Nora loves to eat all day, every day. She and I love to grab a few mint and basil leaves when we're outside and munch away.
She has a love/hate relationship with having her hair done. She wants a bow and wants it done when I'm doing Ruby's hair, but will get mad later on and rip it out of her hair.
Also love/hate relationship with brushing her teeth. Sometimes she stands there and lets you make 'em shine, sometimes you have to hold her down through tears to get her teeth brushed. Craziness!
For most of her second year of life, she has battled what I can only pin-point as eczema. We're on probiotics to help heal her gut since I've read it's directly connected with that, as most issues people deal with usually are. It's all in the gut, baby! Anyways...I hate it for her. She itches a lot:( But she's a trooper. And I've heard that most little ones grow out of it.
Nora is a YELLER. Oh my word. She just yells.
"MOM! MOM! MOOOOOM! MOM! MOM! MOM!"
I look down. "What, Nora?"
"this" *huge smile*
and points to I don't know, maybe a book she got, or some socks she put on herself.
She YELLS to get down from a place, she YELLS when she wants the music turned off in the car, she YELLS when she's mad, glad, all of it. She's just a yeller.
This was an exact conversation between the girls that I overheard at breakfast the other day:
R- So, how was your day?
N- I nor-nor
R- No, how was your day?
N- (frustrated and annoyed) I nor-nor
R- Not what is your name, how was your daaaay?
N- IIIIII NOOOOR-NOOOOOR!!!!!!!!
She squeezed her fists and her cheeks were shaking as she yelled the last line. It was a favorite moment of my life thus far.
Ruby is stinkin' smart. She LOVES school and learning and I can tell she's going to be easy to homeschool. Lord, may all my children please be easy to homeschool!
We made this craft today and she was in her ZONE.
Her recent comments are
(while cleaning up her mess after playing, in a whiny voice) "Sometimes I just wish you could do all the work and I can just plaaaay". As if that's not already how it is!
"Dad, you have to read this book - it will melt your heart. Melt, melt, melt."
Frustrated something wasn't working, she quietly said to herself "what in the whole world?"
I introduced cursive to her today and this was her first shot at copying letters, one of her all-time favorite past times. She will fall asleep at night sometimes copying the letters out of books onto blank sheets of paper. The girl is a writer and a little artist.
|cursive b, cursive ruby, and capitol letters at the bottom are me, the rest is all her|
I am starting to be shocked at how fast the days and the weeks are flying by. We watched home videos of when Nora was a (gigantic!) baby and Ruby was soooo little! Her speech, her hair, her face, her everything has grown so much. A little bit sad but mostly so good.
We're so proud of who these little girls are and who they are becoming!