Just thought I'd put an update on here about Mabel's milestones. So now she knows too many words to count. I can draw her a picture of a shoe, a shirt, a crayon, a ball, a dog, a cracker, a dinosaur, etc., and she can tell me what it is. Some of her words are clearer than other words, but she's at a point where she can just repeat back words that I say to her and make associations. I'll try to write down words that she uses a lot.
quack quack quack (duck)
panting noise (dog)
buzz (bee of fly)
bless you (after a sneeze)
Mabel can point to things, and if you ask her to point to her head, toes, nose, mouth, cheeks, hair, or knees, she can follow directions. She'll bring you things and all that jazz.
At sixteen months old, Mabel is obsessed with wearing her shoes. She always brings them over for me to put them on her. She has a bit of temper but is usually very sweet and happy. She loves to sit down and turn the pages for books. She also loves to be read to. I'll add to this if anything pops into my head in the next couple of days, but I'm going to the beach now!