I Wish You all the Best by Mason Deaver

Trigger Warnings: Depression, Anxiety, Coming Out, Abusive Parents, Homophobia & Transphobia

I Wish You all the Best is our July book for It’s a Hardback Life Book Club, which is held locally at Chapters Indigo. This is a story about Ben who is a non binary teen and they’re struggle of coming out and trying to find acceptance.This book was everything and so much more than I was expecting. This is an #ownvoices book,the author is non binary.  Mason Deaver can write! They created such a beautiful prose and such adorable character’s. I could literally feel Ben’s emotions, especially when they are experiencing anxiety.

This was the first book I had read with a character using they/them pronouns and I am so thankful that this book is out in the world! This book is much needed to other who identify as non binary and just in general so that we can glimpse into Ben’s mind, and try and understand what they are experiencing. Now, everyone is going to have different experiences and emotions, but I eel really blessed to have read such a beautiful story. Everything starts when Ben decides to come out to his parents, they are full of so much hope and anxiety about how the parents will take it. Well as you can guess it did not go well. With no where to go, Ben contacts they’re older sister whom they have not had contact with in over 10 years. Hannah and her husband welcome Ben into there home, getting them set up in a new school and finding them a therapist to speak with about everything they’re going through.

“Don’t ignore the problems. Learn from them. But also don’t knock what you get right. Every success deserves a celebration.”

Ben – is non-binary, suffers from depression and anxiety. I identify as Cis, so I thought it was really interesting reading about Ben’s feelings towards there body image. It was a great reminder that those who identify as non binary in some form experience some discomfort with there identity and body image. How they feel about there body really affects your mental health. Ben in my opinion, seems to like more feminine things for themselves.

Nathan – He is an adorable ray of sunshine, with terrible jokes, he is loud and outgoing. The connection between Ben and Nathan is  beautiful and sweet and touching all at once. He is the perfect love interest!

Hannah – Is Ben’s older sister, married to Thomas, has a not spoken or seen Ben or her parents in 10 years. She is so supportive and just all around amazing. She is also still learning along with Ben about what they are going through, but its her wanting to learn that really gets me. Also her husband is such a nice man, he is a teacher at the high school that Ben is now enrolled in.

Miriam- non-binary Muslim , they have an online platform talking about being non binary and thy’re struggles. Ben mentions that he found them when researching about they’re identity and struck up a friendship. I loved the premise of Ben having an online friend in which they can confide in and receive support. As internet friendships can be very special and sometimes even better than the friendships we have in real life. As someone can feel more confident talking to someone online and sharing there opinions/feelings. I really loved how encouraging Miriam is with Ben.

This book touches on a lot of difficult issues as well as having a very sweet friendship/romance. I have mentioned how Ben has depression and anxiety, there is a scene in the book I found to be triggering. Ben goes to a party with Nathan and some girls they are friends with. One boy tries to get Ben to drink and take shots even after Ben explains they are not comfortable with it. In the end Ben does take the shots because they want to fit it. But it triggers a panic attack, I could relate to this as it has happened to me many times. I could feel the same emotions they were experiencing, deep down in my stomach and it made me feel sick. Even though this was triggering it just shows how great of a writer Mason is!

The romance is such a slow burn, that starts out as friendship, which I found to be the best way to go. We the readers can see from the beginning that they have feelings for each other but they don’t figure it out until later in the book. Even writing this review my eyes are filling with tears. I cannot say enough good things about it, everyone needs to pick it up and read it immediately. I promise you will not be disappointed.

“Whatever happens, I wish you all the best, Ben De Backe

 

I Wish You All the Best is a beautiful book about acceptance and friendship. I swear I will by and read anything Mason writes in the future!


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What I’ve Been Watching Lately… 12/07/19

Schitts Creek

I’ve only just started watching this show, and I absolutely love it! This just might be the funniest show I’ve seen in a long time. I don’t usually watch a lot of comedies but this one is really worth your time. It is currently streaming on Netflix.

This show follows the Rose’s, a wealthy, spoiled family that fall onto hard times and has everything they own repossessed. They are forced to move to a small town called Schitts Creek.

Eugene Levy plays with the father John, I’ve always thought he was hilarious and he continues to be in this show. He’s always coming up with ideas to try and get them back on top, that don’t always go to plan. This show features a pansexual main character: David Rose who is played by Eugene Levy’s real life son, Daniel Levy. Who is just as hilarious, he is my favorite character in the whole show. This show just makes me so happy!

