When I went shopping for the birthday present I deliberated went alone because if I purchased a fun girly gift SJ would not understand that it was a gift. Then the day of the party SJ found the gift bag and I panicked. I told her it was for T's birthday party, and here is the miraculous thing, she understood! She definitely knows T's name and you could tell that it all clicked. I was really excited about this milestone.
When we got to the party she saw T, shouted her name and ran up to her giggling and handed the present over. I wanted to cry. This time last year we none of it would have meant that much to her, but it's starting to make sense.
The birthday girl with SJ. Even though their birthdays are close together T is a year older. She is small for her age.