|No more swaddle. :)|
|My wide-eyed girl!|
|I love kisses from this girl!|
|Yes, she's sitting on a can of oats. :)|
This girl. She is just the cutest little toddler. She went for her 18 month checkup last week. It's the lowest she has ever been in her percentiles, meaning she's finally starting to slim down some. She's down to the 62nd %ile for her weight and the 67th %ile for her heighth. Her head circumference is still in the 70's. The doctor was really impressed with Adia's vocabulary and her knowledge of colors and so forth. Adia is also starting to put more than 1 word together. If she wants me to pick her up, she says, "Up, peas," (up, please.) She will eat her little goldfish crackers and say, "Nummy shishies" (yummy fishies.) When she is down to her last goldfish cracker, she says, "Bye bye, shishies!" When we drain the bath water out of the tub, she often either says, "Bye bye waters," or "Bye Bye bubbles." She will repeat anything we say. She also requests specific foods by name. We will say, "What do you want to eat, Adia?" She says, "Cackas" for crackers, "tawbies" for strawberries, "geeps" for grapes, and so forth. I think one of the cutest things she says is, "Me mess." She usually says this when she is in her high chair and her little hands are covered with food of some sort. It's just so cute how she says it. Adia loves her baby dolls. She must watch us with Isla because she copies what we do with her dolls. She has a baby doll that came with a robe and a wash cloth. She uses the wash cloth to wipe her baby's bottom. She will get out her own diaper cream and pretend to squirt it on the baby's bottom too. She sets her baby in the bumbo and in the car seat. At church, they have a little baby doll in the nursery with a pacifier. Adia walks around the nursery holding that baby like it's her own and rocking it and putting the paci in it's mouth. If Isla is crying, Adia either says, "Isla cying" or, "She sad." She'll walk up to Isla while she's crying and say, "Awww," while patting her on the back. When Isla starts to cry in her swing or her monkey chair, Adia will find a blanket or a burp cloth and lay it on top of Isla and say, "Awwwww." Melts this mommy's heart.
Brown Sugar Meatloaf Recipe (a.k.a. Micah's favorite thing that I make)
- 1/4 c. packed brown sugar
- 1/2 c. ketchup
- 1 T. Worces.
- 1.5 lb. lean ground beef
- 1/2 c. milk (I used soy the last time and it tasted just fine)
- 1 egg
- 1 1/2 t. salt
- 1/4 t. ground black pepper
- 1 small onion chopped (I use Tastefully Simple's Onion Onion instead)
- 1/4 t. ground ginger
- 1 c. bread crumbs
1. Preheat oven to 350 and grease 5x9 in. loaf pan.
2. In a bowl, mix brown sugar, ketchup, and worc. Set aside.
3. Mix remaining ingredients in a med. bowl thoroughly. Shape into a loaf. Place ketchup mixture on top.
4. Bake in oven for 1 hour or until juices run clear.