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Saturday, August 18, 2012

20 Months

It's really hard to do these monthly now, even though I feel a bit guilty. But to be honest, it's impossible to get this toddler to pose for a picture plus she's changing so much it's hard to keep up! So I figured every couple months would be sufficient. So this is what she's been up to in the past 2 months:

Talking more and more each day. She's really starting to perfect words. Really pronounces the letters at the end of words. For example, booK, milK, wanT, all doNe, goNE, etc. She continues to amaze me with putting words together and forming short sentances. "I want ____ (milk, B, eat, play etc)" or "I yike(like) ____(fill in the blank again). She'll tell me things like where her B (B=Blankie) is. "B in woom(room)."

Introducing... B

Speaking of "B", she knows exactly where that thing is at all times. Some most mornings, I can't pry it from her little hands, so I let her take it with us in the car, and then we leave it in the car when we get to Auntie Jen's. She's getting better at understanding what I tell her. Like, I'll tell her "we have to leave B here now, okay?" and she'll say, "okaaay", and put it in the little car organizer I have next to her car seat (this is where I leave it each day, so she's learned that that's where it goes). And then as soon as I pick her up in the evening, she's excited to see me for 2 seconds, excitedly says, "Mama's here!" runs and give me hugs and kisses and almost immediately says, "B! I want B!" and then says bye bye to everyone, cause she knows B is in the car waiting for her. On the days that I can pry it out of her hand and leave it at home, makes for a long whiney car ride home. Telling me she wants B over and over. "B at home", she says.

We've been working on numbers and colors lately. She's doing great with numbers! She sort of even counted to ten! It went something like this, "One, two, fwee, fouwa, five..... eight, nine, ten!" and then she starts clapping and saying "yay!" when she's done. So proud of herself! I'm proud of her too! Colors we're having a bit of trouble with. I'm starting to wonder if she's color blind cause everything is blue. Or she'll just start saying names of colors even if it's not right. She's starting to get it though. Green, and purple and pink are starting to click in her little mind.

She can point out all of her body parts (and... um... she might just think her lady bits are called a butt), She's perfected most animals, and animal sounds.She calls our dogs, Lily and Gizmo, Wee Wee and Neeno. It's so cute!

I'm starting to let her help out with some "chores". Trying to teach her how to put things back in their places, letting her feed one of the dogs, and letting her help push the Swiffer around.

Helping Mommy make "cancakes". 

She loves her B(obviously), reading and pointing out objects in books, Watching TV (her favorites are Yo Gabba Gabba still, Dora, Diego, Fresh Beat Band and Peppa Pig), slides, climbing, playing "Doda games" on the computer, buckling buckles, rides (like a small merry-go-round at the mall), bossing people and animals around telling them to "stop it!" or "no, no Wee Wee!" or "Neeno, eat!",  Walking (she's getting really good at holding my hand as we walk into a store and not letting go and running from me. Every time we arrive at a destination she tells me "Walk. I walk."),  baths, and dancing. She'll spin around and try to mimick the "Great Day" dance at the end of each FBB episode. It's pretty much the cutest thing EVER.

Concentrating on Legos. I just LOVE watching her little mind work!

She hates: going to bed at night,  not getting her way, having her B taken away, when I don't let her walk, or if I did let her walk, but she starts being naughty and not following the number 1 rule of holding Mommy's hand and I pick her up, all hell breaks loose. Screaming, crying, kicking oh my!

I'm sure there's much more that I'm missing, but this post is getting pretty long. Maybe I SHOULD do this every month! haha!

1 comment:

Heather Sullivan said...

I'm glad we're not the only one's with a must-have-at-all-times item. B is our "diddle," and at all times she knows precisely where it is. And don't dare let the cat or the dog touch it!!! :) Such fun.