Here I am again, months later doing another post. Life gets busy! It's hard to sit down and think about writing on these blogs. Lately, however, I have had a heavy heart as I am going back to work tomorrow, and the girls are going to a new school. I am not worried too much about Ellie, because she is excited to learn and make friends. I do not think Brynn is excited. She's a mama's girl, and a homebody, and she is kind of shy. She is not used to being around a big group of kids, and a new group of adults. She's still shy around her own grandparents! I just feel bad also because she doesn't say much. She has a whole (maybe) 8 words so she can't tell me if she isn't happy or not. I know she will adapt and be fine, it's just a sad transition to have to go through.
In other news, Brynn is still my mellow Marley, for the most part. She is starting to show signs of being two when she doesn't get her way though. Sometimes she will yell, sometimes she will throw herself on the floor, and sometimes she will shake, but nothing lasts more than a couple seconds and she is easily redirected. I am hoping she stays more on the calm side, but know that the two's are well on their way, and I remember what a great heap of fun they are! Brynn's likes right now include swimming, she thinks she can swim without help and gives us quite a workout trying to hang on to her while we are in the pool. She also loves to find things throughout the house and displace them where ever she feels like it. She enjoys pulling multiple wipes out of the wipes case and throwing them all over the room as well! She will play with a couple of toys here and there, but doesn't necessarily have a favorite. She doesn't seem to care about the TV at all either. For some reason, is she finds my phone, she presses the button and tries to talk to Siri every time.
As for her development, Brynn finally started walking when she was 16 months, actually on Mother's Day. It was a pleasant surprise, and an awesome Mother's Day gift. Nowadays, she takes off running and it's pretty cute. She's really into climbing right now. She loves to climb on all the big stairs and ladders at the park and she gives me a heart attack every time. She also loves climbing on the kitchen chairs, the couch, and our bed. She's been attempting to jump for some time now, and she is almost clearing the floor! As I mentioned earlier, Brynn doesn't talk too much, but she does make her needs be known around the house. The "words" she is using on a regular basis are "Mama" or "Mommy", "Dada" or "Daddy", "Papa", "Eh-wee" (Ellie), "Ah-hunn" (all done), "Ma" (more), "Bah" (ball). She's also said a few words when she's been prompted but she doesn't use them on a regular basis. She makes a lot of sounds and we have no clue what she means, but she definitely thinks she's saying something :)
We are looking forward to what she will blossom into once she is in school with her friends.
Well that's about all I have time for now. We just love Brynn to pieces and we cannot believe how old she is getting!