Height: 39.5 inches
It's hard to believe that Fall is over and Christmas is just around the corner! I started posts about your first day of school and Halloween, but never finished them, which is a testament to how crazy the past few months have been. I guess I will just jam it all into one giant post!
About a month ago, you started class with teacher Celeste again, one morning a week. Mommy had a lot going on this Fall and needed a little extra time (partly to work on my new photography business). Plus, every time we drove past your "old school" you would beg to go inside. You were really excited to see Celeste again and your friends Christopher and Braden are in your class. (Notice that I'm trying to make myself feel better about adding that third day. Mommy guilt). You tell me that you really like both schools, and your response when I ask you how your day was is always "great!"
We also signed you up for soccer this Fall, even though I knew that it would be total chaos... The first few weeks went okay, you at least sort-of participated and seemed to enjoy the different drills and learning about soccer.
We continued our Fall tradition of going to Minnetonka Orchards this year. We went on a dreary, rainy day which ended up being a good thing because it wasn't very busy.
Other fun activities have included playing in the leaves,
The day after Thanksgiving we started Christmas preparations by getting out all of the decorations and the Christmas tree. You were so excited and really enjoyed helping hang the ornaments on the tree. You even remembered making a little handprint ornament with your friend Christopher last year. After your nap that day, Buddy (our elf) made his return from the North Pole.
That weekend we also decorated the outside of our house. You helped daddy hang the lights (by holding the ladder). You kept saying, "Be careful daddy!" It was so sweet!
You are growing like a weed!! So much so, that most of the clothes and shoes I bought for you at the beginning of the school year are too small. People are always shocked when the hear you are only 2 because you are the size of a 4 year old. Your new batch of clothes are 4T! Hopefully, they'll last through the winter!
The coolest thing that has happened with you over the past few months, though, has been your ability to express your self and tell us your feelings. You talk all of the time (except at school, I guess) and it is so cool to hear what's going on in your brilliant little mind. You are always trying to figure out how things work and love taking things apart and trying to put them back together. You are also a little clown and love to make daddy and I laugh. My favorite part of your personality, by far, is your sweet side. You stroke my cheek and say "I really like you, honey." (You refer to me as "honey" or "honeypie" most of the time). You give the biggest hugs and kisses. Today, on the way home from school you said, "Mommy, you're the sweetest." Melt. My. Heart. Daddy and I are so lucky! We love you!