Sixteen months is here! The other day my sister reminded me that when her 4th was 16 months old, she also had a 4 month old. I can’t even imagine because Skye is keeping us on our toes over here. I feel like she is officially out of the baby stage and is a complete toddler at this point.
*She loves stuffed animals a lot lately and usually has one in the car with her whenever we go somewhere.
*Skye HATES IT so so bad when we try to wipe her nose so I started just handing her the wipe. She is much happier doing it herself.
*I don’t have anything to say about this picture besides how much I love it when Andrew sends me a selfie with them.
*It is a proven fact that if a person starts laughing really hard then Skye will join in laughing as hard as she can too.
*We are at the soccer fields a lot this season. I had no idea how Skye was going to do at the games but I’m happy to report she is either climbing on me or Andrew the whole time or
Very invested in every move that Brooke or Knox makes.
*This girl could eat string cheese for a living…
*Along with breakfast burritos. The below breakfast burrito was actually Andrew’s but Skye took his over once she finished hers.
*Ranch is another huge favorite for her. She will find something to dip into ranch and just eat the ranch off of the object and dip it again.
*She has started to want to snuggle a lot more often these days…
*Andrew and I are both soaking those in.
*Whenever the big kids are playing with Skye she will make sure to sit right on their laps or in front of them to ensure that they will not leave. Even if they scoot over, Skye will reposition herself to be directly in front of them.
*Why talk when you can just point to everything that you want and have your wish granted? We need to work on that.
*Many mornings when I go into her room to get her she has pulled one or two arms out of her pajamas. All four corners of her blanket are usually soaking wet too from her sucking on the corners each morning.
*Her little facial expressions each day make me so happy.
*If Skye can see a park then she will be pointing and yelling ‘go’ the entire time until we get to the park for her to play.
*It is her favorite place in the world.
*Flashback to hiking with Skye last summer… PS we bought this pack and we still love it so so much!
I’ve had a few requests for a day in the life of Skye type post so here is a little glimpse into what her schedule looks like:
*8:00 am wake-up. She usually starts moving around at this time and our camera tells us that she is awake once she is moving. She rolls around for a few minutes and then once she sits up one of us gets her (Brooke and Knox love to get her in the mornings so if they are home then they are the ones to get her).
*8:15 am breakfast. She loves oatmeal, yogurt and fruit most mornings but anytime we are making something like eggs/bacon/bfast burritos then she goes crazy for that.
*8:30-11:00ish am play time. She is either crawling around, going on errands with us or just playing with toys/crawling on us/reading with us. Sometimes we will go to bootcamp or on a walk during this time too.
*11:00ish am snack and then nap. She will usually have a string cheese and some crackers and then she goes down for her one nap of the day that is usually 3 hours. Skye goes down very easy for naps as long as she is tired, she has her blanket and pacifier, the room is very dark and her sound machine is on.
*2:00ish pm she wakes up and then she has lunch! She usually has a sandwich or leftovers from the night before.
*2:30-5:30ish we pick up the kids from school, do their homework, run them around to soccer games etc. Skye is happy to join in on whatever the big kids are doing.
*5:30-7 pm is dinner, bath time (sometimes this happens earlier depending on how messy she gets), scripture study (each night we read scriptures together), play some games or watch a show while Skye climbs up and down her slide for a while. She goes to bed at 7 and that is when we pick up the house a bit and get everything ready for the next day. I work whenever she is asleep and I’m hoping this three hour nap thing lasts for a long time.
Please note we did nothing to get her to sleep so well… this girl loves sleep and she loves a schedule. I’m learning that these little humans come down with certain characteristics and habits outside of anything their parents do. We did have her cry it out starting at around 9 months old (we just let her cry until she fell back asleep when she would wake up at night for a few nights) and ever since then she has slept through the night.
I would love to hear a day in the life of your little ones (as detailed or not detailed as you want)!
Those of you with more than one child, do you see a lot of similarities, differences or both between your kids?
When did your kids stop taking naps? My sister was telling me many of her kids stopped taking naps when they turned ONE?!?