(She wanted to be in the picture. And to put on her shoes)
If Lila wants a drink (which is often), she finds a cup then stands by the fridge yelling, "BEEEEEEEES!" (please) until someone comes and fills her drink for her. If you ask her where something is she either locates it or puts her hands up in the air and says, "Know?" It's so cute.
(Still worried about her shoes)
Lila is starting to say more words and is also starting to copy more of the words we say. Here are a few of her new words: bow, pooh (as in Winnie the Pooh), know, m-ow (meow), dodor (doctor), moo, deeees (geez or cheese), de-dus (Jesus), beeeees (please), dooo (Goo aka Ashie), daw daw (dog), muh-mee (monkey), bow wow, bah bah (ball) and my. She has also started very occasionally combining two words for one thought. She says most words twice, which is actually pretty cute. Some of the words she always says twice are "bear bear," "Jae Jae," "my my," "ball ball," and "bow bow" to name a few.
Lila loves rolling up my yoga mat and turning off the TV when I'm done with my workout. She yells "ROLL!" and comes running over. She usually *tries* to put the mat away, too.
Recently, Lila was sick. She drank a sip of water before we knew she was sick and almost immediately threw up. An hour later she was begging for water so I gave her some and she immediately threw up again. After that we decided to take a little break from water until we could figure something out. Lila was so mad that I wouldn't give her a drink. She kept finding cups and water bottles, then bringing them to me saying, "Beeeeeeeees!" (please) so I would fill them up. The real killer was when she found my water bottle and told me, "Mama Jae Jae nee nee!" (need need)
Lila knows a ton of body parts and loves to identify them. She knows head, hair, eyes, ears, tongue, mouth, teeth, belly, arms, eyes, legs, feet, hands, and buns.
One day I was carrying Lila up the stairs when she started excitedly pointing at the picture of Jesus on the stairwell yelling, "DE-DUS!" (Jesus!). I don't know if she hadn't noticed the picture before, but she was super excited about it this time.
If we ask Lila to fold her arms, she sometimes listens. If she does fold them, it's only for a few seconds until she's ready to move on to something else. She does generally fold her arms if she hears someone say "amen," so at least she associates amen with prayers. One day, though, she decided to say her own prayer. She folded her arms, yelled, "Jesus! Yeah!" then continued on her way.
We had joy school at our house a few weeks ago and Lila hopped right in the middle of those four four-year-old boys and was pretty sure she was a school kid, too. She was not intimidated at all and tried to be a part of everything!