Sitting on her big girl potty for the very first time
Another new piece of furniture in our home is a cute little toddler bed that we inherited from John's family and brought home after Thanksgiving. Again, we didn't want to transition Addie too soon, but we did want to set it up in her room and rearrange the furniture since Addie and her baby brother will be sharing a room. The very first night we set it up, Addie climbed in her "Big Girl Bed" and laid her head on the pillow. We decided to give it a chance and let her sleep there. She made it the whole night without climbing out (or falling out). In the morning when she was ready to get up she yelled, "Mommy, I awake!" She has been sleeping in it ever since for both naps and the night time.
First night sleeping in her big girl bed
Addie and her pal AJ think they are big kids on campus in the law school auditorium
Adeline is talking in phrases and sentences now and singing the lyrics to lots of different songs. She also likes to make up words to her own songs. She counts to 10 (and according to her, after 10 comes 30...duh) and she knows most of her colors. She surprises us everyday with something new or insightful. It's so amazing to watch her soak in the world around her. We are finally starting to realize that this sweet little bundle of ours is no longer an itty bitty, but is transitioning into our beautiful "big girl."