So as Brielle's 2nd birthday on Friday quickly approaches I have been trying to remember the many yearly things I need to do around this time. One of those things is measure her growth on our growth chart.
|Raya can't stand to let Brielle have the spotlight!|
Now as I have mentioned, Brielle seems very short to me. When we go to various play areas and I see other little girls that are the same height, I always ask how old they are and they are almost always under 18 months old. Brielle can still wear 18 month Carter's outfits (except for tshirts, because those are getting snug) ...but dresses, pants, etc. she really is 18 month size. I just have her wear 24 month stuff most of the time because I'd rather it be big and maybe get two seasons of wear.
My at home measurements are not *exactly* accurate perhaps, but they can't be too far off---and I measure her at 31 inches tall.
At this same age Raya was almost 35.5 inches! It makes sense to me now why Raya completely skipped size 2T for the most part. She did a ton of growing before age 2.
|Look at Raya use her big booty to her advantage LOL|
|Look at those size 24 month all rolled up hehe|
On Saturday we ran into town to run some errands and we ate at Chic-fil-a ...afterwards we played and it makes me laugh because although Brielle is much smaller than Raya was at this age, she is much braver too! Raya didn't start climbing on these toys until after age 3. She was a huge scaredy cat! Brielle has no fear, and she buzzes past all the big kids playing...Raya has to try to keep up! :-) The other parents at these things always give me weird looks like why would I let my baby play and get pushed around by the big kids, but they quickly see that Brielle can hold her own!
|Look at her go!|
|Raya was able to catch up for a minute :-P|
|First to zoom down the slide? Miss Brielle! I love watching her tiny little body come bouncing out of the slide haha|
|Raya caught up!|
|What? You honestly thought Raya wouldn't need her own "birthday" balloon?! haha. A mermaid of course!|
|And she's out!|
Here was Raya....she had put *my* shoes on herself and *Brielle's* shoes on her doll...then demanded I take a picture lol
Brielle is obsessed with socks...it's really annoying because she gets into the sock drawer and messes them all up and takes the pairs apart....and then she puts as many as she can on ONE foot LOL....until the foot is like 2 inches thick with socks :-P One day I laid with her at nap time to get her to fall asleep. Well *I* fell asleep and when I woke up 20 minutes later Brielle was sitting in bed next to me, quietly entertaining herself by putting on sock after sock after sock haha.
A couple weeks ago we went shoe shopping with Lee. He took FOR-E-VER picking out shoes. Everyone in the store though got quite a kick out of our girls though, who happily entertained themselves for like 30 minutes by pretending to go "night night" on the little bench ;-)
Lastly, today Raya had her 2nd ever lifetime dental visit---and she is in love! lol. Here is what I posted afterwards on facebook:
"Pretty sure Raya might be a dentist when she grows up! She went for the 2nd time ever today and she's so obsessively in love with everything related to the dentist haha. They said she was probably the best 3 year old they'd ever had...and she was so excited about it all you would have sworn we were at Disneyland or something! ;-) At the end she asked when she could come back next and begged for it to be soon. I told her probably in the summer, to which she replied "that will be great--I can wear my summer shoes then!" Yes, we must not forget to plan ahead for our attire lol."
I snapped a couple pics of her today, in all her dental glory! She could barely keep a smile off of her face, and each time they would ask her to pick a flavor for something her eyes just lit up haha. Then she was say, "Mama, I picked ____ , that's a good one isn't it?!" For the record, she picked "sugar cookie" toothpaste and "cherry" flouride haha.
|Bracing for the chair to tilt back, which she had been excitedly talking about the entire car ride there :-P|
|She was quick to say "yes" to the cool gold shades ;-)|
Still cavity free!