|She is always happy with keys in tote!|
Her language has exploded the past several months. She is pretty good at imitating the things that I say, and she understands directions really well. She loves helping me throw things away, and I love it too. Haha! She is starting to say two-word sentences and I cannot keep track of the words she knows. It seems like she says a few new words every day. She is very polite and will say, "Thank you, Mommy", or "please". She got a little table for Christmas and she likes to climb on top of it and say, "Help Me!". We think she mainly does that just to get our attention. Haha! If we are at the grocery store, she will say "hi, grandpa!" to all of the older men that she sees.
She is constantly asking for "na-nas" or "cheese". Mainly though, she is a meat eater. That is always the first thing she picks off of her plate, and then the other things may end up in her mouth. Most of the time though, they end up on the floor. She is the most messy toddler! Maybe Marshall was this messy when he was her age, but it seriously blows my mind to the amount of mess she can make. While I am in the kitchen, she always pushes a chair over to help me. Most of the time it's not very helpful though and she ends up getting strapped in her chair and cries while I cook.
She has fully transitioned to one two-hour nap a day, and it's heaven! She still sleeps with a binki, but that's about all we use the binki for. Sleep and church! She has been in nursery for almost two months now, but it has been a hard transition. She cries, and then will calm down. Then she will cry again, and then calm down again. She definitely has inherited some of my anxiety about new things and situations. I know that she will get used to it though, just like Marshall.
She has 12 teeth. We have been waiting for her k-9's for several months now. I don't think they will ever come out. Haha!
She likes to throw and kick balls. I get impressed by the arm that she has and I like to imagine her as a sporty girl in the future, but we'll see! She immediately dances when she hears music, and her moves are the cutest! She has been trying to jump like Marshall for a while now, but has not figured it out quite yet. She just stomps one of her feet up and down with great force.
Speaking of Marshall though, their relationship is a typical sibling relationship. A lot of love and a lot of annoyance go into the mix. Maylee follows Marshall a lot. She likes to copy what he does and says. She likes to play with what he plays with. Sometimes Marshall is oblivious and other times he is annoyed. However, there are plenty of times where he loves playing with Maylee too!
Maylee will ask to sit on the potty. She has never really been successful. I think mainly she asks so that she can get some of Marshall's cheerios that he uses to aim with. She likes to push things around with wheels, play with blocks, and carry play food around with a plate. Her favorite movie right now is, "Big Hero 6", though she gets bored of the television rather quickly.
It's been so fun having a little sweet girl in our home. Though she can be an absolute terror at times, she gives the best smiles and is the best play buddy. She gives the absolute best kisses and loves our kisses in return. She giggles so much about life. Life is exciting for her! She wants to grow up faster than she is capable and I have to keep reminding her to stay little. Thanks for brightening our lives, baby girl!