Time for a Zoey update!
My spunky little Zoey proudly proclaims “I’m two and a half!” She’s a “big girl” now!
So far her twos have been a little terrible but mostly terrific. At every stage, I think “oh, this is my favorite age” but I really think twos are definitely my favorite so far. Zoey has so much personality and she is so full of life. She’s exuberant, so happy and just delightful to be around (usually). At two years old, we can actually have real conversations. She talks all the time about what she wants to do, who she wants to play with, what she wants to wear, things she wants to eat and has all sorts of opinions on everything. She is a non-stop chatterbox which allows me to get a little glimpse of what is going on in that brain of hers. She’s been making new friends and developing her own hobbies/interests. She is becoming more independent now and can do small things on her own like wash her hands, throw things in the trash, put on/take off her shoes, clean up her toys, choose her outfits. She has also grown up in other ways, too, like refusing to sit in her high chair, outgrowing the baby tub and even insisting on sleeping in the “big bed” instead of the crib. She is not our baby anymore!
It’s been an eventful past half a year for the Zozobean since her last update:
Stats: 35.5″ tall, 24 lbs
Became a big sister!! I was a little unsure how she would manage the addition of Skylar into our family, but she has handled the transition better than expected. She shown surprising moments of tenderness. She will cover Skye with a blanket, bring me her hat, insist on pushing her stroller, rock her in the swing, help bathe her with a washcloth and alert me when she hears her crying. She will say “Its ok, Shyler, its ok, don’t cry” while patting her little sister on the head. She has been an amazing big sister so far!
Started “school”! Zoey started going to school two days a week, half days each. She loves her teachers and her friends there. Mommy is loving the break in the mornings, too! She has really flourished there and we are constantly amazed by all the new things that she is learning outside of our spheres of influence.
Favorite foods: Meatballs, string cheese, pizza, noodles, rice, strawberries, fruit pouches, watermelon
Favorite Songs: No longer into children’s music, Zoey now belts out and dances to “Shake it off”, “Fireworks” and her current favorite “All About the Bass”
Frequent Flier: Completed her 48th flight! Also did a 10 day stint at Ahma and Ahgong’s house in Southern CA all by herself!
Sleep: Never a good napper before, but suddenly now a power napper and regularly naps 2-3 hours in the afternoon. Also refuses to sleep in the crib now and wants to spend the night in the “big bed”.
Firsts: haircut (26 months old), amusement park- SeaWorld (30 months old)
Loves: surprise eggs, Frozen, dancing/singing, playgrounds, craft time, baking with mommy, wearing pretty dresses, trains, Sandra Boynton books, playdoh and slime, when daddy comes home
Loathes: brushing teeth, going to bed, eating, getting her hair done, wearing jackets