Personality: Violet has definitely become quite opinionated and knows what she wants and doesn't want! She says "no" when she doesn't want something, and she shrugs her shoulder when she means "yes" haha! She loves to yell "no chicken!" and "no Jack!" (our dog). She's realized as the youngest of four girls that the animals are the easiest things for her to boss around :) She also loves music, and she sings and dances along. While she definitely has a strong, opinionated, tantrum-throwing side, she also has a very sweet and calm side. Often, when we go to new places, this is the side she shows. She becomes more reserved, and she clings to her Mama. :) Sometimes, when her strong side and her sweet side collide, she grabs my face and turns it toward her and gives me a kiss. I love her sweet, little soul.
Developments: She's talking more and learns new words every week. She says "Mama," "Dada," all her sisters names, Grandma and Grandpa ("Mamma" and "Papa"), kitty, chicken, goat, "woof," water, more, no, yes, Jesus, blankie, coat, boots, phone, nose, eyes, ears, hair, hand, poop, book, balloon... to name a few that I can think of off the top of my head! Her sisters have been anxious to potty train her, and I keep telling them this summer. We did take out the potty chair this week though, and she actually went on it once all by herself! But she has gone on the floor more often, so, we're not officially training yet ;) She tells me when she does poop, though, so I think I will try before she turns two (in august). Plus, this Mama is ready to be done with cloth diapers! She helps me unload the dishwasher, and she loves to help feed the animals, especially the bunnies! She is getting so big! She loves going outside with her sisters and does the big girl slide. Whenever she gets an owie, she shows me her finger to kiss.
Dislikes: Diaper changes, getting strapped in her carseat, not getting her way, waiting for food