You are just getting so big! My back pain is definitely proof. I know you are 28.8 pounds because I had to take you to the doctor yesterday for your awful rash that I don't want to talk about because I gave it to you with my fever blisters and sharing my water bottle. I've already said too much.
This month has been the month of "Lylah do it!" You say it all the time. Even if we aren't doing anything for you, but it's clear we're thinking about it.
You want to put your shoes on by yourself, scoop your food by yourself, put your clothes on yourself....everything. You are definitely getting more and more independent. You get frustrated when you can't do something, and will eventually ask for help. Then you say "Lylah do it!" again, and the cycle continues.
You talk ALL day. And recite lyrics. And your numbers. And letters. Here you are "singing"...
You often say things that I am about to say. Apparently, I have certain phrases I say constantly, and you pick up on them. For example, if you crawl into one of the kitchen table chairs, I say "Are you sitting in that chair?" And you'll say "like a big girl!" Because I've said that before. Or after you get aspirated, you say "All done! Did so good." And recently, if I ask you to say hi to someone, you say "Being shy."
Every time you play the piano, you say "DA DA DAAAA". Always.
You are obsessed with the Barbies and Barbie car I found at a garage sale. You also love puzzles, books, stickers, coloring (although sometimes it turns into "Mommy do it" and I end up coloring), pulling your puppy around, and anything with Elmo. Except TV. Too stressful, apparently. Anytime Elmo leaves the screen you cry. Maybe one day.
I love this face!
This month school ended, so we are adjusting to having no where to be. :) It's been kinda nice, actually! We just got back from Austin, where we met your cousin, Olivia.
You really surprised us with how well you did on the 8 hour car ride, and sleeping in the pack'n play. It was in the biggest master closet ever at a rent house, but still. You were amazing. I was so worried for nothing. And you loved Olivia. She is precious!
Snuggling with Daddy
You love to be tickled, and your big tickle spot is under your chin. So cute.
A little bug watching. . .
Being outside is your absolute favorite thing. You love to color with sidewalk chalk in the front yard, play with your car and blow bubbles. In the backyard, you love to swing, step in holes the dogs have dug, and take their toys from them. And you like to throw tennis balls for the dogs to chase. They don't go very far yet, but we're workin' on it.
Peanut, you are just too much fun. You are loud, funny, demanding, cuddly, loving, friendly, sweet and active. We cannot imagine our lives without you!
We love you so much!
Mom and Dad