*You weigh 26.0 pounds and are about 31 inches tall.
*You start the toddler class at Mother's Day out in 3 days! You are such a big girl now!
*You are wearing mostly 18 month sizes and some 24 month sizes, although there are still a few 12 month dresses that you can still wear.
*You are still wearing size 4 diapers until our supply runs out, then I think it's time to move up to 5's. The 4's are getting too tight around your middle and don't completely cover your bottom.
*You think your new potty is so funny to sit on; however, I think we're really far away from potty training. You are not interested in it at all!
*You are so silly and love to dance and run around the house. You also love to scour the countertops to see what you can grab from up there and get really mad when we tell you that you can't have what's up there.
*You have been a little better out in restaurants here lately. You are now able to eat with a fork and do okay with a spoon. At the very least, they keep you entertained while sitting in your high chair.
*You LOVE to swim. I can't wait to start swim lessons with you next summer. You have loved going to the pool this summer and jumping off the side into our arms.
* You still love pitching fits, and you have brought the volume to a whole new level this past month. You will scream at the top of your lungs if you don't get what you want and won't stop for a long time! You also lay flat on the floor with your face down kicking and screaming...fun times!
*You love to throw things (mainly balls, but you will throw pretty much anything). Your granddaddy can't wait to get you out on the softball field! We have to be careful with Alli around you if you have something to throw in your hand.
*You still drink four huge cups of whole milk a day in your sippy cups, and we go through a half a gallon in between 2-5 days! You are starting to like apple juice more and you'll drink a little water here and there also as long as it's cold.
* Your love to use any cups with straws in them.
*You still love blueberries and strawberries, bananas, anything sweet, waffles, bagels, oatmeal (can you tell that breakfast is your favorite meal?), turkey and cheese sandwiches (especially with mayo), pb and js, mac and cheese, peas and carrots, ravioli, and spaghetti. Your new favorite breakfast food is an egg and cheese biscuit from Chick Fil A.
*You usually eat a big breakfast and very small lunch and dinner. I'm okay with it as long as you get at least one good meal in.
*You have a severe sweet tooth, and you also are obsessed with cheesy Doritos.
*You are getting better about eating meat. You have recently taken to Chick-Fil-A chicken strips (who can blame you!?).
*You are still sleeping 12 hours a night. You will also play in your crib for about an hour after waking up, which makes it nice for us so we can get a little extra sleep.
*You still take one nap in the afternoon from around 2pm to 5pm.
*You have been doing a great job at your gymnastics class. Even though the class technically doesn't start until 18 months, you are hanging in there really well with the other kids. You can do a forward roll, backflip, handstand, walk on a balance beam, and jump on the trampoline (with mommy or the teacher's help). You have mastered the tuck and roll and are really getting good at your back handspring (with our help, of course), but you lock out your arms and push yourself back.
*You have 12 teeth now. No new teeth came in this month, thank goodness!! I'm thinking that a few more are on their way in due to your fussiness and two little bulges in your bottom gums.
*You talk ALL THE TIME, but don't really say many "real" words (I SO wish that I knew what you were trying to say!!!). You can say "doggy", "ball", "night-night", "bye-bye", "hi", "mama", "dada"-still your favorite, "uh-oh","shoe", "milk"(which you only pronounce the last sound /k/), "shoes", "juice", "Pop", "love you", "good morning"-although it mainly sounds like "goo goo goo" right now :) We're working on "book" and just about anything else that is easy(ish) to pronounce.
*You can say "Lila" and "Alli", but you pronounce Alli's name like A-ye. It sounds too cute to try and correct!
*You don't say "no" or "don't" as much these days and are getting much better about sharing. I'm thinking that this is just a phase though since we still have the "terrible 2's" to go through.
*You love to read, sing, and dance. You dance to any kind of music, but you especially love your Barney and Sesame Street songs.
*You absolutely LOVE to dance the Hot Dog Dance with Mickey at the end of the show and will come running from whatever room you are in when you hear it start to play. You are also learning the other songs on that show and sing along to them.
*You know the hand motions to "itsy-bitsy spider," "The wheels on the bus", and "mr. sun," but you still love "if you're happy and you know it." You sing along to the songs on your Barney dvd now, and it sounds so precious! You also love to sing the ABC's.
*You have the most contagious laugh and love to do it often. You will even fake a laugh for us when we laugh at you (trying to get you to laugh-not because we love to laugh at you). Chevy makes you laugh often whenever he chases his tail, sticks his tongue out, or is trapped outside or behind a gate. You also think Alli is so funny when she touches your face or tries to suck on your nose.
*You love to play with shoes. It doesn't matter who they belong to, you will be entertained for hours by moving them and carrying them around where you are.
*You wish that you still fit in your baby swing and love to push Alli when she is in it. We have to watch you carefully though because you push her as high as you can most of the time.
*You really love your baby sister. Every time that she is around you, you have to give her a kiss. You also think it's so funny to watch her nurse. You love to touch her nose and try to poke her in the eye. You are starting to learn to be gentle though. You really love to play with her while she is doing tummy-time.
As always, we have loved watching you learn these new things this past month! You are becoming a big kid right before our eyes. We love you, Lila!