She celebrated her second birthday yesterday and is living up to her title. Instead of laying babbling at her tree, she runs, full pelt around it singing 'ring o ring o roses' or shouting for the dog 'Mayyyyyaaaa, Mayaaaaaa'. She always looks like she is 3 steps from toppling onto her face (and often is), her pigtails bounce as she runs and she holds her arms horizontally like balancing sticks.
We've gasped a lot this past year and muttered quite a lot of 'Ohhh ......' as she's attempted various perilous toddler missions. Isobel doesn't have the same fear threshold as Evie so learning to walk, use the climbing equipment at the park, go up and down the stairs have been pretty hair raising as she is relentless.
Our little wild thing loves to be outside, still loves to be muddy and lives life to the full. Which is beautiful as she also loves to the full, she adores a cuddle. When she sits with you, she doesn't just sit next to you, she clambers up along your side and nuzzles herself under your arm, resting her soft, dimpled hands on you. Then she will glance up and give you a cheeky half smile. She melts me.
Much of Isobel's time is spent doing one of two things; admiring and attempting to copy Evie or eating. Did I mention she lives life to the full? That certainly applies to food, she very much enjoys mealtimes especially if it includes sweet potatoes, corn, eggs or chocolate. When she eats, she hums continuously with joy.
I have a little 'parents book' someone bought me as a gift and in it, it asks you various questions over time, such as 'What do you feel ..... will be when the grow up'. Evie has an eye for details, loves books and is very considerate of others, she wants to be a doctor or a mail person. Isobel, based on current activities will be a fearless explorer.
We love you Isobel, happy 2nd birthday. You are a beautiful marvel and I' m so proud I get to play a part in your life.