Zora just turned two! She blew out her candles, with the help of her brother:
Personality: A high-energy social dynamo. She loves being around people, and lots of them. She really enjoyed having her aunt, cousin and Grandpa around recently:
She is very affectionate, but always moving, in action. “Go, go, go! she says.” She has very definite tastes when it comes to her attire. All she needs is a pair of tights and barrettes — perhaps rain boots if we’re going out. Definitely no shirts.
A bossy little thing, but she’ll try to charm everybody into doing what she wants first. If it doesn’t work, the tone will get urgent, then downright screechy.
Language: She seems to have no trouble at all with the 3 language thing. She mixes languages a little still. She can build sentences in all three languages and uses the correct pronouns and includes “small words” most of the times. She learns new words and expressions very quickly and her pronunciation is excellent. Unlike her brother, she is a little parrot and will repeat everything and learn quickly. Starting to count and name colors, and is working on learning her letters.
Play: She still likes bike riding and motorcycles, but she has found her nurturing side as well and is playing dolls quite a bit (she likes to throw them from a balcony and then kiss them better). She loves being read to, in particular she loves the Adventures of Polo and other story books.
Food: A good appetite but starting to become picky. Still loves eggplant, green beans, radishes, but most of all sausage and ham. Also likes soup and pasta and favorite junk foods include pizza and chicken nuggets.
Teeth: Finally her teeth are starting to come in in rapid succession (causing some crankiness) and she is starting to look less like a little chipmunk. The pacifier is now mostly for nighttime and naps, and she doesn’t seem to need an arsenal of them anymore.
These two are becoming joined at the hip, especially since they’ve started sharing a room. I did not think it could get much higher, but the noise level is now deafening, with Axel basically yelling everything (though the concept of “indoor voice” is starting to slowly percolate), and Zora perfecting the whiny shriek.
Axel has started doing some “parenting” with his sister which is really hilarious: “NO ZOWA, IT’S TIME TO SLEEP, LIE DOWN ZOWA” “ZOWA! THAT’S NOT A TOY ZOWA”