I apologize to all of my loyal blog readers on how much of a slacker I have been lately. :) I have been coaching a high school cheer team all year and am coming up to the end...our schedule has been crazy! But, I have definitely missed blogging, so hopefully there will be a lot more posting in the upcoming weeks.
Rylie has literally grown up overnight! She hit 20 months old and started talking. I mean, she has always been pretty chatty, but the actual words started pouring out of that cute little mouth! :) She will say anything we ask her to and is pretty easy to understand most of the time. Just about the time she hit 21 months, 2-3 word sentences started coming. Now we regularly get "Mommy's here!", "Daddy, come play!", "Mommy, kiss please?"...and we love them all!
She still loves her books, but I will often now find her reading them by herself. She loves to flip through the pages and point out stuff she knows. She recently has started liking the I Spy books and any of the finding the picture books. She doesn't really have one favorite, just any books in general.
Rylie loves music! She has started to sing along with us or the music in the car and definitely has her favorites! She just recently got over her obsession with The B-I-B-L-E (we are very grateful...30 min drive with a 45 sec. song on repeat = a whole lot of The B-I-B-L-E!) and now really likes "Jesus Loves Me" (Mommy, Jesus?), "Deep and Wide", "Joy, Joy, Joy" (she loves to say Where? with that one), and "This Little Light of Mine" (she also loves to scream the No! after the hide it under the bush part). She will sing "Twinkle Twinkle" and "ABCD" all day long if we let her. :)
She is not a huge fan of eating or food in general right now, but still loves her smoothies. She also loves the salad bar at AJ's, speghetti, and mac and cheese (but who doesn't?).
Rylie is finally down to one nap a day and usually sleeps for about 1 1/2 - 2 hours. She is a great sleeper at night (11 hours normally) as long as she is in her own bed...not so great anywhere else. :)
She loves to say the ABC's and count to 10 (though she won't say 1,7, or 10...those are for us to say).
Her favorite place in the world is the park...she asks about it almost everyday. She loves her kitchen, Minnie Mouse smoothie maker, and pots and pans. Her favorite TV show is a toss up between Sesame Street and Mickey Mouse Clubhouse and even though she has probably only seen it once, she walks around the house saying "Go Diego Go!" (Mommy's not a huge fan of Dora or Diego, so I don't put it on a lot). :)
She is such a happy, lovable little girl. She runs up to you randomly to throw her arms around you for a hug. If she see's you kiss someone, she must be the next one to receive one ("Kiss?"). We love her to pieces and can't believe she is almost 2!