Things I want to remember about Felicity on the eve of her 2nd birthday.
She makes me glad everyday that I didn’t wait until I was 35 to have children. She’s a handful.
If I’m not paying enough attention to her, she takes my head in her two hands and turns it to face her, and then she makes a serious face. And then I laugh. And then she laughs. And then she tries to look serious again.
She likes to eat.
And she’s quite creative at it.
She changes her clothes multiple times a day. She baffles her father and brothers with this.
“She’s changing her clothes again.” “She’s putting the same dress back on?” “Why does she always take her clothes off?” “Why is Felicity wearing a backwards t-shirt?”
Because she enjoys this activity, she often hides the clothes she takes off behind her bed, so she can easily retrieve them. It took me awhile to figure that little trick out.
She can spot a baby a mile away. Across the grocery store: “Bebe!” “Mom! Bebe.” She’ll say, pointing. She thinks anyone her size and smaller is a baby.
She watched the video of herself above and said, “Bebe!” And then she laughed at all the funny parts.
She escaped from her crib one night. Her brother (who sleeps in the same room) said she first threw her pillow out and then she leaned over and fell out. Onto the pillow, so it was all good. Then she came marching out proudly. Thankfully, she hasn’t done it since.
She still calls all animals, “Molly”.
Any suggestions for a birthday theme for her? She likes balls, books, and babies but none of those things make interesting cakes. I’m hesitant to do anything too girly, because I think she’ll be into that when she’s older. (I don’t like to repeat themes.)