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Sunday, August 29, 2010

TWENTY MONTHS OLD!


Current Weight: 17300g
Current Length: 88cm
Current Size: 3-5
(approx)

This by far has been my favourite Month so far! Bubette is just so much fun to be around - she always has been but even more so now. I think because her communication is getting better and better - she spends less time being frustrated with us not being able to understand what she is trying to say - and more time having fun because we understand her needs and wants. She's stringing words together now and making short sentences, and even though she still may use the occasional random word in her own language - I understand exactly what she is saying. There is barely a time now that I will not understand what she is trying to say - unless of course she gets lazy and just says "Uh? Uh? Uh?" which she tends to do sometimes.

One day when I put her down for her nap she asked for her dolly... and when I handed it to her she says to me "Aww Thanks darlin wadda good girl!" then rolled over to go to sleep. I had to leave the room to laugh my head off - it was so funny! She adores her dollys - she just will not sleep without them and lately she will make me give them kisses too before she goes to sleep. One night she was so upset and just would not settle - each time I went in there she would say "Kisss??" So I would try to kiss her again but she would get even more irritated - I could not for the life of me figure out what was wrong with her. Finally I turned the light on and asked her why she was so upset - she sobbed as she held her dolly up and said "Kiss?" I then realised that she wanted me to kiss her dolly and as soon as I did she giggled and rolled over to finally sleep! hehe So now I make sure I do every time.

And when she is not chatting away she is pointing at almost every object she can see and announcing what it is called. She has learnt so many new words I can not even keep up with it - and her memory absolutely amazes me! I just have to mention something once and she will remember it days later and from then on - it's stored in her mind.

She loves the sound of her own voice and will test it out almost every minute of the day while she is awake! I actually worry now when she is quiet - because when she is quiet I know she is getting up to mischief! One day when I was in the kitchen making lunch - I noticed she went from singing at the top of her lungs to suddenly very quiet. I knew something was up so I called out "Missy... what are you up to?" I then hear these little running footsteps scatter away and came in to find...



Cheeky little thing found Mummy's lipstick! Heck it was so hard not to laugh!!

She is so funny - like my little partner in crime. Our days are just filled with giggles - playing chasie, hide and seek, tickle monster, dancing and singing, playing silly buggers and all that fun stuff... she brings the big kids out in us - I just love it so much! We just have this special bond and understanding that don't even need words to express. Kayla and I just have to look at each other and it's like we both know what's about to happen next. For example - if Dan lays down on the lounge room floor - Kayla and I will look at each other with a little smirk on our faces... I'll give her a nod and then we'll both go charging towards him and start tickling him on the ground! haha! poor Dan cops it from the both of us - but he loves it really! We gotta be careful though because she can pick up bad habits so easily! One day I playfully slapped Dan on the butt when he walked in the door coming home from work - so now Kayla greets him with a slap on the Butt each time he walks through the door... hehehe! It's cute but we can't have her doing that to strangers now can we!! lol Picking up habits are very easy - but breaking them is very difficult to do.

She just loves being centre of attention and making us laugh. Often she'll pick up one of my singstar microphones and start yapping away into it like she is doing a stand up comedian act. She'll throw her arms up and yell and point and dance to get a laugh out of us and then once she's satisfied she'll throw down the mic and say "Ök.. I'm done!" - so very funny! She'll also sing into the mic and actually play singstar with me. She's getting very good at holding tunes - especially with incy wincy spider and twinkle twinkle little star - she hasn't quite got the words down yet but she has the right tune and pitch down - blows me away. She's getting great with the alphabet too - singing up to G! And she can now count to 10! She'll also sing along to the wiggles and do all the actions to the songs.

I've noticed she's showing empathy too lately. This cartoon came on one afternoon - not sure what it's called but it was of a dog and a cat that always seem to fight. At one point the cat stole the dog's toy duckie and so the dog got angry and started chasing the cat. Kayla was so worried for the cat - she just started panicing saying "Ohhh Nooo!!! Poor Cat!!... Oh Nooo!!" She then came running to me most upset with tears in her eyes - pulling my hand to lead me to the TV as if she wanted me to do something about it. I had to calm her down by telling her "Aw it's alright hunny - the cat is safe." Eventually the cat got away and she was relieved. "It's OK, It's OK" she says. So heart melting!

She's also showing a lot of talent now too. This month she has been very much into painting - she loves to paint and she is a great little artist too! All I have to do is set her up in a room with a blank canvas and some paint and paintbrushes and she is happy as Larry! She would do it all day if I left her to it. And I adore her paintings so much I proudly hang them in her playroom and she is so proud of herself - she likes to lead visitors to show them her paintings too.

This Month we went to my friend Emma's baby shower where Kayla got to meet her new little friend Scarlett - daughter of my friend Alex. They were very cute together and Kayla certainly made everyone know she was there with her loud and bubbly HERE I AM personality hehe.

Kayla and Scarlett (11months old)


Here are the rest of the photos of her 19th month...

Nanny and Poppy's
Little Lady Bird...









Playing with Uncle Paulie Poo...



















Playing with Aunty Anita...





Finally some nice pics with Uncty Panita...





Home time...



Playdate at Granmas...




















































Emma's Baby Shower...













Some of these photos were taken by Nat - from Pic It photography...
Beautiful work!

Little Artist...








Hmmm what can I paint now...



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3 Comments for Kayla - Click here to comment too!:

Jacquie Shanks said...

Great to see the update! LOVE hearing all her new things :o)

The photos are great and I've 'liked' Nat's page... I was looking at the pics thinking 'now who took these ones' cause you can really tell some were taken with a good camera and a good eye ;o) They are great :o)

Funny how they get bedtime routines. If we walk out of Bonnie's room at bedtime with out me saying 'good night' and Michael saying 'see you in the morning' she'll pull us up on it! The exact words!!!

Missing you guys still. Hope we can make it over next year.

Kayla's Mum said...

Nat took most of the pics at Em's Baby shower... Granma also takes great photos - the rest are pretty much taken by Granma. Both very good photographers.. I'm lucky to have them! hehe

Bon Bon's a funny bunny too! hehe xx

Dan-Ev said...

Kayla's makeup photos look so funny. Sprung!! I can imagine how hard that would have been not to laugh. We're really looking forward to Christmas to spend time with you all... playing games and painting sounds like a lot of fun. I loved Kayla in her ladybug costume as well. Thanks for the post Rae. Love to you and all from us. xx