At two and a half, Sydney enjoys asking and answering TONS of questions. Here are her answers to some of her favorite questions:
Favorite color: Pink
Favorite restaurant: Lyfe Kitchen (Unfortunately for Sydney, Lyfe Kitchen recently closed)
Second favorite restaurant: Pizza Rev (Sydney loves to watch as they make her pizza right in front of her.)
Favorite pizza toppings (at Pizza Rev): Artichoke, Olives, Pineapple, and Tomatoes
Favorite foods (according to Sydney… not necessarily what she eats the most of): Salmon, Corn, Challah, Edamame, Yogurt, Pretzels
(Foods she asks for and eats regularly: peanut butter, pancakes, blueberries, tomatoes, shrimp, asian noodles, pasta with tomato sauce, slivered almonds, butternut squash ravioli, freeze-dried peas and corn)
Favorite dessert: Ice cream! (Typically, it’s actually sorbet or frozen yogurt.)
Favorite class: Music
Favorite “friend” (Doll): Ally
Some of Sydney’s favorite activities are: Pretend cooking in her play kitchen, caring for her “babies,” pretend grocery shopping, REAL grocery shopping at Trader Joe’s (where she pushes a mini cart), making cards for people’s birthdays, drawing, coloring, decorating (shoes, feet, legs, faces, paper, etc.) with stickers, performing “shows” where she “juggles” or sings and dances, and performing finger puppet shows.
Sydney is very invested in her “friends” (dolls) and she recently started referring to herself as the mommy and her “friends” as the children. In February, Sydney set up a “picnic” for two of her “friends” (Dora and Rosita) on a blanket in our living room. I couldn’t hear what she/they were saying (whispering) to each other, but all of a sudden Sydney picked up Dora and brought her over to the kitchen, where I was preparing dinner. Sydney, speaking for Dora, said “But, I don’t want to share….” and then Sydney, “the mommy” said, “Dora, you have to share, okay?” Sydney/Dora said “Okay,” and then they went back to the “picnic.”
It was a BIG birthday for Allan! Thankfully, his friends helped organize a surprise dinner party. Paul hosted and Brian cooked an excellent meal! For the first time in almost two years, Allan and I went out in the evening together without Sydney. Allan loved celebrating his birthday with his friends and Sydney loved having Megan (her babysitter) put her to bed!
We brought a few different photos and they were all rejected on our first visit to the Lafayette Post Office, where they handle first-time, minor passports. (Apparently, pigtails are also not allowed in passport photos.)