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My Little Soccer Tot

Yep, Ivey started soccertots this past weekend. Originally I was going to wait until she was older (especially since she is already taking swimming, music, art and yoga) but every time we see women playing soccer at Franklin Square Park her face lights up and she screams, “fútbol mommy, fútbol.”
Obviously she loves it – just look at her showing off. Who knows maybe she will be the next Mia Hamm.
Did I mention this was a parent participation class? Thank goodness for circle time because chasing after Ivey on the soccer field was really pooping me out.
BTW – Ivey may have gotten her love of soccer from me but these beautiful eyelashes definitely are something she inherited from her father!

About Soccertots:
SoccerTots is a child development program for kids ages 1.5 to 6 years old. It uses a variety of fun games to delight and engage kids in physical activity. Classes are professionally designed to develop motor skills, promote physical fitness, and self-confidence. Classes are focused on providing a fun, noncompetitive environment for soccer based fun and games.

Oh, and before I forget…
I want to give a quick shout out to the folks at Sunbow. Thanks to them I have FINALLY found a natural sunscreen that Ivey will put on without a fight. It’s the “Dora the Explorer Pink sunscreen” and because the sunscreen is actually pink she loves to put it on!

Ivey Maudell is Twenty Four Months Old


Ivey Maudell turned twenty four months old today. I can’t believe how fast the time has flown by. To ensure I remember all these special moments I have taken a “birthday” picture every month for the past 24 months as well as charted her developments.

Summary of Ivey’s development this past month:

  • Is house trained. Meaning, she successfully uses the potty whenever she is awake and at home. When we leave the house for more than two hours successful toilet usage declines dramatically. Accidents happen right?
  • Still refuses to sit still for more than a few seconds which makes capturing these photos harder than before.
  • Continues to speak short sentences in both English and Spanish.
  • Likes to sing several songs including ABC’s, La Araña Pequeñita and Twinkle Twinkle Little Star.
  • Likes to pick out what jewelry she wants to wear on a daily basis as demonstrated in this month’s photos.
  • Is about to start playing on her first soccer team.
  • Had her first dental check up this month and her teeth look great.
  • Weighs 23 pounds and is 33 inches tall.
  • Has successfully given up the binky!!!

The Outtakes:

We were having a hard time getting Ivey to crack a smile for this month’s picture. However that all changed once we started to sing our ABC’s.
Once the singing started so did the rockin’ of the chair.
She spent a good 30 minutes picking out what jewelry she was going to wear for this photo session. Is this a stage or is she just a diva?

Lessons Learned:
Doing this series was an AMAZING experience, one which I highly recommend to any parent. These past 24 months have passed very quickly and I am really grateful that I took the time to do this. As far as lessons learned… When I started this series I was using foam bath numbers to represent her age. However by 14 months it became IMPOSSIBLE to get Ivey to hold these numbers and sit still long enough for me to snap a photo. I highly suggest numbers that are permanently attached to their clothing. I am presently using these ones that I purchased from etsy.

See the rest of this series: