Monday, October 24, 2011

15 months, almost 16 months

Harpsy, Harpsy, what a fun little girl you are becoming!  Your laugh is contagious and you are gaining quite the little sense of humor.  You think it is so funny to be silly and often the smallest things can be funny to you.  You laugh when we tickle your feet, count your ribs, or even when we blow on your food to cool it off.  You are also are getting better and better at dancing and you will literally dance at any hint of music or sounds that could be music.  It is pretty funny to watch you stop whatever you are doing and start dancing.

Lately you are really learning about the word "no."  You are starting to remember things that you know you can't or aren't supposed to do.  For example, one afternoon at the doctor's office we told you "no" when you started to play with the drawers.  You would stop playing with them but every once in a while you would walk over to them shake your head and look at us and say "no," as if to ask if you still couldn't touch them.  You like to shake you head and say no to pretty much every question we ask you.  I guess we need to start saying "yes" more.

Your hair is getting really long!  The back of it is forming a rat tail and touches the bottom of your neck.  It will pretty much do whatever we tell it to do, and daddy likes making you have crazy hair.

You are adjusting to your new school, but not as fast as we would like.  You still cry a little sometimes when we drop you off, which makes us really sad.  We are working praying for you to learn self-control.  It seems that you get very overwhelmed and territorial at school and bite.  You are a very determined little girl and will do whatever you can to get what you want.  I cried the day when your  teacher told me that sometimes they have to just keep you from playing with others.  I want you to have friends and enjoy playing with others, but I have to remind myself that you are learning.  This big classroom environment is all new to you, so it will just take time for you to learn how to play nicely with others.

Words you say: momma, dada, dog (og), book (ook),  more (no mo), thank you (ank you), night night, bye bye, no no, bubble, ball, nose, bath (ba)

We figured out that no mo is your word for want and more.  Anytime you want something you say "no mo."  I guess "more" and "want" are a little confusing.

You do the sign language for  "more" and "please."

You LOVE veggie straws.  You get so excited when you see us pull out the bag.  You could care less when you walk all over dropping cheerios for Maggie to eat, but as soon as Maggie snags a veggie straw, you get very very mad at her.

You try to bark when we tell you to make the doggie sound, which is pretty cute. Your go to toy right now seems to be any of Maggie's collars.  We don't know why but you try to clasp them around your neck and wear them like a necklace.  Ryan loves to watch you put your arms up when he says "touchdown Auburn."    We are starting to work on animal sounds and body part names.  You can point to your nose, belly, feet, and mouth.  You make the motions for wheels on the bus and patty cake.  You still LOVE to be outside, and often cry at the door to go out there.

You have become a picky eater.  You still love to eat, but only what you want.  Some days you refuse something only to gobble it up the next.

You LOVE books.  I mean they have become your favorite toy.  Of course the attention span is about 15 seconds, but you love to turn the pages by yourself or sit in our laps and read.  We love it when you get a book and then walk backwards towards us like you want to sit in our laps.  Sometimes in the morning you want to join us in reading the newspaper, you always think it is funny.  You and daddy like to let Maggie out and walk down the driveway for you to pick up the paper.  You always are so proud when you come inside and hand it to mommy.

15 (almost 16) month check up stats:
length: 30 1/2''   50th percentile
weight: 22 lbs 3 oz  40th percentile

We love you Harps!!

1 comment:

  1. Miss you and that sweet girl!! More gorgeous everyday!!