Saturday, February 28, 2009

Time Out Queen

Today when mommy came to get me from my nap, I showed her how I've been putting my animals in time-out in my crib, plus a few other tricks I've been practicing when she hasn't been around.

Saturday, February 21, 2009

Dinner Conversation

This was part of the actual conversation that happened tonight while we were having dinner.

Mommy: Do you like your spaghetti, Lauren?

Me: Yes. It's deeee-licious. Want more vegetables, momma.

Mommy: Okay. So Lauren, which movie do you want to watch before you go to bed?

Me: Oh! Sound of Music, momma!!

Mommy: Sound of Music? We can do that.

Me: All RIGHT! Sounds good, momma.

Sunday, February 15, 2009


I had my 2 year checkup this week, and it went great. The doctor was quite impressed with my verbal skills....apparently I've finally found something I'm advanced at!

I'm also growing like a weed! Everyone (even strangers) point out to mommy how tall I am, and this doctor visit really confirmed that! I'm 27 lbs (60%) and a whopping 36 inches (95%)!

If that old wives tale is true, that you're half your grown-up height by age 2, I'm going to be a 6 footer! But looking at my mom, I'm trusting nature will kick in at some point and slow me down.

Wednesday, February 11, 2009

Monday, February 9, 2009

I'm TWO!!!

Happy birthday to me! Today I turned two years old. Mommy and daddy weren't overly emotional about my big day, but when they tucked me into bed tonight they got teary thinking about holding me as a newborn just two years ago. I guess they think the time has flown by!

I got to have a super cool birthday party yesterday. As opposed to last year when I was a little overwhelmed by everything, this year I totally loved being the center of attention. I even sat in my big girl chair (thanks Nana and Papa!) and opened my own presents!

A few of the things I'm doing at 2:

*Singing the following songs all by myself: Twinkle, Twinkle Little Star, Happy Birthday, my "Goodnight Song", Itsy Bitsy Spider
* Can sing my ABC's
* Counting to 15
* Jumping all the time from any height or just standing
* Polite little one: I always say please, thank you, and mostly say "no thanks" - and I often use the person's name before or after please/thanks
* Saying full sentences "I want some milk, daddy", "Help, mommy, I can't do it"
* Starting imaginative play, especially feeding and talking to my baby dolls

Sunday, February 8, 2009


I had my first sleepover this weekend!!! Mommy packed up a bag for me, and off I went to Aunt Maggie and Uncle Andrew's house for the night. I had so much fun and was the perfect guest... played, ate a good dinner, took a fun bath, and went to bed without a peep. I woke up this morning singing my ABC's, and was in a great mood when I got back to my house this morning. SO much fun! I can't wait for my next sleepover!!

Tuesday, February 3, 2009

Pre-Birthday Celebration

So one of my buddies in my playgroup has a birthday the same week as me, so our mommies hosted a little birthday get-together with our friends at a fun indoor play place called Little Monkey Business. Besides being totally fun and cool to play there, I got to hang with my friends AND we got to eat chocolate cupcakes for a mid-morning treat! (more on that later)

It was so much fun! Happy pre-birthday to me!

Cupcake Mania

Need I say more?

Monday, February 2, 2009


So one of my BFF's Ashleigh really needed her hair cut but she was scared to go alone, so I went with her. I needed a little trim myself. Here we are, before and after!