Emerson at 20 Months


I think I'm kind of in denial that my little baby will be two in just a matter of months! In some ways she's still so little to me, but in others she has become such a big girl. I think I really realized it last night when I was looking at a new batch of pictures. I got out my big camera for the the first time in a few weeks and snapped a few casual pictures of Emerson outside. When I loaded them onto my computer and started going through them I was shocked at how big E looks in some of them. It seems like all of those babyish features that were so prominent just a few short months ago have all but disappeared. But, of course, no matter how big she gets or how old she is, she will always, ALWAYS be my baby.
Here are a few notable things about Emerson at 20 Months:

-She has recently started calling me Mommy instead of Momma or Mom (that was the trend last month). She says it with a huge emphasis on the e sound at the end. It's so funny.

-She has become very interested in baby dolls. One day she had two of her babies sitting on her chair. She came over and started telling me something in an urgent voice but I couldn't understand her at first. Then she did the sign for crying and I realized that she was telling me that the babies were crying. I asked her what we were going to do for the babies and she told me "milk." So we found the babies bottle and gave it to them. She has also been wrapping them in blankets, patting them, and telling me that they are going night night.

-She adores music. She will tolerate kids music but she really loves country the best.

-She has some funny quirks. She hates getting dirty and if her hands are dirty she will want them wiped right away. She does not like sand at all and the last time we went to a sandy playground it took her about an hour to finally walk on the sand.

-Lately she has been saying hello instead of hi. So when she sees someone she knows she'll say "Hello Zoey." It sound so grown up.

-Her favorite food is yogurt. She could probably eat it 3 times a day if I would let her.

-She still says I love you all the time but now she puts our names in front of it. She'll grab me and say, "Mommy, I wuv you." Talk about heart melt. I pray that moments like that are the ones that stay in my memory forever.

-She also loves to hug, kiss, and pat us. I hope that she is always willing to show her affection like that.

-We were over a neighbors house and she has a sculpture of The Last Supper. Emerson walked right over to it, pointed, and said "Jesus." I thought it was pretty neat and I'm still not quite sure how she knew it was Jesus because her Bible has a cartoon Jesus.

-She absolutely LOVES to learn and she loves to tell us what she knows. She'll point out things and tell us the name of them over and over.

-She can identify every letter in the alphabet (except for calling I J) and knows about 18 of the sounds (thanks to Leap Frog letter factory which she is OBSESSED with). She loves to point out letters when she sees them out and about

-She can name the following shapes: triangle, square, rectangle, star, heart, diamond, octagon (she calls it stop)

-She says everything is yellow if you ask her what color it is. It used to be blue but now yellow is her go to answer. 

-If you ask her a question with the word how in it, she will automatically say good. (How did you sleep? How's your dinner? etc)

-She likes to tell us"stories." She'll stand in front of us and talk and talk. We can usually understand about every 5 word and the rest sounds like gibberish. But she says it with such excitement and seriousness, I know she is really telling us something.

-Her laugh is infectious and she will sometimes fall over in giggling fits.

-She asks to watch tv about 100 times a day. I usually limit it to one show or about 30 minutes but that won't stop her from asking for it again the rest of the day. She has been known to throw herself on the floor and cry if I won't let her watch tv or play on the ipap (iPad.) She definitely loves all forms of technology.

-I love her to pieces. I know I say that every month but I just can't get over how crazy I am about this little girl. She is amazing!

 (The neighhborhood kids were hiding in the bushes and she was standing there watching them and talking to them.)

Kit said...

She will be 2 before you know it. I can't believe that she knows all of her letters already...smart girl!!!

Emily said...

She is so cute and smart from the sounds of it too! I love her little ice cream dress!

Emily Powell said...

such a sweet smart girl!

~Dawn~ said...

What a little DOLL!

I'm new to your blog from Keeping up with the Sonnek's. I'm a IRL friend of Andrea's. She raves about your blog and your little girl - so, I had to come check it out. :)

Michelle said...

She is so adorable!! And so smart! I can't believe she'll be two soon, time has gone so fast!

Joeylee said...

Such a big girl & so smart. I can't believe shes almost two, if feels like you just posted her 1st birthday pis

Lori- MamaNeedsSushi said...

She is so very cute! Love seeing all her facial expressions!

Emily said...

She is sooooooo cute!

Lyndsey said...

The last picture is my favorite! It looks like she's twirling :) Liam will throw a huge fit if I say no to Yo Gabba Gabba, silly kids!

Kelli Kegley said...

She is just adorable!!! I love how affectionate she is!! That is the best!!! Looking back, I think the stage she is in has been my favorite as far as their sweet demeanor goes. Also...those leg rolls on the last picture...I die!!!

ajs {of MN} said...

so so cute! i can't believe that E is 20 months! i can't wrap my head around avrie being 19 months in just a couple of days! today when i put her in an outfit that is quite SNUG (12 months) it hit me like a ton of bricks, they grow by the second and there's nothing to do about that- I LOVE IT!

Mateya said...

Gosh she is just so grown up! Her little personality seems like it's really starting to come out...how fun!

Rebekah said...

She's getting so big! She looks like such a doll!

Gabriella said...

She looks just like you! So adorable!

Mandy said...

Happy 20 months sweet girl!! I'm in total denial that our girls are about to be 2! :( I'm in LOVE with that last picture of her!! What a doll baby!! She looks so grown up! Love her!

Beth Ann said...

Such a sweet smart girl! Love her scrunch face she makes. ;) Love that she pointed out Jesus. What is the Leap Frog Letter Factory? I'll google it. :)

Anna & Kirby said...

Gosh...mommyyyy, your little girl is so smart!!

Natalie said...

Awww it goes by so fast...this is such a fun age!

Carissa said...

Omg, you're so right. She looks so grown up! Love her smile! Smart girl liking country, lol!!

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