Saturday, May 28, 2011

project 365 photo: 05.28.2011 {20 months + playground fun}

Can you believe that our baby is 20 months old?!?
While the experts have a lot to say about where a 20 month old should be developmentally, physically, etc. I have a lot to say about what this little one is doing these days. She's getting more & more independent - eating with utensils by herself, taking her shoes & socks off (especially in the car!), "brushing her teeth" alone, getting out her plate or bowl from cabinet at mealtime, insisting on walking up & down the steps, and climbing, playing & making friends wherever we go with a shy grin & silly laugh.
Her best friend is still her sister, who she follows around from morning until bedtime imitating each thing she does. Their play is kind of hit-or-miss still (sometimes literally - Kalea has started hitting in defense or frustration!) & either they play really, really well together or they're at each others' throats. Mostly things work out when Cassidy is in charge. Typical first child Type A much? Having grown up with sisters, I have a sneaking suspicion it's going to remain like this for many years to come! 
This age is so fun as I get to watch her explore & figure out all the things she can do. Two of my favorite things in the world to watch right now are a Kalea running - all knees & elbows - & Kalea "jumping" - all body parts actually stay on the ground but there is some haphazard lifting of limbs while grunting & laughing hysterically!
 She's talking more & more - putting words into phrases & phrases into "sentences" of a couple words. I'm not sure that she could be understood by most people but Cassidy & I seem to understand her most of the time. She's finally getting some more teeth after surviving with just her four top teeth, four bottom teeth & molars since about Christmas!
We're still hanging out here in Utah waiting for things to get settled for our new house in Georgia. It isn't ideal, but we're keeping busy here while Michael works. Hopefully we'll know some more information and tentative closing/moving dates in the next week or so!

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