Hi....I thought I'd add my bit because Naomi is close to this age too. Naomi was born 26.5.03, so she is only 15months, but she has been walking since 11months, and is now able to run. She can say Hello, and bye bye clearly and can also say baby, daddy, teddy (though those three all sound similar) she says 'woof' and "dog" when she sees our dog, she also says in her own way,...thankyou (when she thinks to say it!), good girl, don't touch, sit down. She says uh oh too....sometimes this word sounds like a broken record! She has just started saying 'hmm?" when you ask her a question and we've realised that we say that alot to each other! Oh...she said keys today too, and she can say bird....can't think of any more right now.
We are trying to teach her to draw, but she is still more interested in putting the crayons in and out of the case, or eating them (lol)! We've even tried non-toxic, washable textas, but she is too interested in pulling the caps off to do any drawing.
She likes her shape sorter, but can only do some if you show her where it goes, and she is starting to learn that with puzzles you are supposed to find where each piece belongs!!
She doesn't know colours, but sure loves stealing all my pegs! She knows exactly what no means, but loves to push the boundarys.
She's also starting to feed herself using a spoon or fork, and she's doing pretty well at this too.
We're starting to think about getting rid of the cot soon too,....this afternoon I put a mattress on the floor for her sleep, and after she realised that she wasn't going to get out of her room, and she had to sleep, she went to sleep fine and slept just as long, or maybe longer....so now I have to decide if I'm going to do it tonight as well or not....my little baby is growing up fast!!!!
Better stop bragging I guess! smile