Soooooooo....It's time to report on the latest Daisy happenings again.
I won't continue these uber long monthly updates after Daisy turns 2. After that I'll probably join the crowd and do a 6 month update or so. Honestly, I can't believe I've kept it up as long as I have! lol.
Meanwhile, our little girl is now a mere 2 months shy of being 2 years old! I have decided to change her birthday theme from Elmo to a Woody from Toy Story with a cowgirl flair theme. Yah, that was a mouth full. She still likes Elmo but, over the past two months she has grown extremely fond of Woody and Buzz and asks to watch the movie daily. I am on an uber tight budget so this year won't be like last year but, I am trying to find creative ways to make the party cute without the price tag. I know Daisy could care less but, I enjoy decorating and my rule is that as long as I don't get stressed out about it...it's worth it:). I just can't believe my baby is not much of a baby anymore.
Sooooo...22 months... (This is Daisy with one of her buddies, Austin. Aren't they so cute together:). Daisy's face cracks me up because she is making her kiss face and it looks so funny from the side. Austin was a gentleman and kissed her on the forehead:). hehe You love giving people hugs and kisses.
*Generally wake up between 6-7 but, I don't get you until 7 and if you don't fall back to sleep you'll either chat or sing while you wait. lol You have never been a solid sleeper and even now you will wake up at 5 or 5:30 some mornings but, you eventually fall back to sleep. We put you to bed at 8PM and you usually chat happily and kick the bed rails for about 20-30 minutes before crashing. I am so thankful for how well you sleep now overall. I had a really rough 12+ months with you and it is such a blessing to be getting a full nights sleep (more or less:) now.
*Nap once a day from around 1PM-3 give or take. The past 2 weeks you have been taking crazy long naps from like 1-4 or later and I have even woken you up because you were sleeping too long! I think God is helping me to make up for the first year of your life when I didn't sleep a lick. It's been HEAVENLY to say the least. Since writing this you a few days ago, are back to a 1.5 hour nap. I guess I jinked it. lol
, coffee and soda...and yes, I try really hard to not let you have any of these things but, every once in a while I spoil you. lol.
*You say "cheese, smile" whenever someone is trying to take your picture. lol. And if you get a hold of a cell phone you hold it in front of your face and pretend to take your own picture while saying, "cheese, smile." You are such a cutie.
*You love when I sing you Jesus love you this I know at bedtime every night.
*You love going to the pet store to look at the animals birds, fishies etc. I can't wait until it warms up more and we will take you to the zoo again!
*You feed yourself all the time now. You use your own fork and spoon and you have gotten really good at it! You also drink out of a regular glass quite a bit now and you are really good at that too though spills are still inevitable so the sippy cup is still a first choice.
*You play really well with older kids and with babies...it's your peers that you have the most trouble with as their is more competition and less sharing:). Totally normal.
*You are happiest in your own home and space. You behave best and are more relaxed. I'd say you are a homebody like your Momma:).
I love being your mommy Daisy. You love to give me hugs and kisses and you always tell me that you love me...what more could a Mom want? I know that every day is a gift and I cherish as much of life with you as I possibly can little one. I pray that this year is a wonderful year of fun and adventure for us! xoxo