Once we got back from Christmas vacation Miss Pitty Pat started turning out the words. She can now say and does say many times a day: Wata (water), Bike, Bir (bird), Down, Uppie (up), MINE!!!!, Me (for when she wants you to do something for her), Vroom (the sound of a car) Minnnnie (Minnie Mouse), Mmmmm and smacks her lips (when she sees something she wants to eat) Eewww (For something gross i.e. She will stick her and down the back of her diaper if she poo’s, bring it out with a little on her finger and say Eewwww. Classy, huh?! We are very proud!) Weeee and claps her hands (For any thing she thinks is fun i.e. going outside or upstairs) Book, she traded Auda for Audey, Nonie (for Nelda), Nenie (nenie), Uh-oh and No. She says hot for anything that is hot or even warm and she will blow at it. She says Owie for ouch and says it for ANYTHING, it’s funny and a little annoying. Gotta for gotcha when we play chase. Toes for toast, out with a lot of emphasis on the T!! Down, me down!!! And done while she puts her fork on her plate and hands the plate to who ever is close to her. She can point to her nose, eyes, hair, head, ears, foot, toes, tongue, teeth and we just learned elbow and knee!
She answers no for everything. For instance if you ask her does she want to go take a bath she says “NO” shakes her head and heads for the bathroom! She tells on James and Audrey now which is the funniest thing eveR!! If they wont give her what she wants or if they drag her down from some chair she’s not supposed to climb on or dig something out of her mouth that shouldn’t be there, or if they shoo her out of the bathroom where she’s not supposed to be, she starts crying, comes and finds me and says “Mammmmaaaa!!! Audey!!!!" or “Mammmmaaa!!! Bubbaaaa!!!” Or if they have something that she wants that may or may not be hers she screams “MINE” and sometimes gets a tad angry. She is known to pinch the arm or face or maybe even bite. We have really had to crack down on that though. She’s got a little bit of a Princess mentality!!
She likes to color and can hold a crayon pretty good. She still loves to read and will sit by herself looking at books for a long time. She still picks teddy bears over baby dolls and cats and dogs are her favorite animal. She will sit and watch Caliou, Mickey, Curious George and Dora. She will crawl around on the floor saying Maow for Meow or neigh like a horse. She can also baaaah like a sheep! She wants to desperately be at the big table with all of us. Her high chair has lost it’s credibility as a suitable place for her to sit and eat. Somebody needs to go get that poor kid a booster seat or something.
She had her 18 month check up last week and her stats are:
Height: 31 1/4 inches making her in the 26%
Weight: 21 lbs, 11 oz making her in the 12%
Head Circumference: 46.2 cm making her in the 48%
The Doctor was very pleased with her growth.
She still doesn’t like to ride in the car seat very much and doesn’t mind letting us know it. Which can make for some very unpleasant car rides. She wants to be down, running around. Who can blame her, really? Other than that, she’s very content most of the time. Still full of life and energy at every turn. She can go from 0 to 60 in .3 seconds. She listens very well for her age (most of the time) and she is very dramatic about everything. She keeps us laughing because she is so stinkin cute!!
FYI, that’s a pan she is sitting in
She is very girly, very girly. She loves to clomp around in Audrey’s high heel shoes and I do mean clomp!! Hannah and Audrey were playing dress up at my dad’s over Christmas and Little Miss just HAD to dress up too. It was priceless. She twirled and twirled in that thing and hummed the whole time.
I came to the conclusion yesterday that our children are extremely blessed to have parents where one is the oldest sibling and the other is the youngest. They each have an advocate!!! Jon understands how annoying it can be to have to give way to a younger sibling and he reminds me of that from time to time. And I need reminding because I am the baby and Olivia is the baby and I think she’s pitiful because she just wants to play too!!! And those “mean” older siblings wont let her and don’t think she’s cute. They just think she gets in the way. HAHA!!!!