We kind of accidentally invented a chase game that is Lila's favorite thing ever. Over the past month or so, she's started to think it's hilarious for me to ask her to come to me for a diaper change or whatever and for her to walk toward me, then turn at the last second so she's out of my reach. Then she cracks up. Our game is based on her propensity to be a tease. We let her start walking, then say, "I'm going to get you!" She starts walking faster, laughing the whole time. We eventually "catch" her and she just cracks up. Then we let her go and she "runs away" again. She played this game with Reed for 45 minutes today!
Lila has added a few new words this month. Her two newest are "woah" and "thank you" (day do is how she says it). She still doesn't use words very often, preferring to point to or sign for what she wants. She does often say, "Mama!" when she needs me, then takes me to whatever she wants. She has a noise she makes when she wants something too--basically "uh uh uh uh" and pointing at what she wants. We really need to work on words!
|Lately, she's started hamming it up for the camera.|
Lila has iron drops that she takes twice a day. We usually give them to her as part of her bedtime routine before each nap. One day, I forgot to give the drops to her. She sat up from where she was laying in my arms, started pointing and making a commotion until I realized what she was pointing at--her medicine on the changing table! She knew we'd missed part of her routine. Apparently she likes structure. Her routine has been the same for a while now: diaper change, grab her blanket, read a book, lights off and noisemaker on, rock for a few minutes and sing, bed.
|Just chewing on her shoe outside.|
Lila has a lot of teeth and is working on more. I am pretty sure she is working on teeth 13, 14, 15, and 16 right now. She wears size 4ish in shoes--she's got tiny little feet and basically size 18 months in clothes. Her 18 month tops all seem a little on the short side, which is crazy because she's not a tall girl! She must carry her height in her torso.
Lila's hair is starting to go curly! Anytime it's wet--and especially if she's sweaty--the back curls up in little ringlets. It's ridiculously adorable.
|Being cute with brother.|
Lila loves to identify body parts. It started when she finally started lying still for diaper changes and then even helping me to put her clothes on. I'd tell her to put her legs in and she'd lift her legs. From there, it multiplied. Her favorite body part to identify is her belly. She can also find her hair, her head, her nose (she sniffs), her feet, her legs, and her hands. It's really cute. And, speaking of hair, Lila thinks it's hilarious if the wind blows her hair or if water drops on her head. She immediately pats her hair and smiles at me.
|Showing me she got water on her head.|
This month Lila had lice. It was awful and I have no idea where she got it. Thankfully, the boys and Ryan didn't catch it--but I did. She was pretty good the first time I shampooed and combed out her hair, but when I had to re-check her every few days and then re-comb her a week later, she was not a fan. Thankfully, she doesn't have much hair.
|Big girl chair!|