Peyton is just getting bigger by the day. She is talking a lot more, though most of it is in some foreign language similar to Japanese, and does the occasional sign for "more" and "water." Her speech is a little off but I am surprised (and so relieved) that I am able to understand most of what she says. When I was younger and used to babysit for 2-4 year olds, I would often have a hard time understanding what the kids were saying. Reading the lips of toddlers is no easy task, let me tell you. I was very worried I would struggle with Peyton when she started talking. But I guess, like it is with all parents, you know your kids well and understand what they are saying. She does love talking and is very enthusiatic about repeating words so I am excited about working on this with her!
She is still a full-blooded daddy's girl. The kid lights up when she sees her daddy, and the same goes for Brad. We both wanted all boys, but I think we are perfectly ok with having more girls. Brad sure does love his little girl and will do anything and everything in his power to make sure she is happy and well taken care of.
Peyton does tend to get frustrated easily and does not hesitate to let you know. The word "No" is not a very well liked word in this household. I have started a mini version of time out and I think Peyton understands it to a degree. I let her cry it out for a second, then we talk about it, and then we start playing with something else. She is incredibly smart and I can't wait to see how she does at Mother's Morning Out, which she gets to start in June (thanks to Mimi for getting us in!!!!). I also think playing with kids her age will help her out a lot. She does get to play with Evans almost on a daily basis which is great.
Other than that, Peyton is doing so well and growing so fast. I am looking forward to her 18-month check up to see how much she weighs and how tall she is!