Month in Review: Carolyn's seventeenth month

Once again I'm late with the Month in Review, and once again I don't really have a good excuse. But let's ignore that and just talk about what's new with Carolyn.

  • A significant amount of travel-related news:
    • We took a trip to the Adirondack Balloon Festival in upstate New York.
    • We took a trip to Colorado to visit Grandma and Grandpa Moyer. I owe you all a full post about that trip. It's on my to-do list. In the meantime there is a photo album.
    • I had a business trip to London, and we again used the webcams to video chat with great success. Everyone was sort of sick at the time though, so not really much fun.
  • "Okay" is her new favorite word. She still won't say "yes", but "okay" is an okay substitute for now. She's got a lot of new words, for example, apple juice, silly, chilly, and toot, and is starting to string together short sentences, such as "I got it", "I fall", and once she even said something close to "I'm sitting on the table". Guess what she was doing at the time.
  • Carolyn loves attempting to put on her own shoes, which she will do while saying any combination of the following: "foot", "feet", "shoe", "outside", "I did it".
  • She hasn't gone on the potty for a long time.
  • We will put some Cheerios into a mixing bowl and give her a wooden spoon, and she'll proceed to say "Bate, bate" (Spanish for "stir") while stirring them around. You wouldn't believe how long this can keep her entertained.
  • Ever since we were in Colorado, we've been having trouble keeping Carolyn in her own crib. I think just about every night she's come into our bed at one point or another, and we need to find a solution to this. Anybody got any bright ideas?
  • Part of the reason for coming into our bed probably has to do with another of her new favorite words: "teeth". She will frequently wake up in the morning and say "teeth" while pointing to them, which we believe is a signal that her teeth are bothering her. She's still got the same 9 teeth (as it turns out, she's only had 3 of the 4 molars, although Kristen and I had assumed for about a month that she had 4 of them), but we think she's got a few more about to break through.
  • Finally, Carolyn likes pulling or pushing you up ("poooool" and "pooooosh"), then grabbing your finger and leading you to wherever it is she wants you to go.

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