around the house. She is always picking up on new songs, especially in nursery. I love hearing her sing real songs, and her made up ones.

*And this is my last monthly update on Olivia. I am sure I will still do updates. They just won't be monthly or with Winnie the Pooh. We will put him away and bring him back next year for her 3rd birthday.

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