And My Baby Turned 2

Daphne thinks she is 9 – but we keep reminding her she is 2. I would like her to stay 2 for awhile – not ready for her to turn 9. (In case you want to look back at some baby pictures, click here. These are my favorite. These pictures show exactly what her hair was like – and compare those to the pics below of her long, light blonde hair.)
Daphne is a crack up! She is definitely the baby of the family – always wanting people looking at her and laughing at her!!

Highlights for 2:
22 pounds – which actually puts her on the growth chart in the 3rd percentile!!
She loves to hug and kiss. Daphne is usually the first one up in the morning (well, she and Lu get up about the same time – but usually way before Norah) and she likes to hug everyone as they are coming down the stairs. She also uses kisses as a stalling tactic at naptime and bedtime. She cries if she hasn’t gotten to give everyone kisses and hugs – even if she actually did, she usually wants to give second and third hugs and kisses.
She loves to spin. She literally spins in circles over and over until she is so dizzy she falls down. She does this multiple times a day.
She likes to dance with Norah and Lucy and she LOVES Ring Around the Rosie.
She wants to walk up and down the stairs – forget sliding on her tummy or scooting.
She takes her bunny (Poppy – as she likes to call her) everywhere. She begs for it if we don’t have it. She still sucks her fingers – she rubs Poppy’s ear which stimulates the finger sucking.
She likes to be wrapped in her blanket snuggly – often telling us “tight” if we forget. Funny thing is that she doesn’t stay that way for more than 10 seconds!
Daphne is in a big girl bed now. She is doing great – really was our easiest transition of all the girls. We left her rocking chair in her room because we still rock her at night. However, we found her curled up – asleep – in her chair. We finally moved the chair out yesterday – which she was not happy about! While I read to her yesterday before her nap – she wanted to sit right on the floor where the chair was.

She makes a silly face – she does this all the time. She likes to make her face for other people too. When her friend, Adler comes over on Fridays, she makes her face at him – every week, multiple times a day!
When she hears Kevin come in the door after work, Daphne goes running to the door, shouting, “Daddy!!” She does this every day.
She doesn’t throw tantrums very often anymore. Instead, if she is told no or doesn’t get her way, she silently drops to her knees and puts her forehead on the ground. Amusing. Norah and Lucy think it is hilarious and only encourage this behavior!
Favorite words/phrases include (but are not limited to):
sisi (Lucy)
rah-rah (Norah)
Ladler (her friend, Adler)
kitty-cat, mow (rhymes with cow, as in meow without the e)
Mommy play?
Mommy sit?
too youd (too loud)
me, down? (wanting to go to the basement if Norah and Lucy are down there)
whee
nanny (banana)
world – with arms overhead (wanting to sing “He’s Got the Whole World”)
ummm
guys (in reference to the rest of us – usually said at dinner when she is trying to get us all to look at her)
pizza – she asks for this quite often
pway (pray) – every night at bedtime she makes sure we pray with her. She also uses this as a stalling tactic – asking us to pray several times before we say goodnight. She wants us to pray for everyone in the family so she says, “pway, sisi. pway, rah-rah. pway, mommy. pway, daddy.”
She is putting together 3 words at a time – which is fun to hear. She says things like, “Mommy sit play” or “no, sisi, mine!”
Daphne is hilarious and already quite passionate about her little life. We are so thankful God has blessed us with her life and are really enjoying watching her grow.

*I wrote this post a few days ago but was waiting to post a few more pictures I have – but I think the ones I want are on my phone. Not sure how to get those off – and since I will probably forget to ask Kevin – I will add those later.
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Random Pics

Since I haven’t posted much I decided to just post some random pictures. So, here they are in no particular order.

This is a normal scene at our house most afternoons (this particular day was a pajama day)

Are you ready for some football?

Some girl time with my mom and grandma
Posted by PicasaDaphne couldn’t get enough of the Christmas tree!! She started out very gentle – not so much by the time Christmas was over.

Call to Prayer

Please pray for the Rumbold family (I went to school from kindergarten on with Doug). Their daughter, Jada, was diagnosed with a Wilms tumor – a malignant tumor of the kidney. She is having surgery today – so please lift her and her family up in prayer. Also, Jada’s mom, Jess is pregnant with their third child – due next week. I can’t imagine what they must be going through but I know that God will give them the strength they need to get through the coming weeks/months.


I know that I felt the prayer support of my friends and family as my mom went through her surgery almost a year ago. While I don’t know Jess nor the children, my heart breaks for the whole family. I have certainly given my sweet girls extra hugs today and together the girls and I have been lifting up little Jada in prayer. Please join us as prayer warriors for Jada.

Back on Track

After months of slacking on the blog – I am going to try to do a little better over the next couple of months. I would love to be more consistent about post pictures for the grandparents. That’s my goal. I can’t promise much else, but I will try to post more pictures of my sweet girls!!

Here is one for my first picture of 2011:
This is how Lucy said goodbye to 2010 and hello to 2011. Thankfully, it is nothing serious. She has had a cough that just won’t go away plus a sinus infection. History has shown that if we don’t treat her coughs quickly, she ends up with pneumonia. The doctor wanted to prevent her from getting it for the 4th winter in a row. So here she is. Yes, she sucks her fingers while having a treatment but the doctor has said that she probably breathes more through her nose anyway so we just let her.
One goal for 2011 is to completely break her finger sucking habit. We thought we did by this time last year, but she has fallen back into the habit again.
Happy New Year to you all!