Vital Statistics: You are now 24.2 pounds! Good job, chowing down and beefing up, kiddo.
What’s New: Your Mommy has a new job! I know that’s not really NEW with YOU, but it does affect you – your daycare schedule has changed to 8-6 (from 7:30-5:30). No longer are you the FIRST kid at daycare every morning.
Toddler Skills: Eating. Well, I don’t know that this has improved to the level of a SKILL, but we have been really working on getting enough calories in you this past month and you have been doing a great job. And you love your “Dr. Corder Milk.”
Moments to Remember:
Sometime in the past month, your Mommy pointed out the Capitol Building to you. Now every time you see an imposing white building or one with a dome (including church cupolas), you say “Look! It’s the Cap-di-dol.”
You are working on third person pronouns, but so far you have one – HER. She, he, it, his, her, it’s, HER is currently the word for all of those. This lead to the following amusing (to me) exchange when we read this book last week. F: “What’s her name?” M: “President Taft” F: “Oh!” (Knowingly) “… is stuck in the bath”.
We all watched Annie a few weekends ago for family movie night. You are obsessed and always was to sing Annie songs. You refer to the song “Dumb Dog” as “Mean Dog”. And you are fond of asking us: “What’s Annie’s dog’s name?” If we ask you, you answer confidently: “Sammy!” (A note from your Mama: since I first wrote this, you have started saying “Sandy”, but I still love the weeks of “Sammy”, so I am memorializing them here.)
One day, while looking through photo albums (a favorite activity of yours), you saw some old pictures of your Mommy with a guitar (she used to be in a band, you know. Total rockstar). You decided you wanted one too, so a lovely, Minnie Mouse guitar was ordered and you have enjoyed playing it these past few weeks. You do a great rendition of Take Me Out to the Ballgame.
You are very sweet with your loveys. You are sleeping with two these days – LaLa of course, and also Minnie Mouse, who you loved as a baby. At bedtime you often cradle them in your arms and sing them lullabies. Especially “Stay Awake” from Mary Poppins.
Likes: Christmas stories. They are often the choice at bedtime these days. Being two. I’m happy to report that after real peak in the occurrence of tantrums they have calmed down as the month went on. You still have them, but they aren’t constant, like they were for a two week stretch there. You still like spray parks and playgrounds. Plums. Reading. Dr. Corder. Annie. You are always singing the songs from Annie. Exercising.
Dislikes: You went through a few weeks of extreme toothbrushing aversion (teething?), but luckily that has passed. You also really hated putting on your shoes for a while there, but then we bought you new, bigger shoes and we don’t have that problem any more. Guess they just weren’t comfortable, oops. You have some general dissatisfaction with life occasionally, but nothing is particularly bugging you these days.
Adventures: Your Grammie came to visit this past weekend and did all sorts of great stuff with you. SO MUCH FUN.