Elle is everywhere! No literally, everywhere and into everything.
(OK this one is cute!! And Encouraged.)
She goes all the way to the top before I barely realize she is gone.
Searching for our gate but as of now this is working…..
Coupons, Sales Flyers, and Jewelry
Not pictured: Trash Cans and Dirty Diapers. (Yes, not cute.) 🙂
The great part of being everywhere is all the fun new things she is doing:
Morning & Afternoon Greetings
LOTS of Claps
Clapping for Luke every time he’d come down the slide at Kangazoom today.
“Da Da” is her favorite word. Almost every time my phone rings Elle says “Hi DaDa.” She has said “Ma Ma” maybe twice. No denying her favorite! The other morning at the kitchen table Luke asked, “Mommy, where is Daddy?” Elle looked at him and clearly said, “Dada Bye Bye.”
This afternoon she started walking holding on the couch!!
So many fun new experiences amongst the exhausting ones.
I will admit, though. This stage is very hard for me. It was hard for me with Luke, and Elle has been no different. She is exploring everything but I still have to think about her safety since she has no concept of it. The word “no” isn’t understandable to her, yet. We spend a lot of time in tears:
I find myself wishing we could bypass this “getting into everything and not understanding no” stage. The funny thing is every other stage my children go through I wish I could make time slow down. I love so much about each stage but this one…..yea, not so much.
We are working on pack-n-play/blanket time. I think once we get those mastered life will be easier. I’m going to try a new schedule with her next week to see if something more consistent will help her. If she is anything like her mom, she loves schedules!! We’ve been a little inconsistent with our schedules lately with all the rain. It makes me so unmotivated and sleepy. I’m determined to be more disciplined next week to see if that works.
If it does, I’ll let you know. But until then, I will continue searching for my Babywise 2 book.
On a side note, I took the kids to an indoor jump house today to burn off some of our “stuck indoors due to 6 days of rain” energy. I have so much fun watching this little guy have a blast!!! It was worth the $8 I was hesitant to spend. 🙂