Eden Faye, 22 Months Old

Hi, friends! I am 22 months old today!
Here's what I'm up to lately:

-I weigh 26.5 pounds and am almost 33 inches tall.
-I wear 24 months clothes and 2t panties!
-I wear size 6 shoe.
-I talk in sentences and everywhere we go strangers tell Mama they've never met someone so young with such a vocabulary/communication skills.
-I say, "Hold you, Mama," just like my mama said as a toddler. Mama did not intentionally teach me this.
-I love to eat off of Mama and Dada's plates and feed them the food off of mine.
-I still eat anything and everything!
-I wake up between 6:30 and 7 most days now and go to bed between 7 and 8.
-After I nurse first thing in the morning, I whisper to Mama that I want to, "Wake Dada up! Kiss him!" and so then I jump on him and give him a kiss and a hug.
-I am THE MOST affectionate child. I ask to hug and kiss everyone and everything everywhere. Stuffed animals, pets, strangers, pictures--I point them all out, "I see (dog!)" and ask to "I kiss him! Hug him!"
-I still love to dance and ask to every morning while eating breakfast.
-If Mama or Dada is nearby but not dancing with me, I run over and grab their hand and say, "Come ON, Mama! Shake your booty!"
-I ask for specific things to eat at mealtime.
-I still love to read and call all of my books by their titles/parts of their titles.
-I love my Winnie the Pooh, little "Sweet Baby," and orange cat stuffed animals the most and carry them everywhere.
-I love to go on walks. When I find flowers I sniff them and say, "Smells good!"
-I tell Mama when I am happy and sad.
-I love having my feet tickled when I'm feeling tired.
-I still nurse a handful of times a day and a couple times most nights.
-I take one long nap in the middle of the day.
-My personality is huge and goofy and spunky. I make friends everywhere we go.
-I love to help Mama with laundry, cleaning, dishes. I love to clean up my toys.
-I'm still playing in my cardboard house all the time!
-My imagination is awesome! I pretend I'm swimming on the floor, driving a car in my cardboard house/basket, cooking soup and eggs in my little house, taking care of my babies (feeding them my food, nursing them, making them kiss each other), making my puzzle pieces dance and hug and kiss, etc. 
-I've gotten really good at doing stairs by myself!
-I can jump (both feet off the ground at the same time!)!
-Whenever Mama gets dressed I tell her, "Looks cute!"
-I love to wear dresses and tell Mama I look pretty when I have one on.
-I always comment on the blue sky when we go outside and call it, "pretty."
-I call animals, "cute."
-I love to ride in my wagon.
-I ask Mama to "go for a run" every day. We end up playing a version of follow the leader. I tell her to "Run run run!" and we both run down the sidewalk, then I say, "Walk!" and we walk, then, "Skip!" and we skip! (My skip is more of a jog while kicking my legs straight out one at a time.)
-I think any big letters spell EDIE.
-I ask Mama to, "Spell Edie," every time I color.
-I love drawing with chalk.
-Whenever I ask Mama or Dada anything now, I ask whatever it is and then say please, so-and-so. ("Read dis book, please Mama.") It breaks both of their hearts.
-When I get served first at mealtimes, I sit at my table and immediately ask, "Sit, too, please Mama?"
-I love to swim!
-I love to "Kick Edie's soccer ball!"
-I love to "Check da mail."
-I ask Mama and Dada to "Catch me!" multiple times a day and then run away.
-I've gotten super good at letting Mama floss my teeth, and I love to brush my own when she brushes hers.
-I had my first trip to the emergency room this morning! Gashed open my hand pretty badly in two places. I was such a brave girl when the doctor was working on it.
-I have the biggest smile and darkest eyes and am so expressive. 

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Edie, this month you seem to have grown ten years. You are so big and your smile is so contagious and I can't believe how huge the joy you radiate every day has become. I can't explain it. Watching you run outside beside me every morning--your chunky cheeks jiggling, your eyes becoming all squinty as you bare all of your teeth to the wind--you are just the happiest girl. I have the hardest time believing I've played any role in that. We've been told at least ten times this month that you are "the happiest toddler (I've) ever seen" by complete strangers. We've been thanked for coming to whatever public place we were exploring because just being in your presence is so refreshing to people. You live intensely and love so hard and attempt every new word or sentence without fear of failing and I am just learning so much from your sweet soul. Every day I hear myself saying I know I will miss this age. Will you be this cuddly for long? You always say, "Sorry, Mama," when you accidentally hurt me--I can't believe how big empathetic you already are. I love you I love you I love you.