Monday, March 2, 2015

Two and One Quarter

25 Months Old
26 Months Old
27 Months Old
weight: 29.5 lbs.

height: 35.5 inches.

wearing: Wearing a mix of 2T and 24 months in clothing, and even a few 18 months here and there. She's decided she hates shorts though, which will make for an interesting summer. Shoes are a size 7. Diapers are 4s until we run out; we just ordered a box of 5s for this month.

milestone progress: Long term memory is really kicking in. She will remember something we talked about doing from the previous day. She remembers bits from our trips to Disney. On our most recent trip the Mermaid ride was closed for refurbishment, but Aria kept asking to ride it without us mentioning it. She also can identify her favorite rides as we walk by. And, it is fun to talk about what we did that day on the car ride home unless she passes out within minutes. We were also talking about who and what eats carrots and she remembered leaving the carrot for Santa's reindeer on Christmas Eve. So, that just totally blows my mind.

The realization that there are things to fear is also kicking in. She was such a fearless baby, so this is pretty new. Whenever anything worries her she puts her hands over her mouth, which is pretty cute. Anything dark on a Disney ride usually results in her putting her hands up, and the big ice monster thing Elsa creates does too. 

Her latest obsession is counting. 1, 2, 8, 9. She still hates 3 though. She counts body parts when she doesn't want to go to sleep. Her color recognition is pretty good now. Everything isn't orange anymore. Her favorite shapes are moon and star, but she can do that shape sorter toy like a pro these days.

potty training: Her favorite time to get on the toilet is when nobody is paying attention. So, she is getting some use out of her little boon potty now. But, if you ask her if she wants to go she will still say 'nope, no, I'm fine'. She has been running to me after pooping and saying she wants changed so perhaps that is showing more interest in the whole process.

talking: Saying all the words. Stringing several words together. Repeating everything. Her faves - 'no', 'I'm fine', 'thank you much much', 'that's funny', 'come back here', and 'mom' repeated without end. My faves - 'rocking chair', 'beer', 'oh me oh my', 'hello, good morning', 'nose all fuzzy'.

teeth: 17, but that 18th is working its way through. We are not big fans of molars around here. That bout with the icks we had for days on end recently was combined with teething. Tons of fun had by all.

eats: Loving all the fruit. Loving all the bread. Loving all the cheese. A fan of corn and tiny veggies, yogurt, chocolate, butter, beans, and anything that is a dip. We can sometimes talk her into eating some meat or the occasional noodle. She is a big fan of 'mmm-ing' everything she likes though, and she isn't afraid to do it with every single bite of an entire meal.

sleep: Up and down. Teething and a bout of the icks turned sleeping into the not much sleeping. Generally sleeping all night long though, and not waking up at unappealing hours. Falling asleep is the tricky part. Some nights no problems, other nights I sit in her room with her until she settles down. There have been a few no nap days, but those have been surprisingly fine. She will just hang out in her crib for an hour, and then she goes to sleep at night like a dream. Overall, she's doing pretty good.

loves: Clinging to mom, reading esp her new Dr. Seuss and Sofia books, trips to Disney - esp the Carrousel and Dumbo, watching home videos, strawberries and oranges, animal butts, playing outside - getting dirty or getting wet, laughing, singing, opening the mail, playing pretend - esp pretending to eat food, spinning, Sofia the First and Micky Mouse Clubhouse, animals - particularly dogs and her godfather's bunny, mermaids, the beach, wearing socks to bed, playdoh, stickers, coloring and painting, helping mom bake, great grandma's rocking chair, and dancing.

hates: The usual toddler things - not getting her way at the exact moment she wants something and being told no. She was being rude at bedtime the other night, so her cuddle and singing time was cut short. She continued to be rude, so she lost it altogether. She wasn't a fan. A couple weeks ago she wouldn't stop eating the ingredients (raw eggs) while we were making muffins, so I told her she couldn't help out any more. She wasn't a fan.

1. What makes you happy? Babies. (Not sure where she got that, she wants nothing to do with babies)
2. What makes you sad? Tongue. (She says her tongue hurts when her teeth hurt)
3. How old are you? 2!
4. What is your favorite thing to do? Play in water.
5. What do you want to be when you grow up? Mama. (I hear she is a wonderful woman)
6. What is your favorite food? Jelly beans.
7. What is your favorite animal? Bunny.
8. Where is your favorite place to go? Disney!
9. What is your favorite color? Meatloaf. (That's not a color) White and blue.
10. What is your favorite ride at Disney? Dumbo.


  1. She looks so much like you the way she's smiling in the photo with the gray dress. So sweet! The bedtime rudeness and cutting things short - works well for us. So does threatening to not let her have her bedtime milk (she's obsessed). Love when the memory kicks in -- it's awesome! Just make sure you don't mumble "um ok later" because then she'll remember that and ask again and again and some how through in "but mommy you promised later!!" Teething totally sucks and those molars -- urgh! I hope she just hurries up and gets them so you can be done with teething! I just love her smile -- she just looks so happy! :)

  2. Bahahaha! Jelly beans, YES! And if meatloaf was a color I couldn't imagine it being a pretty one.

    She is SO stinking cute and starting to look so grown up.

  3. Oh Aria.... I love her so! I seriously wish we could have playdates! Our girls would be the best of friends (when they aren't shoving each other or crying over having to share... because this age is so awesome, HA!)

  4. I love that interview at the end :) She's so cute in those dresses! And wow is she starting to look older. I'm continually amazed at Reese's memory, and it sounds like Aria is that way too. Seriously, if I could remember things the way toddlers do, I would be so much more productive!

  5. Eek isn't she just growing up! I love the long term memory! Liam still talks about the water park from last summer! Soon Aria will be wanting to go to Disney everyday when she remembers it!

  6. She is just too sweet! I can't wait till Jospehine can remember and talk about Disney with me. The interview idea is so cute. It will be so fun to look back on their silly little answers!

  7. Love the interview questions and those pictures are amazing!! She is just adorable and the backgrounds are perfect!!

  8. The long term memory that develops simply blows my mind!
    So sorry to hear the teething and icks have hit. Hopefully that ALL makes its way out of your home soon.
    And the interview - LOVE. Totally stealing that. Aria and Marcus need a Disney date (I don't care which one) so they can ride Dumbo together (that's a fan favorite in our home, too)!!

  9. These pictures are just so stinking cute! And I can't believe you even got answers out of her! I tried that for Letty a time or two and just got I don't know as a response each time. Go aria!!!

  10. What a little cutie! I love interviews with kids! The "meatloaf" comment made me laugh out loud. Aria always looks so cute in her dresses!! I love the little grey one. We had a horrible time with teething in our house - it really makes everything SO much worse. We used to give Lia organic sweet potato fries - ( frozen ) and frozen grapes to chew on or at least rest on the area! Nothing else seemed to work.
    ~ Ally

  11. She looks so much like you!!! What a cutie!

  12. First of all, my favorite picture is that 26 month one. What a lil cutie!

    Secondly, I love the interview you did of her. Meatloaf is also my favorite color. Tee hee! :)

    Mandie ~

  13. Beautiful photos! She's turning into quite a little lady. How amazing that she's starting to remember stuff. That opens up a whole new world. And so sweet she wants to be you when she grows up. She's got such an amazing vocabulary for her age! So many teeth, too - Ez has like 8, although I see a few more coming in. I love the "mmm-ing" after every bite. Ez just started doing that for some foods, and I think it's the cutest. So much cuteness in this post :)

  14. Hahaha!! Love the questions! Apparently she does really loves her some meatloaf, hahaha! That's so sweet...mama.

    That's great that she's started letting you know when she poops! Wyatt's new things is waddling when his diaper is full, ha!

  15. oh me oh my!!!! That's completely beyond adorable!!! Love watching their little memories evolve. It's sooo crazy. Few things are better than little kiddo interviews! They are so much fun! Were ya'll having or just had meatloaf that night or week?!

  16. She just gets cuter with age!!! I love her sweet smile.
    Also, I kinda love that she says beer. Is that bad? I'm sure Chris isn't mad ;)
    Mason's been putting his hands over his mouth and gasping like "oh no!" when something happens. It's the cutest thing!

  17. Seriously, Courtney, Aria is one of the cutest little girls on the planet!! She's absolutely adorable! :) Love the sweet snapshots, and especially enjoyed reading her interview! ;)


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