17 months – my big girl! Can’t believe we are only a month away from the next big milestone, the big one and a half. And this is going to be the shortest update ever as we are trying to get on a plane to Germany for the next 10 days!
Not too much new this month, although it seems she learns new stuff every day but when I sit down to write these I can’t think of what’s new. One of her favorite things right now is “counting” things, or moving them in and out of containers, or standing on boxes and making us count to three for her to jump off of them. The only thing is the only number she’s picked up on is two, so everything is “two, two, two, two, two…” She’s always been really good about saying “thank you”, it was one of her first words, but now she’s also been saying “please” a lot and I’m pretty sure she even said “excuse me” the other day, but sometimes I’m not 100% sure what her words are. Usually when she wants you out of the way she just says “beep beep beep” which is something her father taught her.
She’s a very happy little girl and loves playing outside, spinning in circles, and playing with friends. She is all about her Peppa Pig still, and loves to snuggle and cuddle on the couch, which I hope she never grows out of. She has SO much personality and I love watching her little quirks, like her new obsession for wanting to sit in the undercarriage of the stroller like a hammock instead of the seat. One thing I have not liked this month is the tantrums. She wants what she wants when she wants it and if she doesn’t get that the waterworks start. She’s generally pretty easy to snap out of it – if she does something bad we do a little 2 minute “timeout” and if she’s just having a breakdown I try to divert her attention to something else and usually that works.
We are so excited to be taking her to Germany! In Germany we will be staying where my mom lives in Wiesbaden, which is a really cute town a little west of Frankfurt, and spending some time in the Garmisch region which is supposed to be just gorgeous. It’s going to be a little chilly so we’ve been stocking up on warmer weather clothes since we had hardly any for Maddie Grace. I’ll be posting lots of pictures of our trip on Instagram so make sure you are following me to keep up!
So auf wiedersehen my friends, we will see you back here in a little over a week!
Ashleigh Wright says
Auf wiedersehen und viel Spass!! Enjoy your trip! I'm MG will be a doll on the flight over! I really like Wiesbaden and I'm a bit jealous lol! Take care of yourself and enjoy. I can't wait to see your Fall pictures in Germany!! Liebe Gruesse!
Chantal Steele says
I found you on the FB link share…We are coming up on 17 months in a few days. Our girls seem very similar in what they are "up to" developmentally and it's nice to see what other little ones my daughter's age are doing. Makes me feel a little more normal! Thanks for sharing!
What a cutie! Have fun on your trip!
Shannon Peterson says
We've got tantrums happening big time over here too :/ Have so much fun!
Tawni Sattler says
Have a great time! Your little Maddie Grace is a DOLL!
xotawni (in Vienna)
Lexie Loo, Lily, Liam, and Dylan Too! says
Happy 17 months, Maddie! Have a GREAT time in Germany!