Maria has sort of a diaper rash and was freaking out, getting her diaper changed, so I promised her a popsicle. We recently had to cut Anthony off of these ice cream bars that he liked, because he was getting addicted and I think it was affecting his sleep. Today he decided that he liked the popsicles again and took a lick of Maria's and she was more than happy to share. Mike and I were in shock, but happy.
She's crazy. Ooh she has been getting up early, it is KILLING us. Before 5:00, every day! She makes so much noise, she wakes up Anthony and then he is all grumpy and then we are all awake and miserable. Ugh. But she is getting a bunch of teeth, so maybe (I keep telling myself) it is a phase. She took a good nap this afternoon and had a good dinner tonight so maybe, maybe, we'll get back to normal, whatever that is. She is still taking a morning nap, Anthony was done with his by 15 months but I see no evidence of Maria giving it up. Still cute. So there's that. :)
Hoo boy she is cute in this shirt, right? I will have to get a picture of her later in her capris, they are A-dorable. I think they're both from Anthony's teacher. Maria slept all night last night and since I brought her little chair up from the basement, she has even been staying off the chairs a little bit better. So I like her okay today, is what I'm saying. :)
She now can climb up on the chair and to the table, so that's what she did this morning, to get to some leftover fruit she had from breakfast. Ugh. She is difficult to keep up with. Also, (and I hate to complain so much about sweet Maria, as you know) she was up SCREAMING her HEAD OFF after midnight last night. We both went in but when I went in, she seemed wide AWAKE, which scared me. Veronica was sleeping in her bouncy seat and I hated to waste sleep time messing with Maria - who SHOULD have been asleep! Anyway, she was up for quite a while screaming, I can't believe she didn't wake up Anthony but she didn't. He's the only one that slept all night!
I forget if I've said but this outfit is from Mike's mom for Easter. It's so cute and she's worn it a bunch already. My mom got a similar outfit, little shorts that are also a skirt and I just love them on Maria. This is outside, after dinner and before bedtime. She had a good day today, took two good naps and was pretty pleasant, so that's good. Just in time to make me miss her all weekend!
Maria is sixteen months old today and in three days she will be a big sister. This is just the age difference between me and my brother John and that's worked out okay, so I am heartened.
Maria has been talking more these days, mostly nonsense, and mostly what sounds like orders! She points and talks and points and talks. She says Mommy and Daddy, shoe, eat, and loves The Itsy Bitsy Spider and the Wiggles song Rockabye Your Bear. She bursts into applause anytime she hears it, so she loves the begining of each half hour of the Today show. She's a funny duck and I told Mike last night, I really think she has been more pleasant over the last few days. Right in time!