It is official, The Nichols family will be staying in Dothan for a while longer. Shay has been offered the account manager position at his current account so we don't have to move. What a blessing. A promotion, a raise, no move and a new baby. We couldn't ask for anything more right now and definitely couldn't ask for any better timing.
On Thursday Mary Selwyn turned 21 months old. I feel like she is becoming such a big kid, which makes me sad of course. She speaks in full sentences these days but she is still uses her baby talk gibberish sometimes, especially when she gets excited or hyper. I love the times when she uses the baby talk because that means my sweet baby is still in there and she hasn't completely grown up on me over night.
She is such a sweet child and SO loving. She is always saying "Wove you Mama/Daddy." Her new thing is "Wove you too Mama/Daddy," and she generally doesn't say it to mommy without saying it to daddy immediately after or visa versa, even when daddy is at work. She is 110% a daddy's girl. I think if she could be attached to his hip she would. Every morning when she wakes up she calls out, "Oh daaadddyyy." When I walk in the room she says, "Daddy at work." She often does the same routine at nap time in hopes that maybe he has returned home while she is napping. She loves for him to hold her and throw her and roll around on the floor with her. I'm afraid she is going to have the hardest time sharing him with her new little brother or sister.
Mary Selwyn is extremely polite. She is great at saying please and thank you and knows exactly when to use them. She is the best with thank you. She knows a lot of her colors, red, blue, yellow, pink, green, purple, orange and brown. If you ask her what color her hair is she says, "wed, bwown," or red-brown. We are working on our numbers and thanks to many rainy days, a cold and a show called Ni-hao Kilan she can count to three in Chinese and does it often. I mean what can I say she is already so worldly...ha ha. She can count to two in English and knows that 8,9,10 comes after 7. She's my little smarty pants.
She is a good eater and loves her fruits and veggies. However, she also love, love, loves all things sweet. Cookies, candy, cupcakes.....she definitely takes after Mama. Her new favorite thing is her prizes or M&Ms. This what she gets when she uses the potty. We are in the very beginning stages of potty training and Mary Selwyn is really the leader right now. She decides when she wants to try (which is usually when she is trying to get some candy) and when she wants to wear her Dora panties. We are at least trying.
I could go on for days about how great she is because I really think she is. Don't get me wrong, she has her moments but don't they all. I enjoy getting to spend all day everyday with her. They are really precious moments right now since she will only be an only child for 2 more weeks. I'm savoring this time that is completely devoted to her right now. Here is a picture of my twins.....