There is photographic evidence on this site that she likes to wear her mothers'' shoes. However, apparently she also enjoys all other people''s shoes. A favorite daycare pasttime is to remove the other children''s shoes and to put them on herself.
She brings much laughter to her teachers.
Yesterday morning when we arrived at school, Arden dressed in a fabulously adorable summer outfit, appropriate for the 90 degree weather...she promptly went to her cubby, removed her winter boots, sat down on the floor and proceeded to take off her green shoes in exchange for the winter boots.
Well, lots of changes in these parts. I have a new position that is requiring some fancy footwork in terms of where Arden spends her days. And, being that she has incredibly picky parents with high standards....we''re not making any quick decisions!! We''ve been meeting and exploring and we have a couple of top contenders but another that I feel really good about I will swing by on Friday.
We''ve also just sent in Arden''s first college application ;-). There is a wonderful, wonderful school located at one of the local universities, but there is a wait list and to get in children must be 2.9. Another year for us to wait but we''re on the waiting list.
We are forever practicing letters and numbers. She''s learning the letters of her name and will talk through it if we''re writing it for her. She forgets a letter here and there but at 20 months, I suppose we can let it slide ;-).
She LOVES to read, now more than ever. A current favorite is "There''s a Monster at the End of this Book." Last night I was reading it and I didn''t say "shhhhh" and she stopped me and looked at me, put her finger to her lips and said shhhhhhhhhhhhhh. Everyone''s a critic!!
We went to her first dance party..."baby loves disco" this past weekend. Aunt Annette joined us and Arden had a good time. We think it was a bit on the overwhelming side for her, but overall she had fun and was just exhausted by the time the dance ended. I have a few pictures to post from the disco dance party so check out the photo album.
She''s been showering us with I love yous and hugs and kisses these days. It''s not to say she doesn''t have her toddler moments but since Grandma Mary thinks she walks on water, we''ll leave her thinking that :-).