You and Spencer were very sick for the last half of January and the beginning of February, but the plus side of that was you got to have your first popsicle.
Here you are doing your happy dance. Oh, the deliciousness of a fruit popsicle!
Once you had your first popsicle, you have asked for them constantly. You really don't like how cold they are, though, and you only "eat" them for a few minutes.
Now, whenever Spencer asks for a popsicle, you chime in with "Pop! Pop!" When I say "No" you both scream at me in unison. You call suckers "pop's" too. You get a dum dum "pop" after I get my allergy shot; and you think you're pretty big stuff.
Here you are on a Sunday morning before church.
You very much enjoy being right in the middle of things.
I got a few cuddles from my beautiful hazel-eyed girl too.
You don't shy away from physical confrontation. Thankfully, your physical confrontations are always in good fun and closely monitored.
I peeked in the living room Valentine's Day morning, and this was what I saw. I thought, "God did that just for me!" I so enjoy watching you and Spencer become friends.
Jenny made you the sweetest shirt for Valentine's Day and you got to wear it to Spencer's school party, where you thoroughly enjoyed yourself. He shared his cookies with you, you played with the baby dolls, and got a sucker out of the deal. Spencer was beyond proud of you when we walked into his room. He introduced you to everyone as "My little sister Evie" and talked about you the whole time. I couldn't keep him interested in his "party" activities at all. It was so sweet, and it took me completely by surprise.
Spencer loves you so much. He asked to rock you for your nap the other day, and I let him. He got in your glider, you laid down in his lap and drank your bottle, and he sang, "Jesus Loves Me" and "Jesus Loves the Little Children" while I pushed the glider back and forth. You were smiling up at him so big! Neither of you would have been cool with this a year ago (when you were more the appropriate age for being rocked with a bottle, ha!). We have these glimmers of peace and love more often these days which is such an encouragement. You and Spencer are both such sweet, loving kids.
I couldn't hold out any longer--Gigi and I got you some cute new spring clothes.
The Monday I got home from Nashville, Miss Natalie and her little Audrey threw a fun Valentine's Day party. I was afraid I wouldn't be home in time to take you; but I was, and it was so fun. Natalie had everything that should be at a toddler / preschooler Valentine party, including treat sacks with hand made cards and no candy at all! She's my hero. Since your dad took off work that day to take care of you and Spencer until I got home, Spencer insisted that he come too--it was a family affair.
Here you are playing with Audrey's toys. I hope you girls get to be friends like her mommy and I are friends.
You had a big month, little lady, and to top it all off, on February 20, 2012, you said your name.