Friday, May 22, 2009

Almost 14 Months Old!

I know! I can hardly believe it either. Instead of going on and on about how I can't believe my baby girl is growing up (and you know I can!) I'm going to tell you about all the new things she's doing. She will be 14 months old on the 29th of this month, just got her 8th tooth, and she has just started walking! She is getting more and more confident each day, but still prefers to crawl most of the time.Savannah can say "dada", "mama", "bye bye", "uh oh", "baby", "papa", "more", "turtle" (my current favorite!), "car", "Delta" (the neighbor's dog), "hello", "hi", and occasionally "night night".

As far as animal sounds go, she can say "moo", "baa", "cock-a-doodle-doo" (my fav), "woof woof", "meow" (or "ow"), "quack quack", and "roar". However, she's not great at matching up which animal says which sound. If you ask her, she'll usually tell you everything says "woof woof", but every once in a while we'll get another one right like the cow or the rooster.
She can sign "more", "please", and "thank you". She used to be great with "more" but has kind of traded it for "please" (which pretty much can be used interchangably anyways, so it's kinda tricky). We went shopping for a friend's birthday present at Target yesterday and as we walked down the toy aisle, Savannah made her sign for "please" and then pointed to a toy, made her sign for "please" and pointed to a different toy, over and over and over again. I even saw her on the video monitor today during her nap trying to reach the curtain and making the "please" sign. I guess she's thinking it's magical- make the sign and you get whatever you want! We'll be working on that!
Savannah loves to dance still and knows lots of the motions for her Wiggles DVD songs. I LOVE watching her sing along to the video as she does the hand motions or bops up and down (pretty much "jumps" up and down from a sitting position- it's pretty impressive!) She is the most amazing little person and I LOVE being her mommy! Ok, one more quick story... Today I was trying to get her to eat a spoonful of her lunch and all she wanted to eat was the biscuit she was holding, so I took the spoon and flew it around like a plane and said "vroom vrooooom" and then brought it to her mouth. She kept her mouth closed, looked at me, and then flew her biscuit threw the air, said "vroooom" and then took a bite! So clever! Can't trick her! I love this child!


Katie said...

I love the picture of her in the bath tub, looking up in her pretty dress,and with the red hairband. That story about her doing "please" to the curtains was so funny! I'm so amazed at all she can do now!

Brandon & Jessica said...

Great post! Sounds like she is learning in over drive right now.