Thursday, November 5, 2009

What I Love About My 13-Month-Old

Having a toddler is certainly different than taking care of a baby. And while it has presented all kinds of new challenges, there are parts of it that I absolutely adore.

~She flips through her books to find pictures of dogs. When she finds one she starts barking and brings it to me to show me.

~She loves her antennae headband from her Halloween costume so much that she has been wearing it all week. It goes great with pajamas.

~She mimics everything I do. This includes pretending to scrub the floor, wash dishes, dust furniture, and go shopping.

~She gets really upset while I dry or brush my hair if she doesn't have a brush as well to work on her own.

~She will still snuggle in bed with me in the morning to nurse.

~She has an expanding and extremely cute vocabulary that includes: mama, dada, up, baby, and bread.

~She is figuring out some sign language and likes to the sign for "more" whenever she wants something to eat or drink.

~She's learned that shaking her head side to side means "no". She likes to use this one while she does something she knows she's not supposed to do!

~She's learning how to get dressed and undressed. One day she walked up to me, handed me her shirt, and went back to playing in just a diaper and pants. She will also find my tank tops, put her head through the arm holes, and walk around really proud of herself.

~She is soooo ticklish and loves being tickled.

~She loves giving hugs and kisses that melt my heart.


  1. GREAT update! thanks for the cup of joy!

  2. My Evie is very similar, but she pants when she sees dogs or hears the word, instead of barking :)