Tuesday, March 18, 2014

Growing Into Her Own

I know for a lot of you my updates on Shelby get B-O-R-I-N-G.
So, I'll make this quick but wanted to share and document it here because I love looking back at how much she's grown and what she has done month to month.

So, at 15-months Shelby has really grown into her own and you can really see her little personality.
It's quite funny at times and at other times, not so much.

For the most part she's pretty independent. 
I try not to coddle her too much but I know I'm guilty just as most moms are.

One of her new things to do is be a little daredevil.
She loves to attempt(and sometimes she's successful) in standing on toys and showing us how she can let go and be hands free.

This night, she wasn't successful, we scolded her because we knew it wouldn't work, but we don't always do that.
A lot of times we are letting her figure things out on her own.
For instance, when she turned the shower head on while in the tub.
She freaked.
I haven't revisited the biting issues we were having with Shelby here at home.
Well, we nixed her trying to bite us, but the school situation has gotten BAD!!!
In mid-January we had to take her in for a blood test because she broke a child's skin.
She's probably been written up 6 times since then and every time it's because a child has taken a toy from her.
Granted, there have been instances where she has been bitten as well.
We're told it's just the young toddler age.
It's been frustrating for both Brad and I to find 'naughty' notes on her clipboard when picking her up which why today was so bittersweet.

Not naughty notes, but HAPPY GRAMS!
I guess I didn't notice them last week or the week before(I'm guessing they were hiding under another piece of paper), so I discovered them today.

Of course, I have to share!!
Shelby was so excited to see her best friend McKayla back after vacation she ran up and gave her a big hugs all day.
 And, this note made Daddy happy!!!
He's been working with her for months on trying to kick a ball.
Who knows, maybe we'll have a soccer star??
Or maybe a soccer and ballet star.
Simple, and probably boring post to most, but to me it makes my heart SING!!!
Happy Tuesday!


LuLu said...

Those children should not be taking her toys. Tell Shelbs Miss Lu will bite them for her.

Mandy said...

Shelby posts are never boring! I can totally see how it must be frustrating as a parent, but to an outsider, her little independent, fearless personality is adorable!

Fran @ Sassy Southern Bride said...

Your friend Lu's comment made me lol! And as someone in school to be an SLP, I do not find Shelby updates boring at all!

Mindy said...

I never find your Shelby posts boring!! I love seeing what I have to look forward to in another year or so :)

Allena said...

Not boring at all! We get a note every few days about Drew biting. We are telling her 'no' every time she tries to bite us or Trent but 90% of the time it isn't even when she's angry, she just likes to put fingers and toes in her mouth!

donna said...

Awww. I love happy grams! They are the best.

Sara said...

You know we've had issues with biting with both boys. Definitely a phase. She'll figure it out!
Yay for the happy grams! :)

Ashley said...

Ha, sweet little daredevil girl.
Happy notes are pretty special.

Kate @ Daffodils said...

Being a toddler is tough! Don't worry too much about it. And I love Shelby posts ;)

Sarah O said...

Shelby is such a beautiful child! You should be so proud.

donatelli98 said...

We dealt with the biting phase too. Hope it ends soon. I think it is harder on the parents than anyone. Yeah on kicking the ball!! So fun!!

starnes family said...

I love Shelby updates!

Carter went to Primrose!!!!!

Annie said...

Love LuLu! Ha! My parents let me figure things out for myself too (to an extent) and I think I'm better for it now.