Sunday, August 29, 2010

It's my birthday, I am 2

We celebrated Sarah's 2nd birthday yesterday.  She was so excited that all the people were coming to see her and loved telling everyone that it was her birthday and she was 2.  I, however, cannot believe that she is already 2.  Although, as a family, we have had some interesting times since she was born and some days seemed r-e-a-l-l-y l-o-n-g for all of us, the past 2 years have flown by.  To be a tad cliche, it seems just like yesterday (at this time actually) that we were packing up the hospital room to take this little 24 hour old baby home.  And now, we celebrate this 24 month old little girl and all that she has brought to our lives in these few short months.

Sarah, you are one of the most caring children and are very social.  You love to play with anyone as long as there are babies involved at some point along the way.  You love to read, cook and sing and most of all you L-O-V-E all your babies, all of them.  You have brought so much joy to our lives and we love to watch you grow.  You make my heart smile bigger than I knew possible and have shifted my priorities in life even farther.  I am honored to be your Mom and as you shed the title of being a baby and move into a full-blown toddler, I am beaming with the anticipation of what you will bring to our lives.  Thank you for being such an amazing little girl.  I love you more than you will ever know!

Some of your favorites and things to note right now:
  • As I mentioned above, you love your babies....all of them and you have to have them with you at all times - morning, noon and night.
  • You have been potty trained for almost a month and you make sure that everyone knows that you are a big girl and how proud we are of you.
  • You love balloons - in pictures, books, television and especially in person.
  • You like to sing the "Bible" song (Jesus loves me) and love to read the Hungry Caterpillar.
  • You like to eat chocolate and candy the most, corn, olives, pickles, yogurt, cheese, coke (thanks Daddy), ham, ice cream and popsicles to name a few.
  • You know your ABCs, can count to 10, know all of your animals and their respective sounds and we are working on all your colors.
  • You have terrible nose bleeds anytime someone even touches your nose.
  • You haven't passed out in over 6 months!
  • You grit your teeth and have a great "mean" face when you are angry.
  • You give the best hugs and have a great pucker and an Eskimo kiss!
  • You have a great set of "pipes" as Daddy says.
  • Your determination is unmatched and you give T a run for his money on a daily basis.
  • You have the biggest, brightest blue eyes.
  • You love Nana & Pop and Papa & Gran and Corey more than they know.
  • You love to watch Shrek, UP and Mickey Mouse Clubhouse.
  • You love to share my coffee with me.
Some of your favorite sayings:
  • "Yee-haw Cowboy, giddy up"
  • "Come on, (insert name), Come on"
  • "love you" and "love-up sign"
  • "I have it"
  • When cooking in the playroom: "Very hot", "Very good", "Eat it"
  • ABCs
  • "Dinner time"
  • "Mack and Molly, stop"
  • "Tyler squeeze face"
  • "Good Morning Sunshine"
  • "Coffee.  Mmmm, hot?"
  • Maybe not a favorite but an often: "Go poo-poo.  Go out there.  Privacy"
  • And just good ol' squealing
We love you, Sarah.  Happy Birthday baby girl!



Thanks Tom and Ashlee - this horse is not going to know what hit her!

Wonderfully handmade dolls from Nana.

Getting at least one hit at the pinata.
Ending the day with coffee, definitely my child!

A Visit to Dr. Kwon

The kiddos had their first dentist visit and it went very well all around.  Dr. Kwon is right around the corner from our house and has a great practice for kiddos.  The staff was great for keeping them calm and unafraid of the dentist.  They checked out their teeth and they have no cavities, are brushing pretty well and have no reason to return for 6 months.  T was just excited that this is one check-up where there were no shots and he got to keep his clothes on!!

Potty Trained

I am so happy to report that all of the Lackey's are diaper-free as of August 1st :)  For the first time in over four years, Chad and I do not have any diapers to change.  We are shedding the diaper bag and putting away all of the changing tables and items that go along with that.  I am so proud of Sarah for accomplishing this with really few accidents before her 2nd birthday.  She is really excited about her 'pincess panties' and just prances around the house - wedgies and all :)

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