07 November 2010

18 Months

I can not believe I'm typing this post. Where has my baby gone?! :(

Katelyn was 18 months old yesterday! I do miss my baby but each new stage she moves into is SO much fun. I love hearing her say new words and try new things on her own. Her vocabulary is starting to grow, day by day.

She LOVES going to "School" every other morning. When I say "Are you ready to go to school?" She replies "YEAH!!!" She used to cry when I dropped her off and cry when I picked her up, refuse to eat lunch and just be miserable there. But for the past couple of weeks, she is so excited to go. When we walk in the room, she runs off to play, eats and eats and eats their lunch (3 helpings some days, and yes I do feed this child at home!) and loves when they go outside to play. I have started noticing how much she is picking up from "school" too. I'm not sure how much they work with her on things but the things she is learning are definitely ones I didn't teach her. They have a strict hand washing policy, so she has become quite the hand washer. No complaints here! Taking her to "school" has probably been one of the best things I could have done for her. She is still a big mommy's girl, but being around all the other kids and being told what to do by other adults is something that I think all kids need to be exposed to!

She has improved a thousand times on her eating. She used to be a rather picky eater or so I thought, but now she is much more willing to give food a try. She's quite the lil meat eater - I'd say that may be one of her favorite things! She does eat better at school than she does for me at home; I'm sure having all the other kids around her eating is a good influence. Or maybe it's because she eats SO much at school she's not hungry for dinner at night --- who knows!

She is still a great sleeper and sleeps for 12-13 hours each night, goes down without any problems and rarely needs me to go in during the night. A huge change from her old sleeping habits of an infant.

She loves being outside and would probably live out there if we let her!

We LOVE you so much pretty girl and you'll always be Mommy's baby!

1 comment:

Joann said...

Katelyn's sneaky move is very cute. It looks like she is getting ready to push off a ski slope. Can't wait to see it in person!