Wednesday, February 11, 2015

Harper is TWO!


Sweet Harper,

You are two years old!  And acting every bit of it, and then some! I went back to read your sister’s 2 year post for nostalgia’s sake and I’m not sure y’all could be any more different.  Then I read your one year post and pretty much prophesied what the terrible twos would look like for you, so I guess I can’t be too surprised. 



Harper Kate, your smile can light up a room.  You smile with your whole face and come at life with every ounce of body. You are an absolute ham – your daddy and I have joked that you had better hope that you are smart, or else your teachers are not going to love your little goofball antics! 


You are talking all day long – some of my favorite quotes right now: When I put you down for bed now you say “I go crib now. I call you momma. I call you.”  If I ask you if you need your diaper changed, you either say “Nooo, I fine!” or “All bettah now!” aka – you are done going potty in your diaper.  “Where Hadee go?” (with your hands up).  Your favorite line is “I do it by self!”

I honestly can’t tell if you know your colors yet, or not.  Sometimes you surprise me and get them right, and other days, everything is “geeeen!” You have zero interest in “practicing” any colors, letters, etc, but can jump and kick a ball better than most 4 year olds.  For as “advanced” as your gross motor skills are for your age, your are surprisingly cautious.  You will climb up on top of the coffee table and stand up, only to to freeze and start yelling “hep me, momma! I stuck!” which is more out of fear than lack of ability. 


We are still dealing with some pretty major separation anxiety.  When we went to register you for preschool next year, it was obvious you were feeling super anxious and scotch taped yourself to my leg.  I’m praying that as your communication skills improve, so will your anxiety!  In addition to the separation anxiety, you can throw a tantrum with the best of the best, kiddo.  I’ve tried everything I can think of to try to subdue your tantrums, but once you’ve decided you’re upset, that’s it.  There’s no off switch.  We have had more than our fair share of shopping trips, meals, and play dates cut short.  I have to remind myself daily that this won’t last forever!


You love: your sister, getting your way, Frozen, dance parties (especially dancing with Hadley), sonic grilled cheese, chips and queso, your ruff-ruff & “frankie” aka: blankie, your paci (hopefully we can kick that sometime this year!), fruit & veggie “packets”, snuggling with mommy, reading books (right now your library consists of sesame street books, “Hands are not for hitting” and “Teeth are not for biting” ;)), going outside, and running away from me in busy parking lots.


You dislike: being told no, eating vegetables, sharing toys, when mommy leaves, having your diaper changed (you know, there is something you could do about that one…).

You had an A+ 2 year well check this week:

  • Height: 37”  which is >99%
  • Weight: 30 lbs 10oz
  • Size 5 diapers and mostly 3t and 4t clothes depending on the brand (you and Hadley are thisclose to being able to share clothes!)
  • And still no “canine” teeth or 2 year molars

Harper Kate, even on the hard days, we love you “way, way more than you know” and I’m so thankful for your sweet, goofy spirit!  I pray that the Lord will do BIG things with your BIG personality!  Love you, sweet girl!




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