"So I commend the enjoyment of life, because nothing is better for a man under the sun than to eat and drink and be glad. Then joy will accompany him in his work all the days of the life God has given him under the sun." Ecclesiastes 8:15

Saturday, January 21, 2017

Aria Grace: Two Years Old

New baby Aria

Sweet Aria girl, you are two years old.  What a perfect addition you are to our family.  We love you like crazy and love the joy that you bring.  Happy Birthday!

1st Birthday

Height: 34.5 in (75th percentile)
Weight: 28 lbs (44th percentile)
Wearing 2T clothes






Loves: You have been loving your babydoll lately.  You will carry her around some and try to tuck her in with a blankie, feed her, and love on her. You are getting more into puzzles and building with blocks or legos.  You also like to color. You love playing in the water and had a blast in all the pools on vacation.  I would say you are pretty fearless and love to climb on things.




Favorite Shows/Movies: Mickey Mouse Clubhouse is definitely your favorite!  That's about all you watch at home at least, but you do notice when there are princess' on TV!  We've gotten the old iPad out for you, and you've totally got it figured out.  You can open different apps, and love the animal and puzzle ones the most! You also love Veggie Tales, which most of the time you call "piggy tales!" Anna and Elsa from Frozen are also favorites.  You had balloons delivered for your birthday that had their picture and you were crazy excited! :)

Easter 2016

Favorite Songs: I'm not sure it matters...when you hear a song you will stop and dance! You do love to sing Twinkle Twinkle Little Star.



Favorite Books: Brown Bear, Brown Bear, Little Blue Truck, and the "baby book" as you like to call it, "Where is Baby?" I think, it has flaps that you lift up and down.  You also are starting to love your princess books, and learning who they are.  The other day, you went through every page saying, "This is Belle?"  and Lyle would giggle and say, "Nooo! That's Cinderella!"


Aria and Kaia

Favorite Games: You love to play hide and seek.  As long as your eyes are covered you think we can't see you.  So you'll lay face down in the closet, and say "Where Aria go?" "Aria gone!!" and "hide" quietly while we look for you!  You would swing for hours if someone would push you that long, and really like playing outside on the slide.  You can climb up the ladder like it's nothing!



Sleep: You are an awesome sleeper! Typically at night you go to bed between 7:30 and 8 p.m.  We read a book, say our prayers, then tuck you in. You love your little "piggy pillow" and like to sleep with a light weight swaddle blanket.  You sleep through the night, and during the week I wake you up about 7, on the weekends you sleep a bit longer.  Most days you take a decent nap after lunch.  You are still in your crib, but sleep on a cot at daycare.  I think some days you stay on there better than others! ;)



Friends: You love your little friends at daycare, and will list off their names if we ask.... "Ellie, Libby, Madison, Quentin, Paula, Emmy, Justin" You especially love to play with all of your cousins, and had a blast at Thanksgiving on the Norris side, especially with Summer, Weston, and Mae Mae.  You and Kaia are also quite a pair! Frequently you will ask where someone in your family is and you LOVE to call them on the phone!




Lyle:  You are still pretty in love with your big brother!  Overall you guys get along awesome!!  Sometimes you will whine at each other, but I would say you don't really fight.  You are starting to be a lot more interested in what he is doing and wanting to play beside him.



Learning: You are talking up a storm these days!  Your speech is really clear, and you repeat almost everything we say.  We can have conversations and I know most of the time what you are trying to tell me! Mostly you narrate and have a running conversation about everything around us.  You are great about saying "thank you" and end everything at church (every song, prayer, etc.) with a nice loud, "amen!"


Food: Cereal is your favorite food!  You will eat 3 bowls on Saturday morning if I let you!  Other loves are fruit, peanut butter, cottage cheese, and of course any kind of treat!  Every morning you sit on the counter while I make our shakes for breakfast and you eat a banana and lick the peanut butter spoon.  You love to stand on the stool while I cook supper and help stir.



Funnies: Oh you are an ornery and silly little girl!  You love to tease, be crazy to get a laugh, and tickle!  You will say, "Daddy silly, Aria silly" or "Daddy teasing me."


Other: We've been working on potty training for the last month or two and we are getting pretty close!  You do great with pottying and we are well on our way with everything else.  It's taken a bit of time but you are doing great! Also, I thought you couldn't count because when we do it together you can't get past 3, but today you went to 14 without any problem!!  Apparently you just do things on your own terms! :)



You have a bit more of an opinion than Lyle did at this age, and will definitely tell us what you are thinking, and maybe have a minor breakdown because of it.  You like to be carried and will fuss at us when we make you walk instead (which is most of the time! lol) Lately you are wanting to be more independent, and say "Me do it myself!"  You can put on your own coat and boots (which is awesome!)

2nd Birthday Party


You bring so much joy into our house and into the world Aria Grace.  We love you so very much!!


(And just for fun...Click HERE for Lyle's two-year old update!)


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