Rob and I were playing at the park with Cora last weekend and Rob just kind of sighed to himself and said, "She is turning into a little girl." And he is right. We are slipping farther away from the baby stage with each passing day speeding towards the uncertainties of toddlerhood. Here are some things she is up to these days:
- Walking backwards. She will walk backwards all the way down our long hallway (need to get some video). I don't know, but it totally cracks me up. It's like a lightbulb went on in her head and she's realized that forward isn't the only direction.
- Imitating everything. If you ask her to say almost any word, she usually repeats it. My current favorite is pumpkin which sounds like "PAH-kin".
-Clinging to the paci. This is only used a nap and night, but she LOVES it. I wanted to get rid of it before she could ask for it by name, but that time has come and gone. When Rob and I refer to it we do so by spelling P-A-C-I but I think she is catching on.
- Playing guitar. I'll fret the chords and she'll strum the strings with my pick, which usually gets dropped inside.
- Singing songs. We've been hearing little bits of ABC's, Old MacDonald, Itsy Bitsy and Twinkle Twinkle.
- "Jumping". She says jump and bends her legs but isn't quite getting her feet off the ground.
- "Running" - We almost have a bonafide run. It is certainly a quick walk.
- Saying uh-oh anytime anything is dropped.
- Is currently infatuated with car keys. I always thought that was for tiny babies; we are going to have to make her a set of her own because once she finds yours, there is no getting them back. She tries to unlock things with them.
This highspeed highway of development is amazing. Everyday she is learning something new and everyday I love her more!