Aiyana has been a part of our lives now for 17 months, and she has quickly grown from being our baby to being a very independent toddler with a bit of an attitude. In the last week or so she has decided that she wants to do everything herself and she puts up quite a stink if anyone tries to help her most of the time. Her vocabulary has also grown, though it is still difficult to understand all of the words that she tries to say. Her favorite words (ranking right up there with "cookie") are "Walmart" (though it sounds more like "Maw-Mar" when she says it), and "Netflix." She is also quickly learning how to go up and down the stairs (up is easier than down, but she's starting to get the hang of both), and likes to go outside to play with Ashlyn.