Wednesday, April 1, 2015

Kenley Drew - 16 Months

On Monday, Kenley turned 16 months old.  I actually went back and just read Ashlynn's 16 month update and so much of it is identical to where Kenley is now.  Well, Ashlynn did only have 5 teeth and Kenley has 12 and might possibly be working on a 13th, hard to tell. 

Pretty much the same as last month except for just a growing vocabulary.  Still in that phase where only mom knows what she's saying (like cereal), but she's talking up a storm.  She also knows all her characters, this is all thanks to a TV loving older sister.  Of course "Me" for Mickey and the happiest giggle when she sees him on screen or stuffed on the floor.  "Duck" for Donald and Daisy, "Doc" for Doc McStuffins, "Mo" for Elmo, "Ah Ah" for Curious George, etc.  She'll repeat words I'll teach her, like we were sorting Easter eggs by color and I would hold up blue and she'd repeat "boo", yellow "el-lo", or pink "ink".   She also sings, she's been singing Let it Go for a while, but now she'll sing head, shoulders, knees, and toes... but only saying and touching head and toes, but she does have eyes, ears, mouth and nose down.  She'll also hum along when Ashlynn sings the ABCs.

It all.  I think the biggest accomplishment was learning to go down the stairs.  I had kept the stairs blocked off with a large flattened cardboard box that we could slide in and out to get up (well, we could step over it, but for Ashlynn)  She finally was breaking through it so I taught her to go down on her butt and probably took two-three days tops and now she's a complete pro. 

She also yells for her cup the minute she wakes up, and then she yells for the tv (since I usually turn on the news to check the weather while she drinks her milk), and then she screams to eat.  Extremely demanding this one.

Again, not much different.  Loves baths, books, she likes snuggling, dancing, climbing and of course, Mickey Mouse.  Oh and dress up, she loves "doo-doo's", sunglasses, and any other accessories she can get her hands on.

Just like Ashlynn was, she's still transitioning into one nap.  She's really down to one, aside for the days she wakes around 5:30am or the days Ashlynn has school.  She'd probably nap from 11:30-1 daily but since twice a week we pick up Ashlynn up around noon, I try to get her down earlier, sometimes it works, sometimes not.  

Night time has been much better this month.  Like multiple nights sleeping completely through, or others just waking around 11pm and sleeping the rest of the night.

Favorites include yogurt "gurt", blueberries, bananas, peanut butter sandwiches, and cheddar bunnies.

Still refuses to eat pasta.


While of course between a 3 year old and 16 month old, there is plenty of crying, whining, and tantrums over nothing during my day.  However, the girls are really becoming playmates and friends.  They love being with each other and Kenley even runs in to Ashlynn's classroom and hugs her at pick up (then usually scams the other kids lunch).  I love this age, but I can't wait until she's closer to two and really playing with her sister.   


  1. Kenley is so cute! They are so much fun at this age!

  2. Kenley is so cute and it's adorable seeing your girls playing with each other.

  3. I can't wait to see my girls in action together. I always find myself looking at your blog to see how things went with two girls. Kenley really looks so sweet!!

  4. Chelsea WilliamsApril 1, 2015 at 1:10 PM

    How cute!! My little one is 16 months old too. They are doing the same things :) I love it

  5. Wow! She has so much more teeth compared to Ashlynn! And so many words! I don't think Kaitlyn could say that much then - maybe having an older sister helps with the vocabulary! Happy 16 months! Time sure flies!

    xx Viv at JoieDeViv

  6. Oh my gosh! Why is Kenley looking SO BIG??? She has full on turned into a toddler and not a baby anymore. And what a little adventurer! Going down the stairs all by herself. I love that she is finally at an age where she and Ashlynn can play together now though. So fun!

  7. Love seeing them start to interact! Such sweet girls!!

  8. she has the biggest smiles EVER. and i love watching the sister relationship grow-- they are seriously so so so cute together!!

  9. Happy 16 months to your sweet girl!


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