Monday, September 28, 2009

18 Months

18 Months ago today! It seems like just yesterday we were celebrating her 1st and now we're halfway to her 2nd! Time flies when you're having fun or freaking out that your baby is growing up way to dang fast!

Truly though, 18 months feels like the biggest milestone so far. Long gone is my wee baby and in her place is a fast, curious, and independent toddler. A toddler who would love to use utensils at almost every meal. A toddler who ask for cookies and loves playing outside and dances to anything with a beat. It's crazy. And amazing. And exhausting. And I wouldn't trade it for the world.

The last couple of months have marked so much in terms of discovery and learning for our little princess. There seems to have been a vocabulary explosion and Aleigha is picking up words left and right. My personal favorites are bish, "fish" and shoes which sounds more like "chews". She loves her some book time too. Oh my, does she ever! Mostly its the same few books everyday too. She has tons of them but its the same few over and over. And over. And when daddy plays, he has to read them too. Over and over. I say it with sarcasm but really it's one of the sweetest things about her. She loves to read and we desire to help grow that love. So we read her books. Over and over. And try to relish the fact that all too soon she will no longer need us or want us to.

She is a very picky eater especially when it comes to veggies but loves fruit. Some of her favorite foods are red beans & rice, french fries, yogurt, apple sauce, blueberries and grapes. She loves to dip her food in ranch