Skye thinks she is 6 years old like Brooke and Knox (she sure thinks she should be doing whatever they are doing) but in reality she is officially 18 months old today!
A lot changes in 18 months. I cannot even really remember the time when she would just lie there and cuddle haha.
A few things about what is going on in Skye’s world right about now:
*Skye wants Andrew’s complete and undivided attention. If he is holding her and I come on the other side and put my head on his shoulder then she pushes my head off in about 3 seconds flat. She does not want to share his attention. Our kids are obsessed with Andrew because he plays, loves and teaches them so well. It’s incredible to watch so I see why Skye loves getting her one-on-one time with him.
*She is now outside more of her waking hours than she is in inside. How did we survive winter?
*This girl has so much confidence in her abilities. She tries to move my hand away when I am placing it there to stop her from jumping off the big toy like Brooke and Knox do.
*Skye is an expert at folding her arms when we say prayer.
*Blankets and binky are still her two favorite items.
*It’s really fun to see her start to understand what we are saying. When you tell her to go get her shoes or a toy or a book, she will walk over and get them and bring them back.
*She is getting more into books lately and will officially sit through an entire book. There’s a Wocket in My Pocket by Dr. Seuss has officially been read 2000 times over here because that one is her favorite.
*Whenever I am going to jump in the shower Skye starts taking off her clothes to jump on in herself too ha.
*We have this chair in our room and we find her here on it quite often. We call it her thinking chair. It is where she goes in between missions to recharge.
*I think she thinks that she is too grown up to hold my hand anymore… she has places to go and things to see in her opinion.
*This was right after Andrew finished cleaning Skye up after she got into a stamp set and got ink all over her arms and the carpet. She just couldn’t understand what the problem with her playing with that was!
*If there is something for Skye to crawl up on, she is all over it.
*Skye used to really struggle going to anyone other than Andrew and me but now she is all about going to our friends. Her shyness disappeared quickly over the last month or two.
*When we give something to Skye and tell her to say thank you she replies, “wel-come.”
*She loves to drive Knox’s little cars around while saying vroom vroom and she insists on taking them on errands with me some days.
*Sometimes she will just bring her shoes over to us to let us know she is ready to go out and explore and that she is bored at home;)
*She has mastered complicated yoga moves like the downward dog with one arm:)
*Her current favorite foods are whatever we are eating (which she doesn’t love as much if we simply put the same food on her plate, she wants what’s on our plate), anything with dairy, oatmeal, whatever she can sneak out of the pantry and get into, PEANUT BUTTER, superhero muffins and spaghetti.
*We sure love this little girl. She keeps our days interesting and so full of life and smiles.
Any fun/cute/awesome stories about the kids in your life (your own children, nieces/nephews, students etc)?!
Those of you with pets and kids, how do your pets do with your kids?
-I am positive that Beretta has more patience than I do.
Were you a picky eater when you were growing up?