We’re one day shy of 18 months and I love this age because so much is new to Vivi. Tonight she saw me add onions to a hot pan and the sizzle they made caused her to stop playing with her cup of crushed ice so she could investigate. (See also: Crushed ice, best ‘waiting for dinner to be done’ toddler snack ever.) Addie took a running leap onto a sheet of bubble wrap last week and ever since Vivi has been stepping on anything and everything she can to see if she can make it pop.
She has a general idea of how the world works, a framework if you will. Bedtime routine, morning routine, mealtime routines…now we’re starting to fill in that framework of routines with the fun stuff. New adventures and new chances at independence happen everyday, just yesterday she found a slide she could get up to, and slide down, by herself. The best part? She squealed “WHEEE!” on the way down every single time. For now her discoveries are pretty simple, but considering this time last year she was just a lump scooting across the floor? It’s amazing how far she’s come.
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