Time for another big update - I'm thirty, peeps! I even get to tell people I'm two and a half now. It's pretty awesome.
I think two and a half looks good on me, more mature and grown up. I'm probably about twenty-six pounds and probably around thirty-two inches but I haven't had official measurements in a long time. My clothes are almost all a 2T though some shirts I can even wear 3T! (Okay, only in Gap because their stuff runs small.) My shoes are a five but I think I'm ready for a six. Or almost ready. My four eye teeth are visible and brushable so I have sixteen teeth now! And my fluff is still a curly mullet.
My eating skills have improved just a little bit. I've been eating more vegetables (I love corn, carrots, peas, cucumber, and broccoli). I love chicken, cheese, yogurt, pasta, pizza, peanut butter sandwiches, cereal, any carbs, any fruit, and any cookies. And I really love going to restaurants for grilled cheese and frie fries or mac and cheese. I eat at the big table all the time now and I don't even use my booster-turtle-chair. I just like to use a regular chair because I'm a big girl. I love to sing while I eat, which helps to extend the fun of mealtime. If I'm on my game, I can sing through a meal and take a full hour to eat. Amazing.
My sleeping skills have also improved. I was having some shenanigans last month but I'm over it. I'm napping about 1.5-2.5 hours a day. I quit screaming in the middle of nap, which seems to make mom happy. And my night sleep has been great. I go to bed around 8 or 8:15 pm and I sleep until at least 7 am and sometimes later. Mom and dad gave me my very own clock and now I wait until I see the seven to call for them. Sometimes it's 7:02 am and sometimes it's 7:45 am, but I always wait until the seven is there and then I'm all, "Cockadoodledoo I see the seven!" I don't even fuss in the morning anymore! I've even been sleeping late when I have a busy night with a late bedtime. Mom and dad think this is basically the same as discovering fire. I rule.
My potty-using skills are also pretty awesome. I'm using the potty all the time and I keep my pull-up dry at home, school, and even on adventures. I even love using the big potty now - I usually want to use the "mommy and daddy potty" instead of my little potty. I'm still only, well, 50% potty trained, if you know what I mean, but I've made great progress so I might even be 100% by thirty-one. Or age four. I even stay dry when I sleep most of the time - I'm probably dry 5/7 mornings a week and just about every nap time. Mom thinks this is pretty awesome, aside from the wasted diapers.
School is still going well - I really love it, especially all the singing. I love learning new songs. And I started gym class again. I'm in a new class so I have lots of skills to learn but it's so much fun, especially the trampoline. Jumping is my favorite. And I can pretty much do a somersault now! When I'm not in those activities I love playing toys and games and reading books at home. My very favorite thing is to do puzzle-skills. I'm getting great at sorting border pieces, matching colors and patterns and getting puzzles done. I can do forty piece puzzles by myself! I also love playing games on mom's phone when she has a meeting or an important appointment. I'm an expert phone-game-player.
My chatters continue to amuse mom and dad. I can't help it, I'm just a funny kid. I'm very into asking, "Can you tell me why ____?" I am also pretty into my letters. I can spell my name and type it on a computer or phone. I like to try and "read" words by sounding out the first letter, like P for my last name, or M for Molly! Those are two favorites. School has helped me get pretty good with numbers and I can count with my fingers now. I love numbers and letters but rhyming is still my favorite game. I love rhyming words. And making up songs. And narrating everything I do.
I think two and a half is a pretty good age. I get to do tons of fun things, I hardly ever have a time-out (except possibly in the grocery store yesterday for hitting) and mom and dad think I'm the most fun toddler-peep ever. And I can make the best turkey-face in the world.