Saturday, March 14, 2015

Letters to Sweet Pea 21.5 months

Dear Sweet Pea,

I almost didn't write this letter, because I didn't think much had changed since you were 18 months. But then, I thought back. I was wrong. Not only physically, but developmentally as well.

You have grown so much. You hair has gotten thicker, and longer. Lord knows you've gotten taller. 

You are a little bit of a picky eater. You despise meat of any kind. Your favorite foods are fruit and cheese. We let you pretty much graze throughout the day, with a main meal of oatmeal for breakfast, and then whatever we're having for dinner. You're very good at trying new foods, but don't always like them. At least you try.

You get very excited at bedtime. You love running down the hallway to mommy, and mommy scares you every night. We brush your teeth, change your diaper put your PJs on and then you pick out a book to read. Then, we wrestle around on the bed for a few minutes before we turn out the lights and settle down. We usually cuddle all night long. I can't fall asleep without you in my arms. 

I still hold you while you nap. Your legs hang off of me, and you take up my whole lap. But, I enjoy it and so do you. As of late, you've been fighting your naps. So we've been taking you to the park to tire you out. You've been enjoying that quite a bit.

You've grown and changed developmentally as well. You have learned new words, so many that I can't list them all. My favorite though, is 'guck'. It's one of your favorite animals. We actually went to feed the gucks last week. *Ducks* You also know where all your major body parts are, but have known those for a while. 

You love other kids, or 'bees' as you call them, more and more each time you see them. You try to keep up with them at the park. And as long as it's not approaching your nap time, you're very good at sharing your toys when we have play dates over at our house. 

You're such a sweetheart. My heart swells with joy when I look at you. I love you so.