Tuesday, March 27, 2012

20 Month Update

Charlotte turned 20 months the other day. I have been in complete shock ever since realizing that in 4 very short months I will have a 2 year old. Y'all weren't kidding when you warned me that it goes by in a blur. She is definitely in full toddler mode these days. Full of endless energy and emotional outbursts that would make any Oscar nominee jealous. She keeps everyone constantly laughing and has become a social butterfly. We already have kids knocking on our door asking if C can come out to play. Here is a short update from the past month.

Charlotte is still talking up a storm and learning new words at a fast pace. She's also starting to say phrases such as:
"I not" - when she doesn't want something or doesn't want to do something
"Bless You" - when you sneeze or cough
" I jumping" - as she squats and barely gets her pinky toe a millimeter off of the floor
" Boo, I scare you" - either when you scare her or she tries to scare you

She greets everyone that we walk past with a high pitched country twanged "hiiiii" and will continue repeating it until they respond to her.

She is still fascinated with counting things and can now count to thirteen ( although when she says it, it sounds like eighteen). She's also learning her alphabet. The other day Ross was singing and ended with the sound O. Charlotte immediately responded o, p, s, t, u, I, j. We looked at each other dumbfounded, lol.

Charlotte has fallen in love with art these past few weeks. Our first project was water coloring, then sidewalk chalk and coloring with markers. She has enjoyed each so far and still asks to do them again. Days after painting or coloring with the markers, she would proudly continue to show off her masterpieces.

We took her up to the school carnival last week. She loved playing with the hula hoops and seeing the fire truck up,close over and over again. However, when we took her inside the school she immediately wanted to be picked up so she could study and look at all of the art work that the students had hanging in the halls.

She still is my little bookworm. We read several times a day. She's even beginning to repeat words back to me when I pause in a sentence. She also continues to love singing. We recently found two new books: The Itsy Bitsy Spider by Iza Trapani and Row Row Row Your Boat by Lara Ede. Both start out with the classic song, but have added additional verses. We read/sing both of these daily.

We love watching her explore and learn new things. It's also neat seeing her personality starting to shine through. As always, thanks for stopping in and catching up with our new developments. I'll be back in a couple days to share my newest felt creation with you! Hope you're having a sunshiny day in your neck of the woods!

1 comment:

Danni said...

Wow, the time really did fly by! I can't believe she's going to be 2! What a little sweetie!! Glad that things are going well! :)