|Our Little Princess with Omi blowing out the candles|
While we were there for the weekend, Uncle Nick helped her Dad set up her "big girl's bed." They took down the toddler bed and re-assembled it in their room putting the parts back together to make it a crib again. She wasn't too interested in it, I think because of the excitement of her big girl's bed. She slept in her bed the first night it was up with no argument and no problem.
Then her mom called me on Monday and described this conversation that took place after we left. It began when she noticed that the crib is now set up in Mommy and Daddy's room.
Princess says to Mommy, "My bed."
Mommy replies, "No, you have a new bed. This bed is for the new baby."
Princess says, "I baby."
Mommy replies, "No, you're a big girl."
Princess, "No, I baby."
Mommy, "Well, if you're a baby, you can't do big girl things any more. Baby's don't take bubble baths. Baby's don't get to play on the big kids' playground. And you'll have to go back to the baby's classroom at school so you won't be able to play with your friends at school."
Princess, "I big girl."
At two years old, she's fearless! She's not afraid of the dark. She will climb on anything. We've found her standing on chairs a couple of times. Her mom found her standing atop her chest of drawers/changing table. And, yes, she's fallen a time or two necessitating at least one trip to the emergency room. She loves to scare people. She hides around corners and jumps out and yells "Boo" and then cracks up laughing. She also likes it when you startle her with a boo. She shrieks and then giggles. She and Grandad love to chase each other around the hallway in her house laughing and boo-ing.
She loves books and I think she'll be reading well before she starts school. It's not unusual to find her sitting in her room and flipping through her books.
Look how precious she looks in the princess dress that her Aunt Catherine sent for her birthday. And, yes, that's a train set that her parents got her for her birthday.
Be sure you notice the silver shoes. Our Little Princess LOVES shoes and she loves sparkle. And sparkly shoes ... what more could a princess ask for?
At two, she's 35 inches tall. If the old wives' tale is true, that means she'll be 5'10" tall, which is about the same as her mom. She talks quite plainly now and you can actually carry on a conversation with her. And she's not timid. She will tell you what she wants and doesn't want.
She has an independent streak and she's smart. When "Bubbles" is born in about six weeks, she'll be a big sister.