16 months going on 3 years old is what you’re up to over here, our little nugget.
You are talking up a storm and putting 2 and sometimes even 3 words together. It’s starting to sound like you are actually talking in sentences.
This month you vocabulary went from 30-50 words to me losing count. You repeat everything you hear, copy your sister and whatever she says, and really give though to what you are about to say. When one of us is leaving, you say “bye bye daddy” or “bye bye Addi,” if someone is sleeping and we ask you to be quiet, you say “shhhh Addi sleepin.”
You have developed a great affection for a toy frog that daddy and I won for you at the Fair this month. You’re obsessed with it and want to bring it everywhere you go. You also get obsessed with whatever toy your sister likes at the moment and try to steal it every chance you get. That part is a little frustrating to your sister and totally hilarious to us. Watching you process information and formulate thoughts is seriously amazing.
This month you’ve decided that you absolutely love water….just in time for Fall and colder weather. You’ve even liked swimming the couple of warm days that we savored. You still absolutely love the beach, picking up shells and rocks, and playing in the sand. It’s a good thing we live on the shoreline!
Your favorites this month are hot dogs (“hock gogs”), peas, your froggy and doggy stuffed animals (well, more accurately, your sister’s doggy stuffed animal), blankey, your pacifier, and hanging on mommy 24/7.
You’ll do absolutely anything if someone pouts and you and whines (something that your sister has now figured out and uses 24/7 against you) and you are still the most affectionate little being. You love to snuggle, give kisses and climb on top of everyone around you. Your sister is finally warming up to the fact that you want to snuggle 24/7 and has even been inviting you to cuddle with her.
You LOVE your friends and this month you guys are actually playing together! You interact, egg each other on, tease one another and steal toys, then share them. You giggle at one another and run around. It’s so so so sweet to watch. You’re a bit of a ring leader for climbing and doing whatever gives mom a heart attack, but we wouldn’t have it any other way.
Happy (belated) 16 months, Tish.