Sunday, March 28, 2010

Ashley's Oddities

So we have a one year old living in the house. And it sure is wild fun. She's still not walking but will take a few steps and then crawl. It won't be long now and she'll be running all over the place. She also talking all kind of jibberish. I love it when she looks all seriously and talks. I have a feeling she's going to have a lot to say once she finally figures this talking thing out.

Some peculiar things I've realized and in no particular order are as follows.

She is apparently allergic to eggs. She had scrambled eggs yesterday and promptly broke out in a rash. That was exciting.

She has bad breath in the morning. I don't think they make mouthwash for children her age.

She doesn't like cow's milk. The weaning has gone fairly well except for the not so minor fact that she had pretty much refused to drink anything once we started putting milk in her sippy cups. She would down water and juice before but once we tried milk she went on sippy strike. Thankfully I guess she got thirsty enough and today is finally taking a few sips of milk here and there and will wrinkle her nose. Hopefully she isn't allergic to that either.

She has small feet. We went shopping for sandals today and she fits a 3-6 month sandal or a 3 infant. She wears 12 - 18 month clothes.

She gives open mouth kisses. You can say give me a kiss and she will open her mouth and try and eat your lips. It is sweet albeit a bit sticky sometimes.

She's afraid of dogs. Especially big giant dogs but also of the little loud yippers.

She hates taking a bath but will tolerate a shower just fine.

She is a little sneak. She is rarely quiet and when she is quiet you know she's up to no good! Austin will often leave the darn gate open to the stairs and usually when she's quiet I'll find her upstairs tooling around. Thankfully she's made it every time and hasn't tried to come down. I don't know how successful she'd be. Yikes! You can also usually find her quietly making a toilet paper mess in the bathroom when that door gets left open. I need to put a little cowbell around her neck I think.

Joe and I just love our little monster. She and the boys sure make life interesting. And she for sure makes life go by so quickly.

And don't you just love that she has an IPod in her hand?


Renee said...

She is adorable Dawn! I can't believe how big she is getting. All that dark hair too.

Sheila said...

What a cutie! Sounds like you're having great fun!

ellen :) said...

Thank God she is getting into trouble! :) LOL Means that all is normal! :) Love the pic!

Barbara said...

She sounds like a wonderful little character!! I love your comment how the 3 kids make life exciting but also make it go by quickly. The last 3 years seem like a blur - I want Bennett to slow down and not grow up so darn fast!

Julie said...

Hummmmmm we know who calls her the 'monster'. Precious sweet she is and of course, you know I LOVE that pic. iPod and daddy, can life get any better? yes, iPod and mommy! 'Sparty on' Goddaughter!

mrs.notouching said...

Awwww! But yes, what is up with a morning breath?

Dawn said...

Renee - I know she looks so much like Tommy. I don't know how Austin ended up so unique. ;)

Sheila - Thanks! It sure is fun.

Ellen - Trouble...oh do we know trouble over here. But you're right and normal is GREAT!!!

Barbara - The older I get the faster it goes. Everyone says that and I totally believe it now. But at least it is exciting.

Julie - She was quite a monster today. She could of used you this afternoon but you had to be gone.

Daiva - Ick morning breath. Such smelly critters.

Kiera Beth said...

She is so cute Dawn! I love hearing about all of her little nuances! Sounds like a real charmer! Her hair is so dark now! So very cute!

Jill said...

I read this awhile ago and thought I left you a comment. I love Ashley and Joe with the glasses.
I can't wait to hear what you have to say when she is 2.

Amy said...

She is way too cute! I like those little kids that get all mischeivous.

* ~ *Jessica* ~ * said...

She is SO cute! I had to comment b/c when I was weaning Parker, we noticed the same thing with cups and milk. Wouldn't touch milk!! So, we bought soy, coconut milk, goat milk, rice, etc. He finally started drinking the soy. He did have an "allergy" to dairy (according to blood tests) but has started to out grow it. He's now more "lactose intolerant" than allergic. Maybe it's worth trying vanilla soy or something for Ashley? Cow's milk does taste much different than momma's milk and I remember how frustrated I was when I couldn't get Parker to drink it.

So many of her "quirks" remind me of Parker's. It's funny to think back to that typical one year old fun!!

Dawn said...

Thank you all! She is such a charmer yet such a beast at times too.

Jess - The milk scene is going okay. She still prefers juice but is finally drinking milk when she's really thirsty. I'm hoping eventually she'll actually take a liking to it but the vanilla soy idea doesn't sound like a bad idea. Thanks.