Sunday, February 3, 2013

Two and a Half

WOW!  My little girl is 2 1/2 years old today!  She is my little spark-plug!!  There is never a dull moment with this little gal ;)---constant singing, chatter, "questions", energy, and motion!

Two of my favorite phrases of hers right now are:
1) "A couple days a week ago...."  She uses this to tell me about something that happened in the past.
2) "Wadcha say, mommy?"  When she doesn't hear me or understand something I have said, she says this.

Here are a few traits of hers that stand out to me at this age:

CREATIVITY: She is one of the most creative little kids I have ever met--she can entertain herself for two hours during "naptime" by creating and acting out entire episodes and plays with simply a few blankets, dollies, and pillows on her bed....Her blankie can be everything from an umbrella, a snowsuit, a wedding dress, a balance beam and much more!  When I come to get her up from naptime, I love hearing the current scenario she is acting out!

MEMORY: She has a memory like a steal trap, especially when it comes to names.  She mastered all the letters and letter sounds and words that starts with each letter many months ago.  She knows all the days of the week and now is learning the months.  She loves talking about whose birthday is in each month!  She blows me away with how much she knows at this age!

CURIOSITY: She always wants to know what everyone is doing, where they are going, and what is happening.  She never misses a beat.  She seems to love science and is curious about everything from what happens after you eat your food, to what is inside of your body, where the sun and moon are if you can't see them, and how the rain "works".

HONESTY: She is so good at confessing everything she has done, right away.  It is pretty cute. 

INDIVIDUALITY: While she does love to "act like a mommy", for the most part she is completely her own person!  She thinks on her own, acts on her own, has her own opinions, and is not easily swayed to do anything!  While this can be frustrating at times, I love that she has an internal confidence and the ability to hold her own and I pray that she uses this to stand up for right and share God's truth with many!

LOVE FOR GOD'S WORD:  She loves her Bible--literally!  It is the first book she asks for during naptime and she loves reading it to me and to her dollies (it is quite entertaining!).  And she LOVES my big Bible.  She often asks me to read her stories (such as Mary and Joseph, the Firey Furnace, David and Goliath, or when "Saul wasn't a good listener") out of my big Bible (which has no pictures) and I am amazed that she doesn't get bored!  It has been quite fun to listen to her growing in her prayers...she will thank God for everyone we know practically and then always end with asking God to "help us honor you".  Adorable!

I love hanging out with my little girl and watching her grow into the little girl God is creating her to be.  I pray that he would work in her little heart and draw her to himself and I can't wait to see what big things God has in store for her!

I love you sooooooo much, Miss Summer Tenleigh!


Jessi Brink said...

So fun Kel!

Jill said...

Aw, so much personality in that little 2 1/2 year old. Love that little girl!

The Baum Family said...

Can't wait to see her in April! She's soo big!!! :)

Amber said...

What a smart little girl! She is SUCH A CUTIE PIE! I love that she loves the precious!

The O'Connor Family said...

CUTE picture! Was so fun seeing you guys last weekend. Summer is such a sweetheart and Colton is just as adorable as he looks in pictures! :)

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