5.12.14 – 20 Months!

12 May

Hard to believe we’ve reached the 20’s! Our girl is seeming so grown up lately. Today, she decided she wants to use a big girl cup to drink. Practicing drinking has provided lots of entertainment, but also some spills, lost patience, and temper tantrums. 😉 She also earned her first sucker at the doctor’s office today, which she was SUPER excited about.

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Age: 20 Months

Clothes: 24 Months or 2T; size 6 shoes

Favorite Foods: Yogurt, applesauce, mac and cheese, grapes, avocado, cottage cheese, ham, black beans, ground beef, and COOKIES! (This girl would eat “nacks” all day if I let her, but she is still a pretty good eater.)

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Favorite words: Nooo, cookie, snack (“nack”), this (dis), Barney and Bop, bubble, up/down, crying (cying), baby, slide (ide) and swing (ing), stickers (stuck), help (belp), more (mi), hi, Mama and Dada, nose/eyes, potty (bobby), uh-oh/oh-man/oh-no, truck/car/bus/tree, walk/chalk/rock (sound the same, have to use context clues). Her growing vocabulary continues to surprise us each week.

Favorite activities: Dancing and spinning in circles to music; being outside; going to the park to slide and swing; playing with her water table, sidewalk chalk, or bubbles; water the flowers; having snacks; gymnastics and music class; playing with her baby doll, Mrs. Potato head, phone, or piano; playing with stickers; watching Barney; running around stores and restaurants; reading books; naming body parts; helping Momma; being around other kids.

Least favorite activities: Not being able to do what she wants; getting her hands and mouth wiped after a meal; getting a diaper change.

Signature moves: Making a kissing sound when she kisses you or blows a kiss; saying “ooh ah” for her favorite song to be played; pointing to something and saying “dis”; saying “do it” when she wants to do something I’m doing; getting a knee skin when playing outside; going limp when she doesn’t want to be picked up; saying “night moon, night stars” whenever she sees them in her books; folding her hands to pray when we sit down for a meal; making an “o” face when she hears something outside (truck, airplane) and looking at me to name it; sitting in her little rocking chair to rock and watch Barney while I shower; spinning in circles to make herself dizzy; saying hi and waving to everyone we pass by – especially kids; trying to hang with the big kids at the park; naming things we pass in the car; running away in a store when she gets the chance.

Mom’s favorite moment: Mother’s Day, getting lots of hugs, kisses, and snuggles unprompted, and seeing her slide all by herself. Last week, she went down and we didn’t see the puddle on the bottom of the slide. We were both surprised when the ride ended with a big splash!

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Dad’s favorite moment: Seeing her slide headfirst down the slide like her big kid friend. Starting their new game of squeezing Daddy’s puffy cheeks.

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One last fun moment: One day when we came home from the store, there were ducks in our garage. Laney was so disappointed that they flew away. (They of course managed to poop in our garage first.)

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Never a dull moment with our smart, silly little girl!

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