It feels like Alexa has been two for a very long time already, but is somehow still a 1-and-a-half year old.
Here are some things I want to remember about Alexa:
The way she says "dis-cuss-ting"
Her mischievous grin
The way she NEVER takes anyone seriously
Her carefree outlook on life
If we put her in the car and don't buckle her right away, she'll turn all the lights on in the car that she can reach! It drives us all crazy, but I love it anyway!
The way she forgives and also repents so quickly and easily
The way she says "Can I play with yo phone?"
The way she over emphasizes the long "o" sound in "Costco"
That she is always, ALWAYS hungry and "want's sum-ping else"
She always wakes up in the morning with a smile
Her princess look:
The smile on her face when she twirls, jumps, and squeals in delight when she dances
Her stank eye and the way she wipes it off her face with her hand when you tell her to wipe that look off her face.
The way she teases her sister
That she always shares
Her giggles when she's being silly with her sister
The way she quotes movies
The way she sings "dum dum dum dum duh-dum dum duh-dum" when we talk about "Star Wars" and Darth Vader.
The one time we were watching "Sword in the Stone" and when Merlin turned into a mouse she turned to me and said "What?! He's a mouse!" Funniest thing. ever.
The way she runs into my arms and hugs me
How I find her asleep surrounded by books nearly every night
When we tell her to be careful and she says "I won't!"
The way she cups her hand to her ear and asks, "Do you hear that?"
When she gets scared of loud noises and runs to me for comfort
How she likes to climb EVERYTHING, hence the scratch on her face
Her attitude. MAN that girl's got attitude!
The way she calls her Aunt Kara "Carrot"
I can't believe she's growing up. My sweet little blue-eyed Rose.
Happy birthday, little girl!