Baby girl turned 15 months old on April 28. Each month on the 28th I take a photo of Miss Alexa and her owl to mark her growth because, as everyone likes to remind me, "they're only little for a short while."
Alexa's wearing a range of clothing (from 12 to 24 months, just depending). She's wearing most of her size 5 shoes now, and her little size 4 bunny slippers are getting too snug. I think I'll cry when I pack them away. They are such favorites. Good thing we love these cute See Kai Run shoes just as much! Alexa is definitely outgrowing her sleepwear. H sent me on a mission to pick up more sleepers from Target, and I came to the sad realization that her only option as far as Target's concerned is to wear pajamas now, as in tops and bottoms! No more footed sleepers. Tears.
She's transitioning into one nap a day. Some days she'll still do two naps, but others she will sleep for a loooong stretch and be done with it for the rest of the day.
She still has two teeth. Waiting on those other ones to pop out at any minute ...
Alexa is learning to eat with a fork and spoon. It's hilarious. She will scoop up some food, fling it without noticing and put the empty utensil in her mouth. So many messes for me, but also quite a few chuckles. We are pretty much failing at getting her to transition to a sippy cup. She will only use them to drink water. Milk must come from a bottle or there.will.be.screaming.
She is climbing the stairs now (both up and down). She's so swift that we can't turn our backs or she'll be halfway up. We are still working on finding the perfect baby gates. For now we have positioned our footstools just so. They're blocking the staircase entrance. I'm sure this will only be temporary because she'll figure out how to climb those any day now. In related news, she climbed the jungle gym at the park last weekend. It's just constant milestones going on over here, I tell you.
Other faves: crayons, stacking cups, carrying her bags on her arm, taking things out, putting things back in, the abacus, listening to records with Mama in the morning, taking the remote controls from Daddy, her princess wand, playing "tag"
This photoshoot might've been the most challenging we've ever had (and both H and I were there!). As soon as he put the owl in her hand she would sprint off, giving me one shot tops. We had to keep repositioning her. I think I might have to drug her next month to keep her in the same spot for more than 1 second. Kidding. Kind of.