Adelie and Staley's World

Adelie and Staley's World

Saturday, February 28, 2015

Little Miss Adelie

Adelie at almost 2 is at a fun, fun, fun age.  She talks very well and can clearly express herself, using her pronouns appropriately and continuing to add more and more words to her vocabulary consistently. She has definitive interests and favorites, many of which are to be just like her big sister.  Like how she enjoys playing Barbies, loves her mermaids, always requests to wear a tutu, spends much of her time in dress up clothes, and is quite sad when having to take off her favorite Sofia nightgown.  Just as Staley always sleeps with Yellow Bear, Adelie now chooses a Beanie Baby Bear (either Rainbow Bear or Blue Bear) to sleep with at nap time and bedtime.  Adelie happily remains Staley's sidekick.  They love to play together, sleep together, color together, laugh together, and read together.

One of the newer interests for both girls is a series of books that both Zach and I had as children.  They are the Little Miss and Little Mister books.  There are a whole plethera of books--Little Miss Sunshine, Little Miss Clever, Mr. Quiet, Mr. Fussy,...  We have some of these books that Zach still had from his childhood, some that Staley got from Uncle Ethan for Christmas a few years ago, and some that my mom still has at her house.  Both girls currently LOVE these books.  They are daily requests--for nap time books, bedtime books, hanging around the house books.  Both girls like to listen to the stories, but they also like to look at them on their own.  It's amazing to me how Adelie can identify so many of the characters, remembers specific pictures or incidents from specific books, and can even sit and listen to the whole story from one of these books, which are quite a bit longer than most of the picture books she enjoys.  It's so fun to see something that both Zach and I enjoyed as children capture the interest of our children.

And who are Adelie's two most favorite characters from these books?  Little Miss Naughty and Mr. Mischief.  I guess it's not surprising, but I just hope she doesn't get too many ideas from them.  She may be Staley's sidekick, but she definitely has a mind of her own.

Little Miss Adelie

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