The Usticks: avery at two and a half

Thursday, January 20, 2011

avery at two and a half

I haven't updated about Avery in ages. Just thought I'd jot a few things down for posterity.

Having a two year old is SO MUCH FUN. Obviously this age has challeneges, but I love being able to carry on conversations with her and enjoy her own little sense of humor. She's my little buddy and I love it.

Just the other day she started using the word "situated".. and using it correctly. She's been learning songs over the past few months. Her favorite time to practice singing songs is in her crib while she winds down for nap time. She knows the entire "Frosty the Snowman" song. And she started to recognize a few Christmas songs like "O Holy Night." She knows "Jesus Loves Me" and parts of the "B-I-B-L-E". And she knows lots of song portions from her Car Songs CD we play in the car.

She just started the other week putting more complex questions together. How'd that happen! She started putting sentences together probably during the summer sometime. It's SO fun to talk with her. She has quite the imagination.

We got her a "mag doodle" for christmas and she has started to draw fish with eyes and mouths. She says whether they are a happy or sad fish by the way the mouth looks on the drawing. She's also starting to learn how to write a few letters.

She absolutely loves playing football with daddy in the evenings around the kitchen and living room. She would live outside if we let her. Too bad it's been so cold this winter.. and I'm chicken to be out in the cold while carrying around a heavy baby! Come on, Spring! I can't wait to play outside with Avery this Spring. I hope Riley loves being outside as much as Avery does.

Hmm.. I can't think of what else to write down.. A few of her favorite foods lately are oatmeal, spaghetti, applesauce, yogurt, and of course cookies.

I fear typing this out because of jinxing it, but Avery still sleeps AWESOME. She sleeps all night and 95% of the time takes a nap during the afternoon ranging from 1-2.5 hours. It depends on how long she decides to chat in her crib before falling asleep =)

give this girl some ribbons and she has hours of entertainment

now mommy has a huge mess to clean up!
so much fun!


abbey said...

Fun updates Liz! Such cute girlies :)

Sarah said...

Avery looks SO grown up in that last picture! You've got gorgeous girls!