Friday, January 27, 2012

21 Months (and counting)

Harper is quickly approaching 22 months, which means (obviously) we are THISCLOSE to TWO YEARS OLD.  She is now talking in 3-4 word sentences (although she can string a ton of her own "words" together and make a whole story or song for you!).  She's independent, feisty, determined, stubborn, sweet, loving, and intelligent.  I know, I know.  I'm biased, but really it's all true.  She's adorable and beautiful and all her own person.  Lately we've begun our passage into the "Terrible Twos" that everyone knows and loves so much (haHA). A majority of her words include "NO" and "MINE."  Getting an almost two year-old to understand sharing and when Momma says "No" Momma means know is, well, frustrating to say the least.  But we're working on it.
Love the cheesy face!

We're also working on potty training, which is still pretty much nonexistent.  Harper will sit on the toilet to brush her teeth, read a book, get her hair combed...pretty much anything except use it for its intended purposes.  Even if I know she needs to go (you know, all those adorable red-faced, breath holding visual cues kids give?) and I put her on the potty, she'll hold it until she's back in a diaper or roaming the house naked.  Thankfully, I'm not easily put off by small human bodily functions.
Yogurt eggs...yum

As always, she still loves music and singing and dancing.  Her favorites include: The Wheels on the Bus (still!), You Are My Sunshine, anything with Choo-Choo trains, Rock-A-Bye Baby, Hush Little Baby, and some other little jingles that we make up.  She is also into her ABCs. She basically just says the sounds she hears, but she definitely gets inflection in her voice while singing.  She is also really into make-believe stories and playing.  She loves to hear "The Three Little Pigs" and "Goldilocks and the Three Bears."  She also like to hide under blankets and pretend there are fairies flying fast and slow, high and low (this is something we do at night that wears her out and then calms her down a bit).
She still loves playing with our dogs, too.  She's into taking them for a walk, or leading them to their water dish to drink, or helping to feed them (scooping out their food and carrying their dishes to them).  She also loves to climb, sit, roll, ride, and pinch their (ahem) nipples.
She's a really good eater and will scarf down just about anything you put in front of her.  She loves broccoli, carrots, yogurt, nuts, raisins, dried cherries, just about all fruit but oranges, cheeses, noodles, and, of course, milk.
A lot of the pictures of Harper since she's become increasingly more mobile (i.e., running) are with her in her high chair because it's the only place where she's still for a least the 4 seconds it takes to snap a picture.

She has also hit a silly stage: trying to make us laugh, doing silly faces, getting us to make her laugh.  This has really been a big highlight of this age.
Her latest silly face that we call "Crazy Eyes"

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