I say all that to say that these monthly posts have likely gotten to be a little bit more general than they used to be. Of that much I am aware. But I hope they remain enjoyable for you to read, because I still very much like writing them. Even if I can't remember what has happened in 30 or so days' time.
|Annie and her good buddy Elmo, preparing for nap time.|
We have also ventured into the wonderful world of the potty over the last couple of weeks. As I mentioned in my 18 month post, our pediatrician suggested that now was a good time to start introducing the concept of potty training, so we have purchased a little potty seat and sit Annie on it a couple of times each day. So far, we have only had one triumph in that area, but Annie is certainly enjoying the practice. And she has the concepts of toilet paper and flushing down pat. I feel I should clarify that we are in no rush whatsoever in this regard, we are just sort of letting Annie get the lay of the land so she will be good and ready in the next six months to a year to try out diaper-free living.
|Still rocking the sweet cheeks!|
The bigger she gets, the more I treasure the moments when Annie places her head on my shoulder or reaches for my hand. She is a busy girl and this momma would like to slow down time some moments to really savor the sweet things she does and says. When she pats the chair next to her for either me or David to sit down, we do our best to accomodate because we know it's a privilege to share these days, months, and years with her. And also because we sort of have a soft spot for the smile it puts on her face when we do as she requests.
|Saying "cheese!" (quite literally)|
|Getting "Annie's wa-wa" at school - a daily ritual.|
So there's our little Month 19 update - and I think I may have even managed to make it pretty detailed, despite my lack of a list. I'm going to try to pay more attention to this little blog this month, and maybe even diversify a little by talking about a couple of things that are only tangentially related to Annie. So check back in and see if I make good on that promise.