After Gwen woke up from her nap I couldn't resist setting her down in my little make-shift
photo studio (blanket draped over backside of the couch).
I love Gwen.
She's at one of my MOST favorite stages right now.
1 and a 1/2 years old.
Independent enough, yet still favors her Mother.
Her personality has been bursting at the seams lately, as she is learning new things everyday.
Yes, she still drinks out of a bottle occasionally.
And we don't really have a problem with it.
She has always been a marvelous sleeper
and I'm really hoping that keeps up with this new baby on the way.
The minute she wakes up she starts asking for her favorite people, usually beginning with,
"uh hi, Mommy!"
She's got THE best facial expressions.
Her scowl has been perfected, her smirk is the cutest thing,
her smile is SO contagious (and huge) and her pout/cry face is the saddest thing you'll ever see.
That mouth is still as big as ever.
She loves "nanas" (bananas)
(fruit snacks, although lately she'll only taste them and then spit them out.
Or just try to swallow them whole.)
"Apoos and Gapes" (apples and grapes)
She'll still eat pretty much anything you give her though, which is nice. Although she definitely has dislikes as well.
NO meat! Nothing too seasoned or flavorful. And forget trying to feed her any vegetables... although I still try.
She's at the age where she's obsessed with "Outside!"
She'd play outside all day, rain or shine if we'd let her.
Picking grass and tossing it in the air, picking out rocks, and just sitting on the step watching Layla dance around.
It's the best.
The minute I finish fixing her hair she rushes to the closet and says, "Gacket?! Sues!" (jacket, shoes)
She loves Elmo "Emmo!" and Bubble Guppies "Bu-Guppies"
But kinda hates nursery still.
She gives the best hugs and kisses.
and when I ask her to say, "I love you", she always
puts her hands in fits and pats them on my cheeks.
Kinda strange, but I like it.
She can follow instructions quite well now, simple things like:
-Gwen, go get a tissue.
-Throw this in the trash.
-Pick up your toys.
-Close the door...etc.
AND she even knows how to blow her nose quite well.
I remember it took Layla forever to learn that.
Looking at pictures of herself and her family is one of her favorite things to do.
She'll say their name really loudly and give a little chuckle.
I love hearing her say, "Ninnie!" (Gwennie)
It's the cutest.
I couldn't imagine life without this cutie pie.
She certainly makes living a whole lot of fun!