19 March 2013

20 months - Catch me if you Can!

My parents were here this weekend, and my mom made a comment about getting Sloan dressed that I have to agree with. You have to catch her first.

Sloan in her Vintage NCSU shirt!

Dressing Sloan has become a game. Catch her if you can! Sloan doesn't mind taking her clothes off. Usually that is the easy step. But unless you restrain her, you're going to have to work for it.

The first mistake I make is sitting on the floor with her clothes, waiting for her to come to me. No, that won't work.  I often have to lure her in with a phone or her shoes (which she LOVES to wear most of the time) just to catch her. But she is sly. She will come close to you and then RUN as fast as she can while arching her back to avoid being caught. When you catch her she will say, "I caught you". It is adorable.

We are definitely speaking sentences now:
Where did ___ go?  -  I did it - I like it - I want some - Look at me - I want to see - Let me see. - I got you - Catch me - I caught it - ellie HUSH!  - help mama - up please - open please - I love you - i miss you- I'll be right back - Just one -

I'm sure there are others, we have to decipher as we go. Those are the most recognizable phrases she uses.

Two days after my parents left, I mentioned to Sloan that mimi and papa brought her those new plates, and she said, "Mocha, mimi and papa bye bye, mimi and papa drive" and motioned steering a car. Translation, Mimi  and papa had to go take care of their dog Mocha and drove home.

When i ask her something and say, can you do it, she will reply, "I did it" which amazes me because she puts it in first person. I wonder if they work on that at school?  Sloan also repeats EVERYTHING we say, including the sentences.

This has been another busy month. I don't expect life to slow down until we become empty-nesters. Grammy and Granddad Beeman came to see us. Sloan had a fun time playing with Grammy and showing Granddad the backyard! She loves to point out the wa-wa (our creek).

Sloan also went on her first bike ride with her daddy this month! she LOVED it and did not want to get out until she went on a LONG ride. They were both worn out, but Sloan was still all smiles!

Next Mimi and Papa Sloan came to visit.

Sloan helped papa fix the sink and played a long time with Mimi all over the house, inside the car, and outside. She even shared her cold with Mimi!  Get well soon!

This morning was a usual day. We ate cookies and fruit for breakfast (healthy muffins of course that sloan only eats if I call them "cookies" go figure!) She also played with Mouse (minnie mouse) and her shopping cart. She loves her stuffed animals.

I also dressed her and tried to get her picture. 


Sloan has been using a booster seat since 18 months but has now graduated to a Junior chair from Ikea. We LOVE it! She often uses our chairs (or at least tries to), so we put her in a new chair more suitable for her height. She loves it, though still wants to use our chairs and we have to chase her out of them, she is an excellent climber and tough as nails. she takes a lot of falls and cries very little. We don't coddle her which helps.

Here are some of sloan's favorites:

Foods : 
Mom says: Goat Cheese, Baked potato wedges, avocado, broccoli: anything from MY plate, fruit and veggies smoothies
Dad says: French Fries (baked potato wedges), Bacon,  Mom's cupcakes (coconut flour and healthy)

Mom Says: Sesame Street and Barney though we watch very little.
Dad says; Blues clues and Bugs Bunny

Mom says: We haven't really watched any this month except Wreck it Ralph which she loved and she loves the Lorax and will run into the room every time they start singing! She especially loves the  singing fish. I played the movie on Sunday while trying to recover from a cold
Dad Says: Wreck it ralph

Mom says: Everytime we get into the car she requests "How Bad can i Be" from the Lorax by singing, "How Ba-a-a-a Be". We also enjoy singing along to Veggie Tales Sunday School songs (This little Light of Mine), and Will I Am's "What i Am"
Dad says: "Day by Day" which she will also request after dinner for a dance party. Also "hey Jude" and will grab his headphone and sing "na na na na hey jude"

Mom says: Barney flap book. Heads Book, 5 little Monkeys Jumping on the bed
Dad says: the Heads Book

Activities and Toys:
Mom says: cooking with Mama, dolls (rocking, swaddling, putting to bed etc...), pushing stuffed animals and dolls in the shopping cart, Running, Climbing, Sliding, Throwing the ball to Ellie, being outside, sidewalk chalk, spinning in a circle, Playing in the car (she could play int eh car for an hour), singing and dancing.
Dad says: Bike Rides now! Going to the park with dad and ellie, spinning in the blanket (he wraps her in a blanket and twists it up and lets it unspin to make one dizzy baby! - repeat until exhausted)

I think the two year molars are coming in. She is chewing on her hands a bit and drooling a little more than normal.  Dad and Ellie are her biggest playmates. She goes to bed well on her own and some times wants to be cuddled, while other times wants to be put in bed to fall asleep on her own. We are proud of her independence. Sloan also loves to brush her teeth but dislikes the idea of a bath. Once she is in the bath, she is happy, but the idea of stopping everything to get into the bathtub makes her sad. She also gets upset if you tell her it is almost bed time to the point of tears. She is ok with going to sleep, but dislikes the idea of it. I think her personality might one day be " The life of the party" and in her 18 month report which we received only this month ( a bit late) her teacher noted that Sloan likes to be in the middle of everything. She is incredibly funny, when I went to drop her off the other morning I hung around a bit. Her friend Tyson tripped and fell and as her teacher was telling him to pick himself up, Sloan threw herself to the ground as though she too fell. It was hilarious to watch this type I subtle humor unfold. I keep telling RICK our daughter is hilarious, but I think he might just have to wait a few more years to see what I already detect ;-) Along with that, sloan has a good sense of humor, likes to make us laugh and laugh, is gentle and tender, very affectionate, and just a very good girl.  Sloan's hair is growing out and might even curl with the humidity!

The other day I was lying on the couch and Sloan came to me and said "Back mama" and i rolled over and she started rubbing my back! (i can't wait until she is older!) She will also give many hugs and kisses to Rick, myself and Ellie. She is a total sweetie pie and we love every moment with her.

This was taken a year ago in the same shirt:

Notice the hair growth! We even had a pony tail all day Friday. When Sloan is not being silly, she is quite pensive. My serious girl!

Happy 20 months baby girl! I cannot believe you will be 2 in only 4 months! WE love you!


  1. How is she 20 months old already?? It sounds so old, yet Chloe will be right behind her in a few weeks. What a smart girl you have, saying all those sentences. I'm impressed! Chloe also loves Wreck it Ralph and the Lorax, they are currently her favorite. Loved reading an updated on your pretty girl!

  2. She looks like a mini version of you! So cute. Jade is the same way about baths. She runs away, but when we put her in the water, she's as happy as can be. Silly girls.