Kaylee is already 15 months old. Time sure does fly bye! We are absolutely loving this stage. We have loved every stage of her life but it just seems that each stage gets better and better. Now don't get me wrong, there are defiently difficultys with each stage but i am absolutely loving it! Kaylee is just such a joy to our lives. She is in full toddler mode right now. She is doing the toddler run..where they waddle back and forth at speed lighting pace. It is so precious. Mommy doesn't get to stop much anymore due to no gates being put up in the house at this point..were living with Josh's parent's to pay off college debt. So I chase Kaylee around the house much of the time. It is nice to play in her room sometimes bc I know I can shut both doors and she has most of her toys up there. She has the cutest giggle and smile. Her smile is looking more like a kid's smile than a baby smile. Kaylee has 10 teeth at this point. (She already has two wisdom teeth and all 8 front teeth. Kaylee loves blowing kisses to everyone. She loves loves loves people! She also reaches out both hands to someone, yes even strangers in Target and other stores, and open and closes her hands. That is her sign language of hold me. I have had quite a few interesting conversations with strangers in stores due to them stopping to talk to her and then she insist they hold her. Of course I don't tell them too but they all ask if they can. What am I suppose to say. I do remind you that they are all nice looking people...noone scary yet. :) Kaylee is at least 18 pds. We don't know exactly bc we had to cancel the 14 mth appointment due to a death in the family and I haven't scheduled the 15 mth appointment so we have weighed her at home. Oh the day we can turn her around in the car and put her in her new carseat!! I know she will be much happier to see everything mommy and daddy see's. There was one time we were headed to church on Sat. night and this white suv was keeping their pace with our's. Josh and I were in the middle of a conversation and we didn't think much of it until we stopped talking for a second. We all of a sudden looked over and it was josh's parents. Josh's mom said that they passed bye slowly (50 miles and hour keeping up with us) and watched Kaylee. She somehow noticed it was them and started going crazy waving and giggling. We had no idea what was going on. Josh's mom said she didn't wave first due to she didn't think Kaylee could see her through the tinted windows but even if she could who would have thought she could have recognized her in another car.
Kaylee also loves smacking her lips and saying "Ah" after every time she takes a sip from her sippy cup. She knows everyone finds it so cute so then she get's going and doesn't stop for a couple of days. We are still trying to get Kaylee to gain weight by drinking Peidisure. We just started putting her on Carnation Instant Breakfast due to it being much cheaper with the equal amount of nutrition. Kaylee eating better at certain moments. The only problem is now she doesn't want to stop to eat. She hates being put in her high chair unless she is just absolutely starving! Even then she usually only eats half of her meal and wants out. I can't force her to eat and she doesn't understand the concept of "we don't leave the table until we are finished eating" so I take the rest of her food and cup and put it on the coffee table and let her finish eating while she plays. I know this isn't a good thing but she is not old enough for me to tell her that she has to finish before playing. When that day comes, I will make her stay and eat. Right now our goal is to get her eating as much as possible and when I make her stay, she just crys and no food is eaten! To say this, I think and so do other family members, that we are already going through the "terrible two's" with Kaylee. Disciple has had to be very strong for her. If she gets mad she screams and throws things down on the ground..if it was in her hand. She throws her body all over the floor and throws a huge temper tantrum. This is where I have to grasp her head and slowly lower it to the floor bc the entire downstairs is tile and she will throw it back and hit it if I don't step in before it gets to that point. I then walk away and let her throw her tantrum. She has also been hitting when she is mad. Some days are a little hard with discipling due to when i pop her hand and say "no, no" she become's dramatic..who would have ever thought that :) and screams like someone has just abused her. She sheds those tears and some days it's hard to see those tears fall. Usually God gives me the strength where I hate it but I know I have to discipline her or she will become out of control. She is a very big tester too. She will look straight at you before she does something she know's she's not suppose to do and then do it. Of course mommy and daddy then realize that today (that day) is probably going to be a long day with her testing bc she gets in a mood and she does it usually all day long. This isn't frequent but more than I would desire, of course! But Kaylee is one of the sweetest girls ever. She loves on people by giving them kisses on the lips. Oh, how my day is brightened when she just walks over to me while playing and kisses me. Then she realizes how much I loved it and will do it a couple of more times before going back to playing. How sweet! She also will put her head on your shoulder when she is tired and that just melts my heart every time. Then there are other times when you want her to give you a kiss and she shakes that head "no". She also shakes her head no at any appropiate time when she doesn't want to do something. She is a smart little stinker.
Kaylee is babbling all the time. Some times she babbles so much is sounds like she's whining. She says things like "duck, duck", "dog, dog" which she has been saying for a while and she just said the word "baby" today. Not "baby, baby" like almost every other word she says, just "baby". Kaylee is such a girly girl and I absolutely love it!!! She has purses that she carrys around on each shoulder and puts things inside them. She also loves pushing her shopping cart around and filling that up too. She has now figured out how to open the cabniet doors in the kitchen and we allow her to play in the one with all of the plastic tup a ware. She gets into it at least once a day. It's so cute bc she can stand up inside of the cabniet. She still loves being outside which is difficult due to the humidity. She absolutely loves animals. She loves going to the barn to feed the animals. The two goats, horse, rooster,and ducks. She gets upset if grandma says out loud where she's going and doesn't take Kaylee. She also has a small motorcycle that she is too small to actually ride but we put her on it to sit and push her around in it. She makes the sound of the motocyle as she's ridding...grandpa taught her that one. She still loves to hide under blankets and pillows from you when you chase after her. It is the cutest thing ever! We just love being parents, that's all there is to say. If I could just have a baby born right now at this moment I would!
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