Sunday, September 2, 2012

27 Months of Jessie

I was all set to write this nice, lovely post about how Jessie is growing and changing and amazing me all the time.  Yet, now that she is climbing on me, crying, grabbing, and, well, being very good at being 2, I have forgotten what I wanted to say.

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Not really.  But Jessie really is good at being 2.  She loves to test the boundaries and see just how far she can go.  At church this morning, she insisted on me holding her during Praise Team practice – which attempting to sing “Everlasting God” is a good workout at best.

Jessie is back in daycare full time at the YWCA, where Maggie went when she was this age.  She seems to enjoy it as she is always playing when we pick her up.  Her teacher, Ms Wendy, says Jessie does very well.  She knows her colors, counts, uses scissors and usually plays well with the other kids.

We got cable back.  It’s kind of weird to have it back after close to 2 years without it.  It was a splurge Rocky wanted after getting a job at the HRDC [he’s doing similar work to what he did at the Gazette, but there’s no call and no weekends!]  The best thing about cable has got to be the Disney Jr channel.  Both girls enjoy the shows and Jessie really seems to enjoy “Mickey Mouse Clubhouse.” She sings along with the theme song and knows all the characters.

As we’ve always known, Jessie is a bright, inquisitive child.  She still prefers to be on the run, climbing around the house [though she hasn’t figured out how to climb out of her crib yet, so it’s still up for nap time at home].  She still loves her “nigh-nighs” though I’m slowing working on weaning her – she can be distracted!  I love it when she says “Tank you Mommy” or “Lovs vu” or “Mag-gie! Are you?”

She loves her Sissy, chicken, carrots, Wiconi (but not Rusty right now – he’s still a little too wild for her) and of course, her Daddy and Mommy.  I can’t wait to see what the future holds for her!

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