Friday, August 14, 2009

Turning Two

Lucy turned two on June 15th, to a lot less fanfare then when she turned one, due to the fact that we arrived in Washington the day before. So here I am, two months later, still recovering from the move, but finally ready to do her two year old post.

So far, I have to say, two is awesome. Lucy is a ridiculous amount of fun, and I love having her as my little buddy as I try and navigate our new town. Here are some facts about Lucy at age two:

Favorite things to do:

-Read. Or at least do a really good impression of reading by reciting most of her books from memory.
-Go for walks and hikes, preferably on Daddy's shoulders, so she can yell "giddy-up Daddy!"
-Anything outdoors.

Favorite foods:
-Green beans, blueberries, fruit snacks, Life cereal, tomatoes. Anything she can stuff in her mouth at the farmer's market.

Least favorite foods:
-She's not a big fan of meat, but she can be persuaded to eat pretty much anything.

Cool new skills:
-Counting to 10 and recognizing her numbers
-Saying and recognizing her ABC's
-Coming up with ridiculously complete sentences. The other morning she said "My daddy is going to get me the pink blanket". Just like that. Add to that the fact that she asked me for an iphone the other day, and I feel like I very nearly have a pre-teen on my hands.

As-of-yet unacquired skills:
-Jumping. She has some sort of mental block. Or she doesn't even realize she's not doing it. She will try all day, and never leaves the ground. I have to admit, it's way more entertaining this way. I'll have to post a video of her futile jumping efforts.

Preferred Expletive:
-"Shoot!" She has dabbled in a few more offensive terms (nooooo idea where she picked that up...) but thank goodness none of those stuck.

Most commonly heard phrase:
-"Lucy want _______". I'm trying to teach her to say "May I have ______ please?", because I think if I hear that 4 billion times a day instead, my head will be a lot less likely to explode.

Oh, and the latest stats are 23 pounds and 35 inches tall. On the chart on both counts now. Go Lucy!


Lauri's Photography said...

That is the sweetest post ever! Little Lucy- I miss you.

And wow is she way more advanced than Jack. I don't think even 4 months will do much change with this guy. He's barely saying a few words. :)
but I'm not comparing. It's so true girls progress faster than boys.

Bekah said...

I had nearly forgotten about the constant trying-to-jump phase! Evan was a late jumper too. Maybe 2 years 3 months. Somewhere before 2.5. But it was hilarious to watch him try! He'd get all the way up on his toes but not leave the ground. I am always astounded by Lucy's vocabulary. I'm excited when Allison strings together 2 words (unless she's singing, then she can say full sentances). You've got one smart girl and she's getting so tall!

Marianne & Clayton said...

Brilliant, blue-eyed baby girl! She's no longer a baby. Boo. Luckily she is an insanely adorable toddler. Hope to see you maybe in October or for sure at Christmas.

Clair said...

Lucy is so gorgeous! Two was a wonderful, fun age. And for what it's worth, my super physical kid also took forever to learn how to jump. I still get teased for worrying about it because now the kid bounces everywhere.

He's doing well by the way. He started kindergarten 2 weeks ago if you can believe it. Seriously. Kindergarten. I am still in denial about it a little.

Anyway, I'm awful at blogging and updating on the internet these days. I do have a recently added Facebook page that I check a few times a week (Clair Stocks Baca). And I tend to be good at emails =)

Hope all is well! From the looks of it, life is good =)