Avery is in her independent stage right now. She wants to do everything herself and what’s to show us all that she can do. The toddler age is for sure my favorite age so far! I now see Avery as her own person instead of this little baby that depended on us for everything, even to hold her head up. She is so mature and grown up. She has opinions, she knows what to do and what not to do, she is a huge helper and she is more lovey than ever. She absolutely loves going to daddy and mommy and giving us kisses and hugs. I never knew a toddler could be so good at hugs! The happiness she gives us I don’t think she will ever fully understand until she has kids herself. I am soaking up every minute of this age she is in right now because I know she is going to just keep growing! When her first birthday was approaching I was getting so sad to think that soon I will no longer have a baby. I didn’t want Josh to even talk about her growing up because I still wanted her to be little. Little did I know that her being a toddler would be way more fun! She loves shopping with me, helping me around the house and playing games! She shows me every day that she’s not a baby but a growing toddler that has opinions. She loves choosing which outfit to wear each day. It takes her a couple minutes to pick because she keeps changing her mind between the two but I let her do her thing because she is getting to be a big girl. She even has her own sense of humor. She likes to put clothes on her head run around and laugh at herself. And whenever she sings a song and it’s a part where they are singing at a higher pitch she squints her eyes and try’s to copy them. She makes us laugh so much!! My little girl may be Miss Independent right now but I absolutely love this stage in her childhood! Don’t forget to cherish your kiddos at whatever stage they are at every day!