Friday, March 27, 2009

22 Months Old Now!

Kirsten is 22 months old! It's getting to the point where we don't even count her age in months anymore. When people ask how old she is, we just say, "She's almost 2" or "She'll be 2 in May." She's such a funny girl! It's really fun to hear her repeat words we say, do animal noises, and to see the things she laughs at. And it's hard to believe she can already do so much!
Some of her favorite things right now are:
-Fruit snacks. She'll ask for "Snack!" and just keep repeating the word over and over until we get her one. Sometimes she'll accept other snacks, but fruit snacks are her current favorite. She also loves raisins.
-Counting to 10! She counts with us, or sometimes starts counting all on her own. It's so cute to hear her count!!!
-Ernie from Sesame Street. She asks for "Ernie" several times a day, and she usually wants to watch Play With Me Sesame instead of Sesame Street, since Ernie is a main character on that show. She still loves Elmo too, but I think Ernie has taken over as her favorite!
-Opening and shutting doors. She's been able to reach the doorknobs for awhile now and has figured out how to open and shut the doors really well, so she does it all the time.
-She has tons of new words she likes to say, but some of her favorites to say are Moon, Butterfly, Sunshine, Snack, All gone, and Go. She loves butterflies and loves to see the moon in the sky and point it out.
-Her favorite movie is still Mamma Mia, and she loves the songs from it.
-Pointing out body parts, especially facial features. She knows how to point out eyes, ears, mouth, nose, chin, cheeks, arm, hand, and foot.
Things she absolutely hates:
-Nursery. Oh gosh, she despises it! Stephen stays in there with her too and tries to get her to play and have a good time, and even when he's there she still cries, whines, and begs to "Go!" This hate is probably closely related to the next one. .
-Other little kids. They scare her to death! Even little kids she's familiar with and knows really well make her turn into a weepy, clingy little girl. Anytime they cry or whine or make any loud sounds at all, she freaks out. It's hard to handle and I hope she grows out of it soon! I've never seen a toddler so afraid of other young kids.
-Getting her hair brushed/combed/touched at all = Torture. This has never changed. Especially when we comb her wet hair after a bath, she cries like she's being killed!
-Sitting still. It's been hard to get good pictures of her, because she won't stop moving or look at the camera long enough!
Thankfully. . . her weeks of bad sleep that she had a month ago have passed, and she's been sleeping really great again. YAY!!! She usually goes to bed between 7 and 8, and sleeps until at least 8 the next morning. I am very thankful for this! I love my good little sleeper! We still don't know what caused that bad month of sleep. . . maybe she was teething or having nightmares? I guess we'll never know for sure.

She thought it was SO fun to climb into the laundry basket a few weeks ago.
It's been difficult to take her places lately since she's so freaked out by other kids, but we did have a good time at the Imagine Children's Museum the other week with our friends Miranda and Saide. They had lots of fun in the water play area!
Kirsten is such a sweet, happy girl and I really do have such a fun time with her! It's so hard to believe she'll be 2 years old soon!


  1. She is beautiful just like her Mom :)

  2. She is adorable. Her hair is so freakin' long! I am so jealous of it! I cannot wait to see your next little girl and see how similar/different they look from each other!

  3. I can't believe how long her hair is!!!!!!!! Are you feeding her fertilzer!? HOLY MOLY!!! It's GORGEOUS!!! Even after 2 haircuts, Lilly *still* has a mullet! I'm sure Kirsten will grow out of her fear of other little kids soon...hopefully! Lilly is really nervous still but now she has become completely anti-social and just tells other kids to "stop it" if they come to close. Irks me no end!!!

  4. She is such a cutie. Time goes by so fast!

  5. I can really see both of you in her. It's cute to see how she is looking more like a toddler each picture!

  6. That is so funny that she is afraid of other little kids! I used to hate getting my hair combed too, I would scream and cry the whole time.

    She is going to be a cute big sister!

  7. She is so cute!i know she will be a wonderful big sister!!! :)

  8. Happy April!(Tomorrow)
    I still have a tender head and I'm almost 50...I tear up when I get my hair done still, so does my mother. (She's 75) I guess it is an inherited thing. Who knows your daughter might change. My youngest daughter got over it when she was 15...
    Hope your family has a great Easter!


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