Monday, May 16, 2011

18 Months Old

Zoe is 18 months old....unbelievable sometimes. Zoe is so full of energy and so fun to play with! Here are some of the things she is up to lately... Zoe is wearing size 18 months clothes and size 4 diapers.

Zoe eats breakfast, lunch and dinner...not at specific times every day because every day for us is a little bit different.

Zoe loves her milk ("baba") and waffle ("baffle") in a bowl in the morning watching Mickey Mouse Clubhouse ("Minnie"). She is moving on up to two waffles lately.

Zoe is quite the snuggler in the morning. We usually wrap up in a blanket and watch her show together until nap time. I treasure this cuddling SO much!Zoe normally wakes up around 8am and takes a morning nap around 10am. I have a feeling this morning nap is on its way out. Until I have Baby #3 though, we will be having quiet time at 10, for my sake.

Zoe has been in her Big Girl toddler bad for a couple weeks now. She does amazing at night..naps are a different story.

Zoe goes down for "night, night" between 7:30 and 8:30pm. She usually cries for a minute or two and then lays down. Naps are a bit harder. Sometimes she naps, sometimes she doesn't, but she is always in her room for at least 1 1/2 hours. She doesn't cry though during this time...I think she plays with her stuffed animals and books and you can hear her humming, too.Zoe loves to be outside now. She is always says "door" and runs over to it and says "play" when she wants to go outside. Playing outside usually consists of her pushing her stroller up and down the drive way or walking around the backyard. Having a fenced in backyard is such a perk! She also loves to swing.

Zoe has gone to time out many times lately; mainly because something she is doing is not safe. She likes to walk to the street and sometimes she gives you a glare and runs into the road...Timeout. Also, she likes to rock on the kitchen chairs or climb on the table...Timeout. Our timeout is putting her in her room and shutting the door. She knows she is in trouble and I think it gets the point across.Zoe can climb on anything now. She loves to climb up on the couch and the kitchen chairs. We keep one chair by the dining room window and she loves to climb up and look out it.

Zoe loves to look in the mirror and it is hilarious watching her talk to herself or pose.

Zoe eats really well. She rarely sits in her highchair anymore. She likes to stand in one of our armed kitchen chairs like Mommy and Daddy. She loves to eat all fruits, string cheese, waffles, and chicken. She says all of these words in her own little way. If you ask her if she wants to eat something, she runs to her chair, climbs up and says what she wants.Zoe is doing well with utensils. She would rather use a big fork then one for her age. She still uses her hands the most though.

Zoe puts lots of words together. She says phrases like "sit down", "more please", "thank you", "get down". She has also started to count...which consists of two and then "GO!"Zoe loves to grab books and sit right in your lap to look at them. She doesn't pay attention to the words, she just likes to turn the pages really fast and start over again.

Zoe is doing really well learning people's names. She repeats almost every name we say to her.

Zoe runs everywhere she goes now!

Zoe still sucks her thumb, mainly when she is tired now. And when she sucks it, she uses her pointer finger to rub her nose.Zoe loves her stuffed animals she sleeps with. Every one of them is "bear" except "baby" and "minnie", which is both mickey and minnie.

Zoe whines, but it is usually only when we are in the middle of something and she wants you to play with her.

Zoe loves to go to the nursery at Church and the ladies say she is their favorite and so easy...I am sure they tells this to all the parents...but it makes me so happy she does so well without us around.Zoe has learned how to scream...or screech...really loud and she giggles like crazy afterwards because she thinks it is so funny.

Zoe is extremely friendly. She says "hi" or "hey" to every body and also loves to say "bye, bye" when she knows we are leaving.

Zoe has learned to work Zach's iphone, the playstation, and many other electronics. The other day she showed Grammy how to turn on Mickey Mouse.Zoe says "peezzz" and "than too" when she wants something or you give her something. If she doesn't, we ask her "what do you say" and she says either right away.

Zoe is not a fan of her carseat, but she is really interested in the buckles now. And she loves to get in Baby carriers when we visit all our new baby friends.

Zoe loves her sippy cups and all of them are "wa, wa". She also drinks really well out of straws.

Zoe loves to play on her bunk beds and I really don't think transition from toddler bed to big bed is going to be hard.Zoe loves to eat meals with Mommy and Daddy. Right when we say "Let's bless the food", she puts her hand to her head to make the sign of the cross. Then she puts both her hands out and waits for us to hold them. We sings a song to bless the food and she dances the whole time and giggles. When we are done, she lets out a big "AMEN". Priceless!

Zoe gives the best hugs. She just squeezes your neck as tight as she can. She also gives great kiss and blows kisses!

Zoe has become a lot more independent and this leads to more accidents. She fallen of the couch or chairs, bonked her head on everything, pushed doors shut on her fingers...and so much more. When she gets hurt, she runs to you and grabs your neck and then, no matter what got hurt, she wants you to kiss her fingers. So funny.

Zoe's hair is getting SO long but curls right up!Zoe is doing much better about keeping her bows in. If she takes it out, you ask her..."where is your bow" and she looks everywhere for it and says "BOW" once she finds it.

When we get ready to go somewhere, we always ask Zoe to get her shoes. She says "shooos" with puckered lips and looks everywhere them. Her shoes stay on for maybe 5 seconds once we get in the car.

Zoe says "cheese" when she sees the camera, but rarely looks at it anymore. Getting a picture of her smiling is getting harder and harder.

Zoe loves to kiss my tummy and say "baby". She must pull my shirt up though to do this and she kisses right at my belly button.Zoe has the best laugh and it is so infectious!

Zoe has loved being in the pool or playing in the hose. She has accidentally gone under quite a few times, but she does great once I get her back up. It is like nothing happened.

Zoe has her four front teeth, her three front bottom teeth (the 4th is slowly popping through), and molars on the top and bottom on each side.Zoe has blue eyes...not my color though. They look a lot like her Granddaddy's and Aunt Holly's.

Zoe weighs a little over 21 pounds and is very petite. We will see how tall she is and all her percentages at her checkup.

Zoe hasn't really gotten sick...she had one run in with a fever but it ran its course and she was back to normal. With this there was a little runny nose and she learned to wipe her nose.

Zoe can now tell us all the different parts of her face...eyes, ears, nose, mouth..and actually point to the right spot.Zoe loves to blow on anything that is hot....or if it was hot at one point...she will let you know "hot".

Zoe loves to go to the grocery store and she runs straight to where the TV carts are. She even gets to watch "Minnie" while Mommy does her shopping.

Zoe does really well around babies. We say gentle and she strokes their heads. She tries to share things with them and she rocks them if they are in a swing. She has showed a little bit of jealousy.

Zoe is so fun to be around and I love spending all my days with her! She is such a joy and she makes my life so complete!!!


Anonymous said...

She's adorable! I love your monthly "Zoe Posts". I have to say though, I got a chuckle when you said she is 21 pounds AND is petite. And I look at GO, who's 28 months old and 19 pounds and laugh... :)

Love the pigtails, too!

Chrysti said...

Can't wait to see her this week! I know she has changed so much since Christmas. Really can't believe I haven't seen her since then.