I'm calling it - as of last Friday, I have a walker. Life is about to get a lot more interesting around here.
I just realized this morning that she says 'thank you' when you hand her something - she says, "dih dah" and smiles, and does it regularly enough to be sure that's what she means. Ca-yoot! She's also very helpful - or at least way more helpful than D was at this age - she likes to help clean up (especially likes putting toys in bins, and wiping her tray off after a meal), and is cooperative when I ask her to bring me somehting if I don't want her playing with it. Also - while she puts almost everything in her mouth, she will NOT swallow something if it's not food - she just holds it in her mouth and chews on it until I extract it. I find that fascinating. She also recently has started liking carrying stuffed toys around - which couldn't make me happier, because I am a fan of stuffed toys, especially unusual ones. She'll often walk around pickin gup as many as she can hang on to and then just walk around with a big smile on her face.
I love toddlerhood. Though I could deal without the shrieking tantrums.
There are 3 cow milk lovers in this house (even though we're not cows
, but K is not interested thus far - I offered her some with her cake at her party, and she declined and stuck with her water
She loves cheese and yogurt, and I'm not sweating it. I know she doesn't "need" milk; I know the nutrients she needs, and I'll be sure she gets them in some form. She's still nursing 4-5 times a day, and eating a good portion of regular food so I'm not worried in the slightest.
We had a great time on her birthday, and at her party. Will post a picture linky some time this week, as I have a ton of pics to sort through.
Happy toddlerhood everyone! Everyone except Korin, since Ruby is still a baby.