Some of her current favorites activities are doing crafts, singing and dancing, taking baths with lots of bubbles, playing tea party, dress-up or doing nails, playing blocks & “cooking” us dinner from either her kitchen or new BBQ grill outside. She really can entertain herself for a while now, and wants to, we are definitely at that age where she will tell us to go away for a while or to “get out of her room!”. So funny. Like most girls her age, her absolute favorite toys are her dolls, she loves them all so much & talks to them in the most high-pitched, sweetest little voice. They all have names and she picks one to come with us anytime we leave the house.
Obviously the biggest milestone lately is Waverly’s new status as a big sister, & she is a natural. There is no one she loves more than Avalon & she spends so much of her day just talking to her little sister and making sure she is ok. She hates when Avalon is sleeping (not always the best thing), and begs me to “wake my sister up” throughout the day. We had recently noticed that Waverly was having a harder time going to her sitter or even out with my husband, and turns out that it was because she did not want to be away from Avalon. She loves her so much, Waverly just has that caring part of her personality that goes perfectly with being the oldest child.
I have to mention it, because it’s reality, not all aspects of this age are seamless or a dream. Parts of these last few months have been the most challenging we have had yet, Waverly is opinionated, fierce, and as sassy as she has ever been. She wants to do everything on her own now & gets so upset when she can’t, and has a really hard time handling her emotions. It can be really frustrating, for everyone, but just like everything else, we will work through it and laugh about it all one day. Though I assure you, my husband was not laughing when he texted me to tell me that he would be leaving Waverly at the grocery store last week (& I really think he was serious, thankfully, they both came home!).