Cliché alert! How is this possible? It went so fast.
Updated Vivi bio.
FAVORITE PEOPLE: Nolan, Sam, Anna, and Carter.
She also loves her parents, grandparents, friends, Lauren and Jess, but she has a pecking order depending on the time of the day and who is in the room. If Nolan, Sam, Anna or Carter are in the room, they are the bestest people around at any time or place.
Vivi prefers to be with dad in the afternoons and dinnertime. She NEEDS her mom at night time and in the mornings.
FOOD: Vivi is a good eater. She is not too picky, but she definitely has favorites and will shake her head ‘no’ to foods she does not like. She LOVES cheese and green peas. If she is eating cheese, she will show you her food and say “cheesh” every few bites. If she has green peas, she eats like Bill Murray on What About Bob – she will say MMMMMM as she is putting food in her mouth and while chewing. MMMMM MMMMMM
It is a bit bizarre.
She loves to find bits of anything on the floor and pop it into her mouth. She thinks cat food is a tasty treat. She has had her first glass of cow’s milk. She likes it, and I predict will stop with bottles with ease.
MILESTONES: She used to say ‘dad’ and ‘cat’, but I have not heard those words in a while. She currently says ‘eyes’ (while jabbing her pointy little finger into your pupil), ‘cheese’ (when taking her picture, do NOT use ‘say cheese’ unless you have some cheddar in your pocket), ‘mom’, ‘hot’ (when pointing to the stove, a light bulb, and Zac Efron) and ‘up’ (probably her most used word).
She is a fast crawler, but she insists on staggering around the house, inches away from slamming her head into things instead. She is getting better at walking every day.
She is still in diapers.
ACTIVITIES: She has favorite books. She does not watch television, though I have been trying to introduce “Wonder Pets”. She enjoys looking out the window at the sidewalk and street. Stealing my glasses….HILARIOUS!!!! Turning things on and off is a blast – lights, TV, DVD player, music toys. My favorite is when Nolan is playing Xbox, and Vivi is moving towards the console with her eyes locked on the power button and Nolan starts yelling for help in a panic.
Favorite activity is to get an adult to pick her up, then she directs the person to go to items of interest. Also, she likes to go to the spice rack and give each spice jar to Allegra or Nolan. This being done by having me hold her, she points to the spice rack, grabs the jar, then points to the person she wants to give it to.
She is ticklish and has a great laugh. If she is lounging on the floor and you are near, she may kick you away and laugh. She may grunt loud in an attempt to scare you…and laugh. If I glare at her and yell to her, “YOU ARE IN TROUBLE LITTLE GIRL!!” she laughs.