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Monday, March 31, 2008

20 Month Update

Tomorrow Lucy is 20 months. I am not going to do a huge update because there is not that much to report. With that being said, she has started doing a few things that are amazing to us. She is OBSESSED with counting and the ABCs. She wants us to sing the ABCs all of the time and she loves for us to count out anything. She will count to three on her own, but most of the time she only says 1, 2 and then starts over. She can say A B C D E and she sings it exactly how we do. A lot of time she says 2 Bs instead of a C. She doesn't always say the letters in the right order, but she has done it many times. She has started wanting to sing the ABCs any time she sees printed words, which is obviously a lot. Then today, she seriously amazed us. Justin, Lucy, and I were all in the car on the way home from the grocery store. She was in the backseat singing the ABCs when I asked her how to spell her name. A little background - she always wants me to write out her name and talk about the letters when she is coloring, so she has heard me spell out her name a million times and has always been able to say the letters. Anyway, I asked her how you spell her name and then I said L. Once I said L, she said U pause (Justin and I cheered), then with no prompting, she said C Y. I am not kidding when I say our chins hit the floor. We were cheering and in normal Lucy style, she moved right on acting like she has always known how to spell her name. Isn't that crazy?? This obsession with letters and numbers has just come in the past few weeks. She does not seem to recognize specific letters, but she adores talking about them. Really cute!!

I painted Lucy's toenails today. She sat perfectly still and never messed with them as they dried. She had on the cutest pair of sandals today and I just figured they would be even cuter with painted toes. The adorable sandals are from Gap and the black shoes with white flowers are made by Wee Squeaks (for those who asked in the last post).




Aren't these pjs adorable? They are from Hanoi. Justin called them her Hugh Hefners. Funny.



I am going to take Lucy to get her hair trimmed this week. Nothing major, just a little trim. Here is how long her hair is now.




Thanks for the help with the blur of my pictures. I have been playing with the ISO and it is really helping. This picture kills me. I swear, this girl has serious attitude.



26 comments:

Sara said...

So smart! Kelly, she will be singing the entire ABC song before you know it. Similar to your story about her spelling her name in the car, my Lucy sang the whole ABC song in the car a while back, including the "know I know my ABCs" part at the end...I almost drove off the road! And now she sings it all the time. Toddlers are a challenge, but isn't it fun to watch them develop??? Amazing, actually.

Oh and I am so jealous of the nail polish. My Lucy won't let me get near her little toenails and will go on for days about how she does NOT want pink toes.

Mom said...

Kelly--well, first of all I am in shock that Lucy is 20 months. That means John will be 2 1/2 and Wyatt 6 months. Unbelievable. She looks so cute in her new sandals. Wish you would come paint my toes!! The abc's and counting don't surprise me in the least. I only have genius' for grand kids! And you and Justin and Holly and Adam read to the pumpkins all the time. Makes for smart little ones--and they are all such sponges. Love and kisses, LeeLee

Mom said...

PS--saw Bianca with Lucy on the balcony. Where's bad boy Bruiser??? Don't let them fall!!!!! Lee


Happy 20 month birthday, Lucy!

Mia's Mommy said...

Funny picture on the bedpost! The toenails are great. Like mother like daughter.

dwayne and melanie said...

Kelly, she is so smart! You just don't think they are listening and then, bam- they get it! Oh, and what adorable mommy/daughter toes! I love her sandals and the pj are just adorable. I may have to find Kaylee some in Hanoi! Thanks so much for sharing. You know I have to get my Lucy fix! Such a doll

Dad said...

Well I must say I love the shot of the feets. I also think I can feel her pain with all the pics. She looks like she is thinking, give me a break.
Love Pa Pa

ourvalentinesdaytreat said...

This is one of those posts that just left me all smiles! Too darn adorable. Love the toes, the development with the ABCs and spelling, and esp. the attitude in the photo of her on the bedpost. Lucy is CUTE!

Jess and Paul said...

Wow, what a smart girl...that is amazing! Great picture with the painted toes...very sweet.

Kate said...

Love the painted piggies! Lucy will be singing her ABCs before she's two! Great job!

jayme said...

She is just so precious and very smart!! I know you and Justin are so proud of her! Hope to see you sometime soon!

steppingonlegos.com said...

What a smartie! That's awesome!!!

Love the toes - Addy LOVES having her toes painted. She would seriously do it several times a day if I'd agree. I am so jealous of the cute sandals - Addy won't wear any shoes that go between her toes which eliminates most of the cute summer sandals.

Debbie said...

God Kelly, she is just so beautiful, Brains and beauty!!!

Love

Debbie

Jill said...

Such a smart little cutie! Life can't get better smart, cute and well dressed!

Norah said...

I see we both have little singers on our hands. American Idol here we come!

Lynn said...

This child is just gorgeous. Everytime I look at her pictures, she gets more beautiful. My daughter who is almost 3, loves to look at the "lucy" pictures all the time.

Hooray for Lucy spelling her name! Have you asked her what her favorite letter is yet? That's always fun.

Kelli said...

How fun! She is one smart cookie!

Kate said...

she will become my lifeline when i don't know how to spell something! ha!loooved the stories and the toes and all the pics! miss ya'll!!!

Anonymous said...

The way she sat on the bed post remind me of a Samurai.LOL A gorgeous Samurai of course. What a precious little girl you have there.

Emily said...

it is so cute that lucy has a little 'tude:) if i were that cute i would have attitude too:)

Sherri said...

She is a genius. I never doubted it for a minute. I love the pictures, you are becoming quite the photographer. YAY, it's time to show our toes. Grace and I are dying to wear our sandals, just waiting for warmer days.

jilljohnandhope said...

Hey Kelly, there is a great video for "alphabet obsessed" toddlers. It's from Leap Frog and it's called "The Letter Factory." It says it is for a little older kids, but Hope has loved it since she was about 18 months old. It talks about each letter and the sounds they make. You can get it at Target.

Oh, and I love the toes!

Jen said...

Love those little toes!!

Sarah said...

Smart and beautiful!!!

abc123vn said...

She is getting so big and your updates just make me think she is so much older than what she really is :) She is adorable!

StaceyF said...

Smarty Pants Award! Way to go Lucy! I am thinking that you guys need to come and check on the progress of your parents' house very soon. I miss you!

Jenny said...

I did the pedi a while ago on the girls. Conor FREAKED. Said they were still babies and painted toes freaked him out, so sadly we won't be having painted piggies for a while.

THe girls are just now getting ABC...Lucy is pretty smart!