Last month Tilly turned 2! (Insert all the crazy expressions about time passing too quickly, because it is!) I’ve got to say, I’m really enjoying Tilly at this age. As she grows, she just gets sillier and more hilarious. She definitely keeps us laughing. She loves to make funny faces, and loves it even more when you make them back at her. She talks in a monster voice that is super adorable.
Tilly is finally sleeping really well! She has been my worst sleeper and I would say she just started sleeping MOST of the way through the night in June. I will take full responsibility for this because I wanted to hold her/cuddle her while she slept. She’s my last baby. I soaked it up. Zero regrets in this department. But now I would say she sleeps about 8 hours straight in her own bed before she comes into our bed and sleeps the rest of the night. It’s lovely. She still hates blankets, and occasionally rolls out of bed.
Tilly is the most adventurous of my children as well. She will climb anything she possibly can. She can climb to the roof of our backyard clubhouse/swing set. Like the very tippy top. Hello Dangerous! She tries to run along the top of the couch. She jumps at you from various objects she has climbed, so you better be ready to catch her. She loves to shimmy behind the bbq on the very edge of our deck (it has no railing).
Tilly loves to be outside. If the pool is full of water, she’s in it. She loves to explore the mountains and will beg to get down off my back so she can run with her brothers. Though she DOES love being on my back. She brings me a baby wearing device (we have lots!) at least once a day and ask to be put up on my back. She does it to John too and I often find him mowing the lawn with her on his back, or weeding the garden/watering the plants.
Tilly girl LOVES her daddy. She wanders around the house all day everyday calling “DAYA!” which is what she calls John. She will knock on the garage door and call his name, point to the basement and say “Daya?” and every single morning when she wakes up in our bed, she looks for him and cries when I tell her he’s at work.
Tilly just wants to do what her brothers are doing. She wants to play with them, she wants to sit with them, she wants to share their food, she wants to hold their hands. She loves them so hard, and they are so good with her (most of the time…toy sharing is sometimes a problem). Tilly also really loves our dog Rudy and has taken on feeding him as her own responsibility which is very helpful. She is always laying on him, and bringing him his toys. She’s really a sweet, loving, and HILARIOUS girl. She is just what I needed in my life and I am so thankful for her.