Saturday, February 27, 2010

18 months-- We've come SO far!

My daughter is 18 months old. This little person has redefined our lives, brought us so much joy, and is quickly finding her place in the world. Morgan is so full of adventure, so bright, and so full of love. When she turned 1, I could count about 20 words she could say.

Now, I can barely keep track: Here are few examples of the words she knows how to say and use-
  • People: Mommy, Daddy, Morgan, Nana, Gampa, Gamma, Papa, Chloe, Grace, Leslie, Abby, Rosebud, her friends at school (ALL 15 of them)
  • Food: banana, cracker, cheese, water, milk, apple, bean, corn, orange, chip, avocado "abotado"
  • Things: car, truck, moon, stars (she can also find these in the sky), wall, painting, tub, name all of her body parts (eyes, ears, mouth, nose, teeth, hands, feet, arm, legs, hair, and belly), shoes, pants, binky, blankie, baby, blocks, bear, cup, button, earring, diaper, table, nap, night-night, jammies, bowl, buckle, socks, shoes, coffee, coat and jacket (yes, she knows the difference), hat, medicine "meh-cine", ouch
  • Animals: Puppy, cat, horse, cow, duck, bee, sheep, lamb, donkey, owl (she can also make all of these sounds)
  • Commands she can give and understand: hello, hi, bye-bye, bless you "bess", thank you "tant oo", please "peese", more, all done, down, up, wash, running "wunning", jump, hot, movie "moonie", light "yight", broken "bwoken", back (as in put something back), hungry "hungee", outside, and of course, NO!

A few things she can do:

  • Brush her hair and teeth (with help)
  • feed herself with a spoon, drink out of a straw and cup
  • give her baby loves and feed her baby
  • wash her hands and hair (again, with help)
  • throw and kick a ball
  • give kisses and hugs
  • identify herself in a mirror and in pictures

The list goes on, and I am sure I have missed lots of her precious little accomplishments.

Morgan Noelle Lorenzo

(1 week, 6 months, 1 year, and 18 months...and yes, she's holding a potato)


Dafinky said...

My O my how she's grown so fast! Perhaps having fantastic parents plays a part in how smart she is ;) Congrats on such a precious little girl!

Patty said...

This sums up our lives... Precious from the beginning... Precious now.. and Precious forever. You and David did good ;0) You are both excellent Parents. We are proud of you. Love, Mom