Stranger Things – Season 3

I’m going to write a whole season review really soon, so I won’t say to much here. I just finished episode 3 and I’m really loving it so far. My favourites are still Steve,Duston and Nancy 💖

This update is a little short but I really haven’t been watching much. I’m on vacation starting Monday and I’m hoping to watch a few movies and finish stranger things. So be on the lookout for a season review soon. What are some movies and shows you’ve been loving?


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Wicked Fox by Kat Cho

“When you’re constantly treated as a pariah and labeled bad, you might begin living up to that expectation.”

When I first heard about this book I knew it was going to be one of my most anticipated releases of 2019. After being denied an arc from Edelweiss I impatiently awaited the release date. This book was so good! I struggled with the beginning, because the Korean words threw me off but once I got used to it the book flew by. This book was everything and more 💖

This is a Korean lore fantasy story about a Gumiho, a fox with nine tails. This story is set in modern day Seoul, following Miyoung. She is on a hunt for Gi, a humans life force. She must consume Gi at least once a month in order to survive. On this particular night, she runs into a Dokubai, a large goblin, attacking a teenage boy. In the attempt to save his life she loses her fox bead which contains her soul.

Miyoung – A 16 year old high school student who is half Gumiho and half human. A nine tailed fox who takes the form of a beautiful girl. She tries so hard to pleas her mother Yena, an old but gorgeous Gumiho. Miyoung struggles with her human emotions, which usually leads to trouble.

Jihoon – A high school boy, who lives with his grandmother over the restaurant she owns. He finds out that Miyoung is a Gumiho and when she starts going to his school, he really wants to befriend her. He has two best friends, who are absolute gems! He is so soft and adorable! I loved him so much.

“When you’re constantly treated as a pariah, and labeled bad, you might begin living up to the expectation. “

I really loved the friendship and later in the book, romance between the two characters. There early interactions reminded me of Twilight which I’m currently reading. Miyoung tells Jihoon to stay away from her and is grumpy when he talks to her in the halls. Eventually she starts to let her guard down, and there adorable together! They both have such strong character arcs, and have a lot more in common than you’d believe a Gumiho and a human boy would have. Such as absent parents and trying to figure out how to fit in.

I also loved Jihoon and his grandmothers relationship, there so tender and sweet, but also hand so many funny moments. I wasn’t expecting this book to make me so emotional but I cried more times than I’d like to admit.

Besides all the cute moments there is also a lot of action. The second half of this book had so much conflict. This was the first book I read that was set in Korea and I need more. The setting and atmosphere was beautiful. Kat Cho is such an amazing writer I can’t believe this is a debut novel, her words transported me into Korea and the I never wanted to leave. This book was an absolute joy to read.

I cannot wait for the sequel! I highly recommend Wicked Fox.


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Top Summer Horror Movies

Summertime is the season for slashers, sea creatures and camping , so I’ve created a list of my favourite summer horror movies to get me into the seasonal spirit. I get so excited for a new season or holiday, and I love creating content to enhance the sensation! Summer horror films are so much fun to throw on while the sun starts to set and there is a slight chill in the air.

I’ve selected the movies that I enjoy watching the most during the Summer, in absolutely no particular order.

I Know What You Did Last Summer

It’s the 4th of July, 1996 and four high school seniors are celebrating there last summer before college. After some drinks on the beach, Ray is tasked with driving as he is the sober one, Barry gets a little rowdy in the car, distracting Ray who accidentally hits a random stranger on the road.They go down to the nearby docks and dump the body in the water, One year later and now a freshman in college, Julie goes home for the summer, when she starts to revive threatening letters, saying g they know her secret.I love of this movie and the sequels.

Sleepaway Camp

The definition of a great summer horror must involve water, some sort of camping, and blood. Well, Sleepaway Camp has all those things.This movie feels like summer, when Angela is spending the summer at Camp Arawak.I love the drama between the campers, especially once the killings start. This movie is so cheesy and full of horror stereotypes, but that’s what makes this movie so good!

Friday the 13th (2009)

Of course it wouldn’t be a summer horror list without mentioning Friday the 13th. I do love the originals, but this remake is also really fun. Of course we have stereotypical teenagers, out in the woods,drinking to much and partying. When some of them stumble into crystal lake. This movie stars Jared Padaleki who is most know for his role in Supernatural.

Jeepers Creepers

It’s spring break, siblings Trish and Darry, are on a road trip home from college.While driving a truck is riding close behind them. The driver appears to be in a rush and doesn’t care if it runs them off the road. Later on,Trish and Darry see the truck again, its driver is moving what look to them like bodies from his vehicle by an abandoned farm. What I love the most about this movie is the creature known as the Creeper. He is so unique in terms of the monster, and he has a catchy tune that plays when he comes around.

The Shallows

Nancy (Blake Lively) is a college medical student headed toward a beach in Mexico for a vacation. She is looking to find herself, on the Beach her mother once loved. Upon arrival, she heads straight into the waters and surfs for hours but her fun is cut short when she is attacked by a great white shark and is left stranded only a short distance from the shore. I have been a fan of Blake Lively ever since Gossip Girl, plus the visuals in the movie are beautiful!


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Tithe by Holly Black

“If curiosity killed the cat, it was satisfaction that brought it back.” 

Holly Black is the queen of fae stories!

Tithe by Holly Black was the first fae book I ever read way back in 2002, this book started my love for Fae and I’ve never looked back. I re read this book as part of #faerieathon in anticipation for Holly Black’s newest book Queen of Nothing being released in November 2019. It is amazing to revisit Holly Blacks first book, because I got to see how much she has grown as a writer. Her newer books are breathtaking and so clever. Even in this book, her Fae worlds are so intricate and woven together.

I had forgotten almost everything that happened during this book, which was expected after 10 years. This book really threw me was how problematic some of the writing was, there’s homophobic slurs and racist remarks. There’s also a scene with an attempted sexual assault. All of these things go unchallenged, even to the point where Kaye says she’s flattered how how wont take no as an answer.

On a good note, this story is such a fast paced and addicting read. Kaye has always been able to see glimpses of the faerie world ever since she was a child. She is forced to move back to her childhood home, one night she is walking home in the rain when she ends up saving the life of a faerie Knight. She soon discovers that’s she’s not exactly human, and is caught up in some heavy faerie politics.

“Crippled things are always more beautiful. It’s the flaw that brings out beauty.” 

Kaye – Our Main Character, a 16 year biracial teen, she is a little unlikable, she can be selfish. She discovered that she is actually a pixie and not a human girl.

Roiben – He is a faerie knight, I forgot how much I liked him as a character.

Janet – Kaye’s childhood best friend,

Corny – Janet’s brother, gay, becomes friends with Kaye and knows that she is actually a pixie

There was a lot of laugh out loud scenes, I especially loved when Roiben came into the diner! Being in the faerie world is always my favorite, its so dark and cunning. I love it! I enjoy the plotting and tricks of the Fae. I cant wait to read Valiant in July with everyone.

I do recommend you read Tithe, as its faced paced and a fun read if you can overlook the problematic themes,


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Summer of Salt by Katrina Leno

“On the island of By-the-Sea you could always smell two things: salt and magic.”

I can’t express in words how much I love this book. I want to scream from rooftops about how amazing and stunning this novel is. What drew me to this book was the promise of a witchy F/F relationship.This book was so much more than I was expecting.

SUMMER OF SALT is an incredible atmospheric and magical novel that follows Georgina and her family who live on a strange island called By-the-Sea. Her family own the only Inn on the island, and ever summer a large group of people they call birdheads visit the island in search of a special bird they call Annabella. She fly’s to the island every summer to lay her eggs, except this summer she is missing.

Georgie – Our main character, who is a twin and it’s the summer before leaving for college, she struggles with having to leave her home on the island. She is a lesbian, and a witch who has yet to discovered her power.

Mary – Georgina’s twin sister, who has discovered her power since birth, she has the ability to float in midair. She is the wild sister, the free spirit.

Vira – Georgina’s best friend, her full name is Elvira and she works at the local ice cream parlor. She is aroace, and she is freaking adorable .

Harrison – Is a new guest to the island, he is researching Annabelle.

Prue – Is Harrison’s sister, she is bisexual and developing feelings for Georgie.

“In a family full of girls, you realize quickly that no girls are ordinary” 

Georgie takes it upon herself to find out what has happened to Annabella. Mary has been acting depressed and secretive, Georgie is determined to help her sister, while also trying to figure out if she will manifest her power before her 18th birthday. I loved how this story was about family, friendship and unconditional love. The romance between Georgie and Prue was really adorable!

This book also explores some darker issues, about rape and rape culture throughout the story. I was not expecting these issues to be explored and was a little shocked, so please be cautious if that is a trigger for you.

Overall, I really loved this book, I can see myself reading it again. It’s whimsical, atmospheric and queer, and so much more! It is the perfect combination of sweet and dark.

Content and trigger warnings for off the page sexual assault, underage drinking, drug use, animal death.


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July Most Anticipated Books 2019

39863092The Right Swipe by Alisha Rai
July 2 2019

Alisha Rai returns with the first book in her sizzling new Modern Love series, in which two rival dating app creators find themselves at odds in the boardroom but in sync in the bedroom.

Rhiannon Hunter may have revolutionized romance in the digital world, but in real life she only swipes right on her career—and the occasional hookup. The cynical dating app creator controls her love life with a few key rules:

– Nude pics are by invitation only

– If someone stands you up, block them with extreme prejudice

– Protect your heart

Only there aren’t any rules to govern her attraction to her newest match, former pro-football player Samson Lima. The sexy and seemingly sweet hunk woos her one magical night… and disappears.

Rhi thought she’d buried her hurt over Samson ghosting her, until he suddenly surfaces months later, still big, still beautiful—and in league with a business rival. He says he won’t fumble their second chance, but she’s wary. A temporary physical partnership is one thing, but a merger of hearts? Surely that’s too high a risk…


42505366Wilder Girls by Rory Power
July 9 2019

It’s been eighteen months since the Raxter School for Girls was put under quarantine. Since the Tox hit and pulled Hetty’s life out from under her.

It started slow. First the teachers died one by one. Then it began to infect the students, turning their bodies strange and foreign. Now, cut off from the rest of the world and left to fend for themselves on their island home, the girls don’t dare wander outside the school’s fence, where the Tox has made the woods wild and dangerous. They wait for the cure they were promised as the Tox seeps into everything.

But when Byatt goes missing, Hetty will do anything to find her, even if it means breaking quarantine and braving the horrors that lie beyond the fence. And when she does, Hetty learns that there’s more to their story, to their life at Raxter, than she could have ever thought true.


41473823 (1)Maybe This Time by Kasie West
July 9 2019

One year. Nine events. Nine chances to . . . fall in love?

Weddings. Funerals. Barbecues. New Year’s Eve parties. Name the occasion, and Sophie Evans will be there. Well, she has to be there. Sophie works for the local florist, so she can be found at every big event in her small hometown, arranging bouquets and managing family dramas.

Enter Andrew Hart. The son of the fancy new chef in town, Andrew is suddenly required to attend all the same events as Sophie. Entitled, arrogant, preppy Andrew. Sophie just wants to get her job done and finish up her sketches so she can apply to design school. But every time she turns around, there is Andrew, getting in her way and making her life more complicated. Until one day she wonders if maybe complicated isn’t so bad after all . .

Told over the course of one year and following Sophie from event to event, this delightful novel from master of romantic comedy Kasie West shows how love can blossom in unexpected places.


42455873The Wedding Party by Jasmine Guillory
July 16 2019

The new exhilarating romance from The New York Times bestselling author of The Proposal!

Maddie and Theo have two things in common:

1. Alexa is their best friend
2. They hate each other

After an “oops, we made a mistake” night together, neither one can stop thinking about the other. With Alexa’s wedding rapidly approaching, Maddie and Theo both share bridal party responsibilities that require more interaction with each other than they’re comfortable with. Underneath the sharp barbs they toss at each other is a simmering attraction that won’t fade. It builds until they find themselves sneaking off together to release some tension when Alexa isn’t looking, agreeing they would end it once the wedding is over. When it’s suddenly pushed up and they only have a few months left of secret rendezvouses, they find themselves regretting that the end is near. Two people this different can’t possibly have a connection other than the purely physical, right?

But as with any engagement with a nemesis, there are unspoken rules that must be abided by. First and foremost, don’t fall in love.


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June Wrap Up

Hello loves ! Can you believe June is over, that we’re halfway through the year already. June was a really good reading month, I participated in two readathons. This didn’t complete all the challenges for either but it was still a lot of fun. I think June has been one of the best reading months I’ve had all year.

I know I’ve been slacking on the blogging, I have so many reviews to write and a few other posts to finish up. I promise there is going to be a lot of content from me coming up. I’ve also been toying with the idea of YouTube. I tried starting a channel before I ever made my blog but I let my anxiety get the better of me. However recently I’ve been thinking about it again.

Book’s Read In June

> Vicious by LJ Shen

This was the first book I read for #Smutathon, I’ve been really interested in this book ever since Melanie  first mentioned that it reminded her of Cardan. Oh boy was she right! I loved every minute of this book. This is very much an enemies to lovers story, Vicious is an even bigger bully than Cardan, so fair warning if that’s not your thing than you probably wont enjoy this book.This book is told between flashbacks of when Emilia is in high school and present day. I cannot wait to read the rest of the series !

> Hate Notes by Vi Keelan and Penelope Ward 

My second read for #Smutathon, this book surprised me. This was a fun book, it starts when Charlotte goes into a shop to return her un-worn wedding dress. S.  While in the shop she spots a beautiful dress and finds a blue handwritten note. he decides she needs to now who has written the note, but soon she finds herself working for that same man. This was a cute hate to love office romance.However near the middle of the book, things took a turn and it became more serious than I expected.

>The King of Bourbon Street by Thea De Salle

My third and final book I finished for #Smutathon. The writing is amazing, and it has has such amazing representation. The MC is fat and doesn’t shy away from her body. Rain is a heiress, and used to being in the spotlight. After a sex tape scandal that she orchestrated to upset her mother, she fly’s to New Orleans with her brother, and Corgi. Where she immediately meets Sol, the hotel owner, who is also bi. Sol and Rain were such a great characters! There is very explicit sex scenes, so if that’s not your thing you may not enjoy this book. I’m really looking forward to reading the companion novel.

> Clockwork Angel by Cassandra Clare

This was a re-read and now that I’ve finished it the rest of Cassie Clares books are new to me! I love this book so much more than all the Mortal Instrument books. I love Tessa so much more than Clary. Jem remain my favorite character. I have somehow managed to avoid all spoilers for this series, thank God. I’m extremely excited to continue on with this series but first I need to go back to the Mortal Instruments.

>Tithe by Holly Black

I re-read Tithe as part of #faerieathon and this was my first time coming back to this book after almost 10 years. I first read this book way back in the early 2000’s when it was first released and I fell in love with Holly Blacks writing and Fae world. I’m currently working on writing a full review, as i have many thoughts and cannot begin to write them all in this short paragraph. Basically, I really enjoyed being back in the world of fae but had some issues I  will discuss in my review.

>A Stranger on the Beach by Michele Campbell

This book will make a great Beach read. It is suspenseful and has a lot of twist that will draw you in and keep you turning the pages to find out more. I read this book in a day, I needed to know what was going to happen next. A Stranger on the Beach was my first of Campbell’s books, but it wasn’t my last!

>Fix Her Up by Tessa Bailey

What first drew me to this book was because I loved the cover. Just look at it, it’s adorable, I am loving all the illustrated romance covers!This is the first book I’ve ever read by Tessa Bailey and I thoroughly very much enjoyed myself. I expected Fix Her Up by Tessa Bailey to be light, fluffy but oh boy was I wrong! There was some really cute sweet moments but this book was so steamy!I ! I CANNOT BELIEVE HOW MUCH I LOVED THIS BOOK!.

>City of Fallen Angels by Cassandra Clare

This book was a hot mess, I’ve always heard this book wasn’t the greatest and that’s what put me off with continuing with the series.I’m glad I did read it because now I can move on. Jace is literally the worst, in each new book he seems to annoy me more. Simon had some bad choices in this book as well, and I love Simon but i was really disappointed in him. I don’t want to reveal any spoilers so I’ll just finish off by saying that I’m so happy the next book is Clockwork Prince!

> Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban by JK Rowling

I cannot honestly tell you how many times I’ve read this book, when it was first released I read it over and over. I am loving this re read with the audiobooks, its such a different experience. This book introduces us to so many amazing characters,  Lupin, Sirius, Crookshanks (I know hes a cat but I Love him) and the Dementors. One of my favourite things about this series is Harry and Hermione’s friendship. Hermione has so much character development in this book,which makes me love her so much more. The movie really left a lot of things out, which makes me so sad because this book is just so good!

>Summer of Salt by Katrina Leno

I can’t express in words how much I love this book. I want to scream from rooftops about how amazing and stunning this novel is. What drew me to this book was the promise of a witchy F/F relationship.This book was so much more than I was expecting.SUMMER OF SALT is an incredible atmospheric and magical novel that follows Georgina and her family who live on a strange island called By-the-Sea.I really loved this book, I can see myself reading it again. It’s whimsical, atmospheric and queer, and so much more! It is the perfect combination of sweet and dark.

>Well Met by Jen Deluca

THIS IS MY NEW FAVORITE ROMANCE BOOK! I loved everything about this book. This is Renaissance Faire-inspired contemporary romance, and a debut novel. This book follows Emily, who has moved in with her sister and niece after her sister was in a car accident. Her Niece wants to participate in the Faire and Emily is told in order for Cait to be able to that Emily must also volunteer. This is where she meets Simon, a grumpy English teacher who is a stickler for the rules. This is a slow burn romance and it is so cute! Everyone needs to add this to there list of book to be on the lookout for in September.


Well there you have iot, all the books i read in the month of June. Let me know down below if you’ve read any of these or if there on your TBR. Also what was your favorite book you read this month? I love hearing your guys thoughts. Have a Happy Canada day tomorrow !


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June Book Haul

Happy Saturday, I hope your all having a good weekend. Can you believe June is over. I really wasn’t expecting to haul so many books this month! But I am so thankful and blessed to have gotten books from publishers and I won a giveaway. I’m really excited about all of these.

Physical Books I Purchased

> Sorcery of Thorns by Margaret Rogerson

> Next Year in Havana by Chanel Cleeton

> Tithe by Holly Black

> Valiant by Holly Black

Sent by Publishers / Giveaway I Won

> Dear Wife by Kimberly Belle

> The Bookish Life of Nina Hill by Abbi Waxman

> That Kind of Guy by Talia Hibbert

> Silver in the Woods by Emily Tesh

> Laura Dean Keeps Breaking Up With Me by Mariko Tamaki

> Wicked Saints by Emily A Duncan

Ebooks Bought / Kindle Unlimited

> All Fired up by Elle Kennedy and Vivian Arend

> On the Way Down by Ella Fox

> On the Rocks by Kandi Steiner

> Getaway Girl by Tessa Bailey

> A really Bad Idea by Jennie Colette

> Center of Gravity by K.K Allen


That’s all for this month! Let me know down below if you got any of these books 😊 To all my Canadian followed, I hope you all have a happy Canada day on Monday ❤️


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Emmy’s 18 Month Toddler Update

Emmy turned 18 months old on June 24th, I waited until today because she was having the toddler assessment done and I wanted to be able to mention her weight and how’s she’s doing. I cannot believe I’m sitting here writing that she is one and a half years old.

Emmy now weighs 26 pounds, and is in the 97 percentile for her age. She’s a big girl, she’s always been in that percentile range. She’s wearing size 2T and a few items are 3T, and she is wearing size 5 diapers.

As far as physical development Emmy can now climb up the stairs, climb up and off the couch as well as being able to get off the bed. She is such a little monkey she loves to climb all over everyone and everything. She tries to clim out of the crib/playpen, if you turn around for ever a second she has her leg lifted trying to get out. She is so strong, she can lift and carry things you’d never image her being able to pick up.

As far as communication goes, she is still not talking. However she has other ways of showing us what she wants. She will point at things or walk towards them. She also has partial words or sounds that she makes that mean something. She is able to understand simple commands, if I ask her to go get her shoes, generally she will go pick them up. The nurse at her assessment was concerned that she’s not speaking and referred us to a speech therapist.

For social and emotional development, she has come a long way from being scared of new people. She is still shy, and cautious around people she’s not generally around often or strangers but that’s totally fine. She no longer screams when someone comes near her. She’s been spending time with both sets of grandparents and I think that’s really helped. I want to get her involved in some sort of activity with other kids hr own age, thinking about starting swimming lessons in the fall.

She is a very strong willed child, she knows what she wants and she will go take it. The word No, is a trigger word for her , she will cry or scream. The new thing she’s doing now if am we tell her she can’t have something is to fall to the ground and lay there, or her body goes so stiff it’s difficult to pick her up. She is starting to recognize emotions, if we laugh Emmy will come over and laugh with us, it’s the cutest thing.

I’m sure ever parent thinks there kid is s smart chic but honestly Emmy is so curious about the world and lives to learn. She will pick something up and examine it, trying to figure out what it is. We went to the splash park the other day, before going in the water she needed to look at it and touch the water first. She’s so cute! She laughs at everything and tries to make others laugh.


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