I'm having a lazy day at home today because Mya is sick with Croup. I hate to see her sick, but she's so tough that it barely fazes her. She has that horrible barky cough and had a pretty high fever last night. She slept ok and has been playing today, but is just a little tired (hence the nap at 12:00 which is unheard of for her). It's truly amazing how tough she is...when we are at our playgroup functions everyone is always surprised at how little she cries when she falls or bonks her head. She was hospitalized this past November for dehydration from a stomach bug...after she got some fluids in her we were chasing her around the floor with her IV pole! She kept holding up her little arm saying "off", it was so pitiful. Even being sick doesn't drain her of her energy and silliness.
We've seen a lot of our playgroup friends this past week. Had some beautiful weather and spent quite a bit of time at the park. Mya's becoming so independent and big...it's really nice to be able to sit back and watch her play on the equipment without hovering over her all the time. She still loves seeing her friends and is usually saying their names when we get up in the morning, wondering who she gets to see that day. I rarely have trouble getting her out the door on time because the moment I say "let's get dressed to go see (Addison, Maddie, Hannah, Emma, Rose)" she becomes unbelievably cooperative. We had a great turn out at Toddler Time yesterday (storytime at the public library) and all the kids were WILD. It was so much fun. Our playgroups are getting bigger and bigger...it's given us a chance to meet lots of great Mommies and fun toddlers!
Mya has been cracking me up when she wakes up in the mornings. She jibber-jabbers almost constantly. I know when she's awake because she wakes up talking. She's been "reading" her books in the mornings, too. It's really cute...she talks (nonsense) and then throws in a real word here and there (that matches the picture). Usually it is the name of an animal, mommy, or daddy. She loves to talk on her pretend phone whenever I'm on the phone, and she loves talking to her grandparents on the phone or webcam. She has very important conversations with my Mom friends, too. She's very expressive with the inflections in her voice and uses hand gestures that let you know what she is saying is of utmost importance. It'll be interesting what all she has to say as she says more and more real words and sentences. She's at such a fun age right now, wish she could stay 21 months forever (minus her telling me to stop it, or quit it when I do things she doesn't like).