23 Months

September 27, 2013

Dear Katie-bug,

This month was a really good month for you. I can not believe what an easy going and happy kiddo you are growing up to be. I remember some of your tantrums from when you were smaller and I just can’t believe that was the same person. You definitely know what you want and once you’ve made a decision you tend to stick with it. But before that point, you’ll go along with pretty much anything. The most push back I typically get from you is a half-hearted, “no, mommy” before you give in and say “Oh-kay, Ka-Chow”.

You are talking so much this month. You love walking around the house pointing at things to find out what they’re called. And it’s paying off! You have so many words and you love to talk. When you get going telling one of your long stories you invariably slip back into gibberish. Occasionally we’ll catch a word or two of English in all the mumbo jumbo and kind of get the gist of what you’re talking about. But other times you can definitely communicate fully in English in smaller snippets. My absolute favorite phrase is the impromptu, “I yuv you mommy.” Love it! Brightens my day every time. You’re singing a lot of ABCs and other songs lately and we just love hearing your little voice picking out tunes. Dance parties, coloring and scooting are some of your favorite activities.

Your absolute favorite person continues to be daddy. I keep trying to win that battle, and I’m sure I come in a close second, but you are very clearly a daddy’s girl. When he walks in the door your face is full of pure adoration and happiness. I love to see it. You really love everything about your big brother, too. You copy everything you see him doing, which sometimes drives him batty (and sometimes drives me batty too when he’s not modeling good behavior). You love to follow him around and play with anything he’s playing with. I’m hopeful that doesn’t cause too much tension when you start up at preschool next month (next month, yikes!!!).

Next month is your second birthday, which I am most definitely not ready for. You seem ready to tackle the world though, and I guess there’s not much I can do to stop you to keep you little. So the next time I write you will no longer be 1. It’s such a cliché, but it goes so fast. I guess that’s what happens when you’re having so much fun!

Love,
Mommy

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