Monday, February 25, 2013

nodding, babies and DADADA

Dear Pea,
Lately your big gesture is nodding. You nod whenever music comes on, dancing for you starts with your head. Sometimes nodding to the beat is the whole dance and sometimes you add a torso twist and bounce your knees too.  These nods are slow and deliberate and usually involve looking around the room to see who's watching. If you catch someone's eye, you will nod at them. Amazing. You also nod "yes" when we ask if you want something, or if you want to go somewhere. Even if you want to take a nap or have your diaper changed-you'll nod if you're agreeable.  You shake your head no sometimes, too, but usually only when you're refusing food.

You are still very big into sorting things. You are sort of over wallets, unless it's the real deal (mine), but you still really enjoy putting things into other things. I found my sunglasses in a table drawer, I found an aerobics CD in with your blocks and your blocks on the book shelf.

You have become really into babies. You say "BAAY!" and sometimes "BAAYbeee" and point to babies, dogs, cats and dolls. If there is a dog tied up on the street, you will wave and say "HI BAAY" over and over again.  Once in awhile you will say that a dog is a DAH, too, but usually they're BAAYbees.  We have a little stuffed doll that you're not super into playing with, but you like to tell it and us that it's a BAAAY.

There are a LOT of BAAYbees here. You like to tell me about it

You are obsessed with your Daddy. You love to hang out with him, to follow him around and to talk about him. One of your favorite toys has always been the remote control. A couple of days ago you were playing with it and turned on tht TV. Hockey was on. You pointed to the TV and happily shouted "DADA!" You will hang outside the bathroom door while Daddy is in there, knocking on the door and talking to him.  You want him to read you certain books, want him to take you places and have special games that you play only with him. I will often leave the room but be drawn back in moments later by the sound of your delighted hysterical giggles.

You are such a person these days! You play more and more by yourself, finding things that are interesting to you. Your carseat is a big attraction lately-you love climbing up into it and playing with the seat. You also understand so much! You have a great grasp on language and know what we're saying most of the time
Playing in your carseat

When I asked you to smile for the camera

You wave to people on the street or at Trader Joe's or on the subway. You sign for "milk" and "more" without a moment's pause-you know what you want and you ask for it.  You are attempting to use a fork when eating. You enjoy eating off my fork, eating off your own fork, eating with your fingers while holding a fork and putting food on the fork just to play with.  Mealtimes are pretty entertaining. Okay, life is pretty entertaining. Something about the past few weeks has been so joyous. You are a hilarious, happy, curious, adventurous little monkey. You make my heart burst.

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