Being Brickner : Waverly Maye: 2.5 Years

Wednesday, January 28, 2015

Waverly Maye: 2.5 Years

Waverly turned two & a half this past Monday, happiest half-birthday to our little lady!!  We are going to have a small dinner plus "half" a cake to celebrate this weekend, we started the tradition of half-birthday celebrations when she was six months old (you can see last year's here) & I see no reason to stop now. ;) I know Waverly will love it, so I'm going to go with it as long as she will, too!!

Like most moms, part of me can't believe we are now well on our way to three, yet mostly, I can't begin to imagine how we ever lived a day before her.  Lately she is growing & maturing so quickly, I really feel like I can't keep up!  She is smart, curious, & our little comedian.  She knows exactly what she can get away with plus what she can't, and loves to test her limits all of the time.  She is as sweet as they come & has the biggest heart, she never ever stops amazing me.

Old Navy Dress, H&M Vest (Past Season)
The older she gets, the more we realize how shy she is when we first get somewhere or meet someone, then how outgoing she is twenty minutes later.  She is as wild & talkative as any toddler I have met, yet it definitely takes her some time if we are not at home.  It always makes me laugh when someone comments on how laid-back she is when they first meet her, I just wait until a few minutes later when she is dancing circles around them singing her current favorite Taylor Swift song. ;)

She is always cracking us up & she knows it.  She loves to put on a show almost as much as she loves to be the center of attention, she notices if we aren't focused on her for a second & makes every effort to get all eyes back on her.  Her imagination is greater than ever, she calls her "guys" throughout the day to let them know what she is doing, which scares us just a little bit. ;) She remembers everything, uses full sentences all of the time, asks me questions constantly, & wants to do every single task all on her own.  All of which can make for some trying moments, which we definitely have, but also the part of her personality that is going to make her one strong, independent woman one day.

Her favorite things & activities have remained the same for a while now, which I definitely attribute to her growing into her own person more than ever.  Waverly is all-girl, she loves make-up, purses, arts & crafts, and most of all, her baby dolls.  She does not leave the house without a baby, along with anything that baby could ever need, and always makes sure that they are all fed & well-rested.  She still ADORES our dog, no one can make her laugh like he can & she takes care of him all day long.  One many reasons that I know she is going to be a rock star big sister in a few short months.  


This age yet again is my favorite, looking back on any tough moments over the past couple of years, they have nothing on the sound of her telling me she loves me twenty times a day.  As bittersweet as it is to see her grow, I could not be prouder of the little girl she has become.


Hope you are all having a fabulous week!
XO

23 comments:

  1. She's adorable in her pink tutu! Love!

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  2. Oh my goodness, she is so cute in her lil tutu and bun! Love the girly girl!

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  3. Happy Half Birthday Waverly! We like to celebrate the half birthdays too! I think it's good when even outgoing kids are a little shy at first. Noah is like that and I hope it means he wouldn't just walk off with a stranger ;).

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  4. As always, Liam & Waverly sound so similar! She is adorable with that top knot; it just adds to her personality which always shows through I'm photos!

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  5. She kills me with her accessories. LOVE! Girl knows how to rock some sunglasses and tulle. She is such a fun, happy little gal - hopefully her sister will have just as sunshiney a disposition:) Happy 2 1/2, sweet Waverly!

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  6. She reminds me so much of Harper! Happy Half Birthday Waverly!

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  7. 2.5 already?! Sweet girl!! Love her outfit! And the half cake idea is so fun!

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  8. I love the half birthday cake, cute idea! LOVE the tutu and puffer vest. A girl after my own heart.

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  9. STOPPP a half birthday cake, this is amazing!!!

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  10. So cute! I can't believe she's already 2.5, we celebrate my son's half birthday, but we do his birthday party then...being born on Christmas he gets to celebrate twice! She always has the cutest clothes!

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  11. This pictures are so darling!!!! She's such a little beauty! Love that you celebrate her half birthday - so something I would do!

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  12. Love half birthdays!! :) What a smart and sweet little girl!! She's going to be such a good big sister. :)

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  13. I recently started following your blog and have to say that Waverly is just adorable! The picture of her with the stroller, sunglasses, and tutu putting on chapstick is priceless. My little Mila just celebrated her 1.5 birthday on Monday!

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  14. Oh! How sweet. I love that you celebrate half birthdays. If I were her I would never want to stop.

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  15. Every age just gets better and better! They're so much fun!

    And oh yes, the testing of the limits. Always.

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  16. So so so cute and fun! Is that a new doll stroller? Does it turn and maneuver well? Because if it does, I'd love to know which one it is. K's doesn't turn well and it drives me nuts. And that lil topknot. SO adorable!

    xx Viv at JoieDeViv

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    1. Thank you and YES - it is new!! My brother got it for Waverly for Christmas - it is from Sam's Club (don't know if you have those there!). :)

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  17. she is the cutest! :) love watching her grow up!

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  18. such a lady! I love that little stroller :)

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  19. OMG that picture with her and the stroller? The best!

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  20. Happy Half Birthday sweet girl!!! I can't believe our babes are this old... It is crazy! Her and Charli seriously sound so much alike! They would be so funny together!

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  21. Such a sweet girl! I LOVE that picture of her putting on her lip gloss (chapstick) and pushing her baby stroller. Such a twonager :)

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