This last year with this tiny girl has been quite the ride. I remember last year as she turned two having worries about her speech and other abilities. This last year she has caught up to where she needs to be and my only real concern is trying to get her to be quite for at least 60 seconds! Granted, we don't always understand 100% of the things she says but she's got a lot to say.
Kiri is by far the most insane, outspoken, frustrating, rage inducing, adorable and sweet little person I have ever met in my life. She uses just enough attitude to ALMOST push us over the edge and immediately switches on her overly cute and sweet self, narrowly avoiding some sort of apocalypse. It's impressive. Despite continually testing our patience, she is one of the most lovey and sweet little people. She remembers her pleases and thank yous, she loves hugs and "mooches," and always has to have a "Mommy nice" (snuggles with Mommy at sleep time- I think she calls it a "nice" because I used to crawl into bed with her, snuggle her up and say "that's nice"). She's too loud. She's too quiet. She feels ALL THE THINGS and she feels them very deeply. She's crazy like Mommy, sweet like Daddy and just amazing like her brother. She's our tiny Kiri Bug and she's growing up way too fast.
Things she loves:
"Mine friends": she is so social (especially when she's comfortable around someone). Her best friend is the other half of "team tiny girl," Alexis, who she met last year around this time and the two of them are the cutest thing I've ever seen!
|Camping with her BFF|
|Lunchin' with her BFF after Team Tiny Girl school.|
|Watching the Balloon Glow with Alexis|
All things girly:
Despite my best efforts her favorite colors are pink and purple, she loves princesses, ponies, jewelry, tutus, and baby dolls.
|She dresses herself...|
|Found the tiny bit of makeup Mommy owns|
|Checking out her reflection in the wine|
|That is a handcrafted dress of wrapping paper,|
complete with crown and ribbon wrist bands which
she wore in downtown KC
|Tres chic like Audrey for school!|
This girl sings constantly. ABCs, Twinkle Twinkle Little Star, We Will Rock You and Apples and Bananas are among her favorites. She will often try to sing along even when she doesn't know the words. My all time favorite song of hers is when she sings "Let it Go" because she replaces the words 'let it go' with 'go away.' Last month I heard her sing "Go away go away, no you go in mine house Anna, go away go away!" in a sweet little tiny girl singing voice to the tune of "Let it Go." That's my girl!
They fight like crazy but he's one of the first things she asks about when she wakes up every morning. On days she isn't in school she begs me to go pick him up from his school and tells me she misses him all day long.
|Link's smallest and biggest fan!|
|Running the bases at the little K|
This is a recent development but she's obsessed with puzzles. She went from doing the easy peg puzzles to 24 piece ones and I can't get her to stop (not that I would).
If she sees you with a crayon, marker, pen, pencil or paper she will run over to her sketch book, grab something to draw with and proclaim "KIRI DRAW TOO!!!" She isn't so much into coloring or coloring books (I think they piss her off actually) but she loves to make her own pictures and add on to ones other people draw for her.
When she was under 1 I remember thinking that I would actually die of not sleeping because she SUCKED at it. She was the shittiest baby sleeper in the world. Pretty sure of that. Now this girl will sleep until 10AM. I actually had to wake her up at 11AM once. She made me paranoid. I thought she might be dead. Nope. She just digs sleeping. Good girl! She goes to bed at 8 most days and will almost always sleep past 7 if we let her. She will normally wake up around 8:30 or 9. She's a good sleeper. Mommy like.
|2 days old and 2 years old. She loves sleeping.|
|She woke up, got dressed and fell back asleep while I made |
The elements (as long as it's not the sun!):
We thought she'd HATE White Sands. Nope. She loves it. And she LOVES wind and if it rains she immediately runs outside to play in it. But DO NOT take her outside without her shades if it's sunny!
|She was doing yoga on the dunes|
|Happy as can be in a rainstorm|
For some reason she likes the taste of black coffee. Like real black coffee. So when she asks we have to bribe her with chocolate milk instead. She's weird.
With anything. Cooking, cleaning, writing. You name it. She loves to "help."
List of things she dislikes:
-Basically any food that isn't mainly carb based >.<
-New adults talking to her
-Going outside without sunglasses
-Any time she thinks someone is being mean to her brother ("That's MINE Linky. Leave him alone!")
-Bowser licking her
-Going to bed without reading books
-Daddy brushing her teeth
-When the rest of us sing and she's not in the mood for it because it's "her song"
And yes, she still makes her crazy Bug face!
Buckle up world. I don't think any of us are prepared for this one to be three years old but here we go anyway! I'm going to need some coffee...with booze in it.
Some Times I Had: