Mr.Frog also went in the washing machine this morning. Esme thought it was a good idea for him to have a bath. She waved bye bye and told him go bathtub etc... What she didn't like was once he came out he went into the dryer. That was unacceptable - she had just gotten him back! She pounded on the dryer door several times telling him to come out frog! I said he liked it in there and would come out when he was done, in a little while etc etc... She is understanding 'in a little while' much better - so eventually (but with tears) she left him spinning in there.
update: Frog came out just fine, and she told me he needed to eat an orange. We discovered the other day at Grandma's that now she LOVES oranges. I bought her a whole bag. Somewhere around 15 months she hated them terribly. Esme got to eat most of an orange and frog pretended to eat a few slices. Things like that are one of the reasons Frog needed a bath to begin with!
Also, I'm sure not every little girl gets to wake up and talk to a kitty early every morning. That is a staple here now - seven or eight in the morning I hear her having conversations with PeanutNinja, who is sitting nicely outside her crib and meowing, playing with her toys and generally just keeping the little one company until Mom or Dad come to change her and get her breakfast. Quite charming.