Friday, May 18, 2012

Crazy Haired Fire Cracker

It's hard to believe that in just two short years you have gone from this baldy little baby... this wild haired fire cracker. 

Dear Kinley,

You have grown so much in this last year.  You are funny and ornery as all get out.  I have never seen a two year old with quite the ability to get under peoples skin just to get a rise out of them.  It's actually quite scary to see you manipulating people in such a way.  There is a girl on Abbey's golf team who loves you to death, but you purposely call her by another girls name every single time you see her.  And you do it with a twinkle in your eye and a sneer on your lip.  It makes her so mad and it just eggs you on even more.  I'm pretty sure that is a Johnson trait you have inherited.  You're becoming a "pot stirrer" just like your Daddy.

On the other hand, you are so loving.  The minute you hear the back door open you come running to welcome Daddy home with the biggest hug ever.  You won't go to bed at night without running to every one's room to give them "night night" hugs and kisses.

You are very active like any two year old and you don't seem to need much sleep.  You go to bed like a champ, but you're up very early (around 6:30-7:00) no matter what day of the week it is and you don't nap much during the day.  I'm hoping that might improve some over the summer when we don't have to always be on the go-go-go.  You are showing some readiness signs for potty training, however I'm not quite ready to make that leap.  Anytime you have a dirty diaper you bring me a clean diaper and your wipes.  You ask to sit on the potty numerous times, although most of the time it's just to discuss the sesame street characters on the potty seat.  Maybe this summer or fall I will re-think potty training, but for now I have reconciled myself to having two in diapers for a time.

You are talking up a storm.  Despite Bro. Chris' best efforts to get you to say "huh" you have learned to ask "ma'am?" if you don't hear someone or don't understand them.  It's hilarious to get you and Lindsey together and listen to the conversations the two of you have.  I'm shocked at how well Lindsey understands you and vice versa.  You talk about Baby Johnson all the time lately, so I'm really excited to see how you react once the baby gets here.  I know it will be a big change for you, but I really think you're going to like being a big have the bossy attitude that fits well with that role.  You have also started calling your siblings by their first AND middle names...especially when they are ignoring your demands requests.  Your favorite sentence right now is "What are you doing, Mommy" or whoever it is your talking to. 

You're very independent and think you should be able to do whatever Abbey and Brady are doing.  Which often leads into some temper tantrums when you don't get your way.  But you have learned that crying gets you a trip to your crib until the fit has stopped.  When I go in to get you, I usually find you standing in your crib dramatically wiping the tears from your face and announcing in a very proud voice "Mommy, I not crying". 

I'm sure there are so many milestones and accomplishments from this past year that I'm forgetting.  But despite your attempts at antagonizing people, you truly capture hearts where ever you go.  You are a joy and blessing each and every day of our lives and we're so thankful that God chose us to be your parents.  And yes, I know this is a week late, but I was waiting for her doctor's appointment so that I could fill in her stats!

2 Year Old Stats:
Height: 32" (9%)
Weight: 22 lbs (2%)
Head Cir.: 18" (10%)


Anonymous said...

Mimmy loves you very much! And Lindsey loves you too!


Lindsey's Stats:
H: 36 1/4 inches (1%)
W: 28 lbs (2%)

His Mercy Endureth Forever said...

Are those Lindsey's 4 year old stats or were those her 2 year old stats?

Anonymous said...

LOL, poor baby, those are her 4 year old stats! She was smaller than Itty Bitty at her 2 year old stats. H: 30 3/4 (3%)
W: 21 1/2 (3%)

Anonymous said...

Brooke's 2 year old stats were:
H: 32 1/2 in. (25%)
W: 22 lbs (25%)

And her 4 year old stats were:
H: 37 in. (25%)
W: 31 lbs (25-50%)

weird, I tell ya!

His Mercy Endureth Forever said...

Wow! Maybe...just maybe...Kinley has a chance of being a normal size like Brookie! :)

Anonymous said...

Normal is over rated