Friday, July 25, 2014

Besties

I've heard from other toddler-peeps that sometimes they have trouble at home.


I'm not talking about mom being all, "No you don't need to eat fishy crackers all day long," (lame) or dad being all, "You can only watch one Mickey in the morning before mom catches us." I'm pretty sure those are just a given. 


I'm talking about big brothers and sisters.


I can hardly believe it's true, but I've heard some can be bossy, non-sharers, pushers, kickers and even, get this, toy takers!


Hard to believe, I know.


I may not get to have my guck in my face all day long, and I may not be allowed to climb onto the table to reach the markers, but when it comes to my big sissy, she's the greatest and my very best friend.


We play together all day long. 


Sissy Juj is an excellent sharer and she's taught me well. We really never fight over things because we take turns. Sharing is caring you know.


And Juj teaches me all of her best tricks, like spinning in circles until we fall over, coloring pictures, and climbing the slide even after mom requests we go up the right (boring) way.


She makes me laugh and giggle.


In the morning when I wake up she brings me books to read in my crib and even reads some of them to me.


She takes good care of me if I fall down or get damaged and always makes sure to hug me before she goes anywhere.



Sometimes I make her feel frustrated but (save for one small hair pulling incident) she never hits me or pushes me or does anything hurtful. She's kind and asks for mom's help when I'm needing a little reminder about how it's hard to read a book if I'm sitting on it.


I want to be just like Juj. So naturally I copy everything she does. 


I love my big sissy the most in the whole world. 

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Monday, July 21, 2014

Actress

I'm pretty into putting on shows and dancing and singing so guess what Peeps, I just finished a week of theatre camp!


I had the best time! It was all about the Ladybug Girl books.


I learned about actor tools like imagination, voice and body. I got to do art projects and learn songs and dances. And I got to skip resting time for a whole week. WIN!


At the end of the week, we did a show for all the moms and dads. We got to pick who to be for the show. I was a mermaid. 


In the show we sang a couple songs and did a little play. Contrary to what mom and dad predicted, I actually participated and looked moderately happy the entire time. Perhaps they shouldn't judge me.


I was probably cutest mermaid in the show. Just a guess.


My friends Lizie and Linnea were in my camp too, which made it billions more fun.


I can't wait until next summer. I definitely want to go back to theatre camp!


Hopefully my friends will come back to camp with me!

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For those of you (Grandmas K and P) that might actually want to see me in action, here's a snippet of the Ugly Bug Ball song!

*Sorry my pictures are clearly unedited and the red eye runs rampant. If I wait for mom to edit pictures, blog posts never happen. She's lazy.

Thursday, July 3, 2014

Eighteen

Happy half birthday to me! (And yes, I failed to do a seventeen update, I know. I'm a busy toddler-peep!)


Since I missed my seventeen update I'll try and cover the last two months. I am getting to be a very opinionated toddler-peep. I like to pick my own outfits and accessories. Especially the accessories. My favorite pajamas are my cookie jamas. And I love all shirts with puppies. Really I'm pretty particular about all things. I'm not sure where I get that. *cough, daddy, cough*


I love eating, especially if someone else is eating, even if they happen to be a stranger. I like to feed myself my yogurt now. Thankfully I'm not the least bit messy. I am obsessed with bananas and ask for one all day long. I also love fishy crackers and cheese and watermelon. And pretty much everything else. Sometimes I boycott meat, just for fun, but usually I'll eat anything on my plate and definitely anything on anyone else's plate. I love water. Milk in a sippy cup or a straw cup is poison. Chocolate milk is poison too. But get this, mom took away my milk bottles. Horrifying. And, if that's not bad enough, Juj still had bottles at nineteen months. I'm filing an official complaint. Just watch. I'll bring bottles back yet.


I'm growing pretty tall. I'll get my official stats in a couple weeks but I wear lots of 18 month shirts. I'm a bit skinny so pants I wear smaller. I wear 5 diapers but I could probably go back to 4s. My shoes are a 5 or 5.5. I have 12 teeth and a couple more that are getting close. My fluff is still pretty short but I have excellent curls.


I have lots of excellent skills. I can put my shoes on myself (sandals) and somehow I always get them on the right feet. I can climb any chair or couch. I'm a pretty great tooth-brusher and hair comber. I am capable of (but don't always choose to) following directions and getting things for mom and dad and cleaning up toys. I use the potty a couple times a day and I'm getting better about telling mom when I need to go or when I just went.


My sleep skills are still excellent. I usually go to sleep around 8 pm. Sometimes bedtime is earlier and that gives me a chance to flop and growl for a while first. I sleep until about 7:30 am. I nap once a day, usually from about 1:30 pm until 3:30 or 4 pm. I never fuss about resting. I love my time with Herbie and Herbie blanket and guck. Speaking of, also on my list of grievances, mom is making me leave my beloved Herb and guck in my crib. LAME. Thankfully I am quick and smart so I'm able to sneak upstairs eleventy times a day to find them. I don't know why she's trying to ruin my life.


The biggest development in the past two months is probably related to my chatter-skills. In that I have some now. I'm talking a lot and there are at least 2.5 people on this planet that can understand me. Things I say a lot: mom, dad, Juj, Buster, Sissy, Papa, Grandma, fish (animal), fishies (the food), cracker, nana (banana), cookie, cupcake, more, cloth, help, wah-wah (water), guck, pup, up, bye-bye, hello, chalk, ball, slide, swing, car, uh-oh, all done (grunted with special intonation), Mickey, cheers, wash, Elmo, hat, duck, baah, moooo, ruff, roar, tweet, shoes, cheese, bread, Anna, Sarah, etc. There are more. I also will try and say anything but most of the time it comes out unintelligibly, kind of like the words listed above. I'll also help sing songs, like the words high, sky and are in Twinkle Twinkle, or the tick tock part of a Frozen song. I know lots of body parts to point to, like ears, eyes, hair, nose, tongue, teeth, belly, baby pits, toes, fingers. 


I spend my days playing and trying to scale the walls. I love to climb anything. I also love books - my favorite is Clifford and the Grouchy Neighbors. I like to play tea party too. And I love doing anything that Juj is doing because she's my best friend. We love the playground (I go on all the big kid equipment because baby stuff is lame) and we love swimming. I like to take walks riding in my red car. I also love playing games on mom's phone. I probably run the thing better than she does.


Well, that should mostly cover eighteen and catch us up!