Madelyn turned 20 months on January 4th. I don't know how times flies by, but I feel like we just celebrated her first birthday. Not a day goes by where she doesn't do something new, say something new or learn something new and I think to myself, I should record that or make note. So, let me search deep into my brain and try to remember the last 240 days...I haven't written a single thing down. I always think I will remember or "get to it later" and never do. Now, if I would have kept up on blogging, I would have a fun, photo filled, online memory of our daily lives (that's why I am starting now (catching up first).
Here are some recent Madi Memories:
Tells us when she has a booger:
About 2 months ago (at 20 months old) she started telling us when she has a booger in her nose. Jose was putting her to bed - holding her, lights off - and she said, "boogey, boogey!". I came to the rescue with the lovely booger sucker (I heard her on the monitor) and got it out and she was good to go...went right to sleep.
No more singing:
Christmas Eve we stayed at my parents house and my mom turned on the radio and started dancing and singing with Madi. Everytime my mom started to sing Madi would put her hand over my mom's mouth and say "no more!" She did that several times and it was hilarious! (almost 20 mos. old)
Around New Year's Jose, my mom and I were all talking and hanging out in the living room. All the sudden Madi comes in the room saying "F&#@!" several times and then says "F&#@ It!". We were in shock, looking at each other wondering where she learned that or what she was saying. Eventually, we figured out that she was saying FROG and FROGGIE. She wanted Jose to put her on his shoulders and take her for a ride, hopping along like a frog saying "ribbit". Haha! (20 months old.) She still says the F word for Frog and now Fork also.
Twinkle, Twinkle Little Star:
Last Night (Thurs, Jan 27) I was putting her to bed. I was singing to her in her room and she started trying to sing Twinkle Twinkle Little Star. She said, "tink tink...dar...up above...dia (diamond)...and she opens and closes her hand(s). It is so cute. Today, after she woke up from her nap and was playing in her crib, I can hear her singing it again.
Madi's Language at 20 Months (not in any order):
Madelyn will pretty much repeat (or attempt) anything you say or ask her to say.
There is a large number of words she will say consistantly, so I included what I could think of below:
I put an * by the words I know she was saying at 14 months (give or take).
Hello (pronounced Ellooooo)
*Hi (usually with a wave)
Bear (shows us the bears in her crib every morning)
*Up and down (Up a da)
Back (put back)
I love you (she says "I loooove...")
*Daddy (da dye)
*Grandma (ma ma, with a pause compared to mama)
Abuela (Ab e lalalalala, being silly)
Woof (ooof oof)
*Cat (cat or ny ny ny)
Mickey Mouse (Mouse)
Donald Duck (Duck)
Handy Manny (An Man)
Sponge Bob (Bob Bob)
Sponge Bob (Bob Bob)
*Princess (usually referring to "Enchanted")
Alice (A lalala)
Letters (le le, referring to Letter Factory)
Nite Nite (ny ny)
*Food (num num)
Comida (num num)
Bath Time (Ba time)
*More (Mo - ee)
Thank You (Tay coo)
No more (no mo ee)
*All done (a dye)
Strawberry (ta berr)
*Yogurt (o gurt)
Banana (na na)
Water (ammm, for agua)
Crackers (cok or coker)
Outside (ou sy)
Shaking (she says sakin, which she also says when she is scared of something)
Bless You (bess you)
Carpet (cup it)
One (will count on her own)
Two (will count on her own)
3-10 will repeat
She will repeat colors & shapes and I think she knows them, but won't say them on her own.
She knows the SOUNDS of the whole alphabet (from Leap Frog Letter Factory). I will say "The A says..." and she will say the sound it makes.
I will write more about the “latest” of Miss Madi…I’m just happy I got this much done and I’m figuring out a better way to blog and edit!