Saturday, April 05, 2008

13 1/2 months old

Adelaide is already 13 1/2 months old! We cannot get over how fast she is growing up. Already she is no longer a baby but a little girl.

These days Addie is beginning to run... she walks everywhere and hardly ever crawls anymore, except for when we are playing chase! Everyday she does something new. Today she kept going down on all four hands and feet, and then looking back under between her legs, laughing like a wild maniac child at us.

Adelaide also likes to pick up big things - such as cushions or the cats - and when she does so she makes these loud groaning noises! Poor Elliot, I dont think he knows what to do when she is trying to pick him up, groaning away... She hasn't managed to quite yet (he is about the same size as her!)

Lately Addie has also learned to stack and nest things. She loves playing with her stacking blocks that Sean and Fattie got her for her birthday. She gives a satisfying ahah! when she stacks the correct blocks in together.

Addie has these crazy little wild fingers and loves to use them. It's amazing to watch. She'll run up to my keyboard, take a breath, and then madly off her fingers go, chopping at the keys like wild. She is so funny.

I've also noticed that Addie is getting more and more into her books. She brings books to me and moans until we sit and read them together. Today I noticed that she began pointing at objects in the books and moaning until I would say it's name (ball, tree, sun, mouse) I have been trying to be a good example and have been reading a lot myself (for example, when nursing) and we have all sorts of books all over the house. Addie has been so entertaining that we rarely, if ever, turn the TV on anymore.

Adelaide very much loves sorting things. She will go from room to room moving objects about. For example, she will go to her room, open her dresser drawer, and one by one take out her pants and bring them to the other room where she will neatly pile them all together somewhere. She does this over and over. I also find her sorting through her clothes, she takes a shirt up, folds it all up, and then places it to the side. and then another, over and over. I believe that she is mimicking me as to when I fold the laundry. I think she mimics the things that I do a lot. She is very good at entertaining herself and she always has these little projects of hers going on, keeping herself busy. Its totally amazing to me to just sit back quietly and watch!


Carlene said...

I love hearing about all your little (but not unimportant) observations of her. It's just so...nice that your notice these things this way.

p.s. Crazy little wild fingers? Maybe you need a piano?

simplesong said...

she is so darling. they really do grow up too fast. mine just turned 18 months + i seriously just don't know how we got here so fast.

Sun Rae said...

She is adorable. But please listen to me when I say she is still a baby! I look back from when my kids were little and how when I had my second I expected my then two-year old to be the "big boy". They are now 5 and 8 and believe me back then when I thought they were so big I realize now that they were just babies!

p.s. i love your posts

Karine said...

Always so pretty !

ievute said...

So adorable!
the smile, the dress, the post :)

typefiend said...

Her smile reminds me that there is plenty to cherish in this world despite everything that makes us think otherwise.

typefiend said...

Her smile reminds me that there is plenty to cherish in this world despite everything that makes us think otherwise.

knitsational said...

Look at that smile. She is beautiful! My Zoe is 14 months now. Wow! She is into everything. She is also at the stage where she likes to sort and put things into other thing. Unfortunately she likes putting our weeks old kittens into things. Yikes! Lovely blog, I'll definately be back.

mesdeuxamours said...

Elle est sublime cette petite fille.Et quel sourire!