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.

2 comments:

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

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

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