Bridget is 17 months old today. I know, right? Halloween is this week and before we know it, we will be decorating the Christmas tree.
She’s keeping us on our toes, that’s for sure. Whether it’s trying to keep up with her when we let her loose in Target, soaking up her hugs and kisses, trying not to laugh when she disobeys with cutest darn smile on her face, starting the day at 5:00 AM when she’s raring and ready to go, or trying to navigate the challenge of how to respond to her sometimes-too-frequent and completely unwarranted tantrums, we are in full force toddlerhood!
Here are just a few of the most memorable things in months 15 and 16.
Hugs and kisses galore
Bridget is so affectionate. I’m not surprised, as anyone who knows my family or me knows that we are huggers to anyone, anytime, for any reason. We like to hug, and so does Bridget. She wraps her little arms around your neck and gives you a squeeze. It ‘s just the sweetest thing.
Brush, brush, brush your teeth
She brushes her own teeth and to help coach her along, we usually sit on the bathroom floor and brush, brush, brush with her. Here’s she and Daddy brushing their teeth:
Bridget participated in her first school picture day. I tried not to get my hopes up because I wasn’t sure if she’d cooperate, but she did, and she did so good. Here’s my cheap version of sharing the image (i.e., taking a picture of the pictures). Don’t judge…the only package with the image files was $170. I love these pictures, but not that much. We settled for a few prints for us and the grandparents.
Bridget found her BFF and she comes on four legs: Josie. She just adores Josie; always asking for puppy, hugging her, sneaking her food under the table, and yes, even trying to eat Josie’s dog food. We’ve caught on to this strange habit, but not until after she ate her first kernel of dog food. You win some, you lose some, I guess.
An expanding vocabulary
Bridget’s learning new words every day. Here are the words that have recently joined her repertoire, in addition to “puppy” of course: yellow, kitty, peas, amen, bath, tree, coat, Katie (her friend at school), mommy instead of mama, her own versions of grandma and grandpa, nana and papa, Josie, book, cheese, please, pumpkin.