Wednesday, September 5, 2012

Lillian Grace: 16 Months Old


Sixteen Months

"The moral of Pete's story is: No matter what you step in, keep walking along singing your song ...because its all good"
~ Pete the Cat I Love My White Shoes by Eric Litwin


Weight:   19lbs

Height:   30”

Wearing: Size Twelve Month, Size 4 Shoe

Motor Milestones: We have ourselves a soccer player, or at least a girl that can really kick a ball.  Lilly loves to run around the living room or backyard and kick the ball, whilst yelling KICK.  She has also started to favor her left-hand more, so we might have a lefty soccer player.  Her left hand is her go to hand for using the spoon, coloring, holding her cup and especially when pointing.  Although, she still favors her right hand while playing puzzles and throwing balls.

Language Milestones: The major milestone of the month (to me at least) is the she finally calls me Mama.  Almost everyone else has had a name for several months, but this past month she finally decided she had made me wait long enough and I am so happy.  It is such a joy to come home to her saying Hi, Mama or leave to her saying Bye, Mama.  She has also started to string words together, although sometimes it is a mystery what she is trying to convey to us.  Most frequently we hear her string "more" on to other words like "more mum-mum" or "more ba-ba."  And in case we weren't sure that she wanted more, she says it while shaking her head yes ... just to make her point clear.  She also has been stringing together "Kitty Meow" .. as in Kitty Says Meow ... but sometimes in excitement (and who wouldn't be excited to be around Mrs. Whiskers) is just comes out Ki-oooow ... which sounds like some type of Japanese food.  

Highlights:
·         Loves to color while laying on her belly.
·         Trips to the county fair, zoo and beach.
·         Can climb up on anything including the couch and bed.

Favorites:  Little Einsteins (she just hears the name of the show or the theme song and she starts patting and clapping and raising her arms in the air for BLAST OFF), frozen fruit treats, black olives, making the bed (rather playing the sheets), feeding kitty.

 Video Clips Of The Month: