Toddler Tale|| 24 Months

9.16.2015

24 months, that's how old my sweet daughters are- plus a couple of weeks since this post is late (I just realized I never hit "publish"). I know I have mentioned a million and one times how I just cannot believe that they are two year olds. The last twenty-four months have literally zoomed by. I remember my Daddy telling me just one week after we brought the girls home from the hospital that the song Don't blink by Kenny Chesney was the absolute truth. Although my babies aren't grown and having kids of their own, I have no idea where these two years have gone.

Kensington Rose, my beautiful, confident, spunky, full of attitude, animated social butterfly. Just two short years ago I was praying for God to wrap his arms around you, to heal you and make you strong enough to breath on your own and eventually come home. You have been a fighter since day one. Today I am in awe of how you are not only thriving but you are blossoming into an amazing little girl who sees an obstacle as a challenge and a reason to try harder. You are determined and I know that God's plan for you is a very special one.  You have always been the happiest little lady and never really complained about anything, even when you went to the ER for a head laceration or had the stomach bug. You still wanted to play and were overall happy. I love that about you. You are a glass half-full kind of gal. You never meet a stranger which sometimes makes me nervous but I love that you have a kind heart and say, "Hey" to everyone you see.

You have grown leaps and bounds and are blowing my mind daily. You have the best manners I've ever seen in a two year old. You are trying very hard to say, "m 'am" after saying yes or no and are the perfect "Please" to your sister's  sweet "Thank you!" You repeat every word everyone says making me extra careful of the things I say when I'm overwhelmed. You pull words spontaneously out of your word library daily leaving me speechless that you knew such a thing. On your second birthday you woke up speaking in sentences saying things like, "Mommy, I need help please" and "More milk please" or " I go to pool, please!" You love your Lambie, drawing, playing with play doh, baby dolls and playing doctor in your high heels while perfectly accessorized. You an frequently be found with ever bracelet and necklace in the house on as well as a princess dress with a doctor coat! You also love to sing and dance your little heart away! You ask to read "Yama Yama" (lama lama) 100 times a day. You have been trying to self potty train for more than three months and I just haven't been ready. You usually bring me big girl panties to wear from nap time to bedtime and do a wonderful job with them. I'm still not ready but will follow your sweet lead.









Quinn Harper, my gorgeous, sweet, thoughtful, empathetic, adventure seeking book worm. God knew exactly what he was doing when he protected you through a very special and scary delivery. You have been an overachiever since day one. The doctors couldn't believe how big you and your sister were for being only 32 weeks gestation and quickly promoted out of the intensive portion of the NICU despite your very premature birth. I find you organizing or lining up your dolls and toys frequently, you are a perfectionist at it's finest! You are such a happy girl and quick to give love at just the right time. Although you love to wave and say, "hey" to random people, you are shy when they approach you or say, "hi" back.

You have the biggest heart of any two year old that I have ever known. You have a heart of gold, my sweet girl.  You frequently say, "sorry" even when it isn't your fault. If you see something sad or see your sister cry or hurt you frequently whimper and snuggle up to her, pat her back and give her kisses. You give hugs and kisses for free to your daddy, sister and myself. They are some of the sweetest loving we've ever gotten.  You are the "thank you" to your sister's "please!" and also have the most amazing manners of any two year old I know. You love to read and are frequently found amongst a pile of books saying, "read, mommy." So we spend hours a day reading and pointing to pictures. Fancy Nancy books or any book that has animals in it is your favorite. You are very technical and like to construct thing with Legos, blocks or even Mommy's couch cushions and pillows. You love your Lambie, baby dolls, drawing, playing with play doh, playing doctor while dressed like a princess with your favorite pumpkin hat on. Your favorite thing to do with your sister is play chase, you lead with, "ready, set, go!" then you both take off running after one another. You also love to sing and dance. Currently your favorite song is Let it go! Every morning I hear "Yet it go! Yet it go! Yet it go!" I love waking up to your singing. Your passion and love for other makes me want to be an even better person and mommy.









Kensington & Quinn you both compliment each other so well. You are everything I could have ever dreamed of to each other. You love the other unconditionally, chat for what seems like hours in the morning, giggle, play games or dance together, help set the table, help me do everything that needs to be done, snuggle and give hugs like it is no ones business. You make being a Mommy the most rewarding thing I have ever done. I love the memories we are making with you two and how our hearts overflow with joy on a daily basis. So far two has been amazing. You both are sleeping less at nap time which isn't my favorite thing but, honestly, you'd have no idea that either of you only napped 45 mins or an hour on the bad napping days because you both go about your day with the biggest smiles, laughter that echoes through our house and the best attitudes I could ever ask for.

I love you to the moon and back, my sweet girls.





















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