In two days time Lj turns 2. She has made so much progress in the past year it amazes me how the little brain can develop so quickly. She took her first step this time last year and is now running, jumping and riding a scooter. She will attempt to climb anything (she was at the top of the loft ladder in seconds this morning!). I no longer have to lift her in and out of her high chair and we often find her climbing in and out of her cousins pram.
She chatters to herself continually and loves to read stories to her baby doll. She now repeats what we say as if she wants to practise saying all the words that we say. For awhile she has been calling my sister 'doa doa' (not sure if that is the correct spelling :) ) and did so this morning but then all over a sudden, literally at lunch time she started pronouncing her name correctly.
Her favourite toy has to be her baby doll. In the photo above she has baby lying on the step next to her with a blanket over her while Lj pretends to have her lunch. Every now and again she will look down at baby, fix her blanket or offer her some food. She pushes baby in her pram to MJ's school at least once a day. Making sure to have hat and blanket on baby, her nappy bag over her shoulder and her own scarf on.
In this photo she is changing baby dolls nappy. Of course she likes to clean her with a wipe before putting a new nappy on.
Her new trick has come through copying her brothers example and as she is the earlier riser she now does breakfast! Check out the weetibix in each bowl with a fairly generous helping of sugar! The first morning I came down stairs to find this, I walked through the door, she innocently looked up at me and said 'milk?' NB she is not as tall as the work top, she is standing on her step!
Who knows what the next skill will be but I can be sure that I will realise it tomorrow as this girl never misses an opportunity to learn and develop.
Happy Birthday (for Sunday) my beautiful girl.