Thursday, September 22, 2011

The Schwartz's vs the 21 Month Old

Sarah, you're 21 months old now!  Wow, time sure does fly.  

* You are spunky.  We've had a number of moments where the battle of the wills is being fought.  I'm not quite sure how to handle it just yet.  
* You're starting to put together more 3-4 word sentences.  They generally express directions or order you're giving people.  But it's pretty darn cute.  You'll pat the ground beside you and say "you sit here" when you want us to play with you.  Or you'll now take someone by the hand and say "com' on".  
* You like Chick-fli-a.  And it's the first place where I realized you truly are becoming a big girl.  You sat on the bench beside me without a booster seat or high chair and ate all 4 of your chicken nuggets and fruit cup.  Then you went and played in the indoor play area.  
* You still love going to the nursery at the Y and at church.  You've started bringing home your coloring sheets from those places and we continue to color them here.  You sure do love to color.
* You love to sing and dance and are starting to do the hand motions to the various songs that have them.  
* Your favorite food is fruit.  ALL kinds of fruit.  You got burned out on grapes, but still love blueberries, bananas, strawberries, cantaloupe, honeydew melon, and apples.  
* You also love
* You like to look and point out animals as we drive.  You see lots of horses, ducks, and birds.  Sometimes you tell me you see a cow, but I've yet to see one so I think you sometimes confuse horses for cows.  I won't knock you for that though, the animals aren't always close the fence and I'm driving.
* You can recognize playgrounds when we drive past them and start yelling "slide!" and have quite the memory.  To appease you I'll often tell you that we can slide when we get home and sure enough as soon as I get you out of the car you high tail it around to the back yard chanting "slide! slide! slide!" all the way.
* You also recognize places like Grandma and Grandpa Schwartz's house and things like Daddy's car.  One day you actually saw a grey vibe on the road and pointed and said, "daddy's car".  It wasn't him, but I was super impressed that you recognized it.  
* You've started doing this weird hand flapping thing.  I'm not sure if it's your way of dancing or something else but I'm hoping you outgrow it and fast.
* Gone are the days of the hair bows.  You pretty much pull them out as soon as I put them in.  You also like to have some say in what you wear so I usually let you pick out your shoes.  
* Yesterday you became a big sister.  You give Cody kisses on the head and like to peek at him while he's sleeping in the pack and play.

Sarah, we love you so very much.  You bring so much joy and laughter into our lives.  We love to read books with you, sing and dance, play little people and do puzzles.  We love to watch you learn and grow and discover the world around you.  We often hear people tell us that you "sure are busy" at yes, at times it can be tough, but we wouldn't have it any other way.  


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