Sunday, August 25, 2013

18 months

18 months. 
½ year. 
Holy cow!

This girl remains a gem; delightfully pleasant, infectious smile, gracious, and loving – so loving.  

At 18 months Scout is:

Saying more words – trash, duck, donut, snack, baby, chicken.

Loving to play with her baby dolls, carrying them around, pushing them around, hugging them.

Music remains a great love – she throws her hands up in the air and spins around, stomps her feet, and dances.

Quite enjoying her bows and jewelry, necklaces especially. Pig tails are a regular occurrence these days, and are literally the cutest thing I have ever seen. Accessories make her go wild. It's really uncanny.

Reading books has become a new love, of which I am eternally grateful for.

Walking – in the stroller, in the wagon, on her own – all the time. “Walk?, walk?”

Such a mommy’s girl. 

Outdoors is her favorite place of play. Running in the dirt, digging in the dirt, climbing trees, you name it. Cautious and tentative she is not.

Folding her hands during prayer time, it’s so sweet to see her bow her head.

Arranging animals or any figurines in a line, and then taking them down, and then putting them back up again. Rinse, repeat x10. 

Saying a great deal of animal sounds, repeated over and over. Sheep, pig, cow, and chicken are current loves.

A great eater. Eats all the live long day, almost anything I give to her.

A big chore helper, just like her big brother.

A stellar sleeper. She still sleeps from 7-7 with a nap from 12:30-4. Putting her down is a piece of cake. I hand her froggie to her, lay her down, and leave – and within five minutes she is always asleep.

Show: Mickey Mouse Clubhouse, Thomas the Tank Engine, Cars
Book: Peekaboo, My New Puppy,
Food: scrambled eggs, and Clif Kid Z bars

22 pounds, 33 inches (Cutter was the same except that he weighed one more pound)

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