It is so hard to believe that our little peanut is already a year and a half – the time has flown! Annaleigh is able to do more and more by herself everyday, and we see more of her personality too! (She may look like Daddy, but acts more like Mommy!) Annaleigh loves to make decisions for herself – what blanket and stuffed animal to take to bed, what toys to play with and which snack to have. She is also starting to talk more, with her most recent addition to her vocabulary being “no”. She likes to tell the dogs “no” when they try to eat her snack, and she also says no when she knows that she is doing something that she shouldn’t. (I found her playing in the dog’s water bowl recently and as soon as she saw me she stood up and pointed at the water and yelled “no”, like the water was misbehaving). Other words she can say (or we can decipher): Kitty, David (from her favorite book), snack, no, banana, mommy, daddy, quack, yucky, and bubble.
She now has a favorite TV program too, Bubble Guppies, a cartoon on Nickelodeon. It is one of the only things she wants to watch – she even gets her blanket and sits on the couch with the remote asking to watch it!
Some of Annaleigh’s favorites at 18 months:
Eating anything with a spoon
Playing in the laundry
Putting bowls on her head
Playing in the empty bookshelves
Dipping her food ( in BBQ, Ketchup, Jalapeno Ranch…whatever- this is her licking the ketchup off the plate.)
Escaping from the bathroom at bath time to run around naked
Sitting at the table in a big chair
Reading books (Especially No David)
We are so lucky to have such a great kid!