Evelyn is at that stage where it’s difficult to take a good picture of her because she’s always moving. She ran off with Avery at the pool the other day and it took us several very nervous minutes to locate the two of them, so she’s keeping up pretty well with her sister lately.
She’s learning new words all the time too. Her favorites right now are “deuce” (juice) and “dooz” (shoes). She uses “diss” and “dat” (this and that) a lot as well. She understands quite a bit and follows directions really well. I ask her if she wants a hot dog and she runs to the kitchen. She gets her shoes when I ask her if she wants to “go.” Of course, she gets her shoes about three times a day even if we’re not going, but I’m pretty sure she understands “go.” She also responds to direct directions like “go get your shoes” and “go get in your high chair.”
She’s a cuddly and mostly pretty happy little thing. She comes up to me and attacks me with kisses pretty frequently. She “aaabaaa” kisses whichever part of me she happens to run into as she hurls herself at my legs. It’s very endearing in a slobbery sort of way.
She loves outside, fruit, shoes, hot dogs, baby dolls, being held, looking out the window, swimming, books, and clips in her hair like her big sister. She’s been a really good little mimic lately. When I take a bath she stands next to the bathtub and rubs her hands together as I rub soap into my hands and then rubs them all over her face as I wash my face. She watches me intently the whole time and rubs her head when I wash my hair.
She’s gotten two new molars this month. Both of them caused her a fair bit of discomfort. She’s not very good at teething. She hasn’t figured out how to get more than one at a time and be done with it. I think she got her first two teeth (the bottom front ones) at about the same time, but all the others have come in slowly and painstakingly in pairs, but each about 1-2 weeks apart. So she got her left bottom molar early this month and her right one came in about a week ago. It makes for some long nights of whimpering. Poor kid.
Evelyn’s a pretty good sleeper. She takes one nap, usually about 2 hours, and she usually sleeps between 10 and 11 hours at night. Bedtime is 8:30 and she is usually up by 7:30 and naptime is sometime between noon and 2. She’s pretty regular and it usually takes about 10 minutes of walking to get her to sleep at naptime. At bedtime I walk her for about 15 minutes and then put her in her bed next to Avery’s and they go to sleep together. It’s nice to have a big sister sometimes.