Holly…Twenty Three Months


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…




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  1. July 22, 2016 / 07:12

    She is adorable Laura, I love her cheeky smile and how she scrunches her little face up! ☺️

    Holly sounds like she is doing brilliantly!! I wish Ben was! He is 2 years 4 months and still a complete pickle!! He runs EVERYWHERE, he has epic tantrums when he doesn’t get his own way and is nowhere near ready to potty train.
    Boys. I’m pretty safe in thinking its a boy/girl divide, my other 2 were exactly the same. Come 3 years old, it’ll be easier but the 18 month to 3 year but has always been a struggle for me…but I do love him

    Hope you have an amazing summer.xxx
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  2. July 22, 2016 / 07:38

    She is so cute and it looks like she is doing so much, growing nicely. Soon she will go to school and you will think how fast time goes! Are you planning for another baby? Sorry very personal question…#PicknMix

  3. July 22, 2016 / 07:42

    Aw bless her. It goes so quickly doesn’t it? I agree, it does get easier when they’re 4 and 2, mine entertain themselves now. Now we just need to get Lia out of nappies and hopefully it should get even easier.
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  4. July 22, 2016 / 07:55

    I’m in the same boat just a year younger. My son is fast approaching his first birthday and I can’t believe where time has went. Crawling and standing I still, at times, think of him as the little bundle I carried home! #picknmix
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  5. July 22, 2016 / 09:31

    Aww lovely post. It’s great that’s she’s becoming so independent. I love to see all the new wee things they can do! #picknmix

  6. July 22, 2016 / 10:02

    My little boy is 2 next month and I also cannot believe where the time has gone!! We have some amazing toddler tantrums at the moment which I imagine will only get worse before they get better #picknmix
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  7. July 22, 2016 / 14:02

    She is just so cute, both of your girls are. The time seriously flies by so quickly… as much as I love having time to just be ‘me’ again rather than just someone’s Mum all the time, I do feel bit sad that mine are so much more grown up and independent these days.

    Thanks for linking up to #PicknMix lovely, I’ll try to link up to your linky again soon when I’m less manic and have time for commenting!

    Stevie x
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