It’s been a while….no excuse really other than our life is the organised chaos of juggling work and home.
You are currently 14 months old and your daddy and I are in awe both of how quickly it has gone and the beautiful little girl you have turned into. Gone it the little baby and in her place we have a headstrong, stubborn, intelligent and loving girl. We could not be more proud.
Not so new anymore but you are getting more and more expressive every day. You blow kisses, wave hello and goodbye, can say mumumumum, dada, BoBo, hot, uh-oh and eyes all in the correct context and sometimes with perfect comic timing (we’re currently working on nose and mouth!) You love noise and making noises and banging things and can give a great roar when you want to.
Not quite walking yet – you did manage to take a few steps on your own this week. Not quite under your own power as it was a little like falling with style if we are honest, but it’s a start and you are so close.
The Christmas tree went up this week so you are loving all the lights and decorations. Between you and Bo, the bottom half of our tree starts to look a little bare as the day goes on. You love music and dance along to anything that catches your attention. You love all your grandparents and your Bo – though he still runs away from you more often than not!
You still dislike sleeping with a passion and a lot of time is spent trying to convince you that sleep is a good idea. You also dislike baked beans! No matter how we try and give you them you just aren’t convinced. You’re not a fan of shoes and definitely hate slippers….in fact hats and gloves are out too though we are working on that seeing as it’s so cold now!
Your favourite toys are Emmi the doll, Oleg the meerkat, C3PO the teddy as well as all of your toot toot cars! Anything with noise! You also love to read and whenever there are books near they are what you play with, reading them and pointing to the words and turning the pages one by one.
Favourtite songs at the moment are still “you’re happy and you know it” as well as “dingle dangle scarecrow” but seeing as it is almost Christmas you are loving all the festive tune and the bells which are everywhere.
Favourite foods are any kind of carbohydrate – especially buttery toast. Your favourite meal is spaghetti shapes on toast and much to Daddy, Grandma’s and GG’s surprise; you’re not that bothered by chocolate.
You really are a little girl now, there is nothing baby-esque about you anymore. You are so happy and smile all the time, you love cuddles and are such an affectionate little girl smothering the people you love with cuddles and kisses.
You still hate to be left alone or ignored and love interacting with people. However, you have a real shy streak just like your Daddy! In new environments you approach with caution and are very quiet until you are comfortable; one you are though you are chatty and full of energy!
You are strong willed and know your own mind and what you want and are not afraid to demand it and we would not have you any other way!