~So, she's learning all of her animal sounds, like most kids her age, and this has brought on some great moments! Her favourite is the wolf/dog sound. Her dog sound used to be sort of an "arf arf", but because my dogs are whiners, the wolf and dog sounds are interchangeable. And it sounds a little like this:
She likes making this sound SO much, that every time a dog or wolf comes on TV she'll start howling. She sees a dog or wolf in a book, she starts howling. If she's in the car, and is bored, she'll start howling. And she LOVES it when I howl with her. When the two of us stand in front of the mirror together and howl, she gets so overly giddy with delight that you can't help but want to do it over and over, just to see that smile one more time.
~Cherry has this little pink cat that meows when you squeeze it. Today, she picked it up and gave it a squeeze, and right after I asked her "What sound does a kitty cat make?"
Which is freakin' hilarious for TWO reasons! 1) We have NEVER taught her that "kitties hiss" and 2) She's soooo right! Sabre has been in the pissiest mood these past couple of weeks, and can't seem to walk past Ozzy or the dogs without letting out a little swat and a hiss! And my uber smart 16 month old totally picked up on that!
~Cherry now likes to climb up onto her change table when it's time to change her diaper. She just runs up to it, and in a blink of an eye, she's up and on it. The first couple of times she did this, it sort of caught me by surprise (which, really, it shouldn't have, 'cause she's a crazy climber). And on the third or forth time she did it, I asked "What are you? A monkey?"
To which she replied: "Oooh ooh!" (monkey sound, in case you didn't figure it out)
~Since she's got over her cold, Cherry has become quite the little delight. She had seemed to remain quite active while she was sick, but I hadn't noticed how much her "spark" or energy had faded as the weeks dragged on. But she's back now! Today, she hopped on her horse and was so energetically enthusiastic about riding it that I thought she'd fly off of it!
Later, at some point in the evening, she was watching the kids' show "Big Comfy Couch" while I was on the computer and she just started giggling away. I turned to look at her, and she was rolling around on the floor imitating the character on the TV doing her "clock stretches". It was quite the sight to see my little one hysterically laughing as she rolled around doing her "exercises".
~Oh, and a couple of updates regarding this post:
And SOMEONE, (you know who you are) requested a belly shot... so here goes: