18 Months...

Her current sleepsack/woobie/"wa-wa" got so much love that the seams busted through at the feet. I had to sew it up one night and she couldn't see it out without putting a hand on it to make sure it was ok. Before I repaired it up, we would zip her up in it and she would say "uh-oh" when her toes stuck through the holes. Here she is wearing a consignment sale bathing suit and skirt we were trying on for size. She l.o.v.e.s. to try on clothes. Still one of her favorite past times is to sit in front of her dirty clothes bin, pull the clothes out, and try them all on at once. She's getting pretty good with pants and shirts and shoes.

She's still a giant. At her 18 month check-up she was still cruising in the 97th percentile on height and 50th on weight. I'm glad we're almost into spring so her too-short leggings and jeans can now pass as capris.

Here she is saying "cheese" as we tried to snap a shot of a playdate with friends. It doesn't get much cuter than 3 little ones two and under.

We picked up a play tool box and a play doctor's kit at a recent consignment sale. After a quick lesson from daddy, she now runs (with much determination) back to her room to get her screwdriver whenever she sees a screw. She had to pull over her kitchen helper to reach the one in the door below. Most of the time I see her toddling around with the stethoscope around her neck too (on top of a shirt or two from her dirty clothes bin of course).

She will pretty much say anything we say now, and its cracking us up. Current favorites include...
--I love you = "I wa wa"
--Again = "aga" (which is said after any song is sung, book is read, or funny noise or sound is made)
--No = "naaow" (she draws this out in true southern style. It's currently a favorite word of hers, much to our dismay)
--Yes = "yash" (only said when prompted by "can you say yes?")
--Bless you (after a sneeze) = "blesshu"
--Chip = "chip" (very short, and very to the point once she figured out how yummy those crunchy tortilla chips were)
--Mornin'! = "mayin!" (if you pretend to fall asleep, she whispers "night night", then a few seconds later in a high pitched sweet voice says "mayin!" to which you must promptly lift your head and say it back)
--Toad Hall (aka maymay and peeps' house) = "toe-ba"
--Strawberries = "staba"
--Edamame = "eh-mama"
--Color = "ga-ga" (as in coloring with crayons. we have no idea how the c turned to a g sound)
--Trace = "tra" (as in, please trace my hand, which is the request we get every time a crayon is picked up)

She also loves to sing along with us when we sing the ABC's (she chimes in with a handful of letters), and we realized just this week that she chimes in on "two" and "five" in the one to ten lineup. Her animal sounds are hysterical, with the newest one being "baka-baka-baka-baka--BAKA" for a chicken that we told her says "bok bok bok bok BGOK!"

A day in the life of a little but tall one-and-a-half-year-old. And I (finally) have all of these words she says written down somewhere permanent instead of scrawled on a notepad in the bottomless kitchen drawer. Hey, at least you're fluent in toddler talk after this post if you don't have a toddler of your own in the house right now!
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