Sunday, September 27, 2009

23 months

In less than one month Emerson will be two! I cannot even fathom where this year has gone. I swear to you that this year went by twice as fast as her first year. For record keeping sake, here are a few things that Emerson is up to these days.

Emy still loves her babies and all things baby related- Her latest fave is giving them a bath and putting them to bed.

Emy still sleeps from 8-7 and takes a 3 hour nap. Praise the Lord!

Emy is in 18 month clothing and weighs 24 lbs.

Emy is "talking" more and more although none of her words are really words. Her "words" consist more of a jumbled attempt to get the right consonant sound out. She is currently trying colors and the alphabet. She has blue "boo" and pink "peen" down pretty good. Other new "words" include: Belle and Beast ("bewl" and "bee"), Door, Pot Pie and Peas (which she answers in response to "what would you like to eat" regardless of time of day), Girl "gur", Bath "baa", and there are more I am sure I am forgetting. There are also plenty of Emy words that she has created. I understand them, but I am the only one. For example, Doodoodoo= Book, BaBa= Paci or potty (depends on where we are).

She is becoming more and more brave. I really attribute this to school.

Emy is a real doddler- she takes FOREVER to do a lot of things. I truly don't think it is intentional I just think she is built that way. Oh man, that is going to be tough for me to get used to since I am such a go-go-go person.

Her interest in the potty has really dwindled although she still goes on it before bath time and then occassionally during the day.

She has learned to do "two" with her fingers. She loves to walk around and hold up two fingers as in, "I will be 2 on my birthday!". When she does it you can see how proud she is to be able to manipulate her fingers that way.

She is really into songs, especially sing along songs, right now. Her favorites include: The Wheels on the Bus, The Itsy Bitsy Spider, I'm a Little Tea Pot, The ABC's (which to her is ABABABAB in a sing songy voice) and some others from her music classes. It is so precious to see her dancing and doing the moves to the songs.

Emerson loves to pray. She knows that we pray before meals and before bed. She also prays with her class before lunch at school. It is absolutely adorable to watch her. If you peek at her during prayer you will see her eyes closed and her mouthing words. When the prayer is finished she always adds someone to the list that was not mentioned: baby or mimi or dada, etc. Emy's teacher told me on Friday that she is always the first one at the table and ready to pray before lunch. That makes my heart happy.

She is really into taking pictures right now. If you tell her to smile she will stop what she is doing and give you a big smile. I am really trying to take advantage of this while I can because I am certain it will not last.

When she wakes up in the morning, the first things she HAS to do is read a book. I have had mornings where we are really rushed and have tried to skip the book and it has turned into complete meltdowns.



Lauren said...

How sweet! Noah is right there with her when it comes to the sleeping schedule, and I am so thankful for it. Can't wait till he starts saying more words, though! He doesn't have that many yet. I am interested to know what goes on in that little brain.

Amy said...

I can't believe she's almost 2!!!

Allison said...

She is a precious little girl! You are so blessed. I hope that the "doddling" is just there age. Because Gia is the same way and it can be nerve racking.