ok, so she acts big, she’s not so much “big.” she’s only 21lbs at 2 yrs. still a petite little runt, her dr is ok with it, so we are too. she’s wearing mostly 12 mth clothes, some smaller, some bigger. her brother is 6wks and already more than half her weight. guesses on how long it takes for him to pass her up? ha! her personality is in full bloom. her vocab went from 3-4 word sentences to full conversations. everyone told me this would happen. we bring home a new baby and our former baby ages 7 yrs while we were in the hospital. all day long i’m texting adam all kinds of hilarious things shes saying. some of them, i definitely shouldn’t laugh at but it’s so hard not to. the kid uses “dammit” in perfect context daily. when i casually correct her with, “darn it!” she replies, “no mommy! dammit!” oy. a couple days ago she set up some toys and took my phone to take a picture of them. i told her no (she’s way too savvy with our iphones and i’m trying to cut back her time). as she opens the camera app anyway and starts snappin’ she says, “no mommy, seriously, i take a picture of my balls.” seriously? seriously. recently all she talks about it going to yoga. (i go once a week.) she literally will put her jacket, hat, shoes on. walk up to us and say, “i going to yoga. be right back in 2 minutes. keys please, i drivin.” i can’t handle it. she’s two and i feel like she was born yesterday. the hours in my days go by like minutes. the clock is ticking even faster now that nico is around. siiiighhhh. i finally drug adam out to help me take her 2 yr pics. i thought it was going to be rather difficult since the girl listens as well as a goldfish these days. i was wrong. something about bringing her chair outside, filled her with excitement.
we got her the chair last spring and i’ve been dying to use it in a session with her. she LOVES sitting in it while we are in the living room, which is where most our time is spent. i highly recommend a little chair if you have kids. all the cousins fight over it when they’re over.
even when she’s driving me bonkers, this little face still melts my heart. what. a. ham!
she’s constantly sitting like this reading books or talking on my phone. generally her ankles are crossed, but regardless it’s hysterical.
HOW OLD ARE YOU NORI JO???? i don’t know how to explain this without making poppi sound terrible. haha. he is always instigating, aggravating or teasing the kids. annnnd yet he’s still their favorite. he started making nori “sit pretty” for treats. he will put her on the counter and all he has to do is walk to the pantry and she knows to assume this position. of course it causes him to laugh uncontrollably and her to smile ear to ear. he trained my daughter to sit pretty. oy vey. lol.
we have all our teeth but the 2yr molars! hollerrrr!
she is the most compassionate little girl ever. not a full tear can swell in my eyes before she has a tissue in her hand reaching for me. so intuitive and observant. she loves everyone and can’t give out enough hugs. she’s so polite, always using her manners. most the time she blesses the person who sneezes before i can even open my mouth to say it. she loves to pray and is very much still ‘connected’ to our angel up there. her giggle can make even my worst days seem amazing. she nurtures nico like she’s a mom, always helping in every way.
daddy warming her up. she loves him so much. they are so goofy.
he is so wonderful with her. i couldn’t have asked for a better daddy for my kids. i mean after all i’m not quite sure he’s done being a kid himself! him and eric did just buy each other remote control helicopters for christmas. no joke.
every day i’m shuffling.
we didn’t have a big birthday party for her this year. even if i wanted to, with everything that happened the 6wks prior to her bday, no way i could have planned anything! and plus we decided that parties will only be immediate family unless it’s a big birthday. it was quite a relief not having to get all fancy this year, after all she was lucky i had the energy to wrap her presents!
we are so blessed to have two healthy beautiful children. i’m reminded daily how many children aren’t so lucky as we pray for my friends kids that have cancer, born prematurely, have rare diseases, miscarriages, the list goes on. it’s so easy to take for granted what you have until you hear other’s stories. it’s been my goal since november 3, to have more patience with nori. even when she’s screaming, hitting me, throwing things, it doesn’t matter. you know why? cause she is here. and so am i. and frankly, that’s a whole lot.
happy birthday nori! we love you more, big girl. xoxo. mommy and daddy.