I’ve been delinquent with my monthly updates for Naomi, I didn’t even do one for 20 months! She turned 21 months last week on Friday. It was the same day she came down with some bug while she was at daycare.
At 21 months, Naomi’s no longer a little baby, although I make sure to tell her every day that she is still MY little baby, she has officially become a little girl. She has started enjoying playing with other kids. On our vacation in Orlando, we traveled with another family, and she had so much fun playing with the kids, chasing after them, imitating them, coloring and looking at Disney pins with them, while it was so cute, it was also bittersweet when she would yank away from me or Austin so that she could run up and hold hands with the other kids.
She’s extremely good with names, she just needs us to point out who someone is once and she’ll be able to remember who that person is and most of the time make an attempt at saying their name. Whether or not it actually sounds like that name is another story though. My friend Priscilla is “sala”
She loves to sing and is just very musical in general. I’ve always hoped that she would share Austin and my love of music, and so far it seems like she does. She loves listening to music in the car, and not kiddy music, but everything from Michael Jackson to Christian praise music.
She’s very talkative and for the most part express what she wants or needs, although it does lead to much frustration when she can’t get us to understand what she’s saying. It’s so cute to hear her voice. She’s such a little girl but her voice can be really really loud when she’s excited, like if we’re at the grocery store and we see an Elmo balloon, I’m pretty sure the entire store can hear her shrieking, “HI ELMO BALOON!!”
At not even 2 years old, she’s already learned that being cute and sweet can help her get what she wants. Like when she wants to play with our iPhone’s, she’ll tilt her head to the side, and smile sweetly and whisper in the cutest little voice, “daddy’s iphone?”
She loves girly things like shoes, bracelets, princesses, necklaces and even makeup…yea I’ve found her with a bright red face, and my blush in hand.
She still has problems with hitting when she gets frustrated, but she’s getting much much better, hopefully the countless timeouts are starting to work…although one day when we were at Disney, she started acting up and hit Austin in the face. He put her down on the ground and asked if she wanted a time out. Naomi responded, “YEA!” and walked over to a corner and put her face against the wall. Ugh can rebelliousness start that early!?