Carson (AKA Little Bit) is up first:
You are growing leaps and bounds as of late my little nugget. You've FINALLY adjusted to Mother's Day Out activities and don't cry at drop off anymore...yes, it only took 2.5 months, but better late than never! You have THE best facial expressions and you're still VERY sensitive...can turn on those alligator tears at the drop of a hat and I can't help but laugh. You love to dance to any type of song/music/TV show and play musical instruments whenever possible. You love to read books before nap and bedtime and it's my favorite part of the day when we get to read together...your top literary choices include Goodnight Moon, Sandra Boynton books, Llama Llama, and any book that plays music/has liftable flaps. Recent funnies include finding any and all ways to get your shoes off, putting food in your hair to signal you're done eating, climbing on anything/everything, and you are obsessed with fruit snacks. Your vocabulary is really starting to take off, as you answer "yeah" when we ask you questions, though you still grunt/point/walk to show me what you want/need/etc. You can also say mama, dada, seester, dog, Ah (for Alex), mimi, and pap. You're still a great sleeper and LOVE to say hi/bye bye and wave to anyone who looks at you...and my favorite detail is how much you're enamored with your sister. You can't wait to see her each morning and you love to play/color/slide/tickle her.
There is NEVER a dull moment when you're around my sweet CC. You talk ALL THE TIME (watch what you ask for other mamas out there) and you are constantly asking questions: 1/ Where are we going? 2/ Where you bought that at? 3/Why does this....? Sometimes I struggle with how to answer some of the more difficult questions like why we don't show our bellies in public...lol. You're a girly girl in every sense of the word, and you love to have me paint your toes, put bows in your hair, model your outfits, etc. Eating is still a touchy subject, but you've really taken to new foods lately, which has been SO exciting...you want to put "kapup" (AKA ketchup) on anything and lvoe any kidn of sauce...hey, no complaints here if it gets you to eat a real meal. You love to play Doc McStuffins and say "listen to your heartbeat" over and over again. You are nuts about Frozen and want to wear your Elsa outfit ALL the time, though you don't like it when anyone else sings the songs. You love any Disney movie, love to play outside and ride in your car, enjoy taking pictures now (YAY!!) and you love to swim in the tub like a mermaid. You are officially potty trained (except for overnight sleeping) and I am thankful you were fairly easy to train...you get so excited to go by yourself and are extremely independent when it comes to getting dressed, brushing your teeth, fixing your hair, etc. You are doing really well at MDO again this year and have two best friends...Annie and Margaret, though you remind me all the time that Carson is your real best friend.
If God ever told me to pick one time in my life where it was REALLY really good, I'm fairly certain this would be it baby girls. Nothing brings me more joy than my time with you and I treasure these sweet moments even more than I ever thought possible. There are hard days and we get through them the best we can, but I wouldn't change this life I've been given for anything. You two precious gifts are my world and the reason I look forward to getting up each and every day and I am thankful I get to be your mommy. I hope you know how much you're loved and how special you are!