Friday, October 17, 2008

It's Great to Be Two!

Since I was gone on Antalya's birthday, I wanted to do a birthday post today. This last year has been a busy year for our little girl. She has accomplished so much and is learning so much every day. Here are a few of her accomplishments this past year:

*Learning to crawl!
*Learning to walk!
*Learning to communicate! She knows somewhere around 50 different signs, and learns more every day. She can communicate so much to us - from signing what she wants to eat, to what toys she wants to play with, or what activity she wants to do. She can tell me a few colors, recognize animals, and do the actions for a handful of songs. She is even beginning to say a few words - 'NO' is definitely her favorite.
*Learning to climb in and out of the bathtub, and climbing up chairs and tables to get what she wants!
*Growing enough hair for a pig tail!

There are so many other little things, but it would take me all day to list all that she has learned. We are amazed every day at the things our little sunshine teaches us. We love her so much and wouldn't change her for all the world!
Happy Birthday Antalya, We Love You!
Here is Antalya on her birthday last year, and then on the day after she was born she was born (still awaiting surgery).
Get It Down; 31 for 21


Jill Hunt said...

Happy, happy birthday! She seems to be doing so well! What a great year she has and I hope that this is an even better year for her! Oh and thanks for your comment on my blog. It really made my day since just that day I got so depressed because I went to buy a pair of "fat" jeans to wear until I lose my baby weight and was very sad when I looked in the mirror in the changing room. I have a long way to go but thanks for the positive comment!

Sonja said...

Happy Birthday Antalya! What a beautiful 2 year old!

Also, great job on your tests!

Linnea said...

What a darling picture! You can almost hear the peals of laughter from just being tickled.

Laura said...

I love getting to know more about sweet Antalya....she is precious. She has been a very busy girl this year, which makes for a very busy mom :)

Michelle said...

she sure has learned a lot over the past year! Happy 2nd birthday!

Becky & Joseph said...

Happy Birthday, sweet Antalya! You were darling one year ago and you're even cuter now, if that's possible. Love your long hair!