- You have just begun to nod yes in response
to questions. You actually nod your whole body and kind of bounce
up and down. In the morning, I ask if you’d like an egg, and
you nod, saying, “egg, egg”. You also nod when you are
sleepy and I ask if you’d like a nap, and when I ask if you
have pooped, you nod and say “poop, poop”. When I walked
into your room this morning, I asked “What’s up?”
and you said, “poop”. Sure enough . . .
- You have some other, less icky words as
well. You love identifying parts of people’s faces. You can
point at and name eyes, ears, cheeks, and chin. You know what noses
are, but can’t say the word. You just kind of make an “nnnnn”
- In addition to the nodding yes, you have
also learned what no means! You don’t say “no” but
you say “uh uh uh” and move your arm back and forth in
a sweeping motion as you say it. It is adorable. Just the other day,
you opened my makeup drawer, which you know you aren’t allowed
to do. As you opened it, you turned back to me, smiled, and said “uh
uh uh” complete with arm motions. And then, of course, you laughed.
- Your toy collection has mushroomed this
past month thanks to your birthday and then Hanukkah. Your favorites
are the plastic food items that go in your new shopping cart (especially
the ice cream cones), your Dora the Explorer playhut and your Fisher
Price Bee-Bop Buildin' Singin' Snail Pail. You’ve just recently
discovered my nesting Russian wooden dolls, and love those as well.
- You still love your music! Daddy and I
got you a bunch of CDs for Hanukkah, and they have become favorites.
We all especially love the two Dan Zanes and Friends CDs – Night
Time and Family Dance. You also enjoy your Pottery Barn Kids Play
Time CD, and your favorite song on that disc is Cement Mixer (Pu-Ti,
Pu-Ti). You always dance when you hear that one.
- You can’t get enough of your books.
As soon as I stack them back on your shelf, you pull them all down.
You flip through them looking at pictures and naming anything that
- You love the book Rainbow Fish, and you
say “shee” for fishie, while moving your hand to make
the sign for fish in sign language.
- I’m sure it’s our fault for
introducing you to them, but you have become obsessed with cookies!
We at least try to keep them nutritious, and give you organic graham
cookies and organic animal crackers.
- You are trying to run, and are practically
there. I think you only crawled once or twice this entire month.
- When we say “Love-y, Love-y”
you put your cheek against the object of affection (Friday, me, Daddy,
your own hand, your pillow) and say “ahhhhhh”. It’s
- You are incredibly demanding. When
you want something, you are relentless, and make loud, grunting sounds
until you get it or are otherwise distracted. Lucky for you, we usually
hand it over. It’s hard to resist your sweet little face.