Leila Helen Bell, you are a joy.
You are so full of life and love. You are at such a fun age right now and Mommy, Daddy and 'seesh-ho" are enjoying every minute of it....okay, most minutes of it. You definitely have your moments but for the most part you are ridiculously cute, super smiley, easy going and always chuckling or talking. At age Two:
- You are cuddly and give the best kisses ever....not quite a fishy kiss but not quite gaping open mouth kiss either.
-You ADORE shoes. Anyone's, but mostly yours. It is the first thing you do in the morning and the last thing I have to pry off of your feet at night. I get blamed for it but you are a whole different species of shoe lover! You pick out which ones you want to wear each day and then wear at least 5 different pairs throughout the day. you play the most ridiculous game that drives people crazy.....it consists of you making someone put on your shoes (you are totally capable of doing it yourself), walking around in them for 3-5 minutes, showing everyone, then taking them off and making someone put the same pair on again.....over and over and over.
-You are a super picky eater. Maybe worse that Maci was. Your favorites change randomly from day to day and I never know what you will actually eat. Right now some of them include yogurt, noodles, granola bars, chicken nuggets, and 'Bobbi' (yep you are still drinking 2 bottles of carnation Instant breakfast a day).....and of course you can pound anything and everything with sugar in it.
-You LOVE doing whatever Maci is doing and cry whenever we have to drop her off at preschool. But you always know when we are on our way to pick her up and you laugh and clap and say "seesh-ho" repeatedly.
-You are a total busy body. you refuse to sit still. ever. Unless you are really sick.
-You have just started to get really attached to your baby dolls. you carry all 3 of them everywhere around the house all the time and one in the car. it's pretty cute to see your arms stuffed with baby d0lls that are almost as big as you ;)
-You are pretty short like your Mama....sorry kiddo.
-You are starting to talk a lot more and although most of it doesn't make a lot of sense you are getting pretty good. Your most used words are Mommy, seesh-ho, ginky (binky), jube (juice), Yet (yes), Han (hannah), Bobbi, no way and mine.
-You love to tease Daddy by calling him "tan" to get his attention....you'll say it repeatedly and when he won't respond you get a big grin on your face and finally say "Daddy!".....then resume calling him "tan". You guys play it all the time :)
-You adore your Aunt Hannah and Pampa......you always run straight to them and give them the first hug.
-You think you are indestructible. You hit your head at least 3-4 times a day and react with only an "ow". You have very little sense of fear and definitely like to test your boundaries.
-You have the best bed head ever. you get a gnarly rat's nest on the back of your head in remarkably minuscule periods of time. from home to the end of the street you will have rubbed your head back and forth so many times that your ponytail is gone and just tangles remain.
-You add a random "ho" onto words.....I can't wait to figure out what you mean by it or if it is just your signature :) For example, ginky-ho, bobbi-ho, baby-ho........Funny.
You are such a blessing to our family and we love you so much!!
HAPPY BIRTHDAY LEILA BOO!!