Thursday, January 1, 2015

An update for Reagan

It's time I got some new info down for Reagan, I've really enjoyed being able to slack off since I quit her monthly updates when she turned two. Now that she is two&1/2 I figured I needed to share a little about her.

Now, future Reagan: before you complain that sissy is in all your pictures and ask why I couldn't take some of you alone. Know that I tried. On this particular day you were acting extra two-year-old-y and refused pics solo, but as soon as I started snapping pics of CJ you decided you wanted to be all up in that business.

Stats: Reagan is growing like a weed! She has definitely hit the long awaited growth spurt, she is 28lbs and 35 inches. Reagan has filled out her 2T clothes quickly, I wish there was a size in between 2-3T. Her sweet little thigh rolls are mostly/almost gone. I loved those little thigh rolls!

Clothes: I'm still an awful mother and let Reagan hang in PJs most of the day, everyday. And it's funny, if we get dressed and go somewhere she wants to get back in pjs when we get home- I guess it's the equivalent to peeling off jeans to lounge in yoga pants, so I don't fight it. I've had great luck at finding clothes at the local children's second hand store, so trading in too small for just right has been easy on the wallet. Of course we have our matching outfits with sissy, Reagan gets excited when she and Carter have matching shirts/jammies on.

Food: Well I can say you like most everything, it's getting you to eat it that's the struggle. For whatever reasons we have a hard time getting you to eat at meal time. Too many snacks is my opinion - so I've been trying to cut back on snacks in between meals. Some of your favorites are: noodles and soup juice (top-a-ramen), cheese sticks, bread, hamburgers, spaghetti, and pancakes with sprinkles.

Words: Reagan is a chatter, that's an understatement. A chatty chatty chatty chatter...That's closer to the truth. But she does say some funny shit! Reagan soaks everything in and then finds the most precise moments to spout it out at you. She has me laughing at least once a day. I hope I never forget the way she says 'delicious', with both eyes closed tight and while licking her lips. She calls Carter her best friend and it melts my heart! She calls Cody by his first name half of the time, it cracks me up! It's just so funny to hear her little voice say "Cody, what you doin in here?". Some of her latest is saying "I have an idea" before doing something, or "maybe" as problem solving. Like if she asks to go for a walk and I say it's too cold, she will say "maybe a hat, gloves, coat?" "few minutes" and "couple hours" is said a lot during the day. She recently started saying "serious?" complete with an eye roll, and "what are you talking about?" with all the sass that comes with it. Reagan is a pro at singing patty cake, itsy bitsy spider and loves to sing ABC's.

Activities: Her imagination is through the roof, she is always playing with imaginary animals (usually cats), or making us lunch (often porcupine). She loves watching moomies (movies) and they always require popcorn. Reagan is still a lover of "Let it go", and sings it at the top of her lungs with a full dance ensemble. She loves to play with Carter, and is such a good big sister! We've been walking down by the river a lot lately and Reagan loves to see the geese, she gets out the the stroller and runs and runs until her little legs get tired, then she hitches a ride on the stroller back to the car. Reagan has been painting with watercolors a lot lately, she is a pro at mixing the palate so all the colors are equally poopy brown in color. But she has had some masterpieces come out of the mess. She of course likes to draw and color too.

Mom's greatest moment: I'm so proud of the little girl she is, so well behaved, whenever we take her out to the store or restaurant so uses her manners and is so patient and polite. It's always such a joy to take her out in public! She is such a social butterfly. I had to take her to one of my doctors appointments and she was waving and chatting up all the nurses, and when it was time to leave she decided she would rather stay and help out.

Potty training is on the forefront, something I want to tackle soon. We also have a family vacation scheduled for February, so I know she will be excited for that when we get closer.

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