As for the updates, here's a few:
Weight: 23 lbs. 9 oz.
(about 80th percentile in both)
Teeth: (top) front four and molars, (bottom) front two, next two just cut, and molars
Clothing size: mostly 18 months, size 4 diapers
Shoe size: 4 to 4.5
New words: (it's a long list this time, you are learning so quickly!)
Apple - you can distinguish between apple, pear, and banana now. It was really funny at last week's flag football game when you heard Jess counting 1-apple, 2-apple, etc. and , repeated "apple," then signed "eat!"
Down - the other half of the ever-popular "up, up, up!"
Outside - you love to go outside, or even just look out the window.
Shoes - a typical girl, you love to talk about shoes! I taught you this sign and now you request them often. Although, it's so much more fun to put on other people's shoes and try to walk.
Hot - you learned this word after pulling my still-warm straightener down onto your hand. Luckily, it had been unplugged for awhile, but it did leave a little mark for a day. I felt horrible, but used it as an opportunity to teach you about "hot" and things you should not tough (which to you are pretty much synonymous). So now, anytime we warn you not to touch something, you very dramatically raise your eyebrows and proclaim "HOT!" Sometimes, you're right, like with Daddy's grill, but other times, it's not quite the case (like the fan). Either way, it's nice to be able to get that point across to you.
Step - We've been working with you to step into your training pants/clothes lately because it's so much easier than laying your squirmy self down on a changing table. I love how you repeat "step" each time as you do it, then clap when we're done.
Spoon - or "poon" rather. I've been letting you try to feed yourself the last part of your breakfast cereal lately to get you used to a spoon. You love to walk around and "feed" all your dolls and stuffed animals. We've also tried a fork, and you love to stab at the food, but then take it off with your other hand.
Cook - you understand what it means and walk around with your spatulas (which you have quite the collection of these days) and say "cook".
Sit - you know this command now and repeat it when we tell you or the dogs to sit down.
Bath - you sort of sign this, but say it pretty clearly and get super excited for bath time.
Bubble - you love these outside and in the bath! Plus, the Bubble Guppies show is your absolute favorite.
Please and thank you - "peas" and "ank you", but you don't quite understand the meaning yet. You will sign please, but I'm pretty sure you think thank you means blow kisses...we're working on it, though.
Love you - finally, you will say "luf you" when we say it to you. It's adorable.
Learning to locate body parts - you can tell us where your or our nose, eyes, mouth, ears, etc. are located.
Trying to dress yourself - you can usually get either your head or an arm in on your own, but haven't quite put them together yet. Basically, as long as it will stay on, you're content. You also like to put "hats" on your head, but again, this can be anything from Daddy's ball cap to your training pants.
Walking down the stairs - now you are brave/crazy enough to actually walk down the stairs. It's the cutest thing, you hold onto the wall or banister, point your little toe and stretch it down until it touches the next step, then plop down with the other leg.
Kicking/throwing a ball - Daddy bought you a big orange ball and you love to kick it around the house and yard. We also taught you to throw... sort of. Basically, you get really excited and the ball goes flying somewhere then we clap.
Combining signs - you are starting to combine signs, such as "more food" instead of just using one or the other.
As always, you are the perfect mix of amazing, beautiful, sweet, crazy, curious, and Peanut, which is a category all it's own. Love you like crazy, my Annalyn.