two and a half!

I cannot believe that Brielle is 2 1/2, as of yesterday.  When I told her that it was her “official” half birthday, since we have been telling her she’s 2 1/2 for a little while now, I think she expected some kind of big celebration.. or maybe just a balloon!

So much has happened within the past 6 months with her brain expanding so much, and her knowledge has grown exponentially. She understands so much, that I forget at times, that she is just only two! This little girl is literally like a sponge, and loves to learn.  She loves to be taught new things, and gets frustrated when she is working so hard to get something right, and it doesn’t work.

I would definitely say that she is fully potty-trained at home, and in public.. well that’s a different story! The distractions everywhere, I think prevents her from telling me when she has to go, unless I am the first one to initiate the suggestion.  She loves to “do it myself” and at times, doesn’t like me going behind her to make sure she is really clean. We’ll get there soon!

Here are some stats of this precious girl!

Weight: 30 pounds (finally!), naked on home scale

Shoe size: 8/9 shoes! She loves to wear “princess shoes” and dresses and pretend she is a princess ALL the time lol!

Likes/loves: -Anything to do with vanilla ice cream.  I swear this girl could eat it for breakfast, lunch, and dinner if we let her! She still loves to dance, and perform! Any time she hears music with a beat, it’s like it has to come of her body and she must move! It’s entertaining, for sure! She still loves her paci’s.. I mean, like there is no way I see us getting rid of them right now.  Well, she has lost a few to discipline lately, but still has about 3/4 of them hanging around.

Dislikes: -having Shane do anything for her.  “no, mommy do it!” has got be painted on our walls somewhere.  No changing her, taking her potty (unless she tells him that she will “do it myself!” Oh and she also recently has started to get mad at our cat, Oscar when he walks away from her and is done playing! She started crying because he hurt her feelings when he did that.. so precious.

Teeth: 18 teeth. 2 year molars are officially making their way into her mouth!

Diapers: Size 6 luvs during naps/bedtime and undies/pull-ups during the day.

Language: We have been signing to keep up with her skill, so she doesn’t lose it, and she still loves it.  She stutters when she says “thank you” and recently told me that sometimes it’s hard for her to say, so I told her to sign it to people, and if I am around, I will definitely let them know what it means, so she doesn’t have to struggle when saying those words.  It’s interesting.. she will only stutter when she is thinking of too many things at once and she is not focused, or she is really tired, or it will just happen out of nowhere.

Other than that, she speaks really well.  We haven’t hard too many people say that they couldn’t understand her, but sometimes she doesn’t know a particular word, or says it a little different, and will show you something else to help describe it, so we understand it better.  Very smart, coming from a 2 year old!  I love that her vocabulary has expanded so much, and one of my recent favorite words that she is uses is “inappropriate”.  I have definitely said that before!

I can’t believe how far she has come in these past 6 months, and I can’t wait to see where she goes from here!

Can someone PLEASE stop time (minus the attitude–LOL!).  My baby is no longer a baby and she will even tell me “I am a big girl now, not a baby anymore”. 😉 Gotta love my two and a HALF year old!

Here are some pictures from the last 6 months!



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