She's on a wicked nap boycott lately- just doesn't feel like she needs to sleep much. Some days she refuses to nap at ALL and yells at us when we try to put her to bed. No tears, not sad, The chick is angry. Just yells. The minute you get her up she's all sunshine again and just goes and goes. She's very much The Little Engine That Could. Much more than meets the eye. :) She's one that I could easily see being an Olympic gymnast. She's wiry and strong and so determined. Nobody's gonna tell her she can't do something.
And she's so snuggly and koala bear when she feels like it. She settles in and holds on tight around your neck and just grips harder if you act like you're putting her down. It's especially fun to snuggle her in her pink bear suit. It's full length and has ears and feet and the whole shebang. Pretty awesome.
Being as independent as she is, feeding her has been interesting the past month or so. She would rather die than let us spoon anything into her mouth like a baby. Although she sees no problem with eating oatmeal with her fingers… we sometimes do. :) It gets pretty messy but she has such a good time and it makes for really fun photos. I didn't realize how many I have of her eating!
Not a fan of kale the first time we tried!
Her name is one that's pretty easy for the other kids to say and so she's kind of like Norm from Cheers. She comes in and everybody yells her name. When she gets picked up in the afternoons, Maid Marian will yell "BOLT!" and then run to her and pat her on the back, just to make sure that her dad knows which kid he's supposed to take with him. It's hilarious. The other day MM was out and he joked that he wasn't sure who to pick up without her help.
She just adds so much fun to our days! We love you Miss Bolt!