Bold for recent updates (27 months)
Weight: Sadie was pushing 23lbs at her appointment. On our home scale the other day she was 24 lbs.
Height: She was just (I mean JUST) under 32 inches. And thanks to the stickler rule follower at Disneyland we know just how close she is to 32 inches! 33 inches now! According to me of course :)
Nicknames: Thanks to the "terrific" twos mostly Sadie Joye when she needs to listen :) Also lots of "big girl" to encourage her to do things independently :) She calls her self "sad" (not pronounced like the actual word, but with a long 'a')
Eating: Sadie is still a really good eater, but like any toddler, she definitely has developed her preferences. The only thing she really refuses to eat is lettuce (although she will eat spinach) and corn tortillas. Everything else is pretty much fair game, especially with bribery. Her favorite foods are probably bread, cookies, fruit and she usually really likes meat as long as she is able to chew it ok. She is really good about finishing things before she can get her favorites. She also loves to help me cook now that she has her tower. It is really fun to have her "help" and really messy!
Sleeping: After an almost two year battle (although we have been on a pretty long break from the battle, a truce if you will), Sadie is officially sleeping in her own room and in her own bed. I am pretty sure we miss her more than she misses us! Thankfully we have her sister to keep us company ;) She loves her room and her turtle that projects stars and the moon on the ceiling. We still lay down with her to fall asleep for her nap and at bedtime. (lots of naps and bedtimes recently we haven't had to lay with her, she actually seems to like it, but of course that could change at any time). It doesn't usually bother us except for occasional days/nights when we have other things to do or Ellasyn is over it. I know that I would have a hard time falling asleep all alone too and I know one day we will miss getting to lay with her every night! We do have to bring our phones with us, otherwise we fall asleep too (sometimes before she does....daddy). She currently takes one nap and she has skipped it a handful of times, so I am thinking nap time could be over in the near future :( She goes to bed between 8:30-9pm most nights, but she is definitely our night owl and can easily stay up much later. She wakes up between 7-8am (usually closer to 8). Her nap is around 1 and can last 45-3 hours, with the most common being an hour and a half.
Diapers: Sadie is kind of in between sizes. 4 would probably work just fine, but they are more expensive! So we have been sticking with size 3 for the majority of time. Since she has been waking up dry, size 3 is just fine. She wears a huge variety of clothes sizes. Anything from 9-18 months really, just depends on the brand. She is mostly in size 12-18 months with some other sizes bigger/smaller mixed in. She loves to try on her sister's clothes (3-6 months) and sometimes they fit too :) Her shoe size is between 4-5 right now.
Social: Sadie is seriously so much fun! She is such a little person, and sometimes a mini teenager or full blown adult. She is super independent, but also loves to play with older kids. We just love her little personality and she cracks us up every day....see list below....
Likes: eating, anything girly, anything Frozen or disney, grandma, music and dancing....see list below....
Dislikes: having help, being told "no" (although she loves to say it!), when her sister or friends takes one of her toys, sharing in general, going to her class at church (recent development.....she actually likes her class now and doesn't cry at all anymore!)
Mommy: Sadie is such a little mini-me. Sometimes we all agree that it's like watching a little Brittany run around. Of course this also means she gives me a run for my money! She is so fun most of the time, but I am a little fearful of those teenage years since I know what I put my own mom through!
Daddy: Sadie loves her daddy! They have SO much fun together! She always asks him to dance or to throw her in the air. I'm pretty sure any time she asks daddy to dance we all melt a little inside.
Furbabies: Sadie loves animals and our pets are no exception. She likes to throw the ball for "ches ches" and "pipuur". She loves to talk to them and call them (in fact she still calls everyone like a dog) "come, come" as she pats her tummy. She also loves to boss the animals around and gets really mad when the cat doesn't do what she wants him to. We have really had to watch how we discipline the animals because Sadie is a copy cat!
What we are looking forward to: It has been so much fun to watch her talking evolve. We are excited to hear more words and sentences come out clearly because she is so funny! We are also really excited for Christmas, every holiday is so much fun with her!
I feel like Sadie changes and learns new things every day, so these lists were so hard to make!!!
-identify most colors on a pretty consistent basis (purple, orange and black she almost never gets wrong) Once she learned pink, purple is now always pink to Sadie....so confusing when you are trying to pick out her dinner plate!
-say her "ABCs" meaning she can say "A,b,c" ;)
-walk on the balance beam, do a somersault (with a little nudge, no more nudge needed!) and swing from things
-remember EVERYTHING! Seriously though be careful what you do and say around her because she won't forget it and you just may find yourself riding bikes at 8pm. Also if you tell her something you are going to do the next day at bedtime/nap time it will be the first thing she says when she wakes up!
-eat with chopsticks!! She loves her "suseeee"
-get herself dressed, including most pairs of her shoes. Sometimes things are on backwards and her shoes are on the wrong feet, but with a little guidance she can fix it.
-climb in her car seat and buckle her chest clip....she gets very mad that she can't completely buckle herself in.
-remember lots of lines and pages from her favorite books.
-name most of the food she eats, especially breakfast because that is usually the same type of things
-knows circle, star, heart and triangle. Square and rectangle she is still learning....
-draw circles and lines
-to talk ALL the time....she can literally talk to a wall, I mean she talks to the back of the seat in the car. We still can't understand a huge chunk of what she is saying, but you better believe she knows exactly what she is saying! She will repeat words until you show her that you understand #exhausting
-gymnastics class! It took her a few weeks to figure out how to do a lot of things, but I am amazed at how far she has come already. And she is so strong!
-music still and took her first music class and thought it was the best thing ever (especially since daddy got to come!) In fact we still sing the songs all the time!
-to read still. She amazes us with how much she will remember from stories. Some of her favorites she "reads" every page (like Mr. Brown Can Moo...). She also likes to point out covers of books that we have at home if we see them somewhere else or on a different book.
-Wheels on the Bus....it started with her little Leap Frog puppy, and then turned into a library book that she has practically memorized. So cute! Her favorite pages are "up and down", "sit us" (sit with us), "move back"(move on back).
-to negotiate...if you ask her to sit on her bottom she will ask if she can sit on her knees (her favorite!)
-Madeline.....I am pretty sure I know every line in that movie....even Sadie knows a lot of the lines now! She makes the chicken sounds with the girls and knows when some of her favorite parts are coming up
-to "write" lists....she will scribble on my lists and always wants me to tell her things to write and spell them for her
-to do art. Painting is her favorite. She also likes to color and use do-a-dots.
-to sing to herself when she wakes up.
-to eat snacks out of ziplock bags
-to take care of babies....nurses them, rocks them, puts them to sleep in her sister's swing
-to copy what her sister does....like when she started crawling, standing up, walking with her walker etc.
-her friends "Eee"(Evie) "Mar"(Margo) "Byce" (Bryce) and "Book" (Brooke)....she sings goodnight to them every night
Current favorite words/sayings:
-she sings "Jingle Bells" and it is the cutest!
-she is currently obsessed with watching "The Grinch" and she says "cindy loo" whenever she comes on....she also likes to say "whyyyy" when she does. And thanks to grandma she also asks for "popcorn"
-every time we have to leave or stop doing something she loves to say "two minutes" for two more minutes....she also puts up her hands like she is holding up "two", but really it is more like "four" or "five"
-she has started saying things are "pretty", she asks for "pretty light" in the bathroom and when we were decorating the Christmas tree, she saw a picture of our wedding and said "pretty momma"
-started saying "jesus" at night when we pray and tries to repeat the lines I say
-she says "la-looo" for love you and says "na-night", "see later" and "bye" whenever it is time to go to sleep
-she also started saying "thank you momma" when I help her ( that is when I am allowed to help :))
-she can't say anything with "f" so she asks for her "spoon and sork"
-copying sports fan daddy and screaming at the tv....she said "sick shot" the other night after daddy
-says "cheese" when she wants me to take her picture or she wants to take a picture of something
-says "me" and "me turn" whenever she wants to do something
-calls everything that is small "baby", the other day she asked for her "baby" toast that dropped off her plate
-talks in a really high voice to her sister and says "its ok Eyah" when her sister is upset
-she likes to be naked and she says "lick" when she wants to be naked ??
-she always has to "work" :)