I do these monthly updates more sparingly than frequently, but while I'm thinking about it, I want to record some sweet things about my little girl.
Her most frequent phrases:
1. "I need want___________..." [fill in the blank with goldfish, chocolate milk, ice cream, colors, whatever is on her mind. I especially love this one because of her paradoxical use of need want. I also love this one because she cocks her head from side to side as she says her request.]
2. "Mommy, I need want to hold you."
3. "I want to go swimming. I want my bathing suit."
4. "I go playground. I ride in wagon."
5. "I not like it."
6. "Oh, no, I can't" ~when I am trying to get her to eat her veggies.
7. "I go potty!"
8. "I ride in Mommy's car!" [or Daddy's car when that's her preference--girl has OPINIONS]
9. "I not hit _________fill in the blank with any person or item." It's like she is trying to convince herself of the right thing to do.
10. "I not feed Maggie."~again, convincing herself to not sneak food to Maggie.
11. "I not want Mommy read it. Addy read it."
12. "Addy do it." ~Yes, my little independent soul as asserted herself.
13. "Addy in trouble. I go to time out."
14. "I go to story time"
15. "It's MY ______fill in the blank." Followed sheepishly with "It's everybody's______fitb." ~most commonly when referring to the playground, swimming pool, or train at the library We are trying to teach sharing. It's a process
16. Where are my flip flops?" ~Her latest fit was over which shoes she would wear... What is it with girls and shoes? :)
1. ketchup on anything
3. french fries
1. Llama Llama Red Pajama
2. Llama Llama Mad at Mama
3. Clifford Books
4. Big Sister, Little Sister
5. The story of Baby Jesus
6. The story of Noah and the ark with the animals and the rainbow
Songs that she sings:
1. Jesus Loves Me
2. Father Abraham
3. Old MacDonald Had a Farm
4. still Wheels on the Bus, Itsy Bitsy Spider, Twinkle Twinkle
5. All the Dora songs from the Treasure Island movie (b/c that was the DVD of choice on our FL trip)
6. Songs that she makes up--they are my favorite and they always end with "...all day long"!
1. giving up the pacie for good at 20 months [Funny story: Just yesterday morning, I went to get her up in the morning, and she said extremely excitedly, "Loooook Mommy, I found it! My pacie!"
2. "reading" She has memorized and reads to herself Brown Bear, Goodnight Moon, Twinkle Toes, and Llama Llama Red Pajama.
3. Beginning potty training completely on her own. So far she has "pee-peed" in the potty six times. She just tells us she needs to go, and we take her. She's definitely showing interest, but she's not totally there yet. I need to start reading some literature. Any recommendations?
4. Recognizing all of her shapes and colors
5. saying prayers every night
6. eating at the big girl table
I am so thankful for my little girl. Even as we navigate these bi-polar 2's, I realize what a special person she is, and I thank the Lord for trusting us with her to raise for His glory.
These pics are from the first day of her 22nd month at our annual "Take your Bear to lunch day" that we had yesterday. Little girl loves her Bear and ALL of her grandparents.