this little one is so very two at the moment. call them "terrible twos" if you wish-- we're not sure it's entirely terrible, but more like an emotional rollercoaster. i forgot just how dynamic and dramatic this phase can be. one part seems to be driven by pure independence (or the desire to be so) and the other seems to be more akin to velcro. and it's the pendulum of both of those opposing needs that makes our heads spin around here. need less to say, sylvi is in the thick of being a two year old. she can be just as fierce and firey as she can be clingy and cuddly. she somehow seems to cover atleast a half dozen emotions in a very, very short stretch of time.
this picture came about after she picked out all of her clothes (even down to the undies, socks, and slippers) and then asked that i take a picture. clearly she is very proud of herself, just as much for being able to choose her clothes as for being able to put it all together and be dressed for the day. we are seeing more of her personality come out in ways like this-- she is mostly easy going, but she definitely realizes that she has choices and is pretty insistant on exercising them. i guess it's up to the rest of us to walk the tightrope in between!