Thursday, September 13, 2012

Paisley Joy....An Update on Our Amazing Toddler!

Paisley Joy....we hardly have words to describe how amazing this child is! I know many of you keep up with us on Facebook, but we sure wish you could all see her on a daily basis!

Here's some of our favorite Paisley moments from the past year:

-She did a fabulous job of potty-training herself just before she turned 2, and we helped her master the final details with the help of some M&Ms!

-She loves to sing, she often makes up her own songs about what she is doing, something we just said, etc.  She has the sweetest voice and just cracks us up with her songs. A current favorite is "Daddy you craaaazzzzyyyyyy, Mommy you craaaazzzzyyyyyyyy!!!!" sung in a very high and dramatic voice! And she loves to dance!

-She is a MAJOR talker! She talks constantly...about anything and everything. Sometimes we think she talks (louder) just to try to prevent us from talking! LOL! Currently, she's quite the "creative" back talker too....which is super fun! :) Many times it takes the form of "Don't tell me______" or "Don't talk to me right now!" or just plain continuous talking to try to avoid hearing what we're saying....

-She loves helping. One of her favorite things is helping to make breakfast on the weekends - she is the queen of muffin making!! She wants to help clean, organize, carry things, put us down for "naps" (probably mostly to avoid taking one herself).... and she wants to do everything herself these days - pick her clothes, get dressed, open every door, etc.

-She is SOOOO excited to be a big sister! She talks about it a lot and loves spending time in the baby's room. She even tries to get extra snacks, stickers, and other perks at school by saying she need an extra one for the baby!

-She's the leader in her class and others naturally follow her (which she enjoys!), she's super compassionate and empathetic (she gets teary eyed watching others cry and instantly gives them a hug and asks how she can make it better), and she is certainly NOT a pushover... this girl plays rough and tough too and sure knows how to stand up for herself, which definitely makes her parents proud!!

-She loves praying at bedtime and sometimes goes on for quite a while with all the things she's thankful for.... most recently she added, "thank you Jesus for the lorax!"  And we get in trouble if we say "Amen" before she does!

There is so much more we could say about our little girl....but we must say we just ADORE her! She is entertaining, brilliant, sweet, and AMAZING!

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