Monday, August 13, 2012

Life with Nia: 2 Years Old (and DSW Giveaway Winner!)

Yesterday was Lil Love Birds' 2nd birthday and we are still in recovery mode!

It was smaller than last year's and my biggest fear was that it was going to rain, but thankfully we had a gorgeous day (thank you Weather Anchor Mama for the confirmation!).

My Spidergirl insisted on wearing a sticker on her cheek! And thank you to my mom for making the spiderweb-infused tutu.
My parents arrived Friday night and Nia was excited to try on her Spidergirl tutu right away. We packed everything up on Saturday to head over to our local splash pad and had an awesome time with our family and friends. 

Nia and her crew!
We let her have her "big girl" present - a balance bike, and she was a little intimidated but excited to give it a try. 

Thank you to our friend Jennifer for capturing us singing "Happy Birthday" to Nia (I was so bummed that last year we didn't have it on video)

Here's the update: 

R1 (l to r): 13-16 months, R2: 17-20 months, R3: 21-24 months
  • Toddler's Weight: Nia is 26 1/4 lbs - she's  been the same weight for about 4 or 5 months now! I don't mind since it means it's a cinch taking her around the city.
  • Toddler's Height: Her 2 years dr. appointment this past Friday confirmed she's 34 1/2." Gee, I wonder where she gets her height from???
  • What size of clothing does toddler wear? 24 months for width and 2T/3T for length depending on sleeves/pant legs. I still have to keep her 24 months tankini pinned up on the waist!
  • Any milestones toddler reached during the month:
    • Potty training was the big milestone last month but now we're just continuing. We've had a little regression due to how excited/distracted she gets so I think plastic pants are in order!
  • Special outings toddler had during the month:    
Nia and her cousins
  • What was toddler's routine?  
    • Still late to bed and early to rise (I don't get it!), but now with some of her 2nd birthday presents I'm letting her play quietly in her room after lunch time. Today that ended well with her getting into her toddler bed on her own (we have guard rails up at last!).
    • The nighttime screaming that our neighbors complained about last month has stopped and "quiet feet" is working well. Whew!
  • Reflect about the highlights of the month?  
    • Nia is just communicating more which is to be expected; I love to hear what's on her mind. She's very creative with her dancing and singing - she comes up with remixes all the time!
  • Did any big changes occur?  
    • Nia's doctor agreed going through weaning, toddler bed and potty training was a lot for her to undergo in a few short months. Things should be settling down for us soon. 
  • What are toddler's favorites - toy, food, person, etc...  
    • Nia is excited for her new bike - she had been talking about one for the past few months and especially likes her helmet.  
    • She also loves her new rain gear set from her birthday twin, Jerve and family
  • What I'm looking forward to? 
Finally (and here's the fun part!), I'm excited to announce the winner of my $25 thank you giveaway to DSW:

Didn't win? I have a very fun giveaway coming up which includes some cool prizes I brought home from BlogHer 2012. Stay tuned . . .