Franci. Francesca. Francipants. She’s two.
Remember when she was like this?:
Now she’s like this:
That sums her up quite nicely.
Francesca is adorable. Her plump little cheeks and her grey-blue eyes along with those perfect lips and cute little nose make up the sweetest face.
She knows what she wants and if you don’t give her what she wants, she’ll scream. She’ll throw things. She might even swipe at you, so be careful. Or, better yet, just give her what she wants. On the flip side of that, she does actually know how to take turns. She knows the world isn’t just hers and that she has to share. She might not always like it, but she usually goes along with it. She is an eater, that’s for sure. She loves to eat and she loves bites of anything you might have. She loves the water and would stay in the shower for hours if we let her. She’s fearless and climbs ladders and rocks and steps like it ain’t no thing. She sleeps in a big girl bed, but would drink out of a bottle every time if you let her. She knows what a potty is for, but just doesn’t have time for that nonsense. She is the best traveler and doesn’t mind long car rides as long as she can scream your name (usually “dadaaaaaa!”) every 10 minutes or so just to make sure you’re there. She sits and listens to books and dances when we throw impromptu dance parties. She squeals when it’s time for Dawn’s and wants to watch Emma’s snapchats every night. She dances when she hears the doorbell because she knows it’s usually “Papalala.” She’s the funniest little kitten and we are just so glad she’s ours.
We celebrated her on Wednesday and it was a small, quiet, perfect little party for our number six.
Balloons make a gathering a party and party hats are essential.
And let’s talk about the Francesca banner that my friend Juey got her when she was born. Oh….melt my heart, I love it so much.
France loved it all.
Charlotte is teaching Franci everything she knows and it’s really quite frightening.
“Play it cool, like you don’t give a rat’s tail…then give ’em just a taste of what they want.”
For her cake, we went with store bought cupcakes and cookies and it was perfectly what she wanted. She made lots of wishes that night, and I hope she wished for books and clothes, because that’s what Mama and Daddy got her. We’ll do better next year.
Happiest of days to our sweetest Francesca. We love you to the moon and back.