Evie is gaining independence in her ability to do things on her own. It's fun to see her put outfits together. And when it's time to climb up to the table for a meal, or brush her teeth/wash her hands at the sink she hurries off in search of her step-stool saying, "Oh, get the goof!". Stool = goof.
When I say "smile" for a picture, this is the face I get.
Evie is very verbal, especially in anticipation of things to come. Like when I tuck her in for her nap, she starts listing off the things we'll do afterward. "Evie turn off (her humidifier), light on, shoes on, mommy, daddy, go outside, pretty great! Yay!" And she claps during the "pretty great!" exclamation, I love that.
She loves to be outside and enjoys gardens. We go to Botanica every week with Granma and eat our lunch outside, then wander around letting Evie lead the way. It's also fun to take a tour around our own garden admiring and observing what is growing or blooming. Evie keeps surprising me by recognizing plants and remembering their names. She knows lambs-ear, roses, daisies, yarrow, poppies, pansies, lily pads, peonies, dandylions, lilacs and tulips! This thrills me.
Evie gets mountains and fountains mixed up, so we look at the "mountains" at Botanica or around town. Remember we are in Kansas, so it's kinda funny.
She likes some unusual foods for a two year-old and will try just about anything on a good day. Evie enjoys Lebanese bulgur (with lots of tomatoes and onions in it), lobster, fish, spinach pesto, guacamole, bierocks, mushrooms, asparagus, green beans, peas, sweet potatoes, hummus, cantaloupe and berries. I was such a picky eater when I was growing up, you could have crossed all these foods off of my menu except for the green beans and peas!
Sometimes Evie will put a piece of food on the edge of the table and say "I sorry sparagus." before eating the asparagus or whatever food it is. This gives Philip and I the giggles.
Evie loves garage sales, just like her daddy and I. She is fun to take treasure hunting and I'm grateful that she is such good company! She'll say, "More garage sales!" even after a morning full of them.
Evie claps when we go to church and loves going to Bible Study Fellowship too! She remembered her teacher's name from BSF after going only four times. Out of the blue one day she just started talking about her saying, "Mrs. Whitesell (hard name), nice lady, good lady." When I ask her what they do in bible study she lists off, singing, play dinosaurs, learn about Jesus, sleep and eat snack.
Philip has expressed how much it means to him that Evie warmly greets him when he gets home from work. Big hugs and a sweet welcome make coming home so nice!
Evie has a very expressive face and uses her hands when she speaks. Her eyebrows can say a lot without any words.
Thanks for indulging me, my heart is full of warm jelly now.