Bevan has grown physically the last few months for sure, but she has grown leaps and bounds in maturity, almost surpassing her 3 year older brother; Brigden. She decided to start speaking around her 2 year old birthday and now says most words. The only question is whether or not you can understand her, but according to her, and her confidence level, you can or at least you should!
She frequently shares her love for food with us as she walks around the kitchen demanding food in her favorite pink or purple colored bowl and her sippy cup full of milk. All I can say is Harris has met his match when it comes to extreme levels of determination.
What has been fun is watching her become so independent along with her confidence. She loves loves loves to be outside. She is now putting on her own shoes and heading out the door as fast as she can when she finds it left open momentarily. Our next door neighbor is a wonderful lady and friend named Becky and given Becky's kindness and fun basket of toys, puzzles, and games in her living room, Bevan usually heads straight over to Becky's home whenever she gets out of the house. At times, when Becky isn't home, I'll sit on our front porch and watch Bevan pound on Becky's door from Becky's front porch over and over waiting for her to open the door. I'll tell Bevan over and over Becky isn't home, but Bevan is sure she is. Again, confident! Eventually, I'll just have to go and get her because she won't give up.
Some of her other favorite items are Bows, Books, and Beautiful shoes. She loves her white Sunday shoes and chooses to wear them on Sunday and every day thereafter. They're not even her size yet, one size too big, but she makes them work because she loves them so much.
It's great fun to watch Bevan find a bow or flower clip anywhere in the house because she immediately runs through the house saying, "Bow! Bow! Bow!" holding it to her head while looking for anyone who can clip that bow into her hair as if her life depended upon it. When we get her dressed in the morning she is insistent on picking out the bow to go with her outfit, which almost always doesn't match her outfit. You'd think her mother created this bow monster, but this is far from the truth. I put one bow in her hair and then it was all over. From this point on she was insistent on her bows! Bevan's other love is books! If you ever find yourself sitting down in our family room to relax, don't be surprised if within seconds Bevan has hopped onto your lap with a book in tow. She loves to be read books and usually the same ones over and over. I love spending time with her and actually find it adorable that I can't get much done when Bevan is around, unless it means I can do it with her on my lap and her book in my hands. I wondered what kind of child would pressure my appendix to such a great amount causing an appendicitis, but now that we are truly getting to know Bevan, I wonder no more. She is amazingly persistent and determined, and yet very charming and loving in her desires. Strange, she reminds me of someone I know very well as well; her father David. I guess it isn't such a coincidence that they look so much alike!