Monday, October 27, 2014

21 Months

Lexi is 21 months old! Hard to believe she's so close to 2....

Fun Lexi things from this month...

If she touches anything that's cold she says "Cheeeeely" *chilly* I'll have to get this on video.

If she's carrying something remotely heavy to her (or sees us carrying something heavy) she uses a very strained voice to say "heavy" as if she can't lift it and has no breath.

She started saying whenever she has a boo-boo or sees a bandaid on one of us "all beh-ber" *all better*

She LOVES to hug kids (mainly girls) her age.  If she sees strangers-but only kids- on the playground she will sometimes try to hug them.  Which is funny to us, because she is typically not a snuggler.  She never has been.  She does love to give hugs though!

She's started asking Night Night? And we'll say no, not yet. And she'll say No! (in a very sing-song way) I got a video of this one but I can't figure out how to post them on the blog.

She has gotten SO much taller recently! Reaching things that were previously out of her reach.  She can get the paci's we sit on the rail of her crib before she goes to sleep.  She can reach things sitting further back on our kitchen table, it's amazing that we turn around and she's gotten something we didn't know she could reach!

She can easily put 2 words together and is doing SO well taking direction from us.  She is a big helper around the house (loves to "help" vacuum and carry laundry).

We just bought her a potty because we can always tell when she's pooping and she always tells us.  So we figure it couldn't hurt to give it a shot- or at least start dialogue about it.

She fell asleep in the car at night for, like, the first time ever. Some of you are shocked because it takes your child .002 seconds to fall asleep in the car-but not this girl.  She NEVER falls asleep in the car.  On the way back from Durham the other weekend it was around 8:15 that she fell asleep in the car and was back awake before we pulled in the driveway.  But still, we'll call this progress!

She can now identify most of her letters.  We will work on letter sounds next but she seems to do really well if I ask her to "hand me the H" and she'll pick it up and hand it to me.  She knows lots of her shapes- octagon, oval, circle, triangle, star, clover, heart.  Sometimes square and rectangle but she gets those confused.

If we are loud and yelling (if I'm yelling at Marshall from another part of the house to ask him something) she has to yell too.  Most of the time it's nonsense just so she can be loud too.  So funny.

She now understands that her paci's are ONLY for sleep.  We ask "When do you have paci's?" And she responds with "sleep".  I think we are over *most* of the hard teething.  Still waiting for those canines to come in and I've heard they're the worst- so we may have to break the rule or give her teethers if that happens.  But for now, she's fine with that.

We have moved time out to in her room for 1 minute.  It seems a worse punishment for her to be separated from us with the door closed.  She literally stands at the door until we come and open it.   I guess she hasn't figured out that she can just play with the toys in her room instead.  We always open the door, kneel down, and take both of her hands in ours.  We talk about why she was put in time out, have her say Ok, yes sir or ma'am, and tell her love you and give her a hug and a kiss.  She knows this routine and as soon as we open the door now comes and gives us her hands.  So sweet.

We've started teaching her the catechism questions.  So far the questions we've done are...
Who made you? God.
What else did God make? Everything.
Why did God make you and everything? His Glory.

Her actual answers are...
Who made you? Dog. (somehow she gets God backwards....)
What else did God make? Ev-ry-ting.
Why did God make you and everything? Cookie. (It's just the way she is saying Glory....hey I like cookies too, Lexi ;)   {Insert emoticon of the crying/laughing face here}

Loves looking at "Peechers" on the phone.

Favorite foods are: pizza, popcorn, marshmallows, raisins, yogurt, doughnuts
Favorite veggie: broccoli

Dunkin' doughnuts family date.  Hahaha

Color bath (with her "big smile" face)!

At the park.

Don't really know what I'm doing in this picture... but she looks cute! 

Love this sweet, sweet girl. 

Wednesday, October 1, 2014

20 Months!

Lexi is 20 months!

She is on one nap a day- usually around 1.  We are still trying to stretch that nap into a long one, which I think will be a process :)

In 12-18 month clothes weighing around 20.5 lbs and around 30 inches tall.  

Some fun "Lexi things" this month....
She is still a dominant lefty when eating and right handed when writing.  Maybe she'll be ambidextrous?  

She knows all of her animal sounds and colors and we have moved on to intentional teaching time with the letters and sounds.  Right now when she counts she usually counts everything as a "2" but when you ask her how old she is she says "1" and holds up 1 finger.  

She has found a love of going to the Park this month.  She can finally climb on the equipment and enjoys going down the slide and swinging occasionally.  She LOVES when other kids are there and will go up to them and just smile or follow them around.  Miss social.  

She is enjoying coloring 

She likes to play what she calls "Get You" in the backyard.  She calls it this because we say "Want me to get you?" 

She's enjoyed wearing my necklaces and continues to love bracelets (which prompted me to get her, her own from Target today)

She's started patting the floor when she wants us to sit down with her- I guess she's seen us do this to prompt her to sit with us 

She likes hiding behind the curtains and playing peek a boo.  She'll say either "Peek" or "Boo"

We've started "Time Out" with her to give her a new consequence to things that we see as direct disobedience (ex. starting the dishwasher by pushing the button she knows she's not supposed to push or not coming when we ask her to).  We give her 1 minute and then tell her she can go play.  While she's in time out she can only sit on the step and face the living room.  She usually asks us when she's sitting there "All done? Play?" 

She's begun to verbalize more of what she wants this month.  She says a lot "Play, Read, Snack, Eat, Watch (to watch out the garage door when one of us is leaving), Back (to play in the backyard and to rub her back before she goes to sleep) and Park, Starbucks (haha) and Pop when we go there because she wants a cake pop, Park, Bible, Pray, Milk, Up Please, Go, Rock when she wants to be in the rocking chair

She's has an unhealthy obsession with "dip" this month.  She wants dip to go with all of her food.  Her chicken has to be dipped in BBQ sauce and her waffles and pancakes have to be dipped in syrup.  She announces "DIP" as she's dipping also to make sure she gets the full "dip experience".  

She can say her full name now and when we ask her what her name is she will say "Lay-ay Ha-per" ;)

When we go to church and I tell her she can go play with her friends she lists Parker and Landri as the friends she will see :) along with Meagan, Riley and Daniel (some of our FBC students) and usually Ash-ee and Admuh (Ashley and Adam).  

She has started a "big smile" face that she gives when we say Show me your big smile! 

Before going to sleep she has also started saying "BIG HUG" and giving a grunt/squeeze to signal that it is, in fact, a big hug.  

She currently loves the songs Do You Want to Build a Snowman and Love is an Open Door from Frozen (although she hasn't seen the entire movie, just the first 10 min) Shake It Off by Taylor Swift, Happy Day (Shane&Shane) when she hears music she has to stop and dance (shake her booty).

When you come in her room to get her up (in the morning or from naps) she often says "Heh-whoa" Hello with a "w" for an "l" and its more dragged out like HEHHHHWHOA! (If that makes any sense?!) These are the things that make me smile thinking about them and I don't want to forget! I know this will make me smile reading it again in the future! 

Here are some {blurry} iphone pictures this month:

She loves to help put away the water bottles.

These were taken on my birthday...

Love this face!

I'm just doing my hair, Mom!

She just wanted to sit and drink her water up at the top.  

Mini-me....Loving this outfit! 

Examples of her "big smile"...

Lexi tackling hugging Parker in nursery at church.  Parker just loves this.... not. ;)