At the end of April our sweet Alys Rose turned two!
I took the girls down to Devon for the Easter holidays so we celebrated her birthday with a walk on Dartmoor and a picnic in a field of flowers, followed by a quiet birthday tea at my parent's house. The following week we visited Folly Farm with a few friends and the kids were in heaven!
At two years old...
// Alys is a happy, friendly and affectionate little girl who seems to have grown up a lot in the last couple of months. She loves to be sociable but is also a Mummy's girl.
She is really confident and will happily run off to explore new things, including stroking any animal she comes in contact with!
// her speech development has been a bit slow, but maybe that's because I'm comparing it to Ivy who talked really early. She seems to be learning lots of new words recently though and has been really good at communicating what she wants in other ways.
// she is pretty good at independent play and especially seems to like her 'Happy Land' set - playing with the little people and houses. She also likes books (with limited attention!) and being outdoors. She's already good at walking and can cover a couple of miles on our walks before going in the carrier.
Her sister is her favourite ever person and they play so nicely together.
// she loves food. Having already experienced having a fussy child it brings me SO MUCH JOY that she will generally eat whatever is put in front of her. She loves vegetables, especially peas, corn and cherry tomatoes, but is not a huge fan of bread (the opposite of her sister!).
// Alys generally sleeps all night, but can be unpredictable. She will still have a (2 hour+) nap in the afternoon but it's got to the point that she won't settle for ages in the evening if she has slept in the afternoon. I know I need to cut the nap - or at least limit it - but it's very tempting to still put her down as she gets grisly (and I want some quiet!).
It's hard to imagine a time when Alys wasn't around - we love her so much!
Alys at ONE / Ivy at TWO