Warning: Extremely LONG post ahead. Lots of pictures and videos too. Don't say I didn't warn you! :)
Mary Hyatt!! You are 15 months old!! Yes, 15 months!! I swear time seems to be going by faster and faster and faster with each passing day.
I have obviously decided not to keep doing your monthly posts past your first birthday, but I do want to try to keep doing quarterly birthday posts! And good grief at the changes you have made in the past 3 months!! You are doing something new every. single. day!
You are a pretty good sleeper right now. You have gone through a few phases lately where you haven't been so good. There was about a 2 week span where your daddy and I literally spent about 2 hours trying to get you to sleep, and even then you wouldn't sleep all the way through the night. You also went through a phase where you just wanted to sleep in our bed. You would point and cry for our room. (Your dad and I have always been against that, but with both of us having to work the next day, sometimes that was all we could do to keep our sanity in the middle of the night.) I'm wondering if you must have been teething or something because all of a sudden you just snapped out of it. Now I usually rock you to sleep around 7:30 or 8:00 and you sleep until sometime between 6 and 7 the next morning. Occasionally you will wake up in the middle of the night and if you don't easily go back to sleep, I'll usually sleep with you on the twin bed in your room.
You are such a little snuggler. You always wrap your arms around my neck. Every single night you twirl my hair while I rock you to sleep. At one point, I thought this was going to be a big problem because you started getting a little rough with it and my hair would get tangled in your hands and you would pull. At times it really hurt badly. You are better about that now too and twirl it so gently and usually just twirl the ends of it. It's pretty cute. Even if we are out and about, if you are tired and I pick you up, you instantly reach for my hair. I don't know why or where you learned that, but it is pretty cute. You even twirl your own occasionally.
You are such a good eater. You eat EVERYTHING. You are definitely not a picky eater!! Sometimes you eat like you haven't eaten in days!! Your teachers always comment on how fast you eat and the amount that you eat. You often are double fisting and are shoving food in your mouth so quickly that I worry you will choke, but you rarely do. Your daddy and I joke because it really seems like you eat more than both of us right now. We are constantly having to put more food on your plate while we eat dinner because you scarf yours down before your daddy and I are even close to being done.
You have become so playful lately. You recently found a drawer in our room that had a box full of old jewelry that I don't typically wear anymore. You sat in the floor and put it on just like a big girl. I didn't even help you. You absolutely love playing with it and will try to get in that drawer every single morning while I'm getting ready. I don't let you often though because it often ends up getting tangled up pretty badly.
It is so fun to watch you play with your toys. You play with things so functionally now. You like to find my brush and pretent to brush your hair or if you see my hair dryer you will shake it over your head. You love to read books and will often bring a book over to either me or your daddy, turn around backwards and plop down in our lap. You don't necessarily like to wait for us to read each page to you, but you love to look at the pictures and point to different things.
You love bags! What girl doesn't right? If I leave any bag on the floor you love to pick it up and carry it around the house. You often will put the strap on your arm like a purse and will grin, wave, and say "bye bye." It's pretty cute.
And then later that night I tried again and got you saying "woof, woof" like a dog. It is super cute. You do that all the time. If you hear the dogs barking outside your eyes will raise and get so big, you will point and then say "woof, woof." You sometimes do it when we are outside and you see a dog walk by. It's pretty funny.
Though you are a mama's girl, you do love playing with your daddy! You love to ride on his back and you especially love it when he takes you outside to see the dogs. You and your daddy "rough house" alot and you think it is so much fun.
Your motor skills have also significantly improved. You no longer walk anywhere you go, you RUN. And fast. Sometimes your feet get going faster than your brain I think and you end up tumbling on your face. You are such a tough little girl though. Your daddy and I talk about that all the time. We have seen you have some hard falls and you will often not even shed a tear. You just get up and keep going. You have had several bruises all over you face and legs, but that doesn't stop you.
You still love your baths. Your absolute favorite toy hands down is a little set of farm animals that squirt water. You love to put them on the side of the tub, knock them down, and then do it again. You also love to point to them and listen to me make their animal sound.
Look at this precious grin of yours in the bathtub the other night? Pure Joy. Love seeing those pearly whites in that smile too!