Life is chugging along and my big girl is growing up every day. She makes me laugh, and sometimes she makes me cry (ha), but overall, life with her is a blast. These posts documenting stuff she does are for me (and her one day).
We still have a music obsessed child. I don't see that going anywhere soon. If we don't turn on the music right away she goes, "I neeeeed mooosic, mommyyyy". The other day we were listening to Pandora in the car for a good 30 minutes of driving...and in that span we heard a ton of songs. Declan and I kept noticing that she knew the words to at least 90% of them. Her music taste is as broad as her parents. I probably shouldn't be proud of the fact that my 2 year old sings Adele, Taio Cruz, Justin Bieber, One Republic, and Gym Class Heroes (to name a few...), but I kind of am. So sue me.
She usually proclaims, "Oh! This is my favorite song!" to pretty much most of the songs. Call Me Maybe still ranks up there as #1 these days.
(usually I don't have to prompt her at all but figures when the camera is out....sigh)
And yes, I will so be the mother who takes her to concerts when she's a tween. Actually, knowing my husband he'll want to join us. Family fun for all.
Emeline will not stop talking about our trip to Disney World. She remembers so many little details about it, her memory astounds me.
Multiple times a day she'll say, "I need to go back to Disney World, k?" and then she follows it up with, "I ask PopPop to go back, k?"
She basically adds, "k?" or "ok?" to the end of EVERYTHING she says. I realized this is a habit she picked up from me, since I end a lot of my sentences to her this way so she responds with yes or no. Now she overkills it, and while cute, it's borderline annoying :)
I have a repeater reporter on my hands. Which means I need to watch my mouth. I'm good about not using "adult" words in front of her--but little things? Eh. For instance, she says "oh gosh!" with a huge sigh multiple times a day. She always says, "oh my goodness!" (which is way cuter)--and then there's one more I'm not proud of, at all. I refuse to write it here, but--she now gets a time out if she says it. Yea, mom fail. I'm working on it, people.
Girlfriend has taken to this big sister role flawlessly. I'm so proud of her. Every single morning she asks for "baby sister Lucy" and then when she finally sees her she proclaims, "oh I missed you baby sister! Oh, she's so cute! Awwww", it's so funny.
She loves to hug and kiss her. She's not as much into holding her these days but I'm okay with that.
When Eme is still eye level with my stomach (like, when getting changed, etc), she'll still sometimes hug around my mid section and go, "aww I love you Lucy girl!", then she pulls away and laughs, saying, "oh! Lucy downstairs!" I think so many months of hugging a bump became second nature to her.
The good news is that my stomach is pretty much non existent, I don't look pregnant anymore thankfully, which has made this way less confusing for Em, I think.
One of my favorite things about this age for Emeline is that at dinnertime, Declan will ask her about her day and she'll recall little things. And SOMETIMES she'll throw in a little fib here and there, which kind of makes me chuckle. I don't think she actually thinks she's lying or anything, but it's still kind of funny.
Lately it's been like this, "Emeline, what'd you do today with mommy?"
Em: "Oh! I watched a dora moomie....(movie), had snacks..........my big girl bed...(nap)......" and then she'll be all, "....and I went to the park...." (and I'm all HA HA No you didn't because momma didn't get out of PJ's today, sweetie!)
There is so much more. Plus, moms can talk about their kids for days. But mostly, I'm just really thankful for this little girl--for the blessing she is and the wonderful big sister she's already proving to be.
So much love for her. So much.