Strawberry loves to read books and will often imitate reading a story, babbling away as she turns the pages. She's got the walking thing down pat, and even figured out how to go down the stairs all by herself. She knows all her body parts "Where's your ear?" and understands and complies with simple phrases like "put it back," or "close the door" but every time we ask her a question she answers "no." Unless it's something she would like, such as going outside or having a snack, then it's answered by a huge grin and "Eeee!"
She understands (or copies) communication well and likes having a conversation with me in her own language, complete with intonation. She also can say lots of real words too, like shoes, bubble, cheese, cracker, baf, cookie, apple, and that a cow says moo and sheep say baa. It amazes me how bang-on she can be with pronunciation. Once I was buckling her in her car seat and told her so. "Buh?" she said. "Yes, buckle." "Cuckle?" she answered. "Almost! Buckle." I say, not thinking she would quite get it. "Buckle!" came the triumphant reply!
Our littlest blessing. :)
Still only has two teeth, which finally showed up at the end of her first year, but two are about to push though at the top as well. Still wary of others who are not her family, she reserves her smiles for us only. Still hates the nursery but will tolerate it for a little while if held constantly. She frequently goes through phases of independent play to being clingy. It's the age of opposites. And separation anxiety!