Just a few things to note:
Rubber hands- I do this with Penny, a lot of times when Gabe is brushing her teeth. Basically I take her wrists and shake her hands back and forth and they flop around. Sounds strange, but she loves it. We call it rubber hands.
Baby Whata (stroller)- Penny loves to put Baby Whata in her stroller she got for her birthday from Nono and Nanay. She pushes him around the living room, while I have to hold ‘puppy basket’, the other stuffed dog in the carrier on my shoulder and follow her.
^^ Obviously not around the living room but still gives you an idea. ^^
Penny drinks a lot from her me-um milk cup, but she was still leaning it back like her other milk cups which don’t have a straw, so we showed her how to drink it “down”:
^^ Pardon the shoes :). ^^
Swooshing- Penny quite often will swoosh her milk, or yogurt, or appy sauce, anything liquidy really, in her mouth. It’s both slightly gross and very endearing because I remember doing the same thing as a kid.
Naps- down to one a day. Usually no more that 2 hours, quite often only 1-1/2. Which is a big change from the two 1-1/2 to 2 hour naps she was taking before.
One of Penny’s new sayings is “I like dat”. She has also asked me to watch her do something, like kick her soccer ball. “Mommy watch!”
Another new and constant addition is “What’s dat?” We entered that phase :). She asks, I tell her and then she repeats it. “What’s dat?” (pointing to the sky) “That’s an airplane”. “A airplane.” It’s like she’s trying to imprint it by saying it out loud.
Unless she is really engaged in a game or chasing Macin at daycare, I quite often am greeted with a big “Maaaaah-meeeee!” while she runs towards me. What is better than that?
Penny says bye-bye to everything. Bye-bye to the “tb” (tv), “bye-bye outside” as we pass the front door going to the garage, “bye-bye tushy” as i put her diaper on “bye-bye cloudy with meatbawrs”…
Penny’s is having her first movie obsession, Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs. Gabe has taught her how to cheer and one of the favorites is “Meat-bawrs, meat-bawrs, meat-bawrs!” while pumping her arm in the air. We have watched this movie no less that 40 times in the past 3 weeks, no exaggeration. It’s the first this she asks for in the morning (“Meatbawrs?”) and the first thing she wants when we get home from Ana’s. I will admit i have been guilt of enjoying it too… it’s quite an entertaining movie. But we are also working on cutting back on the viewing. The first step is admitting you have a problem :).
^^ The Boos getting into the action. ^^
Another new-ish trend with Penny is being disciplined :). Gabe and I are working on it (he’s better than me). Time-outs have been established for throwing food. We feel we had a successful one a couple of Sundays ago… we think she got it. We are also working on hitting (just me and Gabe luckily, no one at daycare) and holding hands while crossing the street. There’s a lot of no’s, pulling away and sitting on the ground, from Penny, not us ;). This one is tough but non-negotiable.
We’ve got to keep this incredible kiddo safe!