Anyway, on February 12th Emma turned 23 months old. I can't believe she's almost two already. She still insists she's not a big girl, though, she's still "foo" (this is her word for small)! Here she is answering me when I asked her if she was a big girl:
Later that day I was putting back her foam mats after cleaning underneath them (rare occurrence!). Each square mat has a letter of the alphabet that you can pop out and in moving them around the letters had fallen out. I started putting the letters back in the mats, then thought that maybe Emma would be able to do it, so I gave her the rest of the letters and asked her if she could put them back in their places. She did it, and pretty quickly, too. I was impressed!
The new words I noticed her saying last week are "dash" (scarf), "cha" (cuchara = spoon), "caca" (acá = here, which she and her grandmother find hilarious!) and if you ask her "Cómo estás?" or "How are you?" she answers "bien" (fine) - even if the question wasn't actually directed at her!