21 Month Update


The Stats:
Weight: 26 lbs
Height: 33 inches
Clothes: 18-24 months mostly. Β She still has some things that are 12-18. However, I am trying to buy 2T for summer.
Diapers: Size 4
Shoes: 5.5-6
Teeth: 18

Elin’s language skills have exploded this month. She repeats everything we saw. She even says 3 word sentences. Her favorite words are naming farm animals and their sounds, shapes, and parts of the face. The words she says most often are: “hiiiiiiii” (high pitched and she draws out the i), “bye-bye”, “ok”, “yay”, “duck”, “horsey”, “cow”, “hair”, “eyes”, “circle”, “star”, “ted-ted” (for her teddy grahams), “fish”, “fluffer” (for butterfly), “flower”, and “thank you”. There are many, many more but those are he ones she says ALL THE TIME! She did say her name once to me right after I said her name.


She loves watching Micky Mouse Clubhouse and dancing to the hot dog dance. That is by far her favorite part. She loves baby Einstein and Brainy Baby on the iPad. She likes to count along with the show. She can say most of the numbers, but one, two, and eight seem to be her favorites.


She still adores playing with books, puzzles, and little stuffed animals. She still loves playing in her tent and with her piano as well. She is really starting to enjoy sitting at her little table and chairs for coloring and playing with her tea set.


She sings along to the ABC song and Twinkle Twinkle Little Star when I sing them. She also loves songs from Gymboree class and the Itsy Bitsy spider from her story time group at the library.

Favorite foods: strawberries, string cheese, mac and cheese, grilled chicken, Teddy Grams, green beans, Goldfish crackers, Cheerios, applesauce pouches, and Gerber Grabbers. She only drinks water and milk, and out of the blue she has been want to drink Β from plastic straw cups. I think she sees me drinking out of those kinds of cups a lot and that has piqued her interest. However, she isn’t picky if she is thirsty and she will drink it in whatever cup you give her.


Elin has been enjoying dancing around the house, spinning, blowing kisses, waving bye-bye, and petting the dogs. She is more or less always in a pretty good mood and loves applause and cheering. She is longing to get outside more. She loves standing in the sun room and looking outside at the birds and trees. She is anxiously awaiting spring and warmer temps.

She does not enjoy the word no; however, she is rather good about listening and quitting doing whatever action she is told to stop.



  1. Too cute! Lily loves the hot dog dance!! Ha she dances and says “hot, hot, hot”. Of course, the rest of the day I’m singing the full song around the house. Ha! Isn’t this age the BEST! Love it! -xo Amanda

  2. happy 21 months sweet girl!!! i LOVE her cute playroom!!!! so so perfect!!

  3. her room (playroom?) is GORGEOUS! so light and airy! and i’m loving the milestones and photos…they just get more fun each day…well, on the sass-less days at least πŸ˜‰

  4. Such a dolly!! I bet she is the cutest thing ever dancing and spinning! πŸ™‚ Such joy!!

  5. Oh my goodness, she’s such a big girl!!! She does SO much.

  6. Such a great update post! I love how you did a list of her favorite books – i’ll have to remember that for my 22mo update! My LO LOVES books! Why do they all love MMC?! I mean there’s a lot of good learning in it but man it’s an addiction πŸ™‚

  7. Oh my goodness, she is PRECIOUS! It’s so fun to watch them learn and grow, but it’s so unfair how quickly the time flies by (ha ha)!
    And your home is gorgeous! I LOVE all the colors!!

  8. Omg! She looks so big here. K loves the hot dance too! Really cool to read they like and do similar things. πŸ™‚