Dear Emily. You had your second birthday this month and are growing up so quickly! We had a very small birthday celebration for you while 3 of your grandparents were in town. There were lots of presents and you got to eat a whole cupcake, although you weren’t impressed with the overly sweet frosting and turned the thing upside down so you could just eat the cake part.
The end of the month was a bit hard for you as you were hit with croup which made you utterly miserable for a week or so. Luckily we got on to it quickly and you recovered ok. Around the same time you had a massive word explosion though and you are still coming out with several new words every day. You’ve even developed a bit of a lisp as you try and get the words out faster than your mouth can handle. It’s lovely being able to have simple conversations with you and hear you express yourself.
With the weather improving, we have been able to get out to the park again which you are loving. You are interacting with us and others so much more these days. We had a fun game of chasings around the park which had you peering out from behind equipment and giving us the most gorgeous cheeky grins. Your caring nature is shining out more and more, you are a beautiful, helpful, cuddly little girl.
Dear Sophie, you are so active now! You are crawling everywhere, pulling up on everything and trying to climb anything within reach. I think you enjoyed your sisters birthday as much as she did and got to play with the paper and some of the new toys.
Most of your photos don’t show it, but it seems like you just don’t stop smiling. You’ve been pretty sick this last week, but once you stop crying after a big cough you are straight back to grinning, blowing raspberries and making happy little noises. We are still going to the zoo most weekends and make a point now to stop and let you out for a bit of a wander at some point which you are definitely enjoying, still a bit longer before you start noticing the animals though.
You are also loving the visits to the park as you can now sit in the swing and get pushed in it a bit. Emily loves giving you a push or sitting on the swing next to yours and you both watch each other as you swing.
You are my gorgeous, happy, bubbly little girl, who can’t wait to start walking and follow her big sister around.
Love you both lots and lots and lots xoxoxoxo
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