Monday, September 21, 2015
Adalyn - 2 years old
Daily Routine: Wakes up between 6:30-7am either very happy or totally flipping out. Eats a sandwich or oatmeal with Juliana and one parent, then shares a second breakfast with the other parent. Plays with mama or ayi in the mornings, and sometimes plays on her own for a good stretch. Helps prepare lunch before Juliana comes home from school. Naps for around 1.5 hours after lunch and then joins in home school. She especially enjoys songs and playing with the math blocks. Often goes outside to play in the late afternoon. Goes to bed a little before 8pm and generally sleeps well all night.
Sleeps with: Bunny, dolly, and waterbottle (every night she checks aloud that she has them all)
Favorite Activities: Playing outside, playing with Little People and train tracks, helping mama cook (and sample)
Favorite Books: Smile for Auntie and “Hippos in the Zerk” (Hippos Go Berserk)
Favorite Foods: Peanut butter and honey sandwich, cheese, jiaozi, Mac and Cheese, cookies
Favorite Color: Blue (which she calls pink)
Current Random Obsession: Washcloths, rags, and cloth wipes. Unfortunately she uses them rather indiscriminately, like wiping the floor and then her face.
Words to describe Adalyn: Sweet, quiet, stubborn, skeptical (with new people), fearless (in exploring), strong willed (she has been know to throw a chair - a Mickey Mouse toddler chair - when angry) silly (especially with Juliana), focused.
What I appreciate most about Adalyn: She has a very sweet nature. She often wraps her arms around mama in a spontaneous hug and says, “I love you!” When her sister is upset (even if it’s because she got in trouble for hitting her), Adalyn will give her a hug to make her feel better.