Evelyn is almost two. She will have a Birthday in a couple weeks and she has no idea what is about to hit her. It seems like two is the first Birthday that they really can get excited about and get an idea about what is going on, so I’m excited to see how Evelyn reacts to cake and presents.
Evelyn is my little echo. A lot of the time she repeats what I say. It doesn’t matter who I’m talking to or what I’m talking about she’ll say as many words as she can catch and repeat in what I say. She usually gets the two most important words in each sentence, but sometimes she’ll say more. She’s starting to put phrases together. Today I asked her if she had a stinky diaper and she said “change it. Daddy” because Daddy had just changed her diaper.
She likes to pretend to be a baby lately too. I can’t tell for sure if she’s pretending or just copying Avery. She started making baby noises when I got her out of the bath about a month ago because Avery always makes little baby noises when I wrap her up in a towel and take her in the other room. Now she makes baby noises at other times too. Today I found her in her bed wrapping herself up in a blanket saying “baby” and making baby noises, so I think that counts as pretending.
Evelyn threw her first all out tantrum today. She’d thrown some good fits, but this was the first one that was biting, scratching, and I couldn’t get her to calm down for anything. She’s been pretty tired lately because her naps have tended to take place in strollers the last week and she’s refused to go to bed before 9 or so or stay asleep past 6:30. So I held her on my lap and held her arms and legs while she thrashed until she decided she was done and then we went and read a book. Terrible twos, here we come!