Thursday, January 15, 2009

One Wild Two Year Old

As you can see, I'm very up-to-date on what's happening in our lives! I guess that's because things have been pretty laid back lately. Not too many exciting things happening. We've just been chasing around our wild little two year old. I think someone told her you're supposed to become extremely emotional and moody the day after your birthday, and she's taken it to heart! Isabelle has definitely been a handful lately. She is Little Miss Independent! At least she is when we are away from home. I don't understand why she wants me by her side every second of the day when we're at home, but as soon as we go to a store or restaurant, she takes off on her own! It's a mystery!

Isabelle is very into climbing lately. Yesterday, when we were at JoAnn's (the store), I turned my head for two seconds and Isabelle had climbed all the way to the top of their chained-off rolling ladder. The other day I was sitting on the floor in front of the washer scrubbing clothes and she stepped on my shoulder and climbed on top of the washer in about 3 seconds flat. She prefers to eat all of her meals sitting on the kitchen counter. Everywhere we go, she is climbing.

Isabelle's newest craze is the movie Hairspray. She goes through phases. We've done Enchanted, Shrek, and now this. It's a fun movie and all, but we also have to listen to the soundtrack in the car, and we're only allowed to listen to her one favorite song. James and I have both been dreaming the songs all night and cannot get them out of our heads, even in the wee moments of the day where the songs aren't playing somewhere in our house. Isabelle has got some pretty groovy dance moves though.

Isabelle had a pretty good birthday. We did have to take her to the doctor on her birthday. She had a sore throat and a double ear infection. I felt so bad for her. I was also sad because I didn't get to make her the princess cake I'd planned on. We had to buy one and I felt terrible. She had a fun party and got some really fun stuff. Her favorite thing is her new little trampoline. She goes back and forth from her tramp to her slide. We try to get her to jump a lot just before bed so she'll wear herself out, but it doesn't seem to work.

Isabelle is starting to talk so much lately and I think she'll be saying some embarrassing things soon. She loves to pretend to burp and then she says "excuse me, I burp". The other day she heard James turn on the shower and she said to me, "uh, oh, Daddy poop". Last night we had to wrestle her to get her coat on and the rest of the night she kept saying, "Daddy hurt me, Daddy hit me." Not good when you're going out to a public place. She is always talking about a white guy and a pink guy and elephants and dinosaurs in her crib. I think she has bad dreams which makes me feel bad. She says "like that" a lot at the end of her sentences. It's so funny to hear her say new things.

I never knew how crazy life could be with a little two year old girl. Every moment is something different. Any time I think I'm going crazy, she says or does something so cute that I forget why I'm even upset! She keeps us on our toes, that's for sure!

Here are our pictures from the last little while. I know, it's the middle of January and I'm just posting our Christmas pictures.
Birthday breakfast

She loves this puppy that walks and does flips.

Opening a present. She got pretty tired of opening presents with Christmas and her birthday both within four days.

Isabelle's new trampoline.(Her cousins waiting in line for their turns)

So excited that she blew out her candles.

Our family

New Year's Eve at my brother and sister-in-law's house

This is how we kept the three little monkeys in check.

Trying out her new potty. She loves to sit on it, even with her diaper on.

Isabelle in front of her Christmas tree.

Posing for the camera. She has to be in the mood.

Christmas morning- so exciting! Santa brought her a slide, a dollhouse, a dog, and a baby doll- everything she asked him for!

Trying out her new slide.

A little out of it by the end of the day on Christmas.