- You LOVE to talk. From animal sounds
(you can do the sounds for dog, cat, mouse, cow, and sheep) to words
(you now have over 50 words!!), it is rarely silent around here. You
finally say mama. And you say it all the time.
- Your words have really evolved. You
started off with just nouns, but now you have verbs and adverbs. I’m
sure the sentences will start any day. You love saying “more,
more”. You are also fond of up, on, off, and out. Don’t
get me wrong, though; nouns are still popular, especially lemon and
- You also like performing tricks.
When we say “touchdown” you lift both arms in the air
and yell. When we ask where your heart is, you hit your chest with
your fist and say “boom, boom”. When we ask, “What
time is it?” you show your watch.
- Books are still your favorite pastime.
Your favorite is I Want to be a Cowgirl. You went
through a phase a couple of weeks ago during which you demanded we
read it about 20 times a day. You love saying “cowgirl.”
You also like Goodnight Moon (you don’t want
it read to you, you just want to find the mouse on every page), Goodnight
Gorilla, and the little square books that the Lincoln’s
gave you as a Christmas present.
- Stickers and crayons are a new activity
for you. You love coloring, and you love putting stickers on everything.
On our way home from San Diego, you put ladybug and flower stickers
all over the window and tray table. You also like stickering your
head and my shirt and nose.
- You seem to be very fond of kissing
things. You kiss toys, food, magazines, anything that catches your
fancy. It’s very sweet.
- You still are a great eater. You
love vegetables and fruit (especially citrus – you will even
eat lemon wedges), and you love cookies (cook cooks) and crackers.
We have been trying to get you to drink more milk, but you will only
drink it if it’s flavored with chocolate, vanilla or strawberry.
- You really enjoy your baths. You
splash, and crawl around, and scrub everything with the washcloth.
- Your sixth tooth just broke through,
and the doctor said that your first molar is on its way as well.
- You sleep the whole night through
now, which is wonderful. You go to bed at about 7:30 – 8, and
wake up anytime between 6:30 and 7:30. Once in a great while you wake
up, but you usually go back to sleep on your own before I can even
get into your room to soothe you.
- You are officially in size 18 months.
What a big girl!