Tuesday, November 9, 2010
The Doodle is 17 Months old today. I don't have any idea on height and weight. Maybe I should look into that. She is becoming so much more kid like these days. Her favorite things in the world are being outside, dogs/cows/birds, and saying "uh oh". This kiddo LOVES to be outside. She gets that from her Daddy... cause it's certainly not her Momma.
She could walk 10,000 miles in the yard alone, inspecting every blade of grass and bug along the way. While we were in Benton this past month, she made it her personal goal to pick up all the acorns. She managed to get that 6" square area cleaned up.
She still loves shoes and wants them on her feet at all times. When you take her shirt off, she pats her stomach and grins. She also likes to show her belly button. If you're not careful, she may point out yours as well.
She no longer likes her hair pulled back with a pony tail holder. She will pull it out every single time. She will accept a barrette or bow pulling it out of her face to the side, which is a nice change. Her hair is past her shoulders in the back and getting thicker every day. She's also developing a little curly wave in the back.
She loves to slap her knees and clap her hands. She loves books and still enjoys playing in her giant box. We are having a new refrigerator delivered here at work in the next couple of weeks and it might just be Christmas come early in the Smith house for her!
She has finally learned how to drink out of a straw, so now we don't have to carry a sippy cup with us everywhere we go. That's nice! And her asthma is improving. The medicine we started almost a month ago has really made a difference. Her allergies are acting up right now, but so are everyone else's - ours included.
If she had one Christmas wish, it would probably be for B to love on her and show her some attention. I don't see that in the cards. I don't think the dog has had a good track record with little ones with his previous families and he just doesn't want anything to do with her. She'll live... Copper is always interested in being all over her.
She really is good and listens well. She'll protest when she doesn't like something, but she'll still go along with it. I don't expect that to last forever, but it's nice right now. She was able to have lots of visits with the grandparents this past month, which she totally loved. Apparently kids are born knowing how to work the grandparent system.
Check back to this post and I'll probably add more pictures this evening.