Here is what she's been doing lately:
*She says the words shoe, tada, mama, dada, boo, Nell, and copies all sorts of other words and sounds really well.
*She can say please using sign language now and uses it to ask for help or other things.
*She fake sneezes and waves hello and goodbye to people all the time, even people she doesn't know.
*She says, "ooooh" when we ask her what a cow says and copies our barking when we bark like a dog.
*She follows directions so well now, like when we tell her to go upstairs, lay down, get Zane, tackle us, go get something, etc.
*She loves reading books and will sit with me for a really long time to read, especially when she can feel the textures in the book (which she always does with her thumb).
* She plays by herself more often now and cracks herself up sometimes.
*She plays on the playground a lot now and loves it and also eats a lot of sand and wood chips while she's playing.
* She adores Zane and copies him constantly.
*She's starting to throw mini-tantrums already...she puts her face down onto the floor and cries and she also has starting pushing and even biting Zane when she gets mad at him (poor guy!!:)
*She still hates riding in the car and barely ever falls asleep in it, even when she's really tired. Most rides she lets out a super loud scream about every 30 seconds to a min., not even exaggerating. Then Zane spends our entire car rides saying, "Stop screaming, Emmy. It hurts my ears!"
* She's eating more finger foods now and is phasing out of baby food. She also still can't drink out of a straw, sippy cup, or bottle, so I'm waiting to ween her off of breastfeeding until she can.