Wednesday, November 28, 2012

Audrey - 23 months

Hi sweetie!

23 months. Wow! I say it every month, but I can't believe how quickly you are growing. It doesn't seem possible that you'll be 2 next month. Besides our vacation, I hardly took any photos of you this month, not that it bothers you any. But Mama likes to document everything you do and it's disappointing when I get to the end of a month and realize I didn't pick up the camera much.

Anyway, we started this month out with Halloween and you were the cutest Cabbage Patch Kid ever!

You've been sick almost the entire month. We started the month off with a 24 hour stomach bug, and then you had a cough for a good 3 weeks. The cough then turned into a full blown cold, complete with stuffy, runny nose, cough and fever that you have now. I hate seeing you sick, but the doctor says it's viral, so there's not much we can do besides wait it out.

You had your first voting experience, and came with Mama while she voted. You were more interested in the guy at the sign-in table than what we were doing there, but I guess we have to start somewhere.

It's getting much colder here now and after playing outside one day, we came in and shared your first cup of hot cocoa! It was a big hit, as I expected, and you say it in the cutest way!

We went on vacation to Turks & Caicos and you flew on an airplane for the very first time! You did great and we had a wonderful, relaxing vacation! We swam in the pool and went to the beach every day. We built sand castles, searched for seashells, found starfish, flew a kite and enjoyed time together.

We came home from vacation and had a nice Thanksgiving with family and enjoyed another week and a half with Titi, Uncle Ry Ry and Blake.

Your vocabulary and language skills continue to exceed even your doctor's expectations. When we took you on Monday to check out your cough, you answered her questions yourself and had a full conversation with her. She was amazed and Mama was so proud. Two of your favorite phrases this month are "Yucky!" and "No way!" In addition, if anything hurts you, it "hurts real bad."

You are the sweetest little thing, and I love watching your personality develop. The next month is sure to be filled with lots of adventures, birthday party fun and tons of Christmas activities! We already started reading Christmas books and had a picnic on the living room floor while watching the Polar Express. We also went to the Christmas tree lighting ceremony in town, and went to pick out our Christmas tree! I can't wait for all the other fun holiday adventures we'll have! I am so proud of you and everything you are becoming!

I love you to the moon and back, baby girl!
Love always,

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