She's growing right before my eyes and I can't look away. Every day I feel like she's smarter, more aware of her surroundings, funnier, and happier. We're still dealing with getting her back on track sleep wise, hopefully she won't continue to wake up in the middle of the night soon, and her naps will fall back into place. There's nothing worse than being a tired, cranky, sleep-deprived Mom.
I'm looking forward to Spring already. Is that too soon? I know we haven't had the terrible cold weather that many of you have up North, but I'm ready for the trees to have their leaves and to plant flowers in the yard. Maybe I'll learn how to garden this year! I don't have much of a green thumb, but I'm thinking about giving it a try. Miss A loves to be outside so much that I think she would love to get her hands dirty and "help" me plant some pretty flowers. Being in the house all day does no good to either of us and I miss taking long walks and letting her explore freely with no jacket, hat, and shoes on.
We're working on all sorts of new skills right now. Coloring, holding a fork and spoon (which she's doing really well with), not having a full-blown tantrum when we're frustrated (any tips on that?), and learning colors, numbers, and the sounds that different animals make. Coloring seems to be more fun for me right now, there's something therapeutic about it that I like. She got these crayons for Christmas and I love getting them out to play with. Tantrums are happening all the time, a little more than I would like, and we're wondering how we should be dealing with them. Time-out? How effective is that at this age, and where should I put her for a time-out? She's doing great with numbers, currently her favorite number is five, and will say "FIVE!" nice and loud whenever we're counting something together. Colors are next, and I'm sure it will take a while for her to catch on.
Hopefully my writer's block will disappear and I'll come back at you with more things to share. I think I'll start with some new recipes first, there are plenty I want to make! Blueberry coconut pancakes, quinoa cakes...I'm staying away from sweets for awhile, and trying to eat a little healthier, as I mentioned in my new year goals. Until next time, happy Wednesday!