I've got my ducks in a row! :) Here's what I'm up to these days...
-I hold my arms up or try to help when getting dressed/undressed. When we come home, I like the job of carrying my shoes to the basket where they go.
-I love to climb on top of anything I can! I can't understand why Mommy's not proud of me when I get up to the top of a table 30 seconds after she leaves the room. :)
-Oh the words I'm adding to my vocabulary everyday! I've gotten really good at saying "pea" (please), but I have YET to say "thank you." (I mean, once I'm given whatever is is that I've asked for, saying "pea" worked! I don't need to show that I'm GRATEFUL or anything!) :)
-I use a baby fork or spoon at each meal. When I purposefully drop food from my chair at the end of the meal, it's then my job to pick up the dropped food off the floor & put it in the trash can.
-Speaking of trash cans, I love to help Mommy throw things away or put things in boxes or close drawers/cabinets/dishwasher doors for her. She tries to take advantage of my willingness to help... :)
-Placing my food in, out, or on top of containers is pretty fun stuff.
-At the playground, I LOVE to go down slides, walk up & down steps, but still don't like the swing.
-Mommy thinks the GREATEST concept I've understood for awhile now is that when she says, "put that back, please" I know what to do. (As the explorer that I am right now, I probably hear that phrase 30 times a day!)
-My favorite toy is Mommy's "tees" (keys). I frequently set off the car horn when I push the red button, and then I get scared & cry. :)
-I just started standing on one leg! Other dance moves include: squatting up & down to the beat, spinning around with arms out or up high, going backwards, & stepping to the side.
-When I learned the phrase "oh dear!" last week, it cracked me up for an entire afternoon. (of course this was in response to a little girl falling & scraping her knee in one of our books, which is obviously no laughing matter...) :)
-I can point to most of my body parts now. I like to say & touch Mommy & Daddy's "no" (nose), "ee" (ear), or "ah" (eye). :)
-I love to "color" with crayons now. I also love to eat them, too. Did you know green & yellow are delicious?
-I know most of my shapes. "Ha" (heart) & "dah," (star) I'll say, but I can point to most of the others correctly. But when asked what color anything is, I'll ALWAYS say "pea" (pink). :)
Oh darling, (kiss kiss) at 17 months, I think you're quite amazing...