On August 24th Ellie had her 2 year wellness check. She's pretty much a beast still. Don't get me wrong, she's cute, and she's a stinking good kid. For the most part we have few fits and lots of polite please and thank yous. Ellie is such a sweet and good girl. She is also stinking smart. She now knows all of her ABC's, probably most of at least 15 or 20 songs and parts of a ton more, she can consistently count to 13 without skipping anything and make it to 20 skipping 14 and 16 usually. She is starting to throw letter sounds at us and recognize numbers. She knows most of her basic shapes and at least 10 colors. She speaks in sentences that blow me away all the time and uses words I don't think she should. Admittedly, some of those phrases aren't my favorite, like her current love "oh crap." Yeah, we're working on getting rid of that one, although if that's the worst phrase she picks up we can't be that bad of parents, right?!
Anyway, so you see what I mean that Ellie is no "beastly child", but she's still a beast. At her 2 year check-up she was 28 lbs 9 oz (70th percentile) and 36.75 inches tall (98th percentile). Yup, she's our tall string bean. She now wears 4T clothing, and the shirts hardly look big on her where she has such a long torso. We regularly get asked at parks and stores if she's 3 or 4 and have to tell people she JUST turned 2. But, at least she's smart too! We don't get as many looks about our dumb big kid anymore where Ellie keeps learning so much lately. People are funny.
Here are a couple random photos of our girl from the last couple months I thought were cute.
Anyway, Ellie's great loves at 2 years old: slides, balloons, Super Why, Elmo, Rapunzel (Tangled really), all princesses really, tunnels, pet stores, her Daddy, the Baby Tummy (sometimes cute and sometimes not), milk, and a bunch of other things. Basically, she's an awesome kid and we have very few complaints and no room to even have those.
The last two years have flown by, and there are times I look at Ellie and cannot believe how big she is, and yet I know it will only get worse and worse each year... But the last two years have also been the most fun and full of love we have had. We are so grateful for the blessing of her sweet spirit in our family and home and the way she brings joy and laughter to our lives each and every day.