Favorite Books: We have a little book worm and we love it. We just read all day. Her favorites are Olivia, Hand Hand Fingers Thumb, Dear Zoo, Go Dog Go, and Bears Bears Bears
New developments: In the past few weeks, Teeth #11, 12, and 13 came in. Judging by the way today is going, #14 will be here in the next day or two. I had to buy all new shoes because she jumped from a size 4 to a size 6 (almost overnight!) At her last doctor's appointment, she measured in the 99th percentile for height.
Likes: Swimming! She is so fearless and loves to be in the water. We have to go swimming a couple times a week and she just plunges in, not caring about the temperature or the fact that it's overhead. She has a blast at splash pads. She has never been interested in watching anything on TV before but just sat down and watched a movie for the first time (Tarzan). At the park, she prefers the slide to the swings.
Dislikes: Anything we spoon feed her. She hates having her hands and face wiped clean. Mommy's been shedding like crazy lately and she hates finding hairs on her, especially between her fingers or toes. She'll either use her thumb and pointer to very delicately try and remove it, or she'll just hold her hand out for you to take it off. She doesn't like a lot of "normal" kid foods - cheerios, peanut butter and jelly, and she's not a big fan of sweets. It's a rare occasion that we offer to let her try a bite of cake or a piece of cookie, but she's never taken more than one bite and just doesn't seem interested. Guys with beards. The sound of the blender/food processor.
Words/Sounds: mama, dada, bapa (grandpa), shoes, cheese, keys, hi (that's a new one and it comes and goes), duck duck, ball, ba (bear). She knows animal noises for puppy, cat, cow, pig (hilarious! sounds like she's choking), elephant, monkey, lion, and sometimes fish. And she can point out head, ear, nose, mouth, eye, tongue, belly button and toes.