Ali has a spunky personality and sometimes it shows up in the funny things she does. (Other times it isn't as funny, like her obsession with Vaseline that seems to be lasting forever.) I decided to take pictures of her little adventures and got these in just two days a month or two ago.
It is no wonder that one of her clearest words is "stuck." She finds herself stuck quite often.
This girl loves books! Really, it is nothing like I have experienced before. Her bed time/nap time cue is I put her in her bed with a book. She is "reading" it when I leave the room and "reading" it when I go to get her hours later. Of course she sleeps somewhere in there too. She would like me to read to her all the time. If she isn't holding a doll, she is holding a book.
Whoops! She got a little too excited about getting in the tub and jumped right in with her cloths on. Yes, she is wearing a miss matched skirt over her pants. She, like Cara, would like to add a skirt to every outfit and she is very anxious about dressing herself. One year olds aren't supposed to have opinions about what they wear! She also wants to be potty trained. I am confident she would catch right on. With no training or even encouragement she sometimes tells me when she needs to go. I just don't have it in me to train her right now.
Somewhere I lost a picture of her sleeping on the changing table with two dolls that she had also brought over from her bed. She hasn't quite mastered climbing all the way out of her crib. She can get from the crib to the changing table though so she has started many naps and nights by falling asleep on the changing table. Don't worry I have learned to check on her regularly. If I don't know where she is or what she is doing it probably isn't a good thing. She has been doing better about staying in bed since I discovered handing her a book. She is quite the girl! I never know what to expect - except the unexpected.