Kaylee’s a little more than 14 months old now. She’s really starting to talk. She says words more clearly and at the right time now. She screams “Dadada” or “Daddy” when Steven gets home from work. She chirps “shoes shoes shoes” when we’re putting on her shoes. She says “Nene” happily when we’re going next door to see her grandma. She says “woof woof” when she sees or hears a dog. She just started saying duck yesterday, but she thinks all birds are ducks and say “quack quack.” If she’s in the mood, she’ll try to repeat anything you say. Like yesterday, I got her to say “Easter” because I kept saying Happy Easter, hahah.
Potty training has been going well. She goes pee on her potty when she wakes up in the morning and when she wakes up from her nap in the afternoon. If I remind her, we can go the whole day without wetting a diaper, but we’re often out of the house and away from her potty. She definitely understands the concept that going pee and poop in the potty is good, though. Whenever she goes, I cheer, and she claps her hands and grins. People think I am starting too early but I think developing a good relationship with the potty now will make potty training when she’s older a LOT easier. Right now, we mostly focus on potty time being happy time. I kind of like saving a few diapers, too. =)
We went to see Grandma a few days before she left. (She’s going to Tennessee for cancer treatment.) Kaylee seemed to know she was leaving because she clung to her when we were trying to go. She’s never been half that determined to stay with someone to the point where she would not let go! We felt bad driving away with her crying. I’m definitely going to find a way to visit Tennessee in the near future. I can stay where Grandma is, my Aunts Jade and Karen’s house, it’s just a matter of getting someone to drive there. It’s an 8 hour or so trip.