Sunday, September 8, 2013

18 months

Tuesday was a big day--Abby started Kindergarten, it was my first day of school, and it also happened to be the day that Norah turned 18 months old!  Dave was able to take the day off on Wednesday to take her in for her 18 month check up.  She finally broke the 20 pound mark, weighing in at 20.2 pounds (15th percentile).  She was 31 inches long (25th percentile).  What she lacks in size, she makes up for in personality...she is adventurous, busy, loud, talkative, sweet, smart, funny...  She currently has yet another big bump on her forehead--this time from running, tripping, and falling into the corner of a friend's coffee table this weekend.  Pretty typical for this busy girl...  Climbing onto Abby's bed or desk chair are new favorites.  She is most definitely a talker!  She is finally saying "yes" or "yeah" instead of just nodding her head when she wants to say yes.  "Wa wa" is now "water" and she's trying to string words together to get her point across.  Her bossy side has definitely come out as she orders us to sit down wherever she is sitting (on the stairs at church, on a small blanket, etc.).  "Sit down Abby" or "sit down Mommy" are frequently heard in our house.  Sadie and Abby are still her favorites, as are her robot and "nigh night" (pacifier).  She has adjusted to life at Lori's without Abby each day just fine, and Lori says that she often wants to cuddle with Lori or sit in her lap.  She even fell asleep rocking with Lori this week--that hasn't happened since she was probably 2 months old here!  This picture pretty much sums up Miss Norah:


Abby started Kindergarten on Tuesday, and she is loving it!  After debating for a long time about what to do/where to send her, we decided to stay at Lori's for daycare and send her to Jordan.  With their free all-day/every day Kindergarten, it is definitely a huge money-saver, and we are just not quite ready to part with Lori yet.

Abby had her open house the Thursday before Labor Day.  She was quiet and shy, but excited to meet her teacher, Ms. Olson.  She found her cubby and put away all of her school supplies, found her table spot, and had fun looking around the room.  She was especially excited about the dollhouse/kitchen area.  We had a hot wait for pictures, but it was nice to get that done at open house.

On Tuesday, it was a bright and early morning at Lori's.  Abby's buddies Avery and Jacob are also starting Kindergarten this year, so their moms and dads were there along with Dave and I to see them get on the bus.  I was doing fine until I looked back and saw Lori crying, but Abby was all confidence as she got right on the bus and waved goodbye from the window.

She has LOVED everything about school so far this week.  She's had school lunch a couple of times, is choosing her snack each day off of the healthy snack cart, loves seeing her daycare friends at recess and on the bus rides, was SO excited to check out a library book during Media, and she can't wait to go back tomorrow.  Let's hope the excitement continues!