Saturday, November 13, 2010

18 months old: a state of the baby address

I'm not sure if I can continue to refer to Sonia as a baby.... She's mobile, verbal, and is developing a sense of humor. This munchkin is such a fun little girl! Sure, Sosini has the typical toddler problem of having more emotions than self-control, and teething is still a thorn in our sides (before the fourth molar has completely erupted, those darn eye teeth are starting to poke out), but her infectious giggles and smiles make up for everything.

Sonia is really into dancing. She doesn't even need music-- just mention the word "dance" and she starts shaking her booty, wiggling her shoulders, and running in place. Girlfriend has got some MOVES! I think she learned most of them from watching her daddy dance during their nightly dancing sessions, and the rest she learned from watching Yo Gabba Gabba. Sonia happily showed off a lot of her moves in this short video I shot the other day:

We continue to be very active with our playgroup, having more fun than the law should allow. Sonia and a few of her buddies went on a "discovery trek" at the Morton Arboretum yesterday, and we attempted a group picture.

At the end of the day, I have a really hard time handing her over to Andrew (he puts Sosinini down to sleep most nights) because Sonia is the happiest and cuddliest while engaging in her pre-bedtime shenanigans. Speaking of shenanigans....

Sosini is still a pretty good eater. I really need to be more vigilant in re-offering her foods that she has snubbed, though. Andrew has been taking it upon himself to give Sonia occasional "spice education" sessions.... He sits her on the counter and goes through our jam-packed spice cupboard, unscrewing spice jars and waving them under Sonia's nose. Sosini thinks all the different smells are very interesting, but she inevitably sneezes after each session! Sadly, Sonia has stopped eating scrambled eggs (her former favorite food), but she did enjoy the blue M&M that she ate the other day (Sami had one, too):

"My name is Sonia, and I am a macaroni & cheese addict."

Sosini's 18 month doctor appointment is on Monday, so stats to follow!

1 comment:

The Lease Family said...

Hahahaha! Love the dancing!