Guys I know I mentioned in the past that Nola’s first year felt like a good full year, lots of growing pains and we were figuring things on our own. But that was completely the opposite for this second year. It literally flew by and truthfully it’s kind of freaking me out. Last year we threw a party at the local park with our friends, but decided this year to make it real simple. CJ’s parents were in town and so we were able to celebrate with them as well with some close friends from back home.
Things I want to remember forever about this age is not only is it fun, but they are doing new things everyday and so innocent, bless their hearts. At this age Nola talks a lot and she’s LOUD. If we don’t answer or acknowledge her immediately it’s very similar to a broken record. When we leave any place she loves saying goodbye to people, chairs, table, food, really anything. She can count to 12 and we are working hard on her ABC’s. Nola likes to sing the ABC’s, it’s just not in the correct order. Her favorite song is Twinkle Twinkle Little Star and will sing it all the time. One thing I love about this age and who Nola is that she will dance like no one is watching. She really get’s into the music and it’s hysterical (Let it Go in her interpretive dance is very moving). As comfortable as she is around family she is a very shy girl. If strangers talk to her she will put her head in her arm or hug me. Nola loves mommy and daddy and at times she prefers one over the other, but right now she really doesn’t have a favorite. She is also napping and going to bed like a pro and I hope this isn’t just a phase and will continue forever (i can hope right?!).
If you are wondering it’s possible to create tassel garland, circle garland and prepare all the food for a small crowd in an afternoon. Of course we kept it simple with appetizer’s, and drinks (all of Nola’s favorites of course).
Not to get all mushy, but really Nola blows me away everyday. I can’t believe how amazing she is and that at age 2 she’s so much cooler of a person I will ever be. Thank you God for putting this sweet girl into our lives.