It’s been 6 months since Chloe’s last monthly update! I can’t believe that on Sunday she’ll be 18 months old. It’s going to be my baby’s half birthday. More importantly, she’s really not a baby anymore. Of course she’ll always be my baby, but we are in full blown toddler mode.
Speaking of babies, Chloe is obsessed. Many of my close friends have babies or are about to have a baby or two! Luke and Olivia are 2 month old twins that Chloe can’t get enough of. She’s constantly wanting to touch and love on them. We’re working on gentle hands and not trying to touch their faces. For the most part she does great though. Below you can she her doting over Luke. He was sleeping in his carseat before Chloe found him and had to give him love! She also love Renee who is only 10 months younger than her. She does get a bit confused when Renee crawls around and pulls up on things. I can see her thinking, “Why doesn’t she just walk mom?” She loves to pet Renee and say baby! Meanwhile I’m just thinking, you’re a baby little girl!
My little mommy is all about helping us out. She likes to sweep, vacuum, pick up dog poop, paint, you name it. If only all the “work” she was doing actually helped get things done, instead of making it take longer. Don’t get me wrong, I’d rather have her “help” me every single day. She like to follow behind me with her broom or mop when I’m sweeping, and her vacuum is one of her favorite toys. If only it actually worked!
She is definitely my mini me. My little shadow watching everything I do. She follows me everywhere and wants to be just like me. I love that about her. It makes me so aware of my actions and words because I know I’m setting an example and she’s learning from me. Lately she’s been super interested in everything I do in the bathroom. One time, she waltz right in, spread my legs and almost stuck her hand in the toilet. She’s done that to my mom too! Now I’m trying to take her in with me and explain to her that mommy goes pee-pee in the potty, so on and so forth. She’s not ready to potty train, but I figured a little early prep couldn’t hurt! I bought her this potty this week and she loves it. Mostly she tries to stand in it, but she’ll figure it out soon enough!
This is when I usually go over all the firsts from the last month. Not sure if I’ll get them all, but I’ll hit on the highlights of the last few months!
- First time to go trick or treating at Disney World
- First overseas flight
- First trip to London
- First time to see snow
- First visit to Illinois & Wisconsin
- First NFL Football game
- First gymnastics class
- First move to a new house!