As I mentioned before, Marisa is a copycat. So I have decided to take this opportunity to teach her a few things. =o)
I taught her to give hugs! Whenever I ask Marisa, "Can I have a hug?" She gently places her head on my shoulder and wraps her arms around me. LOVE IT!
I taught her to give kisses! Whenever I say, "Blow kisses!" She puts her hand over her mouth then uncovers it while saying, "MMMUAH!"
I taught her to climb stairs! I'm realizing this may have been a mistake....haha. She always wants to climb the stairs.
Climbing up the stairs...
I DID IT!
In other news, for a long time now Marisa has understood the word "No". She is really good at listening and will shake her head, say "No", and crawl away to something she knows she shouldn't be doing. But now she has learned to say, "No"...to me...sigh.
Also, Marisa can say "More" in sign language or point to the food she wants, she says "Nana" for banana, she uses a sippie cup perfectly now, she knows the hand motions to "5 little monkeys jumping on the bed...", she can walk pretty well while I hold her hands, and she can do so much more that it is quite amazing to watch. I'm telling you, she is a smart cookie!