Our little stinker is now 20 months old and continues to delight, amaze, and yes even frustrate from time to time but she is a toddler after all. It was a big month for Emma and I think that a lot of her development has to do with being moved up to the freshman class at daycare. She has been so much more stimulated there with all the activities and just the daily interaction with all of the older kids has done wonders for her vocabulary. In a few weeks, all of the older kids will move up to the sophomore class and Emma will be reunited with all of her cronies from the nursery. She'll have to teach them everything that she has learned. It is just amazing the new things that pop out of her mouth from day to day.
Emma and Brad have been getting to go on a lot of Saturday morning bike rides lately and she loves it. Brad said that she is always getting into her trailer before he can even hitch it to his bike. She is definitely giving his legs a workout. Over the weekend, any time that we turned on the Tour de France, Emma would stop in her tracks and get so excited yelling "Bike, Bike, It's a bike". She has also become obsessed with babies of late but we'll see how that translates when we bring Junior home from the hospital. As I have noted, we have really made some steps in the right direction towards potty training this month. We had a major event yesterday. I was folding laundry in our room and Emma was playing when all of the sudden she stood up and said, "I need to go pee pee" and took off for the bathroom. I almost didn't follow because we spend a lot of time getting undressed just to sit on the potty. However, I did go find her and she was pulling off her skirt so I took off her diaper, she sat down and went pee pee. We were so proud and she was so proud of herself. It was cute. I think a lot of the time she wants to sit on the potty just so she can be praised. If anybody has read, The Five Love Languages, I think that we are going to have a words of adoration kid on our hands.
It has just been an amazing journey watching Emma grown into a little person. She is so much fun and LOVES to be chased by daddy. It is a little bittersweet that our time with her alone is almost over but I know that she is going to make a great big sister and I can't wait to see how she interacts with her baby brother.