It's been a while since I have done one of these posts but Katie turned 27 months old yesterday. The time has been flying by and I keep telling people she just turned 2 but I guess I better change that. Of course, it doesn't help that she looks and talks like she is closer to 3 than 2.
Katie can carry on a full conversation with you now. She is able to repeat what you told her several hours before, almost word for word. I am amazed at how she is always listening to what is being said and commits it to memory. Several of her favorite things to say include "stop it Michael", "Can I go to the store too, Mommy?" and "Good night Daddy.". If you tell her you love her, she will say it back to you. That has to be my favorite thing that she says.
She now calls books by names that she has made up based on the story inside. Katie loves to be read to and we take full advantage of that by reading several books at nap and bedtime every day. She also recognizes people that we see on a regular basis and calls them by name. I love this age because they are learning so much and get so excited about it.
Katie's eating isn't as good as it used to be but she is 2 years old. I don't think that she is nearly as picky as Michael was. She likes to eat whatever he is having and if he finishes his dinner first, I have to ask him to wait to have his snack. If Katie sees him eating a popsicle or lollipop, she wants one immediately. Two of her favorite foods right now are cereal and any kind of fruit.
There has been a little progress on the potty training front. Katie actually peed in the potty one day last week. Some days she wants to wear "big girl panties" and others she doesn't. Even when she wears panties, she mostly just pees on the floor. She is definitely aware of it because she will come to me immediately and tell me "I went pee-pee on the floor." Ummm, not sure why she couldn't just use the potty. If I could devote several days to following her around like we did for Michael, then I think she would learn to use the potty and that would be it.
I can't believe how fast she is growing up. There are times that I want to freeze and others that I am so excited to see what the next step is. Watching her learn and grow is an awesome gift!