My favorite thing to hear her say is "I love you too."
Delaney's first months in a toddler bed. *Shudder* But I've been lucky in that Delaney didn't attempt to climb out of her crib until she was 2 1/2, and Annie hasn't yet. Other parents might not have the choice to wait because their kids are being little monkeys who climb out. When the crib ceases to be a safe option, into the twin she will go.
Another place in the house that she and Big Sis are bonding is the bathroom. When Delaney has to go, she invites Annie to come with her. She's taught Annie to wave and say "Hi pee-pee," as it's coming out. Then she says "Bye, pee-pee," as Delaney flushes. Same thing with poo-poo. Then they both wash their hands. I know it's a little bit strange, but I'm hoping all her familiarity with Delaney's toilet habits will help a lot when it's time to start potty training her.
I love how she calls pickles boats. She points at Tim's or my plate at lunch and says, "boat." She always wants one, but then she just tastes it and makes a face. And every time, she expects it will be different. In a few days, Tim's going to take us to Morehead City to see his ship/ his "boat", and she seems especially excited. I wonder if she's picturing a big pickle sitting in the water?
I love how when she finishes a drink, she says, "All gone. I drink it all up!"
More and more, she is wanting to do things herself. She wants to put on her own shoes, but usually she'll say "Help" when it's not working out. She wants to buckle herself into her carseat. Everything is "self", "self", "self", if you try to help her. She just wants us to know she's her own little person and she can do things too. When she is successful, she exclaims, "I did it!" She's growing up quickly.
A year ago today: Annalise at 10 months