I have been so proud of Maria lately, I had to find a place to brag about her. So that is what this post will be about. At 14 months she is such a big girl.
And a happy 1st anniversary of her baptism. She officially joined God's family a year ago on Tuesday. Does anyone have some great traditions for remembering that special day?
On to the big things she is doing. What I am most proud and excited about is her big cousin skills. She loves her 4 month old cousin and has somehow learned that you need to be gentle. We have a great picture of her in that role thanks to my wonderful brother-in-law and his excellent camera!
The most surprising milestone we are in the process of reaching is toileting. I don't think ECers like the term potty training so I tried to stay away from it. Maria chose now as the time for using the toilet. There were a couple days she walked over and I let her sit. So, about a week ago I decided to give her more diaper-free time and see what happened. There have been a few accidents, but not as many as I would expect and we have not used more than three diapers (usually just one or two) a day in the past week. This is excellent timing because my generous friend who let us borrow diapers for a year is needing them back for her little one on the way and I have only had the budget to buy ten of my own. As luck would have it, that is all I seem to need for this child and will wait until the next to buy more (baby arrival gifts anyone? Here is your idea if/when the next baby comes and you decide you would like to give a gift).
What a life :-D
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