Emerson is Two and a Half

Wow! Just wow! How can it be that my little baby girl is two and a half years old. It just doesn't seem possible. She has grown and changed so much in just the time that we've been in California. She has definitely lost all signs of baby and has become such a big girl. Here are a few things I want to remember about Emerson at this age:

Weight: 30. 3 lbs  (70th percentile)
Height: 37.75 inches (75th percentile)
In weight for length, she is in the 50th percentile. She's growing right on track! Everywhere we go people just assume that she is at least 3 because of her size and her nonstop talking. 

-She wears size 7.5-8 shoes, and 2t and 3t clothes. I have to be her 3t dresses because most 2t are too short. 

-She normally sleeps from 8:00 PM to 8:00 AM and takes a nap from 1:00-4:00 almost every day. 

-Her favorite thing is still her stuffed doggy, Henry. She has to have him to go to sleep. I bought her a second one and she likes him too but he certainly didn't replace Henry. She rubs his tail while she is falling asleep. She also sleeps with a multitude of other random things. It depends on what she's been playing with that day.

-She has days where she eats really well but for the most part she doesn't eat a lot these days. Her favorite foods are yogurt, apples and dry cereal. She still prefers raw veggies over cooked. She'll eat carrots, broccoli, cauliflower, celery, and bell pepper but her favorite is corn.

-She really doesn't like meat but will eat a chicken nugget or a bit of hamburger every now and then. She used to eat eggs but won't touch those anymore. Right now she's going through a phase where she doesn't really want to try much of anything. I still give her whatever we are having but there are many meals where she won't touch it!

-She LOVES milk and has a cup at every meal. She is also obsessed with juice. I don't buy it so she only gets it occasionally and when she does she drinks the whole thing in about in one long drink. Seriously, she can suck down a juice box in less than 30 seconds.

-Playing dress up is her favorite activity right now. She has to have a dress, high heels, gloves, a crown, and a magic wand. She has been known to sleep in her costumes on more than one occasion.

-She loves to paint and do crafts. She also likes to color but only with markers. Crayons do not interest her much at all.

-She loves to play with random things and will usually pick household items over toys. Right now she is pretty obsessed with candles/scentsy cubes. It's so funny.

-She is my little shadow and likes to be with me at all times. She will sit in the kitchen when I'm cooking dinner and follow me all throughout the house when I'm cleaning. She has also been super cuddly lately. I can't say that I mind one bit!

-She is so excited about being a big sister. When we are out she will point to my belly and tell people, "This is my sister, Adelyn (Adewyn.) She loves to talk about how we are going to feed her milk and rock her. I can't wait to see my two girls together.

-I would say she is 99 percent potty trained. She still wears a diaper at night and during nap. She wears panties when we are out and about most of the time but I do put her in pull ups when I know we won't have access to a bathroom for a while.

-She has the funniest little personality and she keeps us laughing. Sometimes we really wonder where she comes up with the things she says. I have a separate post coming with some more of her cute little sayings but here are a few of my recent favorites:

-Emerson is such a TV girl. I swear she would watch TV all day if I would let her. Lately she will develop an obsession with a particular movie and will want to watch it over and over. It usually lasts about a week before she's ready to move on to something new. 

-She loves to be outside and to play with her friends. Her favorite thing at the playground is still the swing.  She loves walking around and exploring.

-She loves anything holiday related. During Halloween she was obsessed with all of the decorations and we spent lots of time walking around looking at everyone's decor. Now that Christmas decor is out she asks to go to the store and look at the "Christmas stuff." It's so much fun!!

-She is absolutely obsessed with our neighbors and I think she would move in with them if she could.

-She loves to sing but mostly does it when she thinks I'm not listening. She knows quite a few songs but will also make up her own when she is playing. I love hearing her little voice.

-I don't really feel that I have done my sweet girl justice. It's pretty hard to describe her personality in so few words. She has such a sweet spirit, the most beautiful nose-scrunched smile, and she finds joy in the tiniest things. I love watching her as she soaks up everything around her and I still can't believe she's ours. We are so, so blessed.

As far as pictures, it's pretty much impossible for me to keep her still enough for a picture these days. When I do convince her to stand still she usually gives me her "cheese" smile! We took these a few days ago and I love that they are 100 percent her- from her outfit to her facial expressions. This is my girl!

Happy Half-Birthday my precious girl!! You make my days brighter and my heart full! I love you to the moon and back!!

Rebekah said...

I can't believe how big she's getting! It seems like she has the cutest personality!

~Dawn~ said...

Aww, what a sweet little girl!! Happy 2 1/2 Birthday!

Emily Powell said...

Sweet girl :)

Mandy said...

I loved reading all of this about sweet Eme! :) She and AE are so much alike girl, it's scary!! lol I just know they would be the best of friends if we lived closer. I have loved watching her grow up through your blog since we can't live by each other. Happy 2 1/2 yr old bday sweet girl!!

Lyndsey said...

Oh my goodness mama, she looks so much like you! Especially in the last picture! I can't believe how fast our babies are growing up, but she sounds like such a joy!

Paula Lynch said...

Sweet girl. Mimi misses you. Such a sweet post about a sweet girl.

Allison said...

What a sweetie pie! She is getting so big and her personality seems so sweet. She is such a pretty little thing.

Natalie said...

This is such a great age! Love that purple on her!

ajs {of MN} said...

She's the best!! Happy half bday E!

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