Dear Sweet Pea,
You are 20 months old and you are the happiest boy in the world. This month has brought so much excitement: running and jumping and exploring and loving and laughing. You are quickly changing right before my eyes. Over the course of the past two months you have transformed from a babbling toddler, to a conversational little guy. Your intelligence amazes me. I could throw a party daily to celebrate all of your achievements. I love nothing more than spending time with you and watching you grow....which seems to happen all too fast.
Here are some things that I am loving this month:
-You have learned to give kisses. After puckering up, you always say "Muah!"
-You said "Love You" for the first time on May 9th...what a perfect surprise. You have the sweetest little voice.
-You love to sing! Your favorite right now is Old MacDonald, and you say: "Eeee-Iiii-Eeeee-Iiiii-Ooooo. Moo Moo." You also sing Itsy Bitsy Spider and Head & Shoulders, Knees and Toes. If any other song is on, you usually sing along "Lalalala" or "DaaaDaDaDoo".
-You are enjoying the summer weather so much. You love to be outside blowing "bubbles" and drawing with "chalk".
-We have been going to sing-along time at the library. Every week you sit quietly in my lap, watching the hand motions and listening to the music. At the last class before summer break, you tossed your blanket (that you insisted on taking in with you) aside, stood up in the middle of the circle, and led the group by performing every hand motion to every song. At the end of each song you clapped for yourself and said "yaaaay!". What a charmer.
-You will whole-heartedly try to repeat any word we ask you to say.
-You have started to fake-laugh. And fake-cry, too.
-You smile really big when I tell you no.
-You still love to talk about "Mama" and "DaDa" all day long. Sometimes you say "Daddy" and "Mommy".
-You love making new friends at the playground. You watch what the other little ones do, then follow right along. You finally started to want to slide. You say "wheeee!"
-You beg to brush your "teeeee" (teeth)
-You say "hello" or "hey" or "hi" to strangers when we are out and about. If they ignore you, you just get louder. Sometimes you even wave your little arm so that they will pay you some attention.
-You give the best hugs.
-You don't like to get dirty. You stepped in some fresh cut grass, and it stained your little toes green. You cried that you were "deity". Then you said "ssssshew". (Sorry, Dada! I think he's his Mama's son. Although pretty soon we won't be able to keep him out of the dirt.)
-You love to watch for the "MaiwlMan" (Mail Man)
-Your favorite show now is Dino Dan. Oh, how you love that Dino Dan.
-If something grosses you out, you say "eeeeeeew." (for example: you did NOT like it when you found a food particle on your cup.)
-You weigh 27 pounds.
-You have started to pretend. You like to feed food and milk to your stuffed animal friends.
-You say "poo-poo" after you use the bathroom, to let me know you need your diaper changed. Sometime you even say it before you use the bathroom.
-You can count from 2-10 with our help!
-Some more things you say: "Shide!" (outside) "Melmo" (Elmo) "Bobble" (cup) "Banky" (blanket) "Beah" (bear) "Lide!" (ride) "cuukie" (cookie) "miyk" (milk) "Babba" (Yo Gabba Gabba) "chuck!" (truck) "show!" (when you want to watch tv) "coco" (colors/crayons) "Bite!" (bite of food) "Ho-Ho" (Santa Claus) "bean-beans" (green beans) "eeee-go" (there you go) "wha-go?" (where did it go?) "deritis" (there it is) "uh-oh!" and "oh-noooooooo" ....and so much more.
Whew! Look at all the awesome things you do! Your twentieth month was amazing and wonderful. Your twenty-first month will be even better....it always is.
Your Dada and I love you so much.
Hugs & lots of kisses,