Some things I don't want to forget about this stage...
Probably like most kids her age, Aubrey loves to climb.
She likes to try to stand in her high chair during the entire feeding time, unless it's something she can feed to herself. That seems to keep her on her bottom for a little longer, anyway. Several times, she's managed to climb onto her tray. She has quite the upper body strength and is determined. A dangerous combination. :) She likes to jump off the ottoman. If she jumps into the pool, she doesn't mind if her head goes under. As Tyler says, she's "fearless." As a result, this fearless Love has also had a few fat lips and bruises and other such minor maladies.
Aubrey is opinionated. When it comes to food, all kinds of cheese are her friend. A girl after my own heart. :) She lets me know what she wants, and if she is uninterested, will say "no" and turn her head away. Like many things, Big Brother can get her to eat bites of things she refuses to eat for me. This compliance for Big Brother is not only with food, but with other things as well. For example, if she refuses to hold my hand in the parking lot, she will hold Tyler's hand. Squirt.
She has some favorite books. When we read, she squeals and giggles to share her enjoyment and mimics the emotions of the book.
One of her favorites is So Big! (An Elmo book). This week, I introduced her to a CD of Elmo songs. Now, every time we get into the car, she asks for "Mamo" and happily bops along.
Of course, she still loves those off-limits items. Sometimes, she goes after things and gives us a mischievous look, peeking at you out of the corner of her eye with a sly grin. The other night I let her play AlphaBaby for quite awhile. Basically, all she has to do is touch the screen and numbers, letters and shapes appear. They are named when they appear and can be manipulated. She squealed with delight over and over.
|Happily Playing AlphaBaby|