Miss Isla Scout is officially 2 1/2. Hard to believe that she is such a big girl now. We are constantly watching and listening to her and just shaking our head at how old she seems. A bit about her right now:
|Scout helping Andrew fix a leak (huge one!) under the sink.|
She still sleeps great at night, but doesn't consistently nap. Even when she won't sleep, she spends and hour of "quiet" time in her bed. "Quiet" time is kind of a joke though, as she really just talks, sings, and plays pretend in her bed. It's pretty awesome to listen to.
|Playing ring around the rosy at Thanksgiving.|
She alternates between very demanding (what toddler isn't?) and bossy, and very gracious and kind with lots of pleases and thanks yous and I love yous. Her sweetness makes up for the demanding :)
|Watching a bit of Curious George with her Aunt Emma|
She is starting to "read", where she runs her fingers under the words and wants us to say what they mean. She has several books, and parts of books memorized, and will run her finger under the words and say the memorized parts.
|Getting the Christmas Tree|
|Making a snowball|
She alternates between extremely needy and somewhat shy (usually in public places where people are watching her) and completely independent and fearless. She will go outside and play alone for an hour, when we refuse to go outside.
We love our Scoutie girl!