I just sat down for the evening and realized this little chicky officially turned 18 months old this week! I’ve been wanting to be better about documenting all the cute things she’s been up to lately so I think there’s no better time than today to start.

I know I’m biased but I have to say, there is something just so extremely magnetic about her personality these days. She’s never really been the show-off type but when she catches eye contact with a stranger this girl will ham.it.up! She’s about 3/4 sassy with 1/4 sweet; just enough to melt your heart when you’re about ready to lose your marbles.

She is quite the independent thing these days. This makes many daily tasks quite difficult but I try my hardest to embrace her strong will, remembering it will benefit her some day if fostered appropriately.

​One of the tasks that’s become extremely tedious lately is shopping. She prefers to push the cart; She’s been known to climb out of moving shopping carts if contained. 

On the bright side, she’s become quite the good cleaner these days. Give the girl a rag and she will clean just about anything. Her toy broom is one of her favorites in the rotation currently and she will gladly pick up trash (any time, anywhere) and throw it away. We are currently working on putting our toys away after we are finished them, but she does not enjoy this task.

In addition to keeping up the house, she’s very interested in maintaining her appearance as well. I am not allowed to do my hair or makeup without sharing my products with her. She frequently sneaks into my makeup drawer and I find her in her room doing her “makeup.” I have to keep a spray bottle of water and spray it into her hands or hair while I get ready to satisfy her involvement.

The last two weeks have been super busy and fun. Ava went on her first camping trip and was a total champ. We spent lots of time on the boat fishing and she even caught her first fish, although she couldn’t have cared less because she was completely passed out in my arms.

My sister also came in town with her two daughters and we had lots of Auntie and Cousin time. We spent time at the park, went to a trampoline park and even had Ava’s first sleepover (although she fell asleep right after dinner).

Most importantly, I would be completely remiss if I didn’t mention the fact that she is head over heels obsessed with her Dada right now. All day long, she talks about him when he’s at work. Her fact lights up when he comes home from work. I’m quite certain she tries to wake up in the middle of the night just so she can come to our bed and snuggle.

Can’t wait to see what the next 6 months have in store for this little lady!