24 February 2010

Fake Birthday

We are currently sitting around pretending like it's a warm, sunny day.

Today someone asked me how old Daphne was and I realized it's her 14 month birthday! I don't really keep track of her age in months now that she has passed the one year mark, so it was exciting to realize today was her birthday. You get lots of birthdays when you're small.

She's slowed in making huge progressions in gross motor development and is instead starting to pick up more vocabulary. Apparently kids are supposed to be able to say 3 words besides "mama" and "dada" by the time they are 15 months old. Say congratulations to Daphne, because her three other words are "uh oh," "Lola," and "Ellie" (our cat). She is starting to say "thank you," "all done," and "hi," but they aren't used quite as often. She also loves to copy whatever we're saying, but I know she isn't able to use those words in context yet. So, combining all those words with all the words she can sign...wow, we have some deep conversations in our house.

She is also good at giving kisses, eating, talking on the phone, reading books, banging on the bathroom door when I'm taking a shower, eating, hugging Lola, singing and playing the piano, riding in her stroller, kissing Lola, and eating. She is a girl of many talents. I think all she has left to learn is walking and then she's ready to move out.

Oh, maybe throw potty training in there, too.


Paige said...

so stylin'!

Susan said...

Happy Birthday, Daphne! I want you to know I celebrated by svelting a humongous slipper down to a more regular large size.