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Sophia is another year older, and I feel like I should write something here to chronicle the occasion.

Alas, I can't think of a single thing to say.

Which makes me feel kind of bad. I'm constantly wow-ed by Madeline, talking about her accomplishments. And of course Phi is no slouch either. She walked sooner than Maddy, has started potty training quicker, speaks with a slightly better vocabulary than Maddy at the same age. But it's all been done. Anything that Phi is doing now, Maddy has already dazzled us with a year ago.

And I worry, too, that Phi doesn't get enough that's special for her. At her party, Maddy was constantly "helping" Phi - opening presents, blowing out candles, playing with the new toys. I bought Phi a new dress as a gift... but Maddy is the one who actually needs new clothes, so she got one too. Phi gets so many hand-me-downs, she doesn't need anything new. The toys that were good for Maddy a year ago are perfect for Phi now, whereas those same toys are too juvenile for a 3-and-a-half-year-old.

But Sophia is becoming an awesome little person, if still pretty clueless sometimes. She's both more shy and more fearless than her big sister. She likes wearing dresses and having her hair pulled back (and then she prances in front of a mirror declaring how cute she is.) I love her, and I can't imagine my family without her!



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May. 18th, 2010 05:51 am (UTC)
Aw, no pictures?

I hear it's tough being a second child sometimes. I'm sure she'll find some special niche soon enough, and dazzle you in new and interesting ways. :)
May. 18th, 2010 07:40 pm (UTC)
Pictures will be coming soon, I promise, I just need to push the upload button on Picasa. :)
May. 18th, 2010 05:15 pm (UTC)
::hugs to Sophie:: The tyranny of birth order is a rough thing to deal with. (Says one of the dazzling older siblings, I know, but I remember how tough it was for my brother, especially in school). But she'll totally find a way to show her distinction...a year from now, when she's out of the toddler imitating-everything stage and has developed her own personality, she'll wow everyone too.

I know a couple other two-year-olds who were born within a month and a half of her--one within a day, actually--and seriously, she's *really* advanced among that sample of her peers, at least. They're still trying out words, while she's all about the complete sentences already. You guys just have two awesome kids. :)
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