Wednesday, June 26, 2013

Scarlett Kate is 18 Months!

Hello? Can you guess who is 18 months old today?!
I can't believe it!! The time seems to fly by even faster with each child. I wish I could just hit "pause" for a bit and soak it all in!
She looks so grown up here!
This child is ADDICTED to cereal! She asks for cereal at least 3 times a day. She will go into the pantry and grab a box of cereal and a bowl and bring it to you to pour. Or... if you take to long to help her, she will just do it herself!
She LOVES to eat...all the time! One morning she ate 5 mini pancakes, my Greek yogurt, and cereal with milk and was still asking for "more"! She is always the first one to finish her meal and does a very good job at eating her meat, veggies, & fruit!
Sour Cream Body Painting is Fun!
A few days past her turning 17 months we converted her crib to a toddler bed! She LOVES it and does PERFECT! She never gets out on her own (none of my girls do) and I believe it is from the early switching before they learn how to climb out of the cribs. She now goes to bed at 8pm and sleeps until 6:30ish. I really wish she would sleep in longer!!!

Scarlett has been paci free for almost a month now! We had to drop it right after converting her bed because she had bitten through the nipple of it. I just tore the nipple off and showed her it was broken and said it was trash. No paci? No problem! She was the easiest of all of my girls to drop it! She only used it for sleep and it never ever left her bed.

Holy vocabulary!!! This child is talking the most out of any of our girls for the age. She started talking a lot around 17 months (I remember Reese starting around 18 months and Emma even later).

She can now say...
"No" (a little to well)
"Wa, Wa" (water which is also synonymous with milk)
"I want down"
"1, 2, 3"
"Thank you"
"Oh Toodles!" (thanks to Mickey Mouse)
"Tickle, Tickle"
"I did it!"
"Ready? Go!" (as in Ready, Set, Go)
"Run, Run"
"Excuse you"
"Where's Dada/Emma/Reese?"
"Bailey/Harley, where are you?"
"I want a cookie" (Cody swears she said this to him although I haven't heard it)

She has learned how to come ask me for "help" although she can't actually say it. But at least she isn't just screaming when she's frustrated now. She will walk up to me, start mumbling, and point. This is her way of asking for help. I've been trying to get her to say it each time.

Get this...Scarlett has learned to blame her toots on Daddy! When she toots she will exclaim "Daddy?!" I don't know how in the world she learned this but it is hysterical!!
Scarlett is by far the funniest and most laid back child! She is always happy (as long as she has access to food)!
Yes, that's a bowl of cereal!
Motor Skills:
Scarlett has been eating (successfully) with forks and spoons for a long time now. She is a pro at going up the stairs and is learning how to go down (which makes me nervous). At 17 months, Scarlett learned how to swing like a BIG girl and she loves it!


      You are our little "firecracker"! You are so full of spirit and absolutely love life! You are also our "Wreck It Ralph" because you seek to make a mess of everything! You never let Mommy keep anything clean. If the art table is picked up and organized, you will pull all the buckets of crayons/markers down. If the dress up box is all packed up, you will pull every single dress/bracelet/shoes out! If Reese is coloring a picture, you will walk up and scribble all over it! (You did say you were sorry to Reese for that one).

      You keep us on our toes and never cease to make us smile! We know you are very smart and we are so proud of you! Thank you for showing us how to enjoy the moment!

                                                                                                                           Mommy & Daddy

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