Skip to main content

Eliza Rose: Things to Remember, Month 14

Once again I’m a little late with this but it’s better than last month’s!
Just like her brother at 14 months, Eliza has made leaps and bounds both physically and verbally.  She’s gone from taking 5-6 steps to running around the house non-stop.   The only time she crawls anymore is if she falls over and needs to pull herself up on something.

_DSC9225

_DSC9067

Also like her brother, she’s added several words to her vocabulary, including “no!” (her favorite word, which she always says quite emphatically), “woof-woof,”  “ba-ba” (bottle), "shoes," and “up.”

_DSC9121

_DSC9219

She’s picked up a few baby sign language gestures such as “more” and “all done.”  She’s also started to walk over to the fridge and point at it when she’s hungry. 

_DSC9125

_DSC9060

Eliza has started following simple directions and is able to “bring something to Mommy” or “give things to Daddy.”  She’s imitating our actions more and more, brushing her hair, putting things in the hamper, and throwing her dirty diapers (and the occasional toy) in the garbage.

_DSC8979

_DSC8978

Never a very good napper, Eliza has pretty much dropped her morning nap (except on occasion) and naps for about an hour and a half, if we’re lucky, in the afternoon.   Fortunately she’s still sleeping a solid 12 hours at night so we’ll happily put up with the shorter naps.

Eliza is getting more and more mischievous and impish, as well as quite dramatic when she doesn’t get her way.  Sometimes she flings herself on the floor, sometimes the throws things, and sometimes she lays her head on the couch and cries while looking at you out of the corner of her eye…
Sneaky and sweet- that’s our little girl!  Just like the nursery rhyme:

There was a little girl who had a little curl
Right in the middle of her forehead;
When she was good, she was very, very good,
And when she was bad she was horrid.

Comments

Popular posts from this blog

Checking in....

Thought it was time for a little update on the projects we're working on at Casa LeBaron.   In living room news, our fireplace is almost finished!  The new tile has been grouted (no pictures yet) and all we have left to do is seal the grout and install the new fireplace doors.  Then I have to figure out how I want to style the mantel- I usually just throw a bunch of frames and things up there but am not sure if that's the way I want to go right now...  Here's how it's looking (or, here's how it was looking before we grouted the tile): Below is a close up of how we fixed our cabinet doors.  Originally they were oak with horrible brass hardware.  The panels on each door front was cracked and they were U-G-L-Y.  So we popped out the panels, painted the frames, and used my handy dandy glue gun to inset new panels.  The new panels were made from one sheet of radiator screening that we cut to size and sprayed with oil-rubbed bronze spray paint.  We added new handles and…

Paul Thomas: Things to Remember, Five

Oh what a difference a year makes.  Paul turned FIVE on Sunday.  Last year, when he turned four, I lamented the fact that he had gone from a toddler to a little kid in the blink of an eye.  Another blink later and he’s not a little kid anymore- he’s a big kid, a five year old, heading off to pre-K with his backpack and his lunchbox and not even a wave good-bye over his shoulder. 

LP has grown several inches since he turned four- just look at the difference in the photos below, taken just about a year apart.  He looks like a baby to me in the first photo, and so grown up in the second.





At five, Paul is intelligent, engaging, witty, and I have to admit, rather adept at sarcasm (it runs in the family on both sides and was bound to happen).  He loves to talk to anyone and everyone but is particularly happy talking to grown-ups, especially the elderly people who frequent the YMCA we attend.   I’ve been told several times by them that he’ll grow up to be a politician or a salesman.  When I…

Things to Remember: Eliza Rose, Age 3

Today our sweet little Eliza Rose turns three.  Like all moms, I'm sure, it's hard for me to believe that she's already out of toddler-hood and becoming a preschooler.  It seems as though we were just preparing for her to join our family yesterday and now, of course, it's impossible to imagine what life would be like without Eliza around.


Eliza might be the smallest person in our house but she has the largest personality by far.  Shy in public, she's boisterous and energetic at home- running all over, squealing with excitement, bossing everyone around and trying to take charge at all times. 

She's stubborn and sensitive, sweet and sassy, and over the top spicy.  

At three Eliza's favorite things are her brother, her doggies, mermaids, stories, and princesses.   She loves to play tea party, help in the kitchen and go swimming.    Sometimes she says she's "Eliza BaBaron"- other times she's a "puppy doggy" or a "mermaid with a pi…