Caroline: 25 Months

Caroline is a big girl now, the end.

This morning I opened the gate and sent her downstairs herself. When I came down a few minutes later she gotten two clementines off the counter and peeled them – one for her, one for her brother.

Today at the play place, she taught all the other kids how to slide down the slide head first.

She also conned one of the moms into giving her all the snacks the mom brought for herself. I told the nice lady she didn’t have to share, Caroline is very well fed, but she insisted she didn’t mind because “She’s so cute!”

Yesterday at bedtime I explained to her my back hurt so I couldn’t sit on her bed while she fell asleep but I’d be happy to sit in her chair instead. She said “OK Mommy. Feel better now.”

Instead of crying when she fell off the couch and on her head, she jumped up and said “TA-DA!”

She is spunky, funny, full of life, full of attitude and charms almost everyone she meets. She is an amazing two year old (and is going to be a TERRIFYING 12 year old).

Likes include animals, books, apples, oranges, running, jumping, making up songs, dancing, Minnie Mouse, Monsters Inc, snow, playgrounds, friends, Daddy, bath time, Tinker Bell, cuddles, princess skirts, wearing pull-ups instead of diapers, stacking things, exercise, noodles, strawberries,  and her brother.

Dislikes include time outs, wearing clothes all day, hair clips and when Evan doesn’t want to play with her.

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25 Month Milestones (from BabyCenter, as usual)

Mastered Skills (most kids can do)
Stacks six blocks – Caroline and Evan used teamwork to stack 12 stall tubs of play-doh, so I’ll give her half credit for that.
Walks with smooth heel-to-toe motion – Walks, runs, jumps, dances, all like a big kid.

Emerging Skills (half of kids can do)
Uses pronouns (e.g., I, me, you) – All the pronouns are belong to Caroline.
Washes and dries own hands – Her favorite part of potty training (and the only part she’s very good at).

Advanced Skills (a few kids can do)
Speaks clearly most of the time – I can understand her about 90% of the time, other people are probably at about 75%.
Draws a vertical line – Sort of. But she likes drawing circles the best while shouting “CIRCLE CIRCLE CIRCLE”.

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8 Responses to “Caroline: 25 Months”

  1. Audrey says:

    She’s so cute! :D

  2. raincheckmom says:

    It looks like that helmet is eating her head!

  3. Stacy says:

    Third picture up from the bottom might be the single greatest photograph of a toddler I’ve ever seen. It says so much!

  4. Maggie says:

    Two year olds are awesome. As is that antler picture. Too cute!

  5. Rebecca says:

    I would totally give her all my snacks.

  6. Sarah says:

    I wish we lived next door to each other so the kids could have play dates all the time – Caroline is completely adorable. One clementine for herself, and one for her brother? ADORABLE.

  7. I love that Caroline has sass. And that she can wrap just about anyone around her finger. I also cracked up when you said she’ll be a terrifying 12 year old. Hilarious.

  8. londonmum says:

    she is the cutest kid ever (and that pretty much includes mine!). The antler picture is fab.

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