I've started referring to Waverly as "almost two" when people ask now, I was holding strong with the month thing but had gotten one too many confused looks so I decided it was time. ;) Yet for here (where so much more goes, thank you for that), happiest 22 months to Waverly Maye!! We are so excited to celebrate another milestone with you & of course, to ring in the BIG TWO in only a short couple of months. :)
Stats: Waverly is wearing mostly 18-24 month old pieces, but we have brought out her summer dresses from last year & even though most are 12 month, they fit! We of course don't mind getting some more use out of them & oh how much we love a good summer dress. Another favorite for this time of year is rompers, this green one is one of our all-time faves. Waverly's hair continues to get longer each day, so I am obsessed with her hair in piggies & bows, we love this strawberry one from The Prettiest Bow.
Favorite Words & Phrases: So, so many, I really can't keep up!! Some of her current favorite words are ... yea, no (usually followed by mama), yay, dada, edamame, eat, more & "AC's" (to let us know she wants to do her alphabet puzzle). Waverly can pretty much name everyone in our immediate families, many of them she has given new names to that don't even come close to their actual ones, but I guess that comes with being the first grandchild on my side. Also, she repeats "Bobby" throughout the day & laughs uncontrollably pretty much each time. For the record, we don't know a Bobby & we have no idea where it came from, but my husband says when he finds out, "Bobby" is seriously in trouble.
Favorite Foods: Still obsessed with edamame over here. I had gotten into the habit of making it as a side to her dinner for a solid month straight & decided it was time for some creativity, so I gave her broccoli instead the other night. Waverly's world came crashing down as she repeated "edamame" for the duration of our dinner so obviously, I've made edamame every night since. ;)
Favorite Activities: Waverly loves life & is excited about so many things right now!! The biggest change I have noticed lately is how much more independent she has become, which can be a good & bad thing. She knows exactly what she wants to do (& how she wants to do it) pretty much all of the time. Some of her favorite current activities are hanging in her playhouse, riding in dada's truck, playing with mama's jewelry, chasing the dog around the house, trying on shoes, or most recently, spraying the hose. She has become more interested in coloring (though mostly the walls) & will "read" her books while sitting on her playroom floor. Listening to her with her books is too precious, sometimes she prefers to be left alone so I sit outside the door. Of course her love for "swiiiings" continues, she also loves to sit on her dada's shoulders. Both are the only two activities that will keep her still. ;)
Favorite Things: I'm about to restock both our board book & puzzle collection, they are a daily go-to & definitely are at the top of the list of Waverly's favorite things. Ideas & suggestions of your favorites are welcome! Other favorites are the Ipad (we try to not use it often, but have found some really great toddler apps), her wagon & really any other moving objects, & a recent new addition, a step stool that she points to & says "hands".
Latest Moves: Waverly loves people, she will say "hi" & wave to anyone we see all day long. She also has the best dance moves, which she performs all of the time but especially when her favorite song plays on Sesame Street. That's when she really breaks it down. Her love for her baby dolls continues to melt me, she will feed them, talk to them, & rock them throughout the day. They even get to "eat" some of her edamame & believe me, that says something.
I've mentioned recently that Waverly has been going though a trying phase the past couple of weeks. We have certainly had our fair share of rough moments lately, but ultimately, her love for life & overall sweet nature make even the hard days well worth it. Together we are figuring out how to handle these moments of frustration & already have made some major progress. I have found that honestly, moments like these make our relationship that much stronger. :)
Waverly Maye, we love you more than you will ever know. Happy 22 months, sweet girl!
PS - We hope everyone had the most festive, fun-filled weekend!! Happy Memorial Day to all of you, & thank you to all those who have served, are serving, or have given their lives for our freedom.