Wednesday, May 1, 2013

22 months

Sweet Olivia, your 22nd month has been a fun one! We began it in OKC for Easter, went back to OKC three weeks later for a wedding that Daddy was a groomsmen in and finished it back at home in Los Alamos enjoying the warm weather that we've just begun to see.

This month you've loved:
saying, "dinner ready" and then serving cupcakes & water
asking for hugs
saying grace ("God is great")
singing Jesus loves me ("Bible tells me so" and "Jesus strong")
playing with your laundry basket - so far, it has held all your stuffed animals and a whole lot of our DVDs; you also like to climb inside
pointing out when we sneeze
taking bubble baths
calling everyone boys and saying, "bye boys," which is part of a song at Music and Movement
reading library books
watching Pixar movies, Veggietales, Clifford and Elmo
Eating plain peanut butter, cheddar bunnies, raisins, cheerios, cantaloupe, blueberries and raw kale
placing my hand on your back and saying, "pat"
leading us through your dance moves: arms up, touch your toes, pat your knees, clap, spin, mix it up, jump, stomp, march, wiggle your toes
playing with your baby dolls
saying, "yay!!!!" whenever any of us doing something well
trying to climb my cabinets
having your toe nails painted with glitter polish.
while holding mom and dad's hands, picking your feet up so we can swing you.
pretending just about anything you can hold by your ear is a phone
helping in the kitchen
talking about the cricket that jumped on your knee at the beginning of the month - it was a super traumatic experience but daddy made it better and helped you to take it outside and send it home
talking about the lady bug we saw by your sandbox at Grammie and Grandpa's 
asking to be tickled and asking daddy to tickle mommy
playing at the park
saying: please, thank you, no thank you, sorry, love you, bless you, sweet dreams
hugging and patting the dogs

fun fact: you can identify Yoda from a picture of him on a greeting card. :)

I love watching you learn! You're a little sponge and most of them time you only have to hear something once to be able to repeat it. You are an incredibly happy, delightful, tough, precocious, spitfire gift from God! (Your Great Papa called you a "pip" and I think that is an awesome descriptor for you!) You have a quiet, introverted side that comes out when we're in a new or overwhelming situation but, once you're comfortable, you can be the life of the party. :)

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