if i didn't have a whole universe of people to confirm it, and this here blog, i might not actually believe that sylvi is two years old. both because i don't really want to believe it and because it happened all too fast. really, two years? way too fast.
but despite all that, sylvi is every single bit a two year old. anyone who has spent time around here in recent weeks has said nearly the same thing, "wow. she's just so two all of the sudden!" and it's true. she's such a different kid all of the sudden! she high steps when she runs about, she sticks her hands in her pockets and sticks out her little hip, she espouses all of those somewhat cute but a little too sassy phrases that two year olds are so proud of. her favorite phrase, which we hear dozens of times each day is, "No, I don't want to." she is so very two, that sylvi.
aside from the new found attitude and the brazen independent streak, she is still the snuggler of the house. she is the one who will sneak over and wrap her little arms around your back as you stoke the fire. or the one who will randomly come up and ask for a hug and a kiss throughout the day. she's a loving one, that's for sure. she loves to take care of her babies and most definitely has a strong nurturing need to take care of things. she comforts her sister when she is crying and likes to give you a hug whether you know you need it or not.
the roo is two and the rest of us are standing back and watching in utter amazement. happy birthday roo, we love you to the moon and back!