Sunday, May 17, 2009

Riley Roo is 18 Months!!

Mommy is stealing the blogging rights away from me...with two children she is afriad it will get too confusing : )

It's hard to believe that my little baby is officially 1.5 years old! It seems like I was holding her tiny little peanut of a head in my hand just yesterday! I'm not an overly sentimental person or anything, but it's hard to believe that my tiny baby is now this beautiful big girl standing next to me repeatedly demonstrating how a sheep says "baa" (with the throat shake and all, haha).

Between 12 and 18 months Riley has made HUGE strides in her development. She runs all over the place, loves to go up and down the stairs, says over 50 words regularly (and will repeat other ones after her dad or I say them), eats well with a spoon, and amazes me EVERY DAY with the directives and instructions that she understands. One of Riley's favorite things is to play outside...she is actually obsessed with it and gets up sets if she isn't able to go out. Riley is also a terrific eater and will eat almost anything you put in front of her including "stranger" things like asparagus, cabbage, and some pickles. Her favorite foods of all times are probably hot dogs, strawberries, and bread, though. She is still doing fantastic with sleeping in her big girl bed and STILL won't get out of it unless I tell her she can (well, except for one occassion this weekend and gramma and grandpa Bryant's house). One of her new favorite "tricks" is picking people she knows out of pictures. She especially like identifying her mommy, daddy, and self in pictures. She has also gotten more teeth. She now has her four front ones on top, three front ones on bottom, and her top two one-year molars. Her fourth bottom tooth and one of her bottom one-year molars also just broke through her gums. So, that 11 teeth so far! I'm sure I am forgetting MANY of the other fabulous things that she is doing, but it's so hard to think of them all when you are blessed enough to experience the joy of the Roo every day!

Here is a new list of things that Riley is able to say, sign, and identify for keepsake purposes:

Words By 18 Months:
Dog
Bye, Bye
Milk
More
Thank You
All Done
Mama
Dada
Grandpa
Wally
Water
Night, Night
Bird
Elephant
Diaper
Eye
Shoe
Up
Book
Open
Apple
Hot Dog
Lion
Duck
Mouse
Mouth
Uhoh
Baby
Flower
Please
Riley
Heidi
Lola
Ryla
Outside
No
Bus (as in "Wheels on the Bus go Round and Round...")
Wow
Whee
Frog
Bottle
Ball
Turtle
Hot
Help
Bear
Banana
Bath
Baa (like what a sheep says)
Moo
Hello
Hi
Rock (if she is rocking in a chair or on a horse)
Bread

Can Sign:
Milk
Please
Thank You
Help
More
All Done
Eat

Can Identify:
Eye
Hand
Head
Tum-Tum
Foot
Nose
Ear
Tongue
Toe
Teeth

Some pictures are to come probably next week with the posting of her 18 month stats from her doctor appointment.

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