Besides that, just lots more talking for this month. She now says "oh, great", but in an encouraging way rather than sarcastically - it's very supportive as she interjects that in any conversation now :) Josie also figured out her name, and while she's still "Yosie" to herself a lot of the time, she's starting to say her name correctly sometimes too. She got into a funny conversation with her giraffe where she would point to herself and yell "Yosie", then to the giraffe and yell "giraffe!", so at least she's worked that out now ;) She also will ask for "daddy's tablet", and once we unlock it for her (luckily she hasn't figured that out yet), she'll click on her Daniel Tiger app and will be content for as long as we let her play it.
Josie is also recognizing songs more - she still doesn't sing along with them, but she recited enough of "No More Monkeys Jumping on the Bed" that I was able to recognize it, and she also loves (and will occasionally recite/act out) "Row, Row, Row Your Boat." She also still yells "yay!" after every song she hears, which is funny in part since she doesn't even realize how much that has helped out her cause. I would prefer to listen to my own music on the way home each evening, but if we play her music and I sing along with it, then she yells "yay!" and occasionally claps too - and with those accolades coming my way, it makes her music much more appealing ;)
Josie suddenly started demonstrating that her memory is developing too. Just one day after Ryan and I switched cars, she remembered whose car was whose, and that she needed to go to the opposite side of my car than usual to get in her car seat. We also were playing up in the guest room, and she ran to a corner, yelled "corner!" and then pointed me to another corner... even though we hadn't played that particular game in months.
[Testing out the new car]Amidst all this developmental excitement, Josie continues to be a 2-year-old with intense emotions too... in other words, she still has plenty of overly dramatic meltdowns. This month, she cried about "my paper towel" when we took a paper towel roll away from her so she could get ready for bed. This, after she had hugged it and cleaned with it for maybe 20 minutes already. She also wouldn't finish her dinner the other night since she got so upset at me that I wouldn't give her all of my dinner. Yes, she appears to love artichokes and avocados as much as I do ;)
[Not the most exciting video ever of someone eating an artichoke, but it was apparently the only video I took this month so I had to post it]Miscellaneous cuteness:
[After I asked her to smile, she apparently turned into her cousin Taylor's doppelganger]