Says “ease” for please and taps her hand on her chest or says “momo” for more and does the ASL gesture.
Brings me Barnyard Dance because it's her favorite but still has troubles sitting through an entire reading.
Is fascinated by the water going down the drain after her bath.
Loves to hold and chew her own (separate) toothbrush while I brush her teeth at night.
Thinks the horse sound is the funniest.
Is thrilled by hide and seek though I’m so fearful she’s going to slam her fingers in the jamb while hiding behind doors.
Makes me work for every single smile, little stinker.
But is also so ticklish and gets the biggest grin when I come at her with the tickle fingers.
Prefers fruit and cheese and sometimes pasta but rarely meat.
Goes to bed easily at 7:45 even if we are giggling madly before I put her in her crib.
Still becomes inexplicably calm when I sing Hallelujah. Which inexplicably makes me cry every time.
Always looks to me before doing something mischievous to gage my reaction. Like dropping food on the floor during dinner.
Will wear bows until upset or eating something and then her little fingers finds the offending bow and pulls it out.
Is off the bottle. Can’t believe we waited until 14 months!
Loves to give kisses to her stuffed animals and Lexi dog but won’t give any to mommy!
Sings “row row” part of Row Row Row your Boat and “sings” along to other songs I sing.
Knocks over blocks as fast as I can get them stacked up.
Climbs on EVERYTHING. Up and down the stairs. Up and down the chairs/sofas. Down the bed. On the Dog. Up my feet.
Will usually go back to sleep when she wakes up in the mornings except when she drops her blankie over the crib (growls mommy).
One minute prefers mommy and the very next daddy and then right back to mommy and then….on and on.
Is feisty and the first to let you know when she disagrees but also the best sport.
Knows the word "no." Sounds like Nahw nahw nawh nawh nawh.
Has discovered temper tantrums and will throw herself on the ground when she doesn’t get what she wants. It’s pitiful and frustrating. But also sometimes hard not to laugh.
Loves other kids. Loves. But sometimes takes a while to warm up to adults. But rarely discriminates or fusses when passed to a stranger.
Is just as curious as she’s ever been—she doesn’t miss a single beat.
Constantly talks to herself. I’m sure her stories are very interesting but I can’t understand a word of the babble. Ha! She does say a few words but chooses not to say them often. I think she’s waiting until she can talk intelligibly in full sentences.
Has 12 teeth and a few more are threatening to come in.
Is my little chickpea banana who is growing entirely too quickly. I'm not sure when Elle stopped being my baby and started being my little girl.
I really can't stand it.
Hopefully not another 4 months before I write up another update.