Tuesday, May 31, 2011

16 months old today - What can Sophie do now?

Today, Sophie is sixteen months old. One year and four months ago, she leapt into the world and has been keeping us on our toes ever since. It's so fun watching her grow and learn things!
Here's what she can do now:
  • Feed herself fairly well
  • "Tell" us she's hungry (she'll grab food out of the pantry or refrigerator when we open and shake her high chair tray)
  • She helps with laundry - she loves to put clothes into the dryer and close the door
  • She follows directions (pick up a certain thing, give that to Mommy, throw in the trash, take to your room, take to living room, etc)
  • She gives kisses goodbye and goodnight and says "Ni-ni" at bedtime
  • She holds the door open for the dogs to come inside
  • She "feeds" the dogs and cat by putting their dish in front of them, wherever they are and even if the dish is empty
  • She can also put a scoop of dry food into the cat's bowl
  • She "reads" to herself out loud in baby babble
  • She's learning to jump
  • She knows how to unlatch the dishwasher (thank goodness for childproofing straps!)
  • She eats from her plate and bowl without throwing them to the floor (until she's done, anyway) or putting on her head (usually)
It seems like a few short months ago that she was born! It definitely doesn't feel like it's been over a year already. Her personality is showing more and more every day. She is a bit defiant, and is obsessed with shoes. She likes brushing her teeth and having her nails done, but doesn't like sitting still for hair combing. Baths are amazingly fun, but not face-washing.

I can't wait to see what comes next.


  1. Congrats on finishing the blogathon- and I'm so glad I have met you via the blogathon. Wow...children do grow up so fast...it is amazing to see all the milestones they go through in their first year or two!! I look forward to hearing alot more about Sophie in the days ahead.

  2. Christine,
    Right now you can remember what she does when, but in a year your memory may begin to fade so it's a great idea to record her milestones on your blog.

    It's such a fun time getting to know you.
    Blessings to you,

  3. Beautiful, as your posts always are!

  4. Thank you :)
    I am so glad to have found all three of you through the Blogathon!

    And Jan, thank goodness for blogs and Facebook - Sophie's baby book is definitely suffering from Second Baby Syndrome. Not that Emma's was ever completed, either, but Sophie's just looks pitiful.

  5. she is super adorableeeee!!!!!!!!!!!!!
    haha don't forget to get a couple of safety straps (they learn to pull on everything). at the time a friend of mine suggested it and i didn't really pay much attention to it... however, we learned our lesson with a not so fun trip to the ER.
    love your post :D