Monday, April 30, 2012

Happy 2nd Birthday, Meghan!

Meghan is one very special little girl. She has endured more medical tests and blood draws than most yet leaves every appointment by giving the doctors hugs and thank you's. Everywhere she goes, she attracts attention. Meghan is cute as a button, full of spunk, and never stops talking! Imagine encountering an 18 pound child that looks like a 9 month old, walks like a 3 year old, and talks like a 5 year old.

Funny Meghan
Meghan loves telling knock-knock jokes. Her favorite: Knock, knock; Who's there; lettuce; lettuce who; lettuce in!

She also seems to have impeccable delivery, which I absolutely cannot describe in words. Sometimes it's not what she says, but how she says it that makes us chuckle.

The other morning, Meghan took my watch off of the nightstand, and we had the following conversation:
Meghan: It's a tiny clock!
Me: Meghan, it's called a watch.
Meghan: Okay, I'll watch it! (followed by her staring intently at the watch for quite some time)

Last weekend at mass, the ushers passed by with the collection baskets, but they did not put one in front of Meghan.  So Meghan yelled, "Hey!  I need money!"

Talented Meghan

This child is destined to be an entertainer. While Camille has her weekly dance lesson, Meghan waits outside the room and watches through an observation window. She loves to mimic the dance steps. One of the other little dancer's grandmothers saw this and brought Meghan a teeny pair of tap shoes. Meghan loves to tap!

Meghan has a definite affinity for music. Her seldom-fussy moments are easily cured by a song. If she won't eat her dinner, we just make up a song about it, and she eats! I'm certain her potty training is going so well because we made up a song for that, too. 
Every night Meghan insists on singing "Twinkle Little Star" before going to bed. She has a song for everything. I have never met another 2 year old that knows dozens of songs, sings in key, and throws in claps or snaps in time to the music.

Affectionate Meghan

Meghan is a snuggler. She already has a knack for cheering up anyone's day. Her life revolves around her grandparents and great-grandparents. She has a very special bond with her "Granny Loney", who we lived with for several months when we moved to Minnesota. Meghan loves to give and receive hugs.

Last Saturday we took a little day trip to my cousin's house for her son's first communion. On the trip home, we were asking the kids what they enjoyed doing/did all day. Camille said, "play with my cousins". When we asked Meghan what she did all day she accurately said, "hug".  She had spent the entire day wandering from lap to lap snuggling with whoever she could find.

Meghan adores Camille and frequently puts her arm around her big sister and says, "I love you, best buddy!"

Meghan is also very complimentary. She is always telling us, "ooh Daddy I like your nose"; "Mommy I like your ears"; "Camille I like your shirt". (You get the gist.)

Meghan is a ray of sunshine in our home. We still do not know exactly why she is so tiny, but we are learning to accept, with each normal test result, that maybe God just made her that way.

13 months old
Opening some belated birthday gifts in the "Bern cave"

14 months old
Loving Granny's backyard

15 months old
Ponytails at last!

16 months old
Searching for treasures

17 months old
Playing with the penguins in Fargo

18 months old
Reading Granny's magazine

18 months old
Smurfin' with her "Best Buddy" for Halloween

19 months old
Celebrating Granny Ward's 93rd birthday with some cake

20 months old
"Look at me!  Look at me!"

21 months old
Using my step stool so I can play like the big kids

22 months old
Enjoying the new house

22 months old

22 months old
Pretty dress

23 months old
Swimming at my cousin's birthday party in Casselton, ND

2 years old!

Happy Birthday, Peanut!


  1. What a great post! :) You forgot to mention what wonderful parents that Meghan and Camille have....great examples for great kids!!

  2. Love this post Miss! Happy Belated Birthday Meghan!!! I know this really cute little boy you need to meet...... :)