Friday, July 26, 2013

18 Months!

It is so crazy to me that my baby is a year and half old!  I am still in denial and counting in months.  Haha. She is such a fun little girl and full
of energy!  Being able to see her learn new things every day is one of the biggest blessings of my life.  

Exhibits of Cuteness A & B:

Right now, babies and animals are her biggest obsessions.  She loves giving her babies
kisses, feeding them bottles, pushing them around in a stroller and then body slamming them.  What can I say?  She is a fickle little thing! J  She loves to point out animals and then make
their sound.  Sometimes she will just randomly start meowing over and over and over.
So weird but also funny.  Asking her what the bunny says is one of my favorite things because she just scrunched up her nose like bunnies do.  Cory's mom was very proud of teaching her to stick her tongue in and out like a lizard a few weeks ago.  LJ now loves giving "lizard kisses."  Whether we love getting them is another story...they are a bit wet.

She folds her arms and says “amen’ when we say family prayer most of the time.  About a month ago we
watched a missionary broadcast at home and the prayer was a little on the long side.  Lydia Jane folded her arms at the beginning, started mumbling to herself and then said “amen” really loudly.  She then did it again.  And again.  Finally she gave up and ran off all while the poor missionary was still saying his prayer.  Apparently she favors the short and sweet variety.

She is a great eater and will eat almost anything, especially fresh fruits and vegetables.  Up until a week or so ago, all fruits and vegetables were apples.  Now she says “pato” for tomato and “peach.”  Those are the two things we got at the farmer’s market last weekend so we will see what she learns this coming week! :)

Cory and I have been promoted from “MaMa” and “DaDa” to “Mommy” and “Daddy.”  She will still call us “MaMa” and “DaDa” if she is stressed or one of us has left the room and she wants us back.  She definitely has the art of the chant down.  Last weekend we went to Chick Fil A to pick up some desserts and left Cory at home cutting the grass.  The entire way there I heard “DaDa, DaDa, DaDa” at gradually increasing volume.  I also hear this for “pato” ”babies” and “puppy.”  That is what I call chanting from the heart.  (Anyone else seen the proposal 20 times like me???)

I must call for Cory frequently because Lydia Jane has now started wandering around the house calling for “Ory.”  When you call for her though, she doesn't make a sound.  She loves to hide in her closet or behind doors and then burst out laughing when we “find” her.

The temper tantrums have already begun.  She will crinkle up her brow, swing her arms down
and even throw herself on the floor if things are really serious.  I haven’t begun to feel badly for laughing
when this happens yet.  The drama of a pouty little girl is just something else.  
My cousins (who are now 15 and 11) cleaned out all their play room recently and gave Lydia Jane a lot of their little girl things.  She absolutely loves the soft Dora chair and strawberry shortcake sleeping bag!  They may even top the two sets of twin babies! The chair folds out into a lounger that conveniently doubles as a wrestling mat for body slamming babies.

There are just so many things to love about our little girl!  I am going to try and get better about writing
them down more often than once every 6 months or more!

1 comment:

Susannah said...

Love it! My mom will say to me: "You know Emily and Cory's daughter? She is GORGEOUS!" I'll say, "Yeah, I've seen pictures!" haha :) I didn't realize she was only 6 months older than Whit, though! It's hard for me to believe that the day will come when he does the things she's doing! Can we be friends? We need to get these kids together next time I'm in town!