I can’t believe I am writing a post about my little Holly being twenty three months, that means she is going to be two next month. Two years old, how did that happen! In some ways it feels like our little Holly has always been with us, but then there are times when I just can’t believe we are nearly at the stage where we will have a 4 year old and a 2 year old.
When we had Holly with a 2 year and 10 day age gap, everyone said it would get easier when they are a 4 and 2. At the time I used to think are you mad, a 2 year old with tantrums and a little girl starting school, how is that going to be easier. But, now that we are nearly there, Andy and I can see that little by little it is starting to become easier. That we have rode the stormy period and made it to calmer waters.
Holly this last month is really showing us the signs that she is starting to leave that toddler side and become a little girl. She lets us know when she has done a poo in her nappy and wants changing, which is great. But, not ready for potty training just yet!!
She can put her own shoes on and most of the time gets the right feet and can do them up. She really is an independent little girl, I wonder where she gets that from!!
I think what has amazed us the most is she can count to ten and not just when prompted. She will just start counting the steps on her own as she climbs up. If we do it with her, she knows the next number and doesn’t loose her place.
We have seen more improvement on eating at dinner time, there is still a long way to go. But, small steps are better than no steps and a the big surprise this month was Holly eating runner beans and lots of them. It can make dinner time stressful because you are sat there willing her to eat and holding back at the same time because I know it has to come from her.
Alice finished preschool a couple of days ago and I just know that Holly is going to love having Alice home with us everyday over the summer. But, it will also be a big shock for her in September when Alice goes to school every day. However, it will also be a chance for us to spend some more 121 time and I can’t wait.
You are still my cheeky, smiley adorable little girl who loves to give out cuddles and we couldn’t love you more if we tried. Just please let this next month go slow…