Saturday, June 20, 2009

Peelu turns 2!

Wow, it has flown by so darn quickly! Peelu just recently had her second birthday and we don't know where the time has gone.

It seems like yesterday she was this little:

Then she started walking and talking and she turned one:

Now our big girl thinks she's all that and a bag of chips at the ripe old age of 2!

She's a maniac and definitely has entered (dare we say it - the terrible twos), but it is such a different experience this time around. In some ways it's easier having just one at this age and in same ways she is much more demanding than Lil' Mermaid and Hotrod were. But she makes us laugh daily (and grit our teeth as well) and our family feels complete.

Incidentally, people have wondered what "Peelu" means or where we got that name from. Peelu nicknamed herself on our road trip home from California in April. We don't know why or what it means. But ever since then she has insisted on calling herself Peelu. If you ask her what her name is, she says "Peelu". If you call her by her real name she taps her chest and says "Peelu". If you insist on calling her by her real name she then ignores you. She calls me Mama Peelu, Ross is Papa Peelu and Grandma W is even Granmamama Peelu. She got a monkey balloon for her birthday and named it Peelu-oo-oo-ah-ah. If you piss her off and take something from her she screeches at you "peelupeelupeelupeelu". So of course we all call her Peelu now. It's gotten to the point that people ask if her name is Hawaiian. I've started to say yes, because I am embarrassed to admit that a two year old has us so trained.

On her birthday, Grandpa W got a bit testy with all of us and said, "why do you call her that? That isn't her name!". He is upset to think he will have to remember another child's name since when he talks to her already, he has to mentally run through the names of his three daughters and his six granddaughters before he can even recall her name. So the thought that he has to remember to call her something new is a bit worrisome for him. So he calls her by her given name. And she ignores him. Unless he has candy. Or a book to read.

Sighhh....our Peelu is two...

1 comment:

  1. Hi Kellie. Followed you over from a comment on my blog. I've really enjoyed reading about your lovely little family and all your exploits. I love all the craft you do with your kids - that's one of my downfalls, not involving mine enough. Your garden is great too. Nice grass! I notice these things because we know pretty much nothing but drought in these parts, and mid summer ours would be chip dry and brown!

    PS. Happy belated b'day Peelu!