Wednesday, August 12, 2015

Eleanor's 18 months old!

We interrupt this empty, quiet blog for….a Nora update!  I will try to be better, but no promises.  I have come to terms that my blog suffers when the weather gets nice or when I get busy at work or when….kidding.  No more excuses.  Anyways…guess what?

Little Miss Eleanor Anne is 18 months old!  How the heck did that happen so fast???  And, Miss Evie Mae will be 14, I mean 4 in a couple of weeks!

Updates on Ms. Nora

Weight: Around 25 lbs.  She hasn't gained much since her 1st birthday since she does not stop moving. 

Height:  No clue.  She's shorter than her sister was at this age.

Hair color: Light brown with curls!  Boy, is it getting long.  She has quite the mullet and I cannot get myself to cut it yet.  She has been rocking the Pebbles high pony tail.

Eyes: A dark blue.

Sleep: As a newborn she was an amazing sleeper.  Then as a baby she was a horrendous sleeper.  Now as a toddler, we can't really complain. She blows kisses, walks in her room, I rock her, say a prayer and she is ready for bed. She may wake up once in the night. She goes to bed amazing in her crib and will may sleep through the night; however, recently she's been getting up super early and we are so tired that we put her in bed with us to get 2 more hours of sleep.  Desperate times calls for desperate measures. 

Food: Nora slams scrambled eggs faster than any teenage boy.  She had 4 eggs tonight, and a full bowl of watermelon. The other morning she ate over 5 eggs, meanwhile her big sis can't even finish one.  She also slams water like she's in a beer chugging contest.  She also loves almost any fruit, mac and cheese, spaghetti, and cheese. 

Personality: My little lady is no longer laid-back.  She is a typical busy toddler.  She can go from 0 to 100 in a second with her moods.  She will be angry one second and the next second giggling her head off.  She is still a wild child with no fear and mischievous. She will run, jump, climb, fall, you name it over anything.  Oh, and she is a momma's girl.  I cannot go anywhere without my shadow right behind me or crawling up me.

Movement: The kiddo has two speeds.  Sleeping or running.  I wish I had 10% of the energy she has right now.  I would for sure be able to fit in my college jeans that I cannot just let go of quite yet.  Also, she is so clumsy.  I think it is because again she has is so curious about the world and has no fear.

Words: Previously, Nora was a yeller and grunter.  Not much babbling until the last month.  And now she does not stop talking in her language.  The fluctuations of her tones are hilarious.  She truly thinks she is speaking English, and we have absolutely no idea what she is saying.  She will look at you with her expressive eyes and talk for minutes on end.  The noise volume in our household has increased drastically over the last couple of months, especially when she's playing with her sister.

She is mainly saying one words that will randomly pop out in her sentences.  Current words I can think of:
  • DADDDDYYYYYYYY All.the.time. (Although she's a momma's girl. WTH.)
  • Snack
  • More
  • Go!
  • Up
  • VVVVVV (Evie?)
  • Top (Stop)
  • Help
  • Night-night
  • Kitty
  • Belly, belly, belly
  • Buh-bye
  • WEEEEE! 
  • Mommy (Maybe once every blue moon)
  • Ball
  • Yay!
  • Shoes
  • Cheeeeeese!
  • Hi!
Oh and her first three word sentence…
  • "I want gum."  Yes, you got that right.  Thanks Evie for always asking for gum. And for gran (my mom) for pretending to give her gum.  She now thinks cheddar goldfish is gum.
Other things to note: 
  • You can ask her to throw something away and she'll do so.  
  • She does not like a dirty diaper and will let you know right away.  
  • When her sister sings, she will do the same.  But louder and with pure squeals of delight.  
  • She knows where her toys and babies are located.  
  • Loves to attempt to take on and off shoes and gets so darn angry that she cannot figure out how to put them on the right feet. 
  • She is a biter, but luckily that has chilled out lately.  
  • Now she prefers to throw objects.  Forcefully. She also loves to hit her sister when she is frustrated.  Even when poor Evie has nothing to do with her frustration.  
  • The item just mentioned also put Nora in her first time-out, which was pretty hilarious.  
  • Girlfriend loves a good pair of sunglasses.  And when her sunglasses are on, she is a diva.
Despite the information just mentioned, Nora loves her Evie. And Evie loves her Nora. Sharing?  Well that is a different story.  A skill that needs to continue to be refined. Thankfully, Ev is such a patient, caring sister. They will play for hours and sincerely enjoy each others company.  

Her personality continues to grow more each day and she is a ray of sunshine.  We all adore Nora!  


A sweet Evie update will be coming soon with her 4th birthday (insert tears here) coming up.