How can it be that my Sadie girl turned two?!?! Wasn’t she just born?? Wow these past two years have flown by, and it’s hard to believe that Sadie is turning into a fun, intelligent, sassy toddler!

We celebrated her birthday party on November 8th and Sadie’s favorite place, The Little Gym! Her “girly” dinosaur gym party was a great time! So many of her friends and family came to her party – and it is safe to say, everyone had a blast running around The Little Gym! Sadie’s favorite part, was, of course, shaking the bells and singing the hello song, which has been her favorite part of Little Gym for the past 18 months! I was also surprised to see just how much she enjoyed everyone singing happy birthday to her. She loves to take anything and pretend it’s a birthday cake and sing to us at home, but I wasn’t sure how she would react to so many other people singing to her, but the big ole smile on her face proved that she loved every second of it!

Sadie was so blessed to receive to many wonderful presents! Her favorite so far has been her baby cradle and “Sadie” doll from Aunt Kerri, her Barbie purse from Aunt Nara, her baby Elsa from Grandma and Grandpa, and her Melissa and Doug birthday cake from Mommy and Daddy. Of course she received way more than she could possibly need/play with, but these are just a few of her faves!

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Sadie’s actual birthday fell on Friday, November 14th – and we were surprised to see SNOW on the ground the morning of her birthday. This might have been the best present for SAdie! It was magical watching her run around in the snow, making a pretend birthday cake for herself, and just exploring! After our snow exploration, I took SAdie to Dunkin Donuts where she was able to pick out her very own donut and juice – a real treat for the birthday girl.

After her nap, our close family came over to celebrate her day! We had pizza for dinner (of course since this is her FAVORITE food!) and a beautiful dinosaur chocolate cake for the birthday girl! Again, she loved having everyone sing happy birthday to her and really just enjoyed the entire party/day! She opened up MORE presents, but the best part was when she opened up a card with money in it and she was OVERJOYED even though she had no idea what it was!

We were blessed to have two very fun/special days for my girl…

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Sadie’s Two Year stats:

Weight: 26 pounds

Height: 34 inches

Sleep pattern- Sadie goes to sleep around 8pm and wakes up around 7 am. She takes a nap from 1-3:30 and is all in all an AWESOME sleeper. It’s a glorious feeling to know we have two children who finally sleep through the night! 🙂

Favorite foods: Sadie LOVES pizza (pee pee she calls it haha), but she also enjoys, watermelon, strawberries, blueberries, bananas, broccoli, salad, cherry tomatoes, cheese sticks, pretzels, pasta, super food bars (don’t ask!), and so much more! She’s a great eater and will try anything, but lately, she is getting to that toddler phase where she doesn’t want to sit and eat meals, but rather graze on food throughout the day. She also has a newfound love for M&M’s since they are her potty training reward!

Potty Training- I see the end to our diapers in site and it’s a wonderful feeling!! Sadie has dry diapers all day long and pees throughout the day on the potty. She has even woke up from her naps and bedtime several times with a dry diaper. We invested in her first pair of big girl undies (Minnie Mouse – she picked them out!). She doesn’t poop on the potty, but we are working on it! YAY!!

Favorite Things: Sadie loves to take my wristlet, my keys, my cell phone, the house phone, and my chapstick and pretend like she’s going to work! She also likes to line up her baby dolls on the couch, take kitchen towels, pretend their blankets and then cover all of the babies. Weird… I know! She likes her letter books and her peek a boo books and can sit and read them with me for about 30 minutes! She really has no interest in anything on TV, but homegirl can work an iPhone or iPad like it’s her job! She also likes to take my real camera and pretend like she ‘s taking pictures. Another one of her favorite things to do is play with stamp sets. She loves stamping paper, books, envelopes, and herself daily! She is extremely attached to her bink, but we are finally bottle free woohoo! She is only allowed to have her bink at nap time and bedtime, but she definitely asks for it a lot throughout the day. She and Brody have an interesting relationship. There are times when they play SOOOO well together and times when I’m pretty sure they don’t like each other, but I suppose this is normal. Brody is pretty good and tolerant with her – she, on the other hand, is SOOOOO dang sassy and stubborn and sometimes, downright mean to him, but again, I think this is normal for her age! It’s a learning process for everyone haha! Sadie also LOVES music and her favorite songs to listen to are Eleanor Rigby (Beatles), We Will Rock You (Queen), Small town showdown (Brantley Gilbert), and Sadie’s Eyes (Written and performed by her Pappy Gordon!) She can sing along with all of the songs and it’s just so cute to hear! Speaking of singing, she can talk so well. It’s so weird to hear how much she can talk because Brody didn’t really talk until he was 2, but Sadie can speak in full sentences. She never stops talking ALL.DAY.LONG! Some of the best things she says are “I’m Hungry,” “I love you Mommy/Daddy/Bro bro”, “I love (fill in anything!)”, “Happy Birthday – blow out the candles”, “Sing me a song!” Her vocabulary is pretty extensive and impressive…I just love her little voice!

Sadie is a blessing to say the least! She captivates people, brings a smile to their face with her infectious laugh, expresses her love constantly, gives the best bear hugs, and is just to sweetest little girl there is. I’m so in love with her – there really are no words to describe it! I always tell her she’s my best friend and she laughs, but it’s true… she is my little girlfriend and I just love watching her grow. I can’t wait to see what the next year has in store for my girl…

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