In my last blog post I stated, "I have a thousand different things going on right now, and I'm not on top of any of them! I have hope though, that one day, I will once again be caught up on stuff, and I will write blog posts - especially these monthly updates - on time! Because I really do love having this little blog where I can go back and read our little family history."
Obviously I am still not on top of things.
Our Ila Bug is 15 months old! Can you believe it? I can't! Why does time speed up when you have babies?
Ila at 14 months in December
Ila at 15 months in January
Ila is feisty and wild. She runs, trying to keep up with Eden. She's a tornado, destroying my house in the blink of an eye. She likes to be held upside down, swung around, tossed onto a bed. She is not capable of sitting still; she is constantly on the move.
Her vocabulary consists of "mama", "cat", "ball", "kick" (which she screams while running around kicking the ball), "day ew" for thank you, "pa" for paci, "ma" for more, and the word she screams the loudest: "GAH" which is short for again.
She stands at my feet, pulls at my legs, and screams "GAH", "GAH", "GAH" every time I set her down from tossing her up in the air or throwing her onto a pillow or swinging her around in circles. Her little voice is so adorable, and she's always grinning up at me when she's saying it, so of course, she always gets her way.
Girl still loves to eat. Anything and everything. We went out for crawfish last Friday, and she went to town on them. Other than pointing to her cup of water more than usual, the spiciness didn't seem to bother her. Dustin was super proud.
Besides me, Eden, and Dustin, her favorite person is Pops. (my grandpa)
For as wild and crazy as she is, when it's time for her to go in her carseat, she is a complete angel. I guess she is so used to riding around to all of Eden's various activities, and also, since we live out in the country, it takes us a good 25 minutes to drive to a restaurant or the grocery store or wherever, so she's used to it. But more than that, she seems to like it. I think her carseat is actually a comforting, safe place for her, and she gets excited whenever I buckle her in.
We have not managed to cut back on paci use at all.
She gives the cutest, softest high-fives.
She loves to kiss people, and the other night, Dustin, Eden and I, spend a good ten minutes sitting on the floor in Eden's room and having Ila kiss all of us. "Go give Daddy a kiss. Now give Sissy a kiss. Give Mama a kiss. Okay, now kiss Sissy again. Now Daddy. Give Mama a kiss now." She simply just leans over and touches her face to yours and then grins. It is so cute and sweet and precious and funny, and the other night we just kept going and going and laughing and laughing.
Oh, I totally forgot one of the words she can say now! A couple of weeks ago, I went to take a picture of Eden and Ila in their matching pajamas, and after Eden said, "cheese", Ila looked at her and then busted out, "CHEEEEEEEEEE!"
We love her to the sun.
chowin' down on Eden's 4th birthday