Kathryn is 15 months old today! And although it's kind of getting ridiculous to write a new post on her month birthdays, she is doing so much once again, that I feel like it'd just be too much to update if I wait any longer. So, with that, here are some pictures and an update.
Every day, when it's time for daddy (or mommy, on the days I work) to get home, she loves waiting at the door for the first sighting. She gets so excited when she sees him walking up the sidewalk, and will either laugh or squeal or clap, usually all of the above. Here she is waiting...
She loves to pray, and will often stop and pray whenever we say the word, or whenever she hears someone talking over a loud speaker or even on the radio (I think she associates it with being at church and hearing prayers over the microphone).
She also loves hugging the baby. We're not sure that she understands that there's a baby in there, or if she just thinks she's hugging mommy's tummy, but as I get bigger, she may get it.
She had her first fall on the sidewalk a few weeks ago, and scraped up her head/face a bit. It's kind of hard to see in this picture, but I was proud of her shiner!
We got her a baby doll to start getting used to having a baby around, and to let her have fun with her own baby before the real one comes. She's not all that interested in it, to be honest, but she'll put the blanket on it sometimes.
We also have lots of tears and meltdowns these days. She's discovered she has an opinion and a right to tell us her opinion. It can be anything from not wanting to put something down, to getting her shoes on, to brushing her teeth. Even things she normally likes to do sometimes turn into battles because she wants to assert herself and have her own way. So, we see this face quite often during the day!
However, she remains a joy to us, and keeps us laughing constantly. The newest pasttime in our house is grabbing the camera to take a picture of the latest thing she's gotten into. (That post will come soon...get ready to laugh!) Some other things she can do:
-She now is able to say, clearly, "fish", "shoes", "keys", "hi". She still doesn't talk a whole lot, though. The other day she said "birds" clear as day when she heard some birds chirping, but she hasn't said it since. So, I don't know if it was a coincidence, or if she really said it and is just being stubborn about saying it again.
-Some new signs include: "help", "again", "butterfly", "lamb", and "crackers". She doesn't sign any of these correctly, but I know what she's saying when she does them. She completely made up her own sign for crackers...it doesn't look anything like the real sign.
-She also makes up other signs, too, and I have no idea what they mean. This can be very frustrating for both of us, as she's obviously trying to communicate something to me, and I have no idea what it is!
-She now has 2 molars! She's been working very hard on these, and I can't wait until they are completely finished coming through!
-She's walking quite quickly now, which means she is more clumsy and falls more often. Nothing like taking after her momma.
-She's getting quite good at throwing her ball. She is also very good at throwing food off of her high chair tray, which is a daily battle.
-She nows gives us kisses! She gave kisses when she was a few months old, but then stopped kissing adults all together for a long time (she would, however, continue to kiss other babies and children, even in pictures). We love getting her slobbery wet kisses now!