The Usticks: happy 14 months Riley

Tuesday, August 16, 2011

happy 14 months Riley

Just a little update on Riley. She's now 14 months old! This is a random, unordered list of things you're doing lately.

Babbling and walking all over the place. It's rare to see her crawl now. She's getting super fast at walking. She often tumbles because she gains so much momentum or she fails to see obstacles on the ground and topples right over. You've turned the corner for sure on napping. What a long journey that's been =) 2 decent naps a day (usually around an hour maybe an hour and a half) Occasionally you'll do a classic 30 min cat nap, but you can handle it pretty well now.. I'll take it! And you sleep from like 8pm to 6am each night. You LOVE water. You enjoy the pool and love taking baths. You are headstrong just like your sis. You are pretty fiesty if you don't get what you want ;) You wish milk didn't even exist and you would live on pouch baby food if we let you (sorry girl, those things are too pricey to become habit!) There's only a handful of things you'll eat. Miss picky eater. You'll get better, we're sure. right?! You cry when there's new food on your tray you haven't tried before. And won't stop until we take it away. Luckily you seem to enjoy fruit (applesauce and bananas) and cheese. Haha. Today you ate some yogurt! woo hoo.
You say "Dada" ALL THE TIME. Whenever you hear a noise outside you perk up and say "dada? dada?" You understand a lot of what we say to you. You can answer yes or no to questions and it's usually right. You love to be outside and walk around. Just the other night you chased some dogs down the street. You can bark and babble some word for puppy. Stranger anxiety? yep. still there! You love your sis. You perk up when she wakes up in the mornings and comes down to play "with" you.
You enjoy going out in the car and going to the mall to play, or to parks when it's cool enough. Maybe in a few more months you'll walk on the mulch at the parks =) You love the playground areas and think you're a big girl like Avery and head right for the slides.
Each new month is more fun than the next. You love being able to move around and do things. I love being able to communicate with you now, love learning your likes and dislikes, and love having another buddy around during the day to play with. Oh, and I love you not crying and fussing all hours of the day. =) Here's to being 1 and growing up!

a rare, calm side-by-side playtime

morning person? i think not!

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