I think when Adelaide hit 16 months I said something like, “she may as well be 16 YEARS old” LOL! 16 months-old feels much closer to 18-months old…probably because it is…but also because she’s less and less like a baby every day, and 18 months feels like official toddler-hood.
One of Cadence’s favorite things to do is put on Adelaide’s shoes (4 sizes bigger than what she wears) and walk around in them. It’s so funny—they look like clown shoes! When she does this while Matt’s home, he tells her she has a flat tire, because thats what it sounds like when she walks around (thwap…thwap….thwap)
She says “I love you” which sounds like “I lalala” and is super duper sweet. She also gives kisses—big, slobbery, open mouth kisses, but we love them all the same!
She loves to play Ring Around the Rosie with her sister and her favorite part is the “all fall down” part. If you’re walking past my house and you hear a series of rhythmic THUDS, don’t worry, its just my kids playing Ring Around the Rosie. LOL!
She’s getting really good at going up and down stairs and she’s finally mastered the whole turning-around-backwards thing, so she can crawl safely down the steps. She still reeeeeaaaaalllly wants to walk down the steps like her big sister, but if she’s motivated enough to get down, she’ll eventually sit down, turn around, and crawl backwards down the steps.
Cadence is my climber. She’s figured out how to climb up onto our beds, the couch, kitchen chairs, kids table chairs and outside chairs. We’re at the stage where she can get up, but she can’t get down. Wheeee!
When someone sneezes, she says, “bess ooo”
She uses the exclamations, “oopsie”, “uh oh” and “oh no” throughout the day.
She knows where her head, eyes, ears, nose, mouth, hands, thumbs, belly button and feet are.
She can identify and say, “Cinderella”, “Tinker Bell” and “Elmo”. We thought we heard her say “Adelaide” once, but we have yet to hear it again…
And thanks to the two week marathon of a head cold, she can now blow her nose when requested! Woo hoo! Parenting win!
Here are some pictures of our adorable 16-month-old: