marc and I try to take em walking around our neighborhood at least 3-4 times a week. there's a house that we pass by with a ceramic turtle in the yard. em LOVES turtles. now, she starts saying "too-tle" when we're still 2 houses away.
I went to a craft store to pick up some supplies, and found a ceramic turtle! couldn't pass it up. we surprised em this afternoon as soon as I got home from work.
here is her reaction:
and of course, she had to pet it
and to follow up on the terrible twos, she was surprisingly, to our delight-- VERY good this entire week! happy, easy-going, and in a good mood. most importantly-- no tantrums. don't want to jinx it, so I'm crossing my fingers for another good week!!