Abigail is 2 1/2 years old and has a way of making us laugh. She likes to push the boundaries, like most 2-year-olds, and she loves princesses and guns, in that order.
A few weeks ago Abby came out of her room wearing a yellow tutu and a pair of pink sparkly shoes. "I'm a princess," she announced. And then she proceeded to perch herself on the back of the couch, whip out her Duplo gun from her waistband, and start shooting...with sound effects. "Pachoo! Pachoo! I'm a princess, Mommy!" While this gun-shooting was solely influenced by her older brother (who is all about weapons and warfare) I found assurance knowing that Abby will not be eating a poisoned apple or pricking her finger on a spinning wheel any time soon.
Abby is also at the stage in life when learning new things is an hourly endeavor. Recently she has been picking up some new sayings. She likes to walk around the house exclaiming, "I just can't imagine [fill in the blank]!" And, "What in the world!"
Just the other day, while helping me wash the dishes, Abby said, "Mommy, I just can't imagine! These bubbles are amazing!" Maybe I should view dish washing with the same wonder and amazement.
While she is now in the height her 2's, Abigail is eagerly preparing for her birthday this fall. She has requested candy, cupcakes, flip-flops, and a Roman Soldier cake. She's the third child...her interests are not always her own. ;)