Sunday, January 2, 2011

18 months

My sweet Hayden Isabella,
You are now 18 months old. I can't believe that it has been a year and a half since the moment that I fell so deeply in love with you.  You are the light of my life.  You are learning and doing so much right now! You have such a big personality! You have mastered the dirty look and "no."  Joy.   You also think you can manipulate the situation by giving kisses.  Sometimes it works... but we're not falling for it with everything! You've moved into your big girl room, all except for yourself! You love playing in there! It's so fun to see you light up every time you go back there!  You got a kitchen for Christmas and love cooking for Mommy and Daddy! You play pretend really well already! You are still signing most of your words and seem to be picking up more signs all of the time.  You are also talking more! You go to the nursery at church a little easier now and I love seeing you get so excited when we come in to pick you up and you immediately start waving, saying "bye!" and blowing kisses to everyone in there! 

You are now 23lbs and 33 inches tall! You're in the 30th percentile for weight and the 84th percentile for height! Tall and skinny! Hopefully you'll stay like that, just like your Daddy! You are eating better now too! I think it's because you finally cut your 5th and 6th tooth.  They are back ones, but not molars yet.  It's taken you a long time to get your teeth! I sure do love that gummy smile and am really going to miss it when it's gone! 

 Here's just one view of the dirty look you've mastered!
You love cuddling to sleep.  

Hopefully we'll get rid of the bottle this month!

You went to Winterhaven for the first time too! You were fascinated by the lights but didn't let that bottle leave your mouth for the whole hayride because you were really tired!

Here's your kitchen that you love cooking for us in! 

You also got a new wagon from Grandma and Great Grandma for Christmas!

Here's my Christmas Eve girl! So excited!

Opening presents with Grandma and Great Grandma!

Ready for Christmas Eve dinner!

At church for the Christmas Eve service! You were so good and clapped and yelled "Yay!" every time a song was done!

With Grandma and Great Grandma!

Ready to go home and wait for Santa!

Now, here's the 18 month attitude that has emerged. 

You'd think I was torturing her, but really we were getting ready to do some Christmas goody making! 

You also slept in your big girl bed for a nap for the first time!

I love you and I'm proud of all you are and have done in these 18 months! I can't wait to see what else you learn! 

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