Some days just call for a messy bun. :) Lucy pulls her's off quite well.
Lucy has been such a delight the past month - her vocabulary is increasing more and more every day and she is interacting with us more in conversation. Her "no wan it!" has turned into "no" (still not always what we want to hear, but much more pleasant!) we are still working on "thank you" but she says "Please" readily. She often asks if she can "Have it" while pointing at an object of interest and if she is hungry/thirsty she will bring me a plate/cup and ask, "Please snack/apple/cracker/milk/water."
The other day Lucy was standing on the step of the dining room and Brad and I were on the couch. She had a plate in her hands and was saying "Snack! Snack! Snack!" Brad informed her that we were going to be eating dinner soon and she couldn't have a snack - Her tone immediately changed, "Please Snack?" both Brad and I cracked up - looked at each other and said, "Okay... she can have a snack." :)
I was putting Lucy to bed the other evening and after we read a few books I said, "Ok Lu, it's time to pray and sing." She looked at me with her big brown eyes and asked, "One more?" (complete with her little pointer finger being held up!) again, I couldn't say no. We read one more book and then continued with our routine. :)
Are we softies or what?!? :)
Lu has been eating like a champ again, she had a week or two in which she didn't want to eat anything. No teeth popped up, so I have no idea what was going on - but I'm thankful she's over it. She has taken two 4 hour naps recently as I've gone back to work - she sleep so well at church, making work much easier! She goes down for the night at 7 p.m. and has continued to sleep in until at least 8 a.m. (I am a spoiled mamma).
Lucy has been adjusting to life as a big sister well, and other than taking away Michael's paci every once in awhile is really good with him. If she sees her brother lying on his Grammy-Blanket she runs to get hers to put down beside him (pictures coming soon) and she has been a little helper bringing his dirty clothes to the laundry basket for me. She is very concerned when Michael cries and will scrunch up her face and tell me in a whiny voice, "Michael, sad."
The whiny voice has also come out in conversation if she doesn't get her way (fun fun.) so we have been working on speaking nicely and not whining.
Lucy continues to love reading, and has recently been enjoying (we read at least three of the books below every day):
She calls these books, "Hat" and "Duck Stuck"
"Stuck" and "Barn"
"Gossie" (We love this whole series and highly recommend them.) and, get ready for this.... "Punzel" (Rapunzel) "Star" (Star Light Star Bright) "Moon" (I See the Moon) "Riding hood" (Little Red Riding Hood) "Owl" (Man in the Moon - the "Man" is depicted as an Owl in the book) "Baby" (Hush Little Baby) "Shoes" (The Elves and the Shoemaker) "Duckie" (The Ugly Duckling) "Show Wite" (Snow White) "Wolf" (The Boy Who Cried Wolf) "Bears" (Goldilocks and the Three Bears) "Seep Baby Seep" (Sleep Baby Sleep)
We had no idea she could identify each of the 12 bedtime story books until one evening she kept bringing them to Brad, one by one asking him to read to her - she named each book and asked, "Read?" He was shocked! And I had to
see hear it to believe it myself.
She had just received the books as a Christmas gift and not even a week
later she knew what they were. We had read through all of them a few
times - but I never worked with her or focused on the title of the books. Such a smart girl! :)
Our little girl is 19 months old, we didn't realize how BIG she was until Michael came along - seriously, when you change a 1 month old's diaper and turn around and change an 19 month old's diaper... there is a big difference there. One still feels so fragile and the other so solid.
Well, that's the update on Lucy Jo - Next up.... at least 3 Michael posts! :)