Saturday, June 6, 2009

Hello Again!

Well, hello there! This is Allie B. Lovell speaking... where have you been? What??? You've been right here waiting for me? Where have I been you ask? Oh my... it has been a long time since I've been blogging. As you can tell from my last post, I've acquired a new skill and now my whole world is changing.

So... what am I like these days? Let me tell you....
1. I'm 19 Months Old (give or take a few days) 2. I weigh 14 pounds and 3 ounces and am 26 inches long
3. I wear a lot of size 6 month clothes right now, but sometimes my shorts and skirts fit best if they are the 3 month size
4. My shoe size is a 1.
5. I can sit up and lay down and get just about anyone - suspecting stranger or not - to pick me up if I choose to have them do so.
6. I am my local Walmart greeter... no one gets past me without a smile and a wave (sometimes I'm a bit slow as I try to get eye contact first) and as of last week I can now blow a pretty direct kiss.
7. I sleep through the night - but, I've been doing this since I came home - just checking to see if you've been paying attention. I like to take 2 naps during the day for a total of about 3 hours.
8. I still drink formula, but can now do so out of a sippy cup, a straw or a cut out cup.
9. I eat lots of different foods. This weekend alone I've already tried BBQ meat; Catfish; Mashed Potatoes and Mac & Cheese. At school I eat a lot of these things as well and this week I made it perfectly clear I like Ritz Bitz... yummy!
10. I can feed myself pretty well and while I still make a mess, I have fun and I'm learning to get my hands dirty in the process. I do like to eat my special cheese puffs that my friend Ethan told me about. They are really good!
11. I am learning lots of sign language. I think I'm up to about 20 signs and actions
12. I can read about 5-8 words
13. I follow instructions really well when playing and changing and that sort of thing
14. I can cry (or scrunch up my face) when I think it will get me one more hug. I can also point to the door and sign "all done" when I want to be done with my therapy session and go back to playing with my friends.
15. I love to dance and hear music. When the music gets turned on I clap and am very happy. I also love songs like If You Are Happy and You Know it and my fave... Itsy Bitsy Spider... I can do all the actions to these songs (and a few others!)
16. I can brush my teeth (kindof)
17. I can take a head band or hat completely off my head with one finger! (Once I get that hat untied, that is - which takes a little bit longer).
18. I can get my hearing aids off without removing my hat or headband. (Magic!!!)
19. I can make my Mommy or Daddy stop what they are doing to hold me and hug and kiss me
20. I make strangers come up and talk to me and my Mom and Dad.

Okay.. that is all I can think to tell you at the moment. What can you do?

More to follow,
Love and lots of hugs and kisses,
Allie B. Lovell

P.S. I can share my
dolly with my
dog-bro Nicky while
he takes a nap.


Melissa O'Brien said...

Allie, you amaze me girl! I'm very proud of you!

SavannaLea said...

Allie you are becoming such a big girl!!! I and everyone else who knows you are just amazed!! Way to go!!!

Hannah O. said...

Allie,I'm so proud of you, you are really growing up, and fast! Keep rockin'!

Katie said...


You forgot to say that you are a painter!!

YOU ARE SUCH A BIG GIRL!! We miss your happy face. I am sorry that we didn't make it to your play day. Things here at my house are just so crazy. Please tell Mommy hello for us and we promise to get you your best artwork soon!

Katie and LeLe