Friday, July 22, 2011

Where does the time go?

18 months- I don't even know what to say- where to start. It's just gone by too fast.

SIZE: we haven't had our "official" 18 month check up yet- so I will add in the official sizes later- but I would say that you are about 25 lbs- still small. Wearing 12- 18 month clothing, size 4 diaper, size 5 shoes. Lately it seems that you are growing fast- maybe that's what all that not sleeping stuff was about- maybe it was a growth spurt. Sometimes in the morning when I bring you down for breakfast I swear that you grew over night.
*edit- official 18 month stats. Weight 21.2 lbs (5%) Height 31.25 in (25%)*
NEW MOVES: Since you started walking around 10 months- you are very confident on your feet these days. You can run and you try very hard to jump- but just can't seem to get your feet off the ground yet. It's pretty funny to watch. But you will stand up in a chair or on the edge of the bed and just jump off (into our arms of course) but you seem to have no fear. Climbing- FREAKS ME OUT- but for you- no worries. You will climb any and everything. You have even managed to scale the gate at the bottom of the stairs- you love crawling up the stairs. And you also love to climb in my office chair and get into all my stuff. More than once I have come into the office to find you standing on the desk- so now at the end of my day- I take the chair out and hide it. You are tall enough now that you can reach the floor and push yourself on your cars- you like that.

YUMMY FOODS: you love love love fruit (and hidden veggie) pouches. Even in the grocery store- you start signing and saying please for them. You like vanilla wafers and graham crackers. You love spinach and artichoke dip! Pizza, spaghetti, beans, avocados, yogurt, bananas, chicken nuggets, meatballs, sweet potatoes, quesadillas, grilled cheese sandwiches, turkey and avocado sandwiches, cheese, chips and salsa. You actually ate your 1st too hot salsa the other day- sometimes you are pretty stubborn (no idea where you get that from) but anyhow- you insisted on trying the salsa- only to cry since it was too spicy. Lesson learned. And yesterday you had your 1st lollipop and WOW- you loved that a lot.

SLEEP: FINALLY- the skies parted and rainbows appeared!!!  We were having some sleeping issues- and we just went "back to the basics" We went back to our original bedtime routine and stuck to it by.the.minute. Bathtime, story time, bedtime. At 1st you cried. and it took forever about an 1 1/2 for you to fall asleep. (you only cried for a few minutes- then you would just sit and fight sleep) Then a few nights later you were asleep in an hour- then 45 minutes- and now we are under 30 minutes. You nap great- usually 2-3 hours right after lunch. Sometimes I nap then too. You always wake up in the best mood. I come in and sing you a song to wake you up in the mornings- and immediately you are all smiles saying hi to the dogs and daddy- it puts me in a good mood everyday!

WORDS: did you know you are already bi-lingual? I love that your teachers teach you sign language, Spanish and English. It's too cute to hear you say words in Spanish. Agua, leche, si are your Spanish words. You can sign all done, bites, more, please, you use to sign milk for bottle- but since we don't use bottles anymore- you don't use that one.  You can say please, help me, shoes, up, down, on, off, baby, gracie, diesel, sissy, bro-er (brother), daddy, mama, mouse, cars, shrek, outside, nite-nite, love you, yummy, banana, milk. The funniest thing for you to say is agua- whenever there is liquid- sprinklers, pools, water cup, milk cup, lakes, bath- anything wet- you yell AGUAAAAAA really loud- it's pretty cute~
You also say "wats-sat" or  ask "wats sit" and sometimes it comes out sounding super close to "oh-sit" but surely you wouldn't be saying bad words- right??? right?
Your favorite songs are Justin Beiber's Baby- you will sing baby baby baby ohhhhh-
and you also like the song Give Me Everything with NeYo and Pitbull- about every other word is "tonight" and you like to sing that part.

BEST MOMENTS: so many to choose from! Since Dad has been taking and picking you up from daycare- I forgot how much I missed it. So this past week- I got to do all that fun. I love visiting with your teachers- and I love when you are excited for me to pick you up. I even secretly love when you don't want me to leave and I am late for work.
The other night we went out back to blow bubbles- it's so cute how you do it- you put the whole bubble stick in your mouth. I would think it tastes bad- but you don't seem to mind- so I am not so sure if you actually blow bubbles- or just spit through the hole- too funny.
Also- while we were outside playing- we were watering the tomatoes (that aren't growing) but Gracie was going around the patio licking the water. So you decided that you should do the same. You followed her around pretending to lick the ground. Then you actually got down on your hand and knees and tried to lick some water. LOL- we didn't let you do that part.

FAVORITE THINGS: right now you are LOVING your guitar. You sit and strum it and sometimes you will even sing a song. You like to dance,  play in the water, go to the pool, sing songs, your favorite movies and Cars and Shrek and you love the Mickey Mouse Club TV show. We have taken you to play some games- and you like the dancing game and the driving games best. You get so excited when you see so many games at one time in one place. Your ohhhhhh's and ahhhhhhh's are cutecutecute.

You are growing so fast and learning new things quicker than ever. I think you bring a smile to everyone's face- we all love you bunches. I guess we need to start thinking about the fun we will have for your 2nd birthday- what??? too soon? good- because I think I just want you to stay one for a little bit longer. Love you.

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