Friday, 22 November 2013

2 Year Update

Wow in just under 1 week Calleigh is going to be 2 years old! I can't believe it, it seems to have gone so fast. It feels like just last month we were celebrating her first birthday. 
This has been such a massive year for us, a lot of changes have happened and adjustments have had to be made. Calleigh has taken it all in her stride and has been a little star throughout it all. When I think back to how Calleigh was last year I am amazed by how much she has grown and all of the things that she can do now that we were not even thinking about last year.

Calleigh at her first birthday party

Her speech is coming on excellent and pretty soon I can see us having full on conversations with her. She went so quickly from just being able to say a few words of choice to being able to identify and say lots of different things such as coat, hat, bed, bowl, frog and house just to name a few. I would be here all day if I went through every word she can now say. She has also started stringing words together to tell us what she wants. There is still a long way to go but I'm certain that she will soon be talking up a storm. 

Calleigh is far more advanced in other things. I was amazed when she was able to put the wooden animal shapes in the right places a couple of months ago, but now she can do a jigsaw! It's amazing to watch her, she is so clever. She also has a few apps on Paul's Ipad which she is an expert at. These apps are made for children between the ages of 3-7 and she can pretty much do everything herself with no help needed. Through trial and error she just knows what to do, it's pretty amazing.

Her personality is really shining through now. She has such a good sense of humour and always has us in hysterics with all of her crazy ideas and antics.
She can also be very loving. She has a fondness for her teddy bears now and always gives them cuddles and kisses. On the other hand she is also becoming a bit of a drama queen. Her temper has definitely well developed and if she doesn't get her own way everyone will know about it and someone will pay! It's a bit hard to handle at times but we are learning new ways to deal with the tantrums.

At the moment we are busy planning a big update to her room to change it from a nursery into a little girl's room. She will be getting a pretty new toddler bed to replace the crib and some new furniture to store her toys/books/clothes and teddy bears. I can't wait to get started!

But for now we are just looking forward to her birthday and watching her open all her presents!

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