Oh, this child kills me.
I know I don't really do the whole letter thing anymore. But for some reason, 20 months seems monumental in my head. It's such a rounded, perfect little number and I can't believe we're only 4 months away from having a big T-W-O year old. So here it goes.
You like to "play-play". Everything and anything. You love to build blocks, play with your leapfrog "laptop", play the matching animal games on my phone, play with your new play kitchen, pushing your Elmo in your stroller--you name it. You own the playground now and run confidently around it like you aren't a baby anymore, but a kid. It still kind of surprises me at times how you can do everything by yourself.
You're mildly obsessed with all things Dora The Explorer. It's....cute? :) You know a good handful of spanish words, taught to you by all your Dora books, the shows, and by some of our spanish speaking friends from Church. You like the shows Bubble Guppies, Dora (obviously), Chuggington ("choo-choo!"), Jake & the Pirates, and Mickey of course. You will request the "show" you want by name.
My goodness, the theme of your life so far has been DANCE. I went back through all your videos last night and almost every one of them is of you dancing to some degree. You love to move & shake your booty, and I think it's adorable.
You tend to skip now when you run. Everyone comments on how cute your little gallop-run is, even random strangers at the mall. I think you just have happy feet :)
You are totally and completely picky about food. It's irritating as heck, but I just remind myself that it should pass at some point. You're still super attached to your milk, and you like "laller" (water), too. You still don't get juice and you seem fine with that. We are, too.
You greet me with "hi momma, I la-lu" often. It melts my heart. Your vocab is exploding and you put mini sentences together all the time now. I think I can understand you more than others, which is obviously to be expected since we spend all.day.long together. You can name all family members and a lot of friends by name and you practice them often.
You totally test us now. I can see bits and pieces of disobedience (and normal toddlerhood) creeping in every day and some days? It's totally challenging. You understand the word "no" but sometimes you just don't listen. You already have the ability to tune your parents out. Why does that happen so early? :)
Overall, though? You are one heck of a kid. Everyone who watches you or spends time with you says what an easy kid and what a delight you are. In fact, a friend from Church told us we should have 100 more babies if they all turned out like you. Ha! But? What a compliment.
Love you little girl. Tons and tons.