Ginny’s Gift-Filled December

Ginny’s turning 2 this weekend, and like all moms, I can’t believe she’s already this grown up. We were having breakfast cereal this morning together and I found myself watching her eat with this kind of euphoria. She has her own spoon and bowl now, and while she does spill the milk a little, she’s really very efficient.

031Seeing my expression, she responded with a little smile and a look all her own that said, “Yeah, Mom, seriously. I got this.” 

I’m not sure how I’m going to tackle December in the future. Ginny had two birthday parties over the last two weekends: one with the Rhoden side, and one with the Ward side. I wanted to do them earlier, rather than later, so that they were apart from Christmas. But just how apart can I make them? She’s going to have Christmas with both sides of the family as well. What’s she going to do in January when the presents stop coming? And will she be old enough next year to understand, or will she be just old enough to get really upset?

020I am going to make Jack’s presents very evident on Christmas morning. Ginny needs to see that he gets presents too. Plus, I’m already running into issues with pulling out Ginny’s infant toys (like Sophie and other chew toys or rattles) to give to Jack. Ginny immediately sees them and thinks mine! Or, “mice” as she says, for some reason. So the new infant toys for Jack will be prominently given to him so that Ginny understands they are not hers. 

Yeah, we’ll see how well that goes.

We are working on sharing. Sometimes Ginny is great about it, and I’ll see that she walked up to Jack and handed him the Squish toy all on her own. Other times, she’s not so good. But she is only 2. Well, 2 on Saturday. 

007And Jack is almost rolling over! He can go from his tummy to his back. He just hasn’t figured out the other direction, but it’s only a short matter of time. 

Why do they grow up so fast?

Ginny's Birthday Explosion! This is what our living room looked like the day after the 2nd birthday party. She's pretty obsessed with Minnie, Mickey, and Donald (or Mouse Ducky, as she calls them). That and princesses, which she calls dollies.
This is what our living room looked like the day after the 2nd birthday party. Ginny’s pretty obsessed with Minnie, Mickey, and Donald (or Mouse Ducky, as she calls them). That and princesses (ie “dolly” in Ginny speak).
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