It's hard to believe Charlotte is 17 months old (tomorrow). I haven't been doing updates as her months have rolled by but the past month or two we have just seen an explosion of personality and learning and interests in Charlotte.
She is such a little mama. She loves the real babies at school....loving them and being so gentle with them. At home, she has two very special babies which collectively are her "babies"...she needs them both to snuggle with and love around the house but now especially at night. She'll give them them kisses, tuck them under a blanket or just carry them around.
She says so many words now...many things are only distinguishable if you are engaging in conversation with her and she tries to repeat what you say to her. For instance the other day we had a special treat and announced we were going to Dunkin Donuts to which Charlotte promptly repeated and became very excited! (I guess it wasn't so special if she is familiar with it!)
She loves Cole....following him, kissing him, imitating him. And likewise, he is wonderful with her.
She is playing with her toys in a more child-like fashion now. This evening we set up the barn area together and she laid the animals down and said "shhhh" and pretended they were asleep.
She still loves her Mama best (can't say I'm complaining!), is still very reserved around people/places she is not familiar with, but is a very big goof and very social with the ones she is familiar with.
The year between 1 and 2 years old will always be my favorite!!
Fascinated with the spinning egg...
Doing the goofy face with Mimi...