Monday, January 17, 2011

Kate is 18 Months Old! January 2, 2011

We just love this sweet girl & how much she is changing each day. She seems to have at least 1 new word each day right now. Some of her newest words are Michael (bi-cull), Matthew (ba-bew), ok (oh kayyy), woof woof, yes (yehhhh), nose, eye, ear. We love how she says thank you to EVERYTHING - "Thayyy uuuu."
She loves her baby dolls - all of them are named baby right now :) She also loves stuffed animals and continues to bring us books all day, asking us to read to her - "re a bo!" She loves mother's day out & hardly notices when I drop her off. She continues to be a great eater - her faves are mac & cheese, blueberries, green beans, chicken sticks and black beans. And milk of course.
Kate says no to every question you ask her, even if she doesn't mean no. So we've been trying to teach her yes. She seems to be catching dinner tonight we said, "Do you love Michael?" And she said, "Yehhhh!" "Do you love Daddy?" "Yehhhhh!" etc.
She loves music & loves to "sing." When I begin to sing she immediately gets really quite & listens. She also will sing baby talk to herself, then clap & say, "Yayyyyy!"
When I ask her if she needs her diaper changed she says, "By-per?" and then marches off to her room, bringing me a diaper & the box of wipes.
She is starting to stand up for herself with Michael more & more. I always know when she isn't getting her way or M is trying to take something from her - I hear a loud shreek! She prefers bare feet - even in this crazy, cold weather. Her shoes & socks are off almost immediately when we get in the car to go somewhere.
When I get Kate out of her crib or pick her up to put her in her seat to eat, she says very enthusiastically, "Wheeee!"
Michael can be the typical older brother & not be very nice sometimes. But they are forming a very sweet relationship. He will randomly walk up to her & give her hugs, telling her he loves her. And of course she watches him & mimicks him all the time. Now when Michael gets out of the car he walks over to Kate's side, waits for me to get her out, then takes her hand & they walk together to the door - it is so sweet :) We love watching their brother / sister relationship growing.

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