31 July 2013

Second Year Calista Retrospective

Now that Calista is two and I've posted about her birthday, I thought I'd post a little about her growth this last year!
One year ago... Calista couldn't walk, could only say a handful of words, and still was not sleeping straight through the night without nursing. I am pleased to report what a difference a year has made! She is fantastic at sleeping (most of the time) and goes to bed/nap without a fuss (though we are still nursing right before bed/nap 1-2 times a day. If you are going to even think about judging me on that or telling me it's "gross" to nurse a 2-year-old, you can shut up now), she can tell you about her black pants or insist that she has socks, shoes and we GO!, and she can walk, run, jump, dance, spin, and fall over with the best of them.

A list of her likes and dislikes...

  • DVDs - she loves to pull these out of the cupboard, and sometimes even put them back. And sometimes we let her watch them.
  • Puzzles
  • Wooden train set
  • The cat

Bedtime items:
  • Pacifier
  • Two trout
  • Alligator
  • Orange blanket
  • Green quilt
  • (yes, she will look for and insist on all of these at bed)

  • Purple
  • Green
  • (or maybe these are just the ones she likes to say the best)

  • Spaghetti
  • Enchiladas
  • Yogurt
  • Cheese
  • Peanut butter
  • Milk
  • "Cake" - which to her, is any special treat
  • Fries

  • Hippos
  • Lions (that roar!)
  • Peacocks

  • Coloring
  • Going - it almost doesn't matter where, as long as we go.
  • Going to the zoo
  • Reading
  • Watching alphabet/numbers/colors/shapes/etc videos on youtube
  • Jumping on the trampoline at her cousins' houses

  • Spice World
  • Bride and Prejudice
  • Pride and Prejudice
  • The Avengers

  • Green bell peppers
  • Peanuts

The year in pictures:
August 2012

September 2012

October 2012

November 2012

December 2012

January 2013

February 2013

March 2013

April 2013

May 2013

June 2013

July 2013
She's getting so big!

And, for the true gluttons for punishments, a (hopefully) complete list of all the words Calista can say at 2 years old. It appears to be about 180 words, give or take.

Turning Two!

Somehow, my baby girl has gone from this to this:

And so we get to celebrate! First on the list, presents!
With her haul.
Not quite sure what to do with this stuff still.
Stickers from Aunt Loradona!
I want that one, Dad.
Sticker on the hand!
Loving the card from Grammie and Grandpa May.

She likes the bike and the thought of her new "hat"...
...but isn't so sure about being forced to wear it.
Hanging out with just Dad and the bike (sans helmet... for now) is pretty great, though.

Going to be a while before she is able to peddle on her own, but that's all right.

And trains! Yay! Choo choo!

Her birthday dinner ended up being take out pizza and wings, rather than homemade enchiladas, as planned, but oh well.
She enjoyed it.

And the carrot cake, too!
She's 2!

Happy birthday, Calista!
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