Monday, March 12, 2012

20 Months

Dear Genevieve,
This month you turned 20 months old! Gosh how you have grown. You are talking up a storm and SUCH a loving kind little girl. And gosh are you funny!!

We went to the park this weekend after doing some grocery shopping. We found a GREAT one that has a lot of equipment just your size and you LOVED it – going up and down the slide over & over. At one point a huge flock of cockatoos flew over squawking (which sounds like children screaming – awful noise) – you ran to the gate and pointed at them with one finger and yelled ‘Hey Stop – No More’ over and over – it was SO funny & cute :)

You LOVE diving over the back of your sofa

Ahhhh that was FUN!

Align CenterYesterday you decided you didn't want to sit in your high chair and instead wanted to sit with me :)

This weekend was GORGEOUS so we went in the pool too - fun! You like to stand on the top step and climb in and out of the pool, and Sometimes you like to come for a swim with me or Dada.

Your bug bike - fun!

Your vocabulary is just growing and growing. Last night you said octopus!! I was amazed!

You also now understand that 'Dada' goes to 'work' on the 'bus.' When see a bus go by outside you yell 'Dada - bus!'

You also now understand the word house. When I pick you up from daycare you say 'Mama - go - house.' Telling me you are ready to go home.

You also now know the word Eat - and you usually tell me what you want too - cracker, cookie, apple (meaning apple sauce), pasta, peas, etc etc. Its nice that you can say and understand SO much.

Chalk is a BIG hit right now too - ohhhh look - I can color my legs too - pretty!

Ok - your turn Mama!

You love to 'hide' your 'animals' and say 'Are You Baba?' 'Go?' (as in - where are you Baba? Where did you go?). So sweet.

You LOVE to play 'neigh' (horse) with Dada too - such fun

This is you pretending to ride a 'choo choo' (train) while watching Chugginton the train on tv.

Your FAVORITE thing to say lately is 'Come' while using your hand to gesture that we MUST come and join you. Very sweet as you say it over and over until we come and join you in whatever activity you have in mind:)

And I find it hilarious how 'aussie' you sound when you say car. It sounds like 'kah'.

You also have learnt how to sing Happy Birthday from your singing ‘woof woof’ Violet and your singing birthday cake. So on my birthday, in the car, I was encouraging you to sing ‘Happy Birthday to Mama’. Two days later, while waking up from a nap you had me wait until you were ready to get up by putting your hand out and saying 'touch', then pointing to the chair and saying ‘sit’. Which means don’t touch me yet – go sit on that chair and wait. So I complied, and you laid back down and started singing ‘Hap Birt Day Mama’ over and over – soooooooooooo precious!

My yummy cake

SO nice!!! Thanks to everyone for the great gifts too :)

Chatty Lady

Tonight we decided to do some chalk drawing out front before bedtime

It was fun to make a mess!

I propped this suitcase up today so you could see our neighbor mowing his lawn. You watched intently and kept yelling HI and waving:)

I love you muffin. You are so sweet and just a joy to be around. Dada and I especially love how you like to run up and spontaneously give us kisses and cuddles now too - melts my heart :)



  1. The "Bah Bah Blacksheep" singing absolutely made my day!!
    Thanks for the smiles!
    Love you,
    Auntie Joni

  2. Counting down the days until you are in Minnesota! Love you, Mom

  3. Videos of Genna! Nuttin' bettah for a long Monday!! Thanks!
    Great Auntie Jani