Friday, September 19, 2008

Amaya's Latest: Our Little Monkey

What's Amaya been up to these past couple weeks? Plenty since she now has 2 extra hours every day to fill with fun, fun, fun. All of a sudden and with no warning her 2.5-3 hour daily nap turned into a 40-45 minute cat-nap. I guess she just has to much to do to waste time sleeping. She doesn't get cranky and appears well rested, so she just growing up I guess. She continues to sleep great at night. We call her our little teen sleeper because she sleeps in and loves her bed. She goes to bed at 8 and we get her up at 8 and at night when we ask her if she wants to go to bed she says "yeah, bed, bed, bed, yeah" while smiling, giggling, and pointing towards her room. There was even a period of 2 or 3 days last week when she asked to go to bed before we had a chance to for both her naps and bedtime. And a couple of those times when we walked in to her room she went straight for her crib rather that to the chair for story time. Too funny. One time I asked her if she wanted to read first and she pointed to her crib..."bed, bed, bed." She sure cracks us up. We probably have the only toddler that asks to go to bed.

On the nap front, she had a 4 day stretch (Th.-Sun.) where she didn't take a nap at all, but today she went down for her usual 45 minute catnap, so hopefully that was just a phase. She had her 18 month check-up today. She continues to follow her trend of being petite. She weighed in at 21 pounds 3 ounces, and she measured 32.75 inches long. Sooo....she would still qualify to ride in her first car seat, the car seat we took her home in from the hospital . Crazy. It holds kids up to 30 pounds and 32 inches.

Amaya continues to love playing mommy. She mothers any baby and animal that comes into her contact, including the stuffed spiders at Gymboree. Yuck. She also loves to give kisses and hugs, including to the spiders at Gymboree. Double yuck.

Amaya continues to learn new words and tricks every day. It's crazy how toddlers pick up on things. It makes the day so fun just waiting for the next entertaining moment and the next discovery. Amaya is definitely into imitative play. Just yesterday she was "clipping her nails" with her comb and today she was feeding her bunny crunchies. Her latest words include shark, bumbo, bike, walk, and wolf to name a few. She continues to love balls and playing "catch." And....she continues to be our little monkey, as witnessed below.

So that is how she keeps getting onto the dining room table.

Amaya forgets she's not a doll and gets stuck in her baby doll stroller.

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