Thursday, October 30, 2014

17 month update

 17 months. I have a walking, nearly talking 17 month old. Not quite sure how that happened. And the attitude on this child, whew! Let me tell you. Both Mister and I are quite stubborn, so she comes by it honestly.

Her favorite things to say are "hi" and "what's this?" And not just once. She says them about 20 times in a row. Which is ok, because her voice is adorable. And she talks to complete strangers, telling them "hi", in her high pitched, sweet toddler voice.

She stopped sitting still (well duh) for her monthly pictures a couple months ago, so we started taking them at the park. It rains half the year here, more like 3/4 of the year, so it was a bit of a challenge this month and the months to come, but we made it. Sweet Pea had a blast playing in the mud puddles and getting dirty. We support mud and dirt, it's good for the immune system.

We recently got our bathtub fixed, with the help of my dad and step mom, so Sweet Pea has been enjoying real baths and she loves them! We have to mop up the entire bathroom when she's finished, which is fine, it helps us keep it clean. 

We've been cooped up for so many days, Sweet Pea was just SO happy to be outside and able to run and play. We were the only ones at the park, could you imagine? On such a lovely day?

Sweet Pea was on a kissing strike for a couple months, and it was breaking my heart. But over the last couple of days, she's started giving them again! I may have cried. And hugs! She gives hugs, un provoked. And they're the best hugs I've ever had. Melts my heart into a puddle of goo.