18 Months

Sunday, November 6, 2016

Wow, it has been 2 months since I added an update here! Life has been so crazy, but our little girl has been making us smile and laugh every day. She loves to play outside now and cries when we have to come in. She moved up to the toddler room at school and does all the big kid things like drawing, music class, and playground time. She knows to come in and sit down so we can help her take off her shoes! She loved the donuts at the cider mill and carrying her "boo bucket". She had Hand Foot and Mouth Disease the week leading up to Halloween, so she didn't get to come to work for our Boo Bash, but she still dressed up at home and at grandma's house as a kangaroo! she loved it once she realized she could put things in the pouch :) She is getting into the make believe stage and likes to play with her fridge I made out of a cardboard box. She carries around bowls and stirs in them with tiny spoons. And she LOVES to talk on the phone. She will turn anything into a phone and just bladabladablada away, it cracks us up every time! She is giving CeCe a lot more attention and wanting to hug her or press heads together. She also just became attached to her lovey, the white bunny. We are trying to set rules for where she can take it, but so far we get a mini tantrum every time we take it away. That attachment happened REALLY quickly!
She runs to the fridge and whines when she is hungry and also will pat her diaper when she is messy. We ask if she needs a change and she will go lay down on the floor in front of our changing station! She likes to climb the stairs when it is bed time and MUST brush her teeth, it's pretty cute (she just chews the bristles and sucks in the bubblegum toothpaste). We had our first tub poop the other night too....

She is currently working on stacking her blocks as I type this, another task she gets very proud of. It is so fun to watch her master new skills. Meal time is sometimes our least favorite time of day because she gets picky and throws all the food to the dog, but on days when she eats well, it seriously makes me so happy.

We love you so much Fiona bird, we can't believe you are already 18 months!

16 Months

Monday, September 19, 2016

Fiona says "nana" for banana and "gog" for dog this week. Of course she also says mama and dada, but not sure if she associates those names with us yet. She says dada a lot when she is happy and mama a lot when she is unhappy...hmm.

We ask her, "Do you want to go up to bed?" and she will start climbing the stairs! She loves carrying around this sugar bowl from her tea set from Aunt Becci, so I have been calling her Sugar Bowl Queen. We went to the downtown playground this weekend and it took her a little while to warm up, but she eventually starting climbing up things and running around on the wood chips. We were so proud of her!

She has been trying more foods lately and this week's favorites are guacamole on just about anything, and cannellini beans (she didn't like the rest of the ingredients of my white chicken chili!)

She is getting braver and more curious each day and she loves her dog, CeCe. She has been much more handsy with her so we have to remind her to be nice and pet softly.

She is just growing so quickly I can hardly keep up. My favorite thing is when I kneel down, often she will run in for a quick hug. I melt! We love her so so much.

End of Summer

Friday, August 26, 2016

Fiona is almost 16 months old and her personality is coming out more and more. She is getting pretty good at using her shape sorter and playing with her picnic basket. She makes kind of a cheesey face when smiling sometimes, I can't tell if she's faking it or not :)
She loves to try and put her bib on herself, but takes it off if you put it on her of course. She always wants something tucked under her chin or around her neck: bibs, blankets, burp cloths, pants, anything! She is saying more consonants, I heard a Ca! when she was carrying around a toy car. We've spent some more time outside and today she actually stood in the grass and took a few steps! My mom came up for the weekend and blew bubbles for her and she loved it. She then spent the next 15 minutes chasing Pat all around downstairs and cracking up. Chasing and peek a boo are very big these days and so much fun! This is such a fun stage, I wish I could press pause!

Photos of the Week

Wednesday, August 3, 2016

Fiona looks like such a big girl here! 15 months already. She loves to carry her pants around and pick up any clothes or bibs and carry those around too. I guess that's her version of the security blanket? This week she has been sitting on CeCe's bed and laying down there when she's tired. She went to her first wedding on Saturday with Pat and I, and my mom and sister. She lasted all the way til 8pm! Wild! Maybe next time she will get out on the dance floor :) Pat's mom got her a pink tulle dress that is too cute. She likes to walk with her arms straight out behind her, so she looks like a little fairy. Too precious.