Sadie at 16 Months

Tuesday, September 10, 2013

I’m offically starting to understand why people love the toddler stage so much! It’s so much fun watching their little brains growing as they learn new words and actions. Sadie has been enjoying experimenting with walking sideways and backwards, “dancing,” and her walking is getting so fast she is practically running! She is also learning to sing her ABC’s – she’s up to “A-B-C-D” right now. She also can identify her colors – pink, blue, yellow, green, white, black, purple, and red. Her favorite color is blue, so she regularly requests a blue diaper! It’s so cute (but sad when all of the blue diapers are dirty and we have to settle for yellow or green). While she still wears us out quite a bit, we have a lot of fun with her while in the process of becoming exhausted!

This was one of our most fun photoshoots to date. Sadie actually sat still for multiple photos in front of the chair, and enjoyed posing for the camera and saying “cheese!”

Nicknames: Say-Say, Sade, Say, Mooky
Temperament: Happy and goofy. You love music and singing songs and are almost always singing in your stroller when we go for walks. People always smile at you! And you're always smiling at the people we pass and saying "hi." You definitely are firm, though, about what you like or don't like and are quick to say "no no" when given options, whether it be a shirt or a book.
Things I Could Do Without: If you don't get your way, you express your anger/frustration through throwing a toy, food, sippy cup...whatever you have in hand. It's so sad and I always feel bad when you're that upset.
Item/Toy We Love The Most: You have a little bee push toy that you love to push around the house, especially when daddy is swiffering the floors!
Item/Toy You Love The Most: You have a Mickey Mouse toy that grandma and grandpa bought you. We're not sure who taught you that his name was "Mickey" (it wasn't us!), but wheneve ryou see him you say his name and go "Oh Mickey" and give him a hug. He's your buddy.
Things I’m Loving Most Right Now: You're fun to be around. You give lots of hugs and kisses. You know how to give Charlie "gentle pets" and sing "night night Charlie" to him when he's sleeping on the rug. It's just a lot of fun to sit back and watch you engage with the world around you!
Things You’re Loving Most Right Now: Walking everywhere! Up and down the street. You squirm out of our arms and say "walky" so that you can go a run ahead of us. You are loving this new freedom!
Sounds/Words: Anything and everything. Sometimes it amazes me the words that come out of your mouth. And again, all of the singing.
Foods You Like: Still a lot of fruits and veggies. We will be so sad when the farmer's market ends! Some new foods have been pasta with homemade pesto, a homemade (basic) pad thai, salmon cakes...all kinds of good stuff! But the continued favorite right now is definitely a scrambled egg with veggies.