Happy 22 Month Birthday Sophie Jean!
The theme to Sophie's 22nd month seems to be commenting about how "cute" and "silly" things are. There's a hiring ad in the paper here where a monkey is dressed in a suit (how 60's) and she is absolutely enamored by him. "He's so cuuuute." She's also started declaring her love for people and things. A couple of things that she "yoves"; Daddo, i keem (ice cream), cookies, Naga, PopPop, Pooh Bear, the Bumble Bee and her sister.
She has been attending a weekly class for kids ages 1-2 at the Discovery Center which she enjoys. There are kids half her age who try to steal her toys but she backs up quickly when she sees them coming. I think she learned a thing or two from Eula. :) The best part of her class is that afterward we get free admission to the Discover Center so she runs all around and plays for another hour which makes for a great nap! Unfortunately, she is also exposed to all of those kids germs and has been hammered by a nasty cold for the last week.
She loves wearing our shoes, and belts and especially enjoys wearing my purse and telling me that she is going "bye, bye" to do various things. Her favorite pretend places to go are the bank, to see Daddy at work, to see PopPop down the road, to go shopping with Naga, to see Bert and Ernie and her absolute favorite, to get some ice cream. She makes sure that she says goodbye and gives me a kiss before heading for the door, then running back again to tell me where she is going.
She seems to have a renewed interest in singing and playing clapping games. She loves the Wiggles songs and requests them at various times of the day. I never thought I would be singing these songs through the supermarket but hey, it's better than her melting down. She sings the ABC song all by herself and counts to 10 (skipping 5 always for some reason).
She has been enjoying fall in the northeast by looking at all the leaves, collecting acorns, going to pumpkin patches, an apple festival, the cider mill and today we are going apple picking with our friend Karen.
I can't believe she is almost 2. I don't want her to grow up anymore but I am so amazed and proud of who she is becoming that I can't wait to see what each day brings. Jake and I are truly blessed with this head strong little girl.