Thursday, April 08, 2010

Happy Birthday Wee One!

Today Flora is two. She will tell you that today is her birthday and she is two. She will also tell you that on your birthday you eat cake AND open presents! Ah, it's good to have older girls to corrupt the brain of the wee one. :)

I have been meaning to update what she has been up to lately. I know everyone really wants to see photos, and I think I have posted more than usual lately. Flora is potty trained! Yippee!! It was a fairly easy road, 6 weeks. She just moved to a regular bed (last night). She was a little worried, but she rally enjoyed being able to get out on her own.
She is talking up a storm. For a while now, everything is WHY? She used to call Claire, yaga. ??? Now it sounds more like
Lee-AHHH. Emily is no longer Em, but Emily.
While I have always enjoyed the two's, not so terrible in my book, we have had two huge temper-tantrums. They have lasted for nearly 30-45 minutes. I am hoping that will be it!
She goes to gymnastics, "nastics", every week. She LOVES it. She loves to "rolling", as she calls it, over the barrel. Next year she will start school, officially. Luckily, I was able to snag a spot at the most prestigious, best Montessori school in town. ;) She is most definitely ready for school. I just can't believe how much she has grown and changed in the last year.
I was telling Joe just yesterday that I feel there is NO difference between bio children and adopted children. I look at her, and she is obviously Chinese, but that doesn't make any difference. I still feel like I gave birth to her. Joe says there is a mental illness in there somewhere. :) But then, on the flip side, today especially, I think of her birth mom. I would love to share with her that Flora is a wonderfully radiant, wonderfully adjusted little girl. She brings so much happiness, excitement and joy to our family. Happy Birthday, wee one. We love you!


Tiffany said...

Happy Birthday Lil' Miss Flora:)

FinsUp said...

I can't believe she is two. You are right, it seems like she has just always "been".

Happy birthday, cutie! Maybe one day you will say some of those words when I am in the room. :)

The Ikeda's said...

Love seeing all the pictures and reading the updates. Our girls are growing like weeds!

rubyiscoming said...

YOU ARE AMAZING!!! Potty-trained and in her own bed - wow! Ruby has enjoyed the potty about 7 times with actual "deposits" in the potty but usually just says "no, thank you" when asked if she wants to try the potty again.

We are still having trouble with her in her crib at night getting her to go to sleep on her own. Not terrible, but we have decided to put off the bed for awhile longer.....she is so attached to us that she really has anxiety still about us leaving her room at night.



J said...

Happy b-lated birthday Miss. Flora. I'm so sorry but have been very deliquent in my blogging. Woo hoo on the potty training and big girl bed. I'm a slacker in both areas. All of your girls are absolutely stunning !!! I need to get my but in gear and get some updates on our blog.

Take care,

Shannon said...

Happy belated birthday to Flora! Very cool about getting into the best school in town! =) Flora's language is awesome! Hope to run into you this summer.