Happy 16 months little one! Wow, you have grown so much in the last month I am not sure where to start….
Let’s see, you are talking A LOT these days. Words you know are apple, please, happy (although you don’t know what this means probably, you just like to say it), hi, bye, up, down, mama, daddyyyyy, uh oh, and dog. You blab a lot of ‘g’ sounds. You are very good at understanding when I ask you to ‘put something here' or 'bring me this’.
You absolutely love peanut butter and cheese. Strawberry yogurt is also a favorite of yours. You have been eating whole pears on your own, I just peel the outside a bit so you can bit into it and you go to town and eat it to the core.
You are so happy and smiley all the time. Except when I try and change your diaper, or if I take longer than 3 minutes to fix your breakfast. Yep. You love to wave to people and your hand does this cute little Miss America wave.
You recently discovered that the water hose is a magical thing.
You are very interested in rocks and dirt. I guess we do not have a girly-girl on our hands.We take you to the park and all you want to do is walk around and pick up leaves, dirt and rocks instead of climbing the jungle gyms.
You are sleeping through the entire night (again, after a brief disruption) and just recently going down without a fight. You are also napping around 12:30 every day for anywhere between 1.5 to 3 hours.
You like drinking out of straws and are now BOTTLE FREE! Sometimes when you have had enough to drink, you play around and suck the water or milk into your mouth and spit it out. Mommy is not a fan of this game. I repeat, mommy is not a fan of this game.
On the occasion you do throw a tantrum, your entire body freezes up and it is actually quite hilarious, and I have to try really hard not to laugh.
You love the show Peg + Cat and now when we ask you if you want to watch it, you start singing the ‘na na na na naaa’ part of the theme song. Adorable!
You like pointing to our noses, eyes, eyebrows, armpits (weird) and belly buttons. You do not like brushing your teeth so your dad and I have to tag team this event - he holds you, flips you upside down and makes you laugh, then mommy goes in with the toothbrush. Teamwork.
Some of your favorite activities are reading books (you like the flap books and sometimes grab our hands so we can open the flaps or feel the textures), you like to pretend to drink from your teacups, you love your stuffed animals and giving them hugs and kisses, and you LOVE sitting in your wagon. Another thing you started doing this month is grabbing bags and holding them like purses over your shoulder. It is so cute.
You love to tap/stomp your feet like the penguins do in Happy Feet. Sometimes I like to dance battle you. I let you win most of the time.
You hate getting your nails cut and we have to hold you down to trim your talons.
Another milestone you conquered this month was walking from one type of surface (i.e. the driveway) onto another (i.e. the grass). I guess you used to think it was super scary to go from one texture to another, or maybe you would somehow lose your balance over the 2cm height difference between the surfaces… who knows. On occasion you will reach for our hand to help you with, which is fine by me! You were finally brave enough to step from our driveway onto the street and it has all been downhill from there… we really have to keep an eye on you now! ;)
Gah, you just make my heart explode with love and happiness. My favorite is in the morning when I get you from your crib and you just wrap your arms around me so tight. Or when daddy comes home and you are so happy to see him and you give him the biggest smile and hug. The. Best. Ever.