Sylvia is twenty months old today! Today, this very day, we passed two milestones:
First, I was taking her over to a friend's place this morning; as we were headed out the door, Alex said, "Bye, Sylvia; I love you!" and she responded, "Love you." First time that's happened! (There have been a few times when said "I love you; do you love me?" and she's responded with "Yeah," but this was the first time she's actually uttered the words, we think.)
Second: we were all playing in the backyard this evening (a thing we can do now that the days are longer and warmer and we're in DST). Wanting to amuse her, I did a somersault on the grass, and then Alex did one (which was much more graceful than mine). Then I asked Sylvia, "Can you do that?" She thought for a moment, said, "...Yeah," crouched down, planted her hands and head on the ground, and did it. The cool thing about it wasn't so much that she did a somersault particularly, but that she was able to watch us move in a particular way and then work out how to move her own body to accomplish the same thing.
(Update, April 8: Now she's said "love you" to me, too! It only took three more weeks.)
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