Monday, March 31, 2014
When we had almost arrived in Grapevine Eva suddenly pipes up, "Ride choo-choo?" from the backseat. Umm, what?!?! How did she figure this out??? We had been careful to spell the word T-R-A-I-N and its not like she knew that the train was that way or anything. We played it off like we might get to ride a train one day but still didn't tell her what was going to happen. Then when we were standing in line and the train pulled up we said, "SURPRISE!!! You get to ride a train TODAY!" She was pretty excited :)
Friday, March 28, 2014
Our first stop was the petting zoo. Eva really liked the camel. The camel was a big fan of Eva. Every time his big tongue licked her hand she giggled in delight.
Saturday, March 8, 2014
Saturday was your half birthday - you are 2 1/2 now! Or as your Daddy said, half way to 5! (SLOW DOWN there.) I haven't written you in so long so I'm excited to update everything for you.
Right now your favorite things to do are coloring, painting, dancing, running, playing with your babies/animals and blankets.. Your coloring and painting has gotten pretty awesome - lots of circles and lines. You like to "shake what your mama gave you" when we put on the song Single Ladies by Beyonce. You can run next to me for 5-10 minutes straight while I walk (and push the stroller that you prefer not to ride in.) You have developed a sweet, loving connection to all your little stuffed animals.
You are talking in full sentences. You know about half of the alphabet letters and are learning to count to 10. Your favorite movies right now are The Little Mermaid and Beauty and the Beast, although we don't watch the scary parts so each movie can be viewed in about 30 minutes. You love to listen to music from theses movies and Frozen when we are driving in the car. You are easily motivated by M&Ms. You have an odd fascination with snakes (eww). You like to jump around with both feet off the floor like a beautiful frog whenever you are happy about something. You can spot the tiniest piece of dirt or fuzz or a dead bug on the floor. You like to dig in the dirt more than you like to be a princess. You absolutely love any baby and enjoy playing with your friends from church, MOPS, and cousin Mallory (or Waddy as you call her). You like reading books and listening to Bible stories. You are in the "I can do it" stage and love to do things on your own....sometimes this makes life easier, sometimes it make life messier! You like to pick out your own snacks from the fridge, get out your pjs at night, and climb in your car seat all by yourself. This takes some patience on our part, but it is so sweet to see you feel so proud of yourself!