Sunday, September 29, 2013

2 Years Old!

Pearl is 2 years old today!
She makes us laugh so much.  Even during these photos she refused to smile, but made all kinds of silly faces.  Pearl loves to be the photographer and tell her subjects to "mile" (smile) or to say cheese.  She talks so much now.  She repeats nearly everything I say to her as a question if she doesn't understand it.  Pearl can do the entire alphabet song except the LMNOP part.  She says "L-gagaga-P."  She sings a ton of different songs now and absolutely loves to dance.  Somehow she has quite the repertoire of moves and manages to adjust them correctly to the type of song being played.  Pearl is a better dancer than I will ever be.
She loves Axel so much and always wants to hold him.  Pearl hasn't mastered patience at all yet though so if I even make her wait a second before handing him over, she goes crazy.  That's kind of how everything goes these days.  If she has to wait, she throws massive tantrums.  This of course means she gets upset a lot, but manages to usually get over them quickly.
Pearl loves her family and knows everybody's names - aunts, uncles, cousins, and grandparents.  She talks about them constantly.  Sesame Street characters have become as dear to her as her family and she excitedly tells me all about them too.  It's so fun to hear her stories and to finally be able to understand the majority of them.
She can navigate my cell phone with no assistance at all.  Pearl can find all of her games and knows how to fix things if she accidentally clicks on something she isn't supposed to.  She can access the camera and take photos as well.  There are certain YouTube videos that she loves watching and asks me to queue them up for her.  There is "big bus," "ABC's," "Caillou pizza," "ducks in water," and the list goes on.  Sometimes it takes me a while to figure out what she is asking for and she tells me "no" every time I pull up a video that isn't the right one.  We probably need to back up on the phone use a bit.
She loves people and has really come out of her shell.  It used to take forever for her to open up and start talking out in public, but now she seems to have very little problem with that.  She usually starts out by telling people about "baby ba."
We are so blessed by our fun little first born.  She is the funniest person I know and I feel so lucky to have her as my daughter.
Length: 34" she grew 3.5" in the last 6 months!
Weight: 24 lbs 12 oz


  1. Such a fun girl and so sweet! Happy Birthday Pearl!

  2. I love that first image! Looks like she took a selfie. lol! She's just too, too cute!

    1. She was just trying to take the camera from me, haha.

  3. LOVE her sweater! And the 2nd photo ;)

    1. Thanks! The sweater is from Crazy8. It was a birthday gift from my sister!


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