While she is definitely spunky, here lately she has taken on a bit of a quiet, bashful side out in public. She never fails to smile for people though.
(At her Minnie Mouse party today)
(eating with her friends)
(having a cupcake at school on her actual birthday)
Ansley is talking really well; using sentences a lot. I can understand her pretty much all the time. Tyler and others have a harder time since it is still baby talk. Actually, I think Garyn understands her just as well as me! The girl loves to sing, too. She knows about 10 different songs that she likes to rotate through. Her teacher said she was teaching the class the ABC's because she sings it a lot when at Mother's Day Out. I don't know how she remembers all the songs so quick since we didn't teach most of them to her. She just started singing them all of the sudden, including her ABC's. It is so cute to hear her little voice. I love her baby talk and random words for things.
She is still napping well, for about 2 hours in the afternoon. We struggle sometimes with her fighting nap/bed time. She asks for a drink, wants to read more books, and/or wants to get her baby. So sometimes I have to let her cry a bit to get her to settle. Other days she goes down right away and doesn't fight me. At night, she sleeps from 9:30ish till about 7. We have had many late baseball games and so her bedtime has gotten later and later.
(Climbing the fence at Garyn's game; yes, she still climbs a lot!)
Speaking of baseball, she loves to go to the games! I can't tell if she likes running around outside more or going to the concession stand! I am glad she likes them though since we are there so much.
She and Garyn have already started fussing and arguing. Ansley likes to run up and grab whatever Garyn has and then he comes running to tell me. Most of the time, she comes right up behind him telling me her excuse. Ansley thinks everything is hers and doesn't ever want to share. I don't remember Garyn being so defiant about that, but he also didn't have to share with anybody at home. I will say, however, that she and Garyn love each other. She mimics him a lot and asks for him a lot when he's gone. She is stubborn about everything, as well, she tells me what she wants to do all the time and where she wants to go. Then gets mad if we don't do that. She started pitching terrible fits just in the last couple weeks. She doesn't like my rules!
(Daddy, Garyn and Ansley the morning of her birthday)
("queaning" or cleaning)
Other updates.....She now says "Garyn" instead of "Gar".
She loves to color and draw.
She loves shoes still and picks hers out.
She likes to put things in bags to carry.
She weighs about 24 lbs.
Her hair has gotten really long!
She loves Wiggles songs.
and last, her "I wuv you" is so adorable!
Ansley, we love you so much and can't wait to see where your personality takes you in life! We know you will be determined and take the initiative with anything you set your mind to!