i know everyone says it when their kids turn a year older, but i can't help it: "i can't believe she is 2"
her birthday is not till tomorrow but my parents are flying in today from their kauai vacation to celebrate with us, so i don't think i will get around to post this tomorrow.
velzy's new nickname is "the naturalist" i guess it all started when i figured out that i didn't know how to handle two kids inside the house and since ivy likes the baby bjorn and velzy is a lot happier outside than in, we have logged in many, many hours outside just cruising around, both in virginia and now in hawaii. i love to watch velzy when we go on our walks. she stops to look at every ant, then ever so gently stomps them to oblivion. she loves flowers and picks as many as she can, then usually dissects them, bringing luke or i the "stamen and pestle" as luke is trying to teach her. at times it is a little annoying that we only walk at a pace of 10 feet/minute, but she really enjoys looking at everything and let's face it i really don't have anything else to be doing so we take our sweet time. lets see, what else about velzy at this time of turning two:
-she is a great little helper: she loves to assist in the changing of diapers, sweeping, and as of recently is starting to help me cook.
-she is working on that thing we call talking, and is slowly but surely adding a few words here and there to her vocabulary, my personal favorite is currently "doggy poop"
-she is so sweet to ivy and loves to kiss, hug, and feed her baby food. on the other hand, she can't share with her at all
-she dances like an orangutan, and i love it
-has got the best laugh ever. ever.
-she gives the best hugs and is such a snuggler
there is tons more, these are just some of my favorite things about her. i love the little bugger and have had so much fun these past two years and can't wait to see what this next year brings.
happy birthday velzy!