Friday, May 28, 2010

Caroline Rose at Two

My baby is two.  TWO!  Time certainly does fly.  

 Here is a glimpse into the life of our Sweet Caroline.

*Even though she sleeps in a big girl bed now (or the floor, depending on her mood), she doesn't come out of her room in the morning or after her nap.  When she wakes up, she just calls out, "Mama!" or "Dada!" until one of us opens up her door.

*She is a huge milk-drinker.  I have to limit her to four cups a day.  I think she'd drink half a gallon if we let her.  It's the first thing she asks for in the morning and loves her last cup right before bed at night. 

*Her hair is growing and is still curly, curly, curly.  She is patient with me in the mornings when I comb it, but then pulls out her pigtails when she is napping.  So most evenings she looks like this:

a little ragamuffin.

*LOVES her friends.  We have had a very fun, social year.  We see at least one friend pretty much every day.  She gets very excited when I tell her each morning who we're going to see that day.  Is especially enamored with Mia, Maylee, and Baby Lexi right now.  In fact, she calls all of her dolls and stuffed animals "Baby Lexi."
*Doesn't like to eat lunch.  About half of the time, she goes down for her nap without eating much of anything.  She's still growing just fine, so I'm not worried about it...yet.

*Naps for two hours or more every afternoon.  Bless her.  Let's hope it lasts until kindergarten, like Brandon's did.
*Likes to watch Elmo's World and Little Einsteins.

*Her favorite phrases of the month:  "Lookie."  "Follow me."  and "What?"  Also loves to ask her daddy to give her "Blast-offs" right when he gets home from work.

*Planned her birthday party all by herself.  She told me she wanted red cupcakes, strawberries, lemonade, and pizza.  Also insisted that daddy lights the candles.  She is quite the party planner for a two-year-old.

*Whenever we leave the house, she looks for the neighbor's dogs across the street.  If they are not out in the front yard, we take guesses about where they might be.  For the past week, she tells me that they're inside watching Wall-E and eating popcorn.  Hilarious.

*Wants to emulate her big sis, who is taking gymnastics.  Can do great somersaults and calls them her "cartwheels."

Caroline is a ray of sunshine in our family.  She brings smiles to our faces and warmth to our hearts.  We love you, little girl!


carmar76 said...

happy birthday, caroline!! she's so cute, and those are great pictures!! : )

Ang said...

I can't believe how OLD she seems. What a smart little two year old. And cute, too. Can't wait to see her again this summer!

The Oregonians said...

What a darling girl. Great pictures. Thanks for sharing.

carrie said...

I can't believe she is 2 already! Crazy! I LOVE LOVE LOVE the ragamuffin picture. Priceless!

Jayne said...

Happy B/Day to a beautiful little girl. She'll be in preschool before you know it.

Sandy said...

Wow- is she really 2?! What a beautiful girl - those little curls are just adorable! I just hope Jordan has enough hair to make a tiny pigtail by the time she's 2...its not looking so good so far...

Natalie said...

Those are great pics! Did you take them Andrea? She is soooo cute. Love having her as a playmate for Finley.

amy said...

I don't know what it is about those pictures, but I hardly recognize her. She has always looked old, but are you sure she's not 3 yet? She is such a cutie and I love the curly hair!

Grandma Sweat said...

Thanks for a glimpse into Care Bear's wonderful world. Love her imagination about where the dogs are and that she planned her birthday party - she really did!!
Grandma Sweat

Destinee said...

Man that goes fast! She is beautiful!

Julia Warren said...

Happy Birthday Caroline! She is such a cutie, I love her curly locks.