I've had a few people message and ask how Hope is so I figured I'd take a few minutes and write a bit about our girl. (Especially since keeping up with baby books is NOT my strong suit)
She is two and is still a peanut. She wears 18-24 month clothes and LOVES all things girly. She more often than not is wearing a tutu, sparkly shoes, and is dripping in jewels.
Her speech astounds EVERYONE. She's got spunk and can verbalize herself so well. She literally speaks in paragraphs.
She loves to have her nails painted and her hair done. We recently discovered she has enough for a ponytail! It was a momentous occasion, though I must say, it makes her look less baby and more big girl so it hurts my heart just a little.
She is a mover and a shaker. She loves to get out and explore. This was her first trip to Starbucks where she got her OWN drink. :) She thought she was big time. Oh how I love her.
Her BIGGEST obsession is Dora, which drives her brothers insane. It is all she wants to watch or play. She loves to find a piece of paper and pretend it is a map and create her own missions and adventures.
She still prefers mama above ANYONE else and I have to say I am eating it up. We do everything together. The boys often go fishing or go play baseball and she and I get to go shop, paint nails and cook! SO very fun. We are so blessed!
She recently had her first dental visit. I was a bit nervous because I had never heard of a two year old sitting through a cleaning and exam. She did it. We go to a STELLAR pediatric dentist and he was wonderful with her. She got glowing reviews and was a rockstar!
In all, she is the perfect addition to our family. She is all I ever dreamed of in a daughter and all I never knew possible. She amazes us all and reminds us of just how blessed we truly are. She loves Ben and Luke and loving refers to them as "her guys" or "her boys". She looks up to them and loves joining in when they allow. Just this afternoon she was running around the house with a tutu, camo boots, a pink Spiderman tshirt that her brothers got her and a giant flower in her hair. She was chasing bad guys alongside her "good guys" with her butterfly wand as "Princess Spiderman". My cup TRULY runneth over and I am enjoying EVERY MOMENT.