eloise {month twenty-three}

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{lion: jellycat via Nordstrom // top: babyGap (old) // leggings: Target (old)}

{month twenty-three} You guys, twenty-three months? How did this happen? Eloise definitely seems like a toddler these days, but I am not prepared for a two year old!

Building on last month’s counting, Eloise can now count in French almost completely unprompted. She usually forgets four (quatre) but every other number she knows & in order! We are still working on counting in English, Spanish, and Japanese, but French is her absolute favorite!

Eloise talks & talks all day long, unless we are with new people & it takes a bit longer for her to warm up. One of her new favorite things is to talk in “ing” verbs: singing, walking, talking, holding, eating, etc. She is always verbalizing what she is doing, what she wants to do, or what she sees someone else doing with an “ing.”

More and more Eloise has started to play with other kids, rather than just parallel play which is what happens when babies are young. We still have weekly & monthly playdates with our PEPS groups, plus Eloise got to see almost all of her cousins on Aaron’s side just this past few weeks, so there have been lots of opportunity to interact with other kids her age. She does really well, I think, socializing & sharing, especially since it is so new & she does spend a lot of time with me playing independently at home. At some point Eloise will be in pre-school (either this fall or winter probably) and I think she will do really well!

When it comes to doing anything, Eloise has decided she wants to do it herself. Typical toddler, right? Getting dressed, brushing her teeth, turning on the bath water, walking down the stairs, buckling her car seat. You name it, she wants to do it herself! As long as I give her some control or let her try for herself first, she will accept some help from Mama!

Lots of people have asked about whether Eloise has had a haircut & the answer is no. And I don’t have plans on cutting it anytime soon! As you can see from this month’s picture, her bangs are finally growing out! They are still in her face quite a bit, but we are nearly to the length where I can tuck it behind her ear. It is long enough to put in two awesome pigtails or one ponytail which has been really nice for the summer since she still runs warm. She also has a pretty serious cowlick that isn’t really visible when her hair is parted, but when you try to put it straight back, it rears its ugly head.

Eloise still really loves books. Her favorite series is the Hello, World series: London, Paris, New York, and San Francisco. She points out the opposites in London, the shapes in Paris, the colors in New York, and the numbers in San Francisco. It is pretty amazing how much she has learned just thru bedtime reading.

Busy, busy & constant motion is basically Eloise now. A blur. She loves to run & thinks you are supposed to yell when you run which is pretty entertaining. I don’t see her stopping anytime soon!

{weight} 30-ish pounds.

{hair} dark (reddish) brown.

{teeth} 12 teeth plus four molars.

{eyes} dark brown.

{clothes}  18 to 24 months, 2T, and some 3T.

{diapers} full-time cloth {bum genius pocket, & elemental and grovia hybrid with organic soaker pads} & honest company size 5 diapers at night with a bum genius diaper cover.

{feeding} during the day, three meals, morning snack, & afternoon snack. sippy cup of milk with every meal.

{likes} digging in the dirt, splashing, counting, chewing on her toothbrush, the mailman, any person outside on the sidewalk, bubbles, sidewalk chalk, coloring, buckles, jumping, watching out the front window (dogs, kids, trucks), books, mama & papa’s cell phone, toys that squeak or rattle, singing & music, dancing, Sadie, standing, FaceTime, bathtime, her snack cup, shoes, mama’s (diaper) bag, clapping, putting things inside a bag or box, taking lids off of things, talking, helping with anything & everything, when Papa comes home from work.

{dislikes} not being included, having something taken away from her, diaper changes, not eating when someone else is, being hungry, getting into the carseat, getting out of the carseat, having a poop in her diaper (& sitting).

{nicknames} Bug{s}, Love Bug, Baby Bug, E, Wheezy, Kiddo, Love, Bugaboo, Ellie or Elle.

Happy Twenty-Three Months Eloise!

M

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One thought on “eloise {month twenty-three}

  1. Wish I had known about le francais! I would have taught her a little ditty about un deux trois….dix. Next time! It was great to see you.

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