Thursday, March 17, 2011

My 2 year old

I know this is a little overdue, but I have a 2 year old, I just can't believe it! It REALLY seems like just a few months ago we were bringing her home:

And now this party-haired spunky little girl is in our lives. By the time she turned two there were no more diapers, woo hooo! It was SO quick with her I really didn't even have to train her! She's so proud to wear her little "prince-ness pants"
We threw a "girly safari" theme cause she LOVES Lions and Crocs and Elephants. If I tell a story it must have one of those in it.
Her cake! I was SO pleased with how it turned out, and it was my 1st time making 3d characters, so fun!
Family pic
Singing to her, she loved this
And she knew just what to do!
We had some friends over for her party, as well as her Grandpa from Pretoria, she had alot of fun! Her favorite was playing with her babies with all the girls, and how the older girls in our Young Adults read her new books to her.
Autumn at 2 is the girliest girl I've ever met. She LOVES babies and dollies, she spends much of every day putting them to sleep, wrapping and unwrapping them until it's just perfect, and rocking them in her pram. She is quite the independent girl, she'll often just sneek off to her room to make a pretend cup of tea for her dollies, and you find her there an hour later still happily playing. She loves to be read to and will ask for more stories after reading for over an hour (Noah's the same!) Her favorite Bible story is with Moses because there is a mommy, a baby, and a princess who comes to take care of the baby in the basket. She asks to read that one every day. She's often found saying "I'm a ballerina" and will dance around on her toes. She loves going on walks and will stop and talk about every bug and every flower. Since she's been out of diapers and moved into her big girl bed, Noah's been MUCH more interested in playing with her, since she's now a "big girl" and they will play chase and draw together. He's still confused why she needs a pacifier though (we'll work on that one later!) She's my super brave girl and will try anything daring, jumping off high rocks and no matter how high you swing her she'll say "higher" or "faster". We love her to bits!


Amanda said...

Oh my goodness they are both so cute! I can't believe Autumn is 2 already! I can't wait to find out if you're having another boy or girl. And I love the cake! It's so cute. I didn't realize right away that the 2 is a snake. :)

Mommy Roth said...

She is such a "doll"! And congrats I just saw in this other comment that you are expecting!!!! You are a wonderful Mommy and wife and Autumn is mimicking that.