Sunday, February 17, 2008

23 Months

Dear Sophia,

Ok so I'm a day late this month. We were out of town this weekend so I'm just now getting a chance to write. So today you are 23 months and one day. The countdown is on girlfriend, in less than a month you'll be 2. Watch out world!But before we jump a month ahead, here's what month 23 had in store for us!

NON STOP TALKING! I seriously could stop right there but I'll delve a little deeper. We've concluded that you'll talk to the walls if no one is around to listen. And we've witnessed you doing this. But the best part about you talking non stop is that we get to hear fabulous sentences like "I love you mama and/or daddy." And now when your daddy comes home from work you scream "mama, daddy's home!" And you love to answer your own questions. For example, you walk down the hall at day care yelling "Brenda, where are you? "I don't know." At least you give everyone a laugh because we hear the other teachers say "that must be Sophie, who else would be chatting up a storm like that."

Last month I had mentioned that we'd leave the potty training to Ms. PJ. Well mama just might have to eat her words on that one because if things keep going the way they are going, you are gonna be potty trained sooner rather than later. All of the sudden, peeing and doing #2 in the potty makes for good times. But it's wearing me out! I find myself asking you if you have to go to the potty every 5 minutes!

Let's see, we finally perfected the art of teeth brushing this month. I think the key to solving that horrific nightly event was a $4 Dora the Explorer Spin Brush. Our nightly routine also now consists of reading no less than 6 books. It sounds like a lot but I have to admit something. I'm a notorious page skipper. I figure that I might as well take advantage of it while I can. Pretty soon I'm sure you'll be busting me in the act.

So that my dear Sophia is 23 months in a nutshell. Oh and if I had to describe you in one word, without a doubt it would have to be spunky. Spunky with a little bit of a mean streak mixed in. But that's just the way we us Steele's roll. Everyday that I look at you I realize how blessed I am to have you as my one and only. Because a daughter is a little girl who grows up to be a friend.

And how sweet do you look trying to hold your cousin Tyler. It melts my heart to see how much you love him and how much you want to take care of him all by yourself.


Wendy said...

POtty training is tough. Not a fun job. She is getting so big. What a cutie! Any big plans for the #2 bday??

Shana-Lynn said...

Happy 23 months Sophie!!

Kim, her hair is getting so long. Good luck with the potty training, I have to agree it is exhausting.

Jonathan's Mommy said...

Wow--two comes quickly, doesn't it? Awesome job on the potty training, guess she must have been ready!

Anonymous said...

You just never know about potty training, going great one day then they can just stop for some crazy reason. She definitely is a little talker. Love the monthly letters.

Maria said...

I can't believe that she will be 2 in a month, time goes so fast! And that baby is huge! He looks like he could sqaush poor little Sophie!

Janice said...

Beautiful post as per usual, Kim! I am loving her pigtails!

And can you send Miss PJ over our way? I need all the help I can get when it comes to potty training!!!

Happy 23 Months, Sophia!!

Jamie said...

Happy 23 months! Almost TWO, YAY!

Sounds like she is doing great with the potty, but I have to agree that it gets exhausting going every 5 minutes... hang in there, and good luck!