Friday, May 29, 2009

I have an 18 month old little girl!!!

Taken from Delia's Babysite on 5/28/09:

We have an 18 month old little girl as of 6:15 this evening! I cannot believe how fast it has all gone by. She is starting to lose that "baby look" and is looking more and more like a little girl. It makes me excited to watch her grow, but sad that she's not a teeny baby anymore.

She is more and more independent every day, which is also kind of sad. She can say about every word out there, she is starting to put together 2 and 3 word sentences. She can say "I love you", though it doesn't come out quite that way. She blows kisses all the time and if she sees keys in your hand, she'll start to wave and tell you goodbye.

She can climb stairs which freaks me right out. She still hasn't figured out how to climb over furniture though...thank goodness. She likes sitting in her little chair and I'd really like to get one of those little Princess or Dora couches that folds out into a tiny bed. It is the perfect size for her.

We just took her off her bottle so we'll see how that goes. She is starting to throw tantrums which makes me want to pull my hair out but she responds pretty well to discipline...even though we get some attempts at manipulation when she knows she's in trouble. She starts saying, "Hi Mommy" or Hi Daddy" or "Come Here" and pulls your finger to try and distract you. She's a smart one.

She is turning out to be such a girl...which is odd for me since I grew up with a lot of boys and have never been terribly girly. She loves purses and calls them "baggies" and loves chapstick which is called "ips" for "lips". She loves her dresses and insists on putting on a jacket every morning no matter how hot it is outside. She also loves her Lucy Bear and rocking on her horse that she named "Rocket". The name came from her saying "Rock it" anytime she wanted on. We thought that was a good horse's name.

She is still a Dora nut but also really loves Ni Hao Kai-Lan, The Backyardigans, Max and Ruby (which she just calls "Uby"), and Olivia.

She loves eggs and can eat a ton of them. She also really loves apples and chicken. And the french fries that Aunt Caity is always bringing her.

We bought a zoo membership in April and have already used it a ton of times. We can also use it to get into over 160 other zoos for free which is pretty cool. Delia loves seeing the animals up close. They have farm animals which are her favorites. She also loves the meerkats (which look like our old buddy DeeDee...RIP little man...) and the petting zoo. She has a fit every time we leave that part and cries while saying "Bye goats". Oh and the elephants...she loves those! They also have this huge 60,000 plus sq. ft. play area with a section just for the little ones and a really cute carousel that she rides like such a big girl. She just loves being outside and loves dandelions...or any flower, really.

Delia has now been to four different states: Georgia, Virginia, Kentucky, and Illinois (where I used to live). She'll go to the fifth in July when we take our girl's trip to Florida and see the beach for the first time! And then to Maryland this Christmas (and possibly before if we can swing it)...she is a big traveller.

We love spending time with her and making sure she gets to experience as much of everything out there that she can. She is a huge goofball and cracks me up all the time. She does the funniest, most random things sometimes. I can be completely angry about something and she gives me that big grin she has and I can't even remember why I'm mad (unless it's about something she did...she doesn't work me over that easy...).

1 comment:

J E S S I C A said...

I love your stories about Delia. She is the cutest little thing. I'm glad things are going well for you guys in Nashville.

I love the zoo and Angela and I are going Saturday! :)