Adeline at 18 months

Man, this girl is BUSY! As evidenced by the photos. Sitting still is too much to ask. Adeline was slow to become mobile, and now she is making up for lost time. The girl can run and climb! From the moment I saw her trying to climb the Chickfila playground with Lilleigh, I knew I was in trouble. For the record, she was climbing before she was walking. Two weeks ago she showed us that she knows how to climb up Lilleigh's bunkbed. {Insert frantic and exhausted - Nooooo!} For the record, the ladder has now been removed. Yesterday I also caught her lifting her leg over her crib rail. Brendon has since lowered the crib. I pretty much collapse at the end of each day. And my brain is constantly trying to recover from what seems to be a permanent cloudiness preventing me from thinking clearly.

Where was I? 

She can say a lot, but she is choosier with what to say. For example, she loves to say "thank you" and "here you go" but refuses "please." We have many stand offs at snack time over the word please. As far as how much she talks, all I have as a gage is Lilleigh, who was born talking and has yet to stop. Addie has a wide vocab and talks her share, but she leaves it to her big sis to fill the silence.

To Adeline, getting messy is no big deal. Food. Sand. Play dough. No biggie. Thankfully she isn't big on putting everything in her mouth, so the play dough is fairly safe... But when she has the play dough in hand, my carpet probably isn't. 

Adeline loves to be outside. One of her favorite words to repeat over and over again is "side." She will wait by the door until there's the slightest mention or motion towards going outside. I'm not sure who's worse her or Sammy. 

Adeline loves books. She will grab one and bring it to my lap to read it. Letting me read it to her is another story though. Pun intended. She wants to hold the book herself and won't give it up! Speaking of books, the other day she picked out a board book with animals on it at the library. It's written in Chinese! She doesn't care. She won't let anyone read it to her anyway.

Oh and lastly, anything big sister has is a must-have item. NOW. Don't make her throw herself back to demand what she wants - because she will! Sharing and taking turns are lessons in process at the moment. This is way new. Momma is still figuring out the ropes on this one.

Adeline has been the sweetest and easiest baby, but from early on I saw glimmers of her outbursts. I said "she's 90% sweet and 10% spicy." Brendon recently said she's sweet and sour. That's probably a better description actually. The girl is still such an easy child. Childcare workers (from church) and moms in babysitting co-op sing her praises. She's super laid back and happy. It makes her sourness that has spewed out lately almost comical. And definitely exhausting. 


  1. She sounds like a hoot! What does Lilleigh do when Adeline is being spicy? I know what you mean about collapsing at the end of the day and wondering what you were just... thinking? doing? I love the library book story! Haha!!!


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