A year and a half old! My girl is officially on her way to being a 2 year old! Every month seems to go by faster and faster. Rosie’s language skills continue to evolve in leaps and bounds. She talks like a real little person now. She basically narrates our entire day. When she wakes up, she usually points at her dad and says “daddy”, then she points at me and says “mommy” - she tells us “hi” and gives us kisses to start the day - then she usually goes “down” stairs with daddy (she reaches out and asks to hold your “hand” when going down the stairs) where he makes her breakfast and they watch “elmo”. To “eat”, she asks for “yogor”, or “oa-mea”, or “ceweao” for breakfast - sometimes “apple” or “blamala” (banana). She has been such a good eater, she almost always asks for “mo” - but we usually make her ask nicely so she sweetly says “meeee” (her word for please) and then she says “tay too”. She knows when she eats she has to “sit down” and wear her “bib” and she usually drinks “wader” or “milk”. She is really good at using a “fok” and “poon” and when she is done she says “all done” and wants to get “up”. She snacks a lot throughout the day usually asking for a “crackow” or some “sheese”. She loves to read “books”, especially the ones with Sesame Street characters - she can name them all. She also loves books with animals in them, she loves to make all the animal sounds too…
We hung up a swing inside the house - basically stealing the great idea from my friend S and her winter survival gear. Rosie loves to “wing” and when I ask her if she is having fun, she says “yeah” and “fun”. Another fun game to play is to take the TV remote when mommy is watching something and change the channel and then clap and say “yay”. Then when I ask for her to give it back to mommy, she plays keepaway - coming up to me and pretending to hand it to me - saying “hea- go” and then taking it back and running away and laughing. She is such the jokester (takes after her daddy there). Another way she is taking after her daddy had me laughing for 10 minutes straight the other day. We were lying in bed nursing as we were getting up from a nap, and she all of a sudden stopped nursing, looked up at me and announced “faht” - and I asked “did you fart?” - to which she squinched up her face, leaned to the side, and preceeded to let out a loud, long fart! Obviously the girl has been spending too much time observing daddy’s bad habits.
She also loves to play peek-a-boo - or “peebo” as she calls it. And her big new accomplishment is counting to 10! Joe found all these Elmo games on the computer, and in the morning when mommy is trying to catch up on her sleep - Rosie plays counting games with Elmo and she can count all the way to 10 all by herself - clapping and saying “yay” after she reaches 10. She knows all the elements of getting dressed and asks for her “diapee” to be changed - she helps put on her “pants” and “showt” in the morning, but is always taking off her “cock” (yes, that is her word for sock). She loves trying to put on mommy or daddy’s “shoe” and when we get ready to go “bye bye” in the “car” - she grabs her “hat” and “jacket”. She knows almost all the body parts and will randomly come up to you during the day and almost poke your eye out declaring “eyes” - she will do the same with “nose”, “mouf”, “eaow”, “haow”, “toe”, “hand”, “knee”, and her favorite “button”. She also asks to climb up on my “lap” and will pat her thighs to emphasize exactly what she wants. She has started to say her name too - usually she says “baby” when she sees herself in the mirror - but now if we say “what is the baby’s name” she says “rwodzie”. I am trying to get her used to the concept of the new baby coming soon. We read a book called “I’m a Big Sister” and talk about the new baby in mommy’s uterus. Sometimes she will pull up my shirt, point to my belly, and say “baby” and then she will give my belly a kiss. It is cute enough to make my heart melt.
After “dinnow” at night, some of her favorite dishes “oop” (soup) or “noonool” (noodles) or “kickin” (chicken) and “fower” (cauliflower) - we usually go up and take a “baaat” and she loves to brush her “teef” (or loves to suck the strawberry flavored toothpaste off the brush - more likely) - then we put on her “jammies” and read a couple “books” and “nursie” and go “night night”.
aah - the sweet life of a 1 1/2 year old.