Monday, February 8, 2010

My 18-month-old

For those who are wondering, Casey is still looking for a job. Moving on... :)

Abby is now 18 months old! Can you believe it?? Here are a few of her recent developments (so I don't forget them later!):
  • Counting to 10--she'll go to 14, but she leaves out 12. :)
  • Telling you her first and last name (Abby Cokwin!) & age
  • Spelling "Abby"
  • Naming the colors red, yellow, green, blue, purple, pink, and black
  • Speaking in sentences (ex: "Whed Mommy go? Deh she is!")
  • Finishing phrases in songs when we sing together
  • Saying "no!" just because she can
  • Pretending to talk with someone on the phone by saying, "Hewoh? Nana?? It's me!" She has started "calling" people other than Nana, so she's branching out. :)
Her favorite songs right now are "Baa, Baa, Black Sheep," "A-B-C," "If You're Happy and You Know It," and "Jesus Loves Me." She gets a little more girly every day, and I am so glad we have moved from Elmo to Disney princesses. This might speak to what a horrible mother I am, but she will sit all the way through Sleeping Beauty and The Little Mermaid without budging. She also loves Care Bears, Veggie Tales, reading books (especially Dr. Seuss right now), and building with blocks. Her favorite foods include avacado, lima beans, cheese, yogurt, and anything you can put in "dip" (aka Ranch dressing). Here are a few of the most recent pictures, including one of the snow we got today!:
Cooking in her new kitchen
Playing in the snow (end of Jan.)
Sporting her new Disney princess backpack
Working on her "tall tower" (yes, she did choose her outfit)
Our snow! This is the view outside Abby's window--so pretty!
And Happy 25th Birthday to my beautiful sister, Tara! She was stuck driving back to Searcy in the blizzard today, so I hope it wasn't an awful day for her. To celebrate the day, we'll finish the post with a picture of Abby with "Aunt Tawa." :)


elizabeth said...

That Abby is one smart little girl!! LOVE that picture of Abby with Aunt Tawa!

Mom said...

We enjoyed the weekend! Now every time I go over a speed bump, I hear Abby in my mind: "Bump!" with her little giggle! :)

Aunt Donna said...

Oh thanks for the update, Rachel. I love keeping up with you all. That Abby is so precious!!

Deborah said...

How cute is she!? I would love to be around her and hear her say all of those things.