Sigh. I love that my little girl is growing up, but it just goes too fast.
At 15 months old, Lane:
*points to herself when asked, "where's the goose?"
*gives you "five" if you stick out your hand.
*makes "ooh, ooh, ahh, ahh" noises when you ask what a monkey says.
*raises her arm in the air and says "wheee!" (or something like that) when you ask what an elephant says (sometimes) or when she sees a picture of an elephant (usually).
*loves, loves, loves strawberries. They are by far her favorite food right now.
For snack the other day I gave her five strawberries and a chocolate cupcake. You can see what she preferred! (She did touch the cupcake again, but only to smash it to a million pieces, not to eat it.)
*can identify her toes, hair, eyes, nose, teeth, tongue, ears, head, and belly. Not all the time, but when she wants to. =)
*uses sign language for "please" often (we think it means something more like "I want it!"), and "thank you" when prompted.
*has eight teeth. She got her left top molar about two weeks ago and her third bottom front tooth (on the left) four or five days ago. We think she has the same teeth on the right side coming soon.
*wipes her face if you give her a washcloth.
*still just says the four words: "mama," "dada," "nite-nite," and "meow, meow." Meow is becoming more drawn out: "mee-owwww, meee-owww." It's hilarious.
Playing hide-and-seek (or peek-a-boo) behind the curtains in her room.
*often pats (or slaps) the front of her diaper area if she's dirty, like she's telling you to change her.
*"knock knocks" on a book or on a door when you ask her if she wants to "do a knock knock."
*is climbing on everything. She can get onto the couches, the bottom bunk bed, and our dining table chairs without assistance or a step stool.
*puts any dishes and silverware in the bottom rack of the dishwasher "up." This involves her reaching up to the silverware drawer and lobbing them (forks, spoons, plates, bowls, even the silverware basket once) inside. It usually looks something like this after she's finished with it:
*is getting pretty good at climbing stairs by herself (holding onto a hand rail).
*can stack at least five blocks on top of each other.
*comes to us for an Eskimo kiss sometimes when we ask "where's your nose?"
*is good at following simple directions and it's obvious that she understands a lot, even if she's not talking much. (Lane, please get your shoes. Lane, can you get mama my other sock? Lane, bring mama a book. And so on.)
*loves to drape things around her neck (e.g. underwear, bags, her blankie, etc.).
*loves shoes. Anytime she sees shoes (in a book, in a store, on a person, on the television) she furiously signs "shoes, shoes!" She wants to wear shoes most of the time, and brings us ours frequently.
Playing in the sink. She did this for an hour one day, using up all of our hot water. When I told her it was "all done" time, she just looked at me and furiously signed "please, please" over and over again. It already breaks my heart to tell her "no" to something she wants that's not dangerous.