Sunday, November 9, 2014

"My Two"

In the last few weeks Sadie has blossomed.  Her words are more coherent, she informs us when she needs a diaper change, she has made it clear that she is capable of providing for herself by getting drinks from the fridge and raiding the snack cupboard, she is more socially outgoing, especially at church, and last night she refused to sleep in her crib and so she spent the night in the queen size guest bed all by herself, got herself up this morning and came downstairs with her "loons" (balloons) asking for breakfast.

I don't really remember Ben having such a transformation before he turned two, but Sadie has made it clear she is growing up whether we like it or not.  My favorite part of the day was when I caught her whispering, "my two, hap day" in her bad last night.  I don't know if she really understood what the words meant, but she caught on to the gift opening and blowing out the candles really fast.  

Chocolatey Zucchini Loaf Cake with chocolate ganache, straight from the pages of Better Homes and Gardens.  She loved the woodland animal theme and her "sadiebug" hat.

The only one ready for this photo was Ben.  The funniest part was I took three and this was the best there was.

Giving kisses to her "loons".  She toted them around all day...

Some favorite gifts. A new cup, perfect for little hands, and a new baby doll. (She got a Blah-Blah doll last year too, but when I visited the shop to see if they had anything new, these were being clearanced out and she wouldn't put this particular cow down, so now she has two cuddly, knitted tea party friends.)

I was worried she wouldn't want to wear the hat I finished just in time for her to open, but she exchanged it for her paper crown without a second thought.

Grandma and grandpa's gift they let her open before they left has been the favorite.  The noisy ones always are.

So, here we go.  It's been a while since we made it through a two year old. Potty training and Sunbeams are just around the corner.  We can hardly wait!


  1. What a fun celebration! And I love that hat, I made that same one for Eliza and she gets so many compliments on it.

  2. Happy Birthday Sadie! November birthdays are the best, and what a great family to celebrate it with!

  3. Her hair is so long! I love it in pig-tails.