Isla at 20 months does not stop talking. Ever. As we’ve all been sharing one room for the past three-ish weeks, we’ve discovered that Isla also talks in her sleep! It’s really fun to hear her try out her language – building sentences and testing out new words. She’s using two, three and a few four word sentences right now and a lot of her words are getting much clearer. It’s kind of sad, because she’s fixed the pronunciation of some of my favorite words. “Shjoo-joos” is now just “shoes,” and “oich” is very clearly “fish.”
She can spell her name and count to ten (seven is the cutest: sevey). She actually thinks that if she counts to three, anything she wants to happen will happen. She’s all done in the car? She’ll count to three as if that means she’ll get out right then.
Isla loves to draw – mostly hearts. Give her a piece of paper and a pen and she’s happily occupied for a good ten minutes (which I think is pretty much a record for her). The only thing she can spend more time doing is watching videos of herself… “Watch moi IYA!”
She loves to run and jump and walk backwards and just did a somersault today. She’s ridiculously active. Talkative and active. We’re tired. :)
My big girl has decided this week that she is done nursing. Yep, she’s been breastfeeding for 20 months and just woke up one morning and decided she was done. And hasn’t looked back. I had always heard that kids often wean themselves like that, but couldn’t really imagine it. Now I know.
Isla is desperate to use the potty. She announces any time she’s filling her diaper by telling anyone who is in earshot, “poo poo! All done, poo poo!” We’re trying to hold off on potty training her, because of all the traveling we’re doing this summer… seriously, can you imagine a recently trained child on a 9 hour flight?? Yeah, me either.
Isla is developing quite the sense of humor. At least she cracks herself up. She’ll tell herself “jokes” and then bust out with the funniest fake laugh. Okay, so we think it’s pretty funny, too, even though we don’t get the joke.
And, because the internet here in America is ridiculously fast, here are a few videos of Isla this month…
Isla and the imaginary ants on the trail:
Isla telling jokes in the car:
It’s never too cold for ice cream: