Moments I want to bundle up and save forever; memories of Lily at two and a half
We can have full conversations at this point. The way she is finally able to pronounce her "R's" so well... "Drrrress", and she is just always so sweet and entertaining. I love hearing what she has in her mind.
Imaginary play is in full swing. In the car, she pretends like her fingers and toes are little families and they all have conversations amongst themselves. With her dolls, she is their mama and they cry for different reasons and I'm usually either the daddy or the grandma. She pretends she's a tiger or a princess and is still obsessed with Elsa. We play restaurant alllllll the time.
Her obsession with tea parties. We probably have about 4 tea parties every day and I love it.
Bedtime is so simple and sweet lately. We do a bath some nights, then jammies and brushing our teeth. After that, we lay down (she sleeps in our bed half the time and her princess bed the rest of the time) and she asks me to tell her a story and sing her a song. She loves stories about her made up dragons, Evil Dragon and Candy Dragon. It is just so amazing to me that she just wants to listen to my voice or daddy's and then she falls asleep on her own -- definitely a big girl and not a baby anymore.
How much she is able to remember, even things that happened weeks ago, and how she will randomly bring them up in our daily conversations.
Her amazing logic and reasoning skills. I told her we couldn't open a bag of balloons she had found because we might save it for a party and she said, "Well we could just use one and save the rest for the party" and I really couldn't argue with that.
The way she cares about me and Alex, especially when we are sick. I've been sick for the past two weeks with something awful and she keeps coming up with the sweetest ideas to help me feel better. She told me today that she would hold my hand and I should drink some tea to feel better.
Her love for her grandparents, other family members, and friends.
Her eagerness to help me with whatever I'm doing -- she always says, "mama, could I help?"
When she sees brother's car seat buckled into the car, she leans over it and says, "I can't wait to meet him."
Motherhood gets better every single day & I can't wait to see how things change when we meet baby brother (and, by the way, today is his due date -- pray for a healthy and safe delivery)!