Friday, April 08, 2005

Reagan at 20 Months

Why didn't I think of this before? A blog is the perfect medium for keeping track of Reagan's daily development and latest "cute thing" she's doing. And, to be quite honest, I haven't been especially great at charting all her accomplishments in her baby book.

At this point in her young life, Reagan is a bundle of energy. She loves spinning in circles, dancing, running, and climbing. Her new favorite thing to climb on is the kitchen table; she climbs onto a chair, then onto the table, and then tries to touch the light fixture. Usually, we catch her before she can get it. Just last week at church, Reagan climbed onto the "snack center" table and tried to put herself into one of the highchair seats. Fortunately, we were in charge of her toddler room, so she didn't cause any other parents to panic.

Language-wise, Reagan is in constant chatter mode. We still don't understand a lot of what she says, but there are some clear phrases and sentences that are coming through. She says things like, "here it is" or "more, please." She can also sing her alphabet, although you might not recognize all the letters. You will, however, recognize the song. Reagan has been very musical from an early age. She love to sing along with the radio, even if she doesn't know the song. She's also very into clapping along to music.

Reagan's favorite show is still "Barney." And while he once annoyed me to no end, I have come to see him as a true friend--especially when Reagan is being difficult. She will almost always sit still to watch that big purple dinosaur.

"Sesame Street" and "The Big Comfy Couch" are also favorites. Earlier this week, Reagan was imitating Loonette the clown (from "Couch") by pulling back the cushions and looking for Molly on our own couch. It was pretty funny. Guess you had to be there to truly understand.

Reagan and her cousin Ashley are the best of friends. (Ashley is five months older than Reagan.) The giggle when they see each other and play very well together, with only minor disagreements over toys.

As of yesterday, Reagan has a new boo-boo that consists of a bruise/bump on her forehead and a tiny rug burn on her nose. She fell down a couple of stairs and collided with the banister. She still has the remains of a boo-boo on her finger, where she cut it on a cabinet latch--a cabinet that she shouldn't have been into in the first place. We often remark that it's amazing that she's not black and blue all the time with her crazy antics.

That's about it for now. I'll try to update this blog frequently with the latest and greatest from Reagan.

Valerie (Reagan's Mom)

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