Maia is 18 months old!

by Chrissie Wainright on June 19th, 2015
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She says "cheese" when she sees the camera =)  Not

She says “cheese” when she sees the camera =) Not sure where she learned it but it’s cute!

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Maia is 18 months old!!! She’s turning into a bit of a daredevil. She climbs into the windowsill over our bed and jumps! Over and over and over. She will say “Boinga boinga crash!” On the other hand, she doesn’t want to climb up past the first section of the tape tunnel at the discover lab. She’s happy to go up one level and slide down over and over. She loves it there and protests wildly when it’s time to go.

 

She still adores books. I don’t know if it is just that she’s a December baby, but a lot of her favorites seem to be Christmas books. She loves Frosty the snowman, and several books about reindeer. Normally I would have set those up on a higher shelf by now, but she loves them so much it’s Christmas year-round here. Not that I protest much =) We also read a lot of Biscuit, Dotty, and the I Can Read Dora and Backyardigans books.

 

reading The Mitten, another winter book =)  Oh, she loves Bear Stays Up too.

reading The Mitten, another winter book =) Oh, she loves Bear Stays Up too.

With Aunt Jen and Aunt Jan =)

With Aunt Jen and Aunt Jan =)

She found a length of ruffle fabric I used for the Teacher Appreciation breakfast. She wraps it around herself and says “pretty.” It’s adorable. =) She also discovered necklaces and bracelets, and adorns herself with those. Randomly, she has asked me to put diaper covers on her several times, declaring them pretty as well. We almost never use those so it’s hilarious when she asks for them.

 

Pretty!

Pretty!

necklaces =)

necklaces =)

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She loves to stack things. Papa got her a gift card to Kiddlestix and we used it for a set of stacking cups, which she loves. She also spent hours stacking the orange cones we bought for DZ’s paw patrol party. She’ll stack them up, scatter them, giggle, and babble at them. Every now and again you’ll hear a real word in her babble, which just makes you intensely curious what she’s talking about!

 

More stacking

More stacking

More stacking, then scattering =)

More stacking, then scattering =)

She loves to stack magformers.  The magnets are pretty tough so she separates them using her teeth.

She loves to stack magformers. The magnets are pretty tough so she separates them using her teeth.

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She is talking more clearly every day, thank goodness =) She has some fun quirks. She says “PU! PU!” instead of up. While patting your leg and giving you a look that makes it absolutely clear what she means. She does the same for cup.

 

She asks for shows now. Actually, she usually says, “show back?” She loves the Backyardigans, and can say all their names. She’s sleeping with all the little plush backyardigans we collected and got from Carson and Raegan right now. She has five Backyardigans and two deer. Some nights she tosses them overboard one by one, but lately at least a few stay in with her until morning!

 

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Hanging out with Sis and playing with her postcard from Aunt Tina =)

Hanging out with Sis and playing with her postcard from Aunt Tina =)

She loves her cousins =)  She actually sits still for Casey... and Uncle Casey too come to think of it.

She loves her cousins =) She actually sits still for Casey… and Uncle Casey too come to think of it.

Ice Cream with Grandma!  She used the wrong end of the spoon and drank straight from the bowl... but she loved it!

Ice Cream with Grandma! She used the wrong end of the spoon and drank straight from the bowl… but she loved it!

She stuffed scooby snacks in my shirt so she could have her hands free for her cup, and fished them back out at her leisure!

She stuffed scooby snacks in my shirt so she could have her hands free for her cup, and fished them back out at her leisure!

She loved climbing the "croc!" that I painted for Sophia's Neverland party.

She loved climbing the “croc!” that I painted for Sophia’s Neverland party.

She loves bunnies.  She knows they say "hop hop!"  Abbey gave her a bunny to be her friend at Everett's awesome zoo party.  We loved the photo scavenger hunt!

She loves bunnies. She knows they say “hop hop!” Abbey gave her a bunny to be her friend at Everett’s awesome zoo party. We loved the photo scavenger hunt!

Together at the Zoo for Everett's party!

Together at the Zoo for Everett’s party!

She's so proud she's so far into the jungle by herself.  I tried to coax her out but Daddy had to go get her.

She’s so proud she’s so far into the jungle by herself. I tried to coax her out but Daddy had to go get her.


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