15 Months!

Kenley is 15 months old! This is another milestone that I feel is so much older than last month.
Call me crazy, because I am, but saying 15 months versus 14 months just seems so different.

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Her vocabulary is really taking off, but we can also start to see that she is understanding more.
She can respond to simple commands and even answer questions from time to time.
Over the past couple of weeks, I have really tried to make a list of her words:

Mama & dada
Hi, hello & bye (complete with waving)
Yes & no (complete with head shaking)
Wawa
Apple & nana
Cheese (shees) & cracker
Milk (mostly in sign language and makes the “m” sound)
More (with sign language)
Please & thank you
Cat (at) & dog
Tree
Uh-oh
Wagon
Kyler (loooooves talking about her friend)
Fish (sheesh) & turtle (teetle)
Ball (and a variation of football)
Happy

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Over Christmas break, she would say no after everything. Everything.
It was more like “nooooooo?” and it really was adorable.
Even more adorable now that it has passed.

If you ask if she wants to go upstairs, she will immediately go to the gate
and start shaking it. Upstairs is where the toys are, so it’s super fun.
If you ask if she wants to go bye bye or in the wagon,
she will go straight to the garage door.
One of the fun things is that she will go to her high chair or to the pantry,
when she is hungry or would like a snack.
Sometimes she’ll say cracker or cheese,┬ábut usually it’s just “more”.

She can climb the stairs all the way to the top,
in addition to climbing on and off the furniture:
couch, chairs, ottoman, etc.
She is also running,
and is really in to walking backwards, too.

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She loves putting things in drawers and cabinets.
One of her Christmas presents was a little craft table that has two drawers,
and each time we are playing, she will hide puzzle pieces in the drawers.
Downstairs, she will put remotes and toys inside the TV cabinets,
you know, just saving them for later.

She’s also a big fan of peak-a-boo, under the blanket.
She will hide, then it’s your turn. Then it’s “more” several more times.
Greg even caught her sitting up, with a blanket over her head during nap time the other day.

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If you ask what a duck or cow says, she will answer correctly,
mostly thanks to one of our favorite books “Moo, Ba, La La La”.
She LOVES her ducky right now. She will quack at any sight of a duck.
The other day in the car she kept saying something that resembled E-I-E-I-O,
so we have been singing Old McDonald a lot lately, especially with her farm animal puzzle.

Kenley got a new potty for Christmas, with the hopes that she will sit on it before bath time.
She is typically so excited for bath time that she doesn’t want anything to do with the potty.
Being so excited for bath time means she can get her leg almost all the way over the tub,
which is very scary for mama. She is very eager to get in there, to say the least.

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Thanks to her Grandpa, she learned how to unlock an iPod and an iPhone over Christmas.

Happy 15 months Kenley Dee!

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Update from our doctor’s appointment:

22 pounds 8 ounces – 50th percentile
31 3/4 inches – 90th percentile

She’s grown 2 1/2 inches in three months!