Monday, October 1, 2012

Elise at 21 months!!!

I know that I don't do regular posts about Elise and her development, but she is talking so much and getting so big these days, I thought I had to update my blog! So in no particular order, here is what our Baby 'Lise is up to these days:

-She loves to say Hello!  The other day we came home and I thought for sure Zack was home but hiding from us so I walked around the house searching and yelling "Hello?" and she has done it ever since.  She's been able to say hello for a long time but now it's one of her favorite things!
-Another favorite phrase of hers is "Help me!" This girl (like her Mama) doesn't have much patience.  So she'll try something once and if it doesn't work she quickly yells "help me, help me" until someone comes.  It's pretty cute!
-Much to my disgust, she LOVES to eat "dip" totally plain!  It doesn't matter if it is ketchup, ranch, BBQ sauce, she grabs handfuls and puts it down like it's going out of style!  Grosses me out every. single. time.
-She is pretty smart and knows if she is poopy.  I don't need to do a smell check or ask her.  She just comes up and says "Poopy" to me and then runs in her room and lays down on the floor for me to change her. She is so helpful!
-She knows where we keep all of our movies and runs up to the closet several times a day and yells, "show!".  Sometimes she gets it and sometimes she doesn't.  It's not a happy place when I say no.
-She loves any and all animals and is getting better with her animal words and sounds.
-She loves to help me count, her favorite number to say is "two!" It's so much fun to read the counting board books with her and have her chime in on her favorite number.
-She is very polite and knows when to use please and thank you.  She is good about saying them too. She will come up to me with food and say please on her own a lot, but if not all I have to say to her is, "What do you say?" and it is followed by a very cute "Peeeeess!"  I love it!
Another word she is figuring out is "Sorry".  Sometimes she will use it as a preemptive sorry before she is about to do something she knows we don't want her to.  It's pretty funny!!  She is getting better at using it when she is in the wrong.
-She is constantly asking to go "side!"  Like all kids she loves to be outside running around and exploring and would stay out there all day if I'd let her!
-Elise has a great schedule going for her and I hope it lasts for a long time!!  She will sleep from 8pm until about 7:30am.  She also takes one long nap during the day. She naps from about 12:45pm until about 3:30 on a good day.  Its a pretty great system!
-Some of her favorite characters are Barbie and Mickey Mouse.  If she sees any of them she yells out their name until she gets whatever it is.  Good thing she is going to be Minnie Mouse for Halloween!
-One of my favorite places to find her is in her room sitting in the big rocking chair reading books to herself.  I can't quite understand her cute gibberish but I know she knows she is reading the book to herself, and it is adorable!
-She still loves her Daddy or to her, Zacky.  She loves to run up to our bedroom and pound on our door and yell for Zacky and look for him when we come home from anywhere.  Her reaction when he is home is awesome!
-We love this little girl. She is the joy in our lives and we are so lucky to have her.  Sure she has gotten rid of our ability to ever go out to dinner or sleep in but hearing her giggle and watching this crazy girl run around the park is priceless.  We love you so so much!!


emily said...

oh she sounds so great. really, what a sweet gal. lucy, too, loves dip - but mainly just ranch. she wants it all the time. she'll dip her carrots in it, and just lick it off. :)

she's adorable, too - fits her personality perfect!

Amy Lovell said...

Wow, she really is so darling! Well done on such a cute daughter! :)

Holly Petty said...

So sweet! I love this age...their little words are so cute.

I am super impressed about the whole diaper changing thing. Lilia denies the existence of poops and runs and burrows in the cushions of the couch with all her strength, this means I have to use all of MY strength to get her out of the couch to change her bum! Way to go Lise!