Sunday, August 7, 2011

20 Months

We keep creeping closer and closer to the big 2. It's going by so quickly! Sometimes I wish I could freeze her at this age for a little while. She really seems to do new things everyday, and it's hard to keep up with it. I need to start taking notes for my monthly update! Here are some fun facts:

*She loves for me to put make up on her (i.e. tickle her cheeks with my blush and powder brushes). She smiles and says "pretty" when I'm done.

*She likes to have her toenails painted. She noticed that I had gotten a pedicure the other day and wanted her toenails done too. Gave us something to pass the time while she was sitting on the potty!

*She talks all the time!! I love it!! Well, I love it for! She is using 2 and 3 word phrases a lot of the time.

*She's learned how to climb on the couch. I'm glad it's taken her this long to figure it out and am hoping she doesn't try it when we're not sitting right there.

*She's still a really picky eater. I don't know how this busy-body makes it by eating a few bites of food a day.

*She's making good progress with potty training (see previous post).

*She loves to color, draw, write, and paint. Maybe she got some of her cousin's artistic talent?? Hope so, Erin!

*The other day she sat by Max, gave him a hug, and said "love you". :-) So cute!

*She's always loved playing with her toy (or my real) phone, but now she puts it to her ear and says, "hewwo" and then jabbers on about who knows what.

*When we're rocking at night, she'll stick her foot up and say, "toes" because she wants me to do "this little piggy".

*Before bed, when I say, "I love you", she will say, "love you" back. :-)

That's all I can think of for now. I'll add more if I remember anything else!

Reading with Hatley

Building with Mason and Jace

I love this face!!!

A few of her babies

Potty Training Update

Well, it seems like the bootcamp just may have worked. Caroline is in training pants (not Pull Ups) when we're at home. She still has a few accidents but will tell you when she has to potty...sometimes. She sleeps in a diaper and naps/runs errands with me in a Pull Up. She's still in diapers at daycare because I'm not ready for them to have to follow her around with a rag to clean up her puddles. :-) It's not too bad at home since our downstairs is all tile and hardwood. And she usually stands in her self-made puddle until I can get it cleaned up. One day last week she told me that she had to poop, so we hurried to the potty (grabbing her sippy cup of milk and a couple of stuffed animals along the way--she doesn't like to potty empty handed). I thought it was probably a false alarm (her MO has been to tell me this, sit on the potty for a few minutes, and poop almost as soon as training pants are pulled back up), but I almost fell over when she stood up and there was poop in the potty! I sang, did the "you pooped in the potty dance", and gave her a big hug! She got to put 2 stickers on her chart and got 2 Reeces Pieces! I had promised her earlier that morning that she would get the Mickey Mouse balloon she's been eyeing at Publix for a couple of months now if she pooped in the potty. So, that evening after work, we unloaded in the rain and bought the $7 balloon (which she was scared of as soon as we got it home--this was after hugging it in the car). We're heading to Hernando for a few days, so I'm hoping the success continues there...especially since my mom has a lot of carpet!

Caroline and her new balloon

Yea for a full sticker chart!!