Wednesday, August 12, 2009

I can't believe my baby is 2!

Maisey turned 2 years old today and she is as funny and cute as ever! I love seeing her BIG personality emerge from her little body! She is very energetic, sassy, spunky, girly, silly, strong willed, and funny. She comes up with some of the funniest comments, and she is a great big sister to Gage!

*Maisey LOVES to read books! She has like 10 favorites, and will pile them all up next to her on the floor and sit there for an hour reading them. Sometimes, she parks herself next to Gage's bouncy and reads to him! So cute!

*Maisey is totally loving nursery now! She loves the nursery leaders and loves to wear dresses to church. She always asks me if she can play with Sister Francis!

*Maisey is really good about expressing what she wants. Every once in a while she gets really whiny and I have to remind her to use her words but for the most part she tells me what she wants. And her favorite saying is "No, I don't want it!" That's what she says to everything. She says pretty much anything. Like today, we were getting ready to leave the house and she wasn't putting her shoes on like I asked. So I said, "Maisey, we are late. You need to hurry!" Well, we were walking in the parking lot toward the movie theatre this afternoon, and she said to me, "Mommy, we are late. HURRY!" She picks up on things so fast!

*Maisey has started showing some interest in potty training. She pooped on the toilet today and a few other times. I think I will start putting more effort towards it soon! It will be nice to only have to buy diapers for one kid!

*Maisey loves to sing songs. Her favorites: Poker Face by Lady Gaga, The Ho Ho Song (Santa Claus is Coming to Town), Little Red Wagon, Old McDonald, and all the Primary songs.

*Maisey's whole world is revolved around food. She loves fruit snacks, Mac N' Cheese, chicken nuggets, french fries, cookies, and fruit. You can bribe her into doing just about anything with food.

*Maisey can count to 20 -- 15 with no help, but 15-20 is pretty skecthy. She randomly starts counting, especially if she is frustrated. That's right. . . some kids throw tantrums in the middle of the grocery store, but Maisey starts counting! It's really funny.

*Maisey has to have things very organized! (Sound familiar?) I often find her organizing her toys, then messing them up just so she can organize them again! She was just doing this with her birthday cards on the coffee table tonight. She also loves to do this with the shoes on her shoe rack in her closet.

*Maisey is really into possessions right now. Everything is "Mine" or she will say "My ____" She calls everyone "My friends" or "Mommy's friends" depending on their age.

*Maisey calls anyone with a beard "Ho Ho" including Santa, Jesus, and the new convert in our ward who bore his testimony last fast Sunday. (That's right, Maisey yelled out "There's Ho Ho Mommy!")

*Maisey is very caring and sensitive. She is always so concerned when Gage is crying and she doesn't like to see people get hurt. She is always the first person to help comfort someone who is crying. She loves to give hugs and kisses.

*Maisey loves to help me around the house. She helps with the dishwasher, the laundry, and the vacuuming. She also likes to help me cook!

Maisey, we love you so much and we are so happy you are part of our family! I can't believe how fast you have grown up, but I've enjoyed watching the little girl you have become. I love to tickle you, I love to cuddle you, I love to read to you, I love to spend special mommy-daughter time with you, I love to shop with you, and I love the happiness that you create in my life. You mean everything to us! Happy Birthday my Beautiful Princess!

We went to Red Robin for a Birthday Lunch today! Maisey enjoyed her Mac N' Cheese, and she didn't cry when all of the waiters sang to her! She's really making improvements!

We had swimming lessons tonight, then we came home and had Grandma and Uncle Scott (also his birthday today) over for a BBQ, presents, and cake!

Maisey is so excited to have her very own shopping cart! Thanks Grandma!

Look at the face! Daddy is helping her open a Sleeping Beauty Princess Throne. . . and she can't wait to get it out of the bag!

The theme for her birthday this year was kitchen stuff. We gave her princess dishes, play food, and a play kitchen! She was in HEAVEN and we had a hard time getting her to settle down for bed tonight!

Happy Birthday Maisey and Scott!


The Moore Family said...

She looks like she really enjoyed her special day. Happy Birthday!!

Monica McCoy said...

Wow, it is cliche, but it is crazy how time flies. Happy Birthday!

Robyne's Memories said...

Happy, Happy, Birthday sweet Maisey!!! We love you.

David and Wendy Pendergrass said...

Ah, Happy Birthday Maisey! We miss you! She sounds like so much fun! And was it just a good day or has she gotten incredibly photogenic! She was smiling so brightly and looking right into the camera. I bet you are having a ball capturing pictures of that little beauty!

Desiree said...

Looking forward to her party! Happy Birthday Maisey!

janel said...

I love these pictures and the information I am laughing just thinking about all these situations and can't wait to come back to visit! And that picture opening the present is priceless - ah I love her she is seriously so funny, well somebody has to be while Ryan is gone!