Monday, October 3, 2011

20 Months Old *October 3, 2011*

Wow, only four more months until your second birthday! I have your birthday party all planned out with a Minnie Mouse theme, since you love Mickey Mouse Clubhouse so much! I also have your Christmas presents bought and ready for you to see and open on Christmas morning! You're going to thank me one day for being so punctual and organized :)
Here's what you've been up to this past month:
*you weigh 25.8 pounds and are about 31.5 inches tall.

*you are having such a great time at Mother's Day Out and are learning about your letters. In September, you learned about letters A, B, and C. 
*you are wearing mainly 18 and some 24 month clothes. You are using up the last of your size 4 diapers and then will be moving onto 5's. Your 18 month pajamas are just about too small and we'll have to put them up soon. 

*you absolutely LOVE your pink bunny stuffed animal and call her "daby" for some reason. 
*you LOVE to take your diaper off, but you have to move your belly to see how. It's funny to watch you lift your belly and undo the straps. 
*you still think that your potty is such a fun toy and will take the lid off and use it as a chair around the house. You actually sat on it for about 40 minutes the other day, but no business was done. 

*you love to scour the countertops to see what you can find to play with. You will pitch a huge fit if we don't give you what you are asking for (which is about 90% of the time!). 

*you are still the queen of fit-throwing! We try our best to ignore you when we can, but it's SUPER frustrating when you scream and wake up your sister (which happens about 2-3 times per day). 
*you still love to throw anything you can get your hands on. You are getting much better at throwing only balls though. 

*you still drink about 3-4 cups of milk per day and still call it "k." I'm not sure why you only say the last part of the word, but I'm not going to correct you because it sounds so cute. You will also drink water, if it's very cold and from a straw.

*your favorite foods these days are waffles, bagels with cream cheese, strawberries, blueberries, bananas, oranges, carrots, peas/green beans, honey nut cheerios, Chick Fil A chicken strips, Smuckers strawberry Crustables, goldfish, any kind of bread, sweets galore, ravioli, penne pasta noodles with any kind of sauce, turkey and cheese sandwiches with mayo, Doritos, Salt and vinegar chips, egg and cheese biscuits, hashbrowns, and mac and cheese....but you are still pretty finicky about what you eat and when. 
*you really hate to sit down for meals, and will eat much more if you are allowed to roam around and graze. 

*you love to play in your crib! You will play happily for an hour before bed and after you wake up on most days. When we go to get you out, you run away from us and try to prevent us from getting you out. It makes life with a new baby so much easier knowing that you are so happy in your bed!
*bedtime is between 7:30 and 8pm and we usually get you out of your bed around 9am. 

*take one afternoon nap at around 1:30/2 until around 4/5.
*your gymnastics class finished this month, and I'm not sure when we can go back now that you started school, but I hope to get you back up there for the Spring session. You can now do a tuck and roll all by yourself! 

*you love to brush your teeth!
*you have 16 teeth now, four more came in this past month and are working their way through. You are not much fun to be around when you have teeth coming in!
*you talk all the time, but don't say too many real words. Your favorite words are "ball", "shoes", "juice," "milk" (sounds like 'k'), "dog", "Alli" (sounds either like "a-yee" or "a-dee", "lila," "Auburn" (sounds like 'Aubie'), "night-night", "hi", "cool"(you love to say that everything is "cool"), "wow", "uh-oh", "baby", "sister", "mama", "daddy or dada", "Pop", "love you", "book"-sometimes

*anything else that we try to get you to say comes out sounding like "dada", but at least you try and humor us!
*your favorite tv show is definitely Mickey Mouse Clubhouse, and you love to dance and sing all of the songs in it. You will also try to get as close as you can to the tv to watch it. 

*you will dance to anything that has a beat. You went to your first dance class this past month and really enjoyed it.  I wish there was more days in the week so that we could go more often!
*you know the motions to "itsy bitsy spider," "mr. sun", "wheels on the bus", and are learning "twinkle twinkle little star". You also love to sing the "abcs" with your ABC Elmo doll.

*you love to make a mess and to climb on everything, which has made you very difficult this past month. But, that is just the story of a toddler!

*you love to giggle and laugh. Your teachers say that you giggle all day long, especially during lunch time. You're such a silly girl! You can also fake cry, which I taught you on accident while playing a game. 
*you really love your sister (most of the time) and are so sweet with her. You are learning to be gentle, but don't always like being gentle with her. You love to try and lay on her or pick her up. You like to watch her play on the floor, and you also like to read with her. I hope that you are always this loving of your sister!!
You have definitely kept me on my toes this month, but I love to watch you move and run around. Your activity level amazes me, and I love that you are so excited about everything that you do. We love you, Lila!

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