Tuesday, October 5, 2010

18 Months and a New Cousin!

I'm not sure which is better, 18 months or 1 1/2 years old. I'm thinking 18 months, the other sounds so old. I can't believe another month has passed and I've not blogged once since that month. So a little recap of our month:

-You couldn't be any cuter. You are however the master of temper tantrums. You can throw them over the smallest things.
-For a long time I was worried you'd never walk, now, now you RUN and fast. Your favorite game right now is chase, you love to run as fast as you can when Daddy and I say "I'm gonna get you...."
-You love to be sung to. Your favorite song is If You're Happy and You Know It and the theme song to Yo Gabba Gabba which I also heard you say tonight for the first time. You pointed to the TV and said what you wanted to watch and I understood completely. I was shocked, you just smiled.
-We're working on identifying things still. You can now point to animals in your book and easily recognize and say cat, dog, and duck. The duck came about after a trip to the Cottonwood Festival in Richardson, you LOVED the ducks. You've also picked up 'uh, uh' or 'no' and then you throw your arm up and the air and down again to REALLY make your point. You've also picked up on the word ball.
-You now follow many simple step instructions. "Shut the door, open the door, put it in the trash, bring it to Mommy", etc...
-I still think you're going to be left handed :)
-You still love your baths. Even in the middle of a tantrum if asked if you want to take a bath you stop crying and head to the bathroom.
-We went to the doctor last week for pink eye, it was a mess. It seems when you get sick you really get sick. You weighed 22.6lbs at that time.
-Your eye teeth are now coming in, the bottom ones have already broken through.
-This past weekend we went through a paci detox 'program'. You are now paci free. I thought it was going to be harder than it was. After day two of a five day program you were done with them. I think it's been harder for me and your dad than it really has been for you.
-Nights have been the hardest to get you to sleep. Two nights ago you didn't go to bed until midnight. I finally took you to your room, turned off the lights, laid down and fell asleep. You continued to play, at midnight I woke up and you were asleep with a pair of shoes in your hand. The next night you slept in your sandals. Tonight a pair of house shoes. You are CRAZY about your shoes.
-We stopped in and visited your old babysitter, Debbie, the other day. She couldn't believe how much you had grown. I don't think you really remember her but I could tell you remembered her house a little bit just by some of the familiar places you went to in her house. It was a fun visit and we'll go back just to stay in touch.
-You started a new daycare today. You are now going to school with Olivia. I'm able to watch you on the camera at school and it looked like you had an okay day. A few tantrums here and there but nothing too bad.

You are growing so fast and you've mastered so many things this past month I can't even keep up (shame on me). I love you and the little girl you've become.



P.S. You're no longer the youngest cousin on the Hardgraves side. Austen Gibson Aylor was born on October 3rd. Christmas should be lots of fun this year!

Plano Balloon Festival last year.
Plano Balloon Festival this year.

Carnival at Firewheel Mall

First ride on a ferris wheel.
Chasing the duck at the Richardson Cottonwood Festival.
Best of friends, sometimes :)