Sunday, May 8, 2011

18 Months of Sophia

My Mother's Day weekend has been truly wonderful. It coincided with Sophia turning 1.5 years old!
It's hard to believe that she is well-ensconsed in toddler hood, but spend about 5 minutes with her and you'll quickly realize that is the case. She is starting to work on two word phrases (currently we have "No Way" as the leading contender.

She also has started to dip food (I never knew this was a milestone, until I saw her doing it and someone commented on it!) Yesterday it was chips and guacamole. We definitely have to teach her about the no-no's of double dipping.

She's definitely prefers salty foods to sweet. If given her way, she'd compete with her parents for the entire bag of salt and vinegar potato chips. It's hysterical, but she enjoys them so much!

We finally got her a rain coat, courtesy of my mom. This was actually my rain coat as a kid that my mom had preserved in her hope chest. It fits her perfectly and clearly, she's all about the home team!She's perfected her downward dog pose:

And, glory upon glories, 3 of the 4 molars are through and the last one is making a big push. Hooray! That makes all the teeth except for the two bottom incisors.

She really enjoys giving hugs and kisses. Her kiss is a combination "zerbert" and lip smack all in one. She will also blow kisses to people when we're leaving places (the bank tellers get a big kick out of it!) She also has taken to emphatically pointing and screeching when there is something she wants (many of my friends have been going through this since about 8 months, so all I can say is thank god for the late blooming in this department!) What's funnier is when she uses her periscope like hand to grab for that "something" on the counter.

Finally, she'll spend a good part of each morning checking out the neighborhood (with a running commentary on all the "woofs" that go by.

Not bad for 18 months. Happy, healthy and funny - that's our Sophia.

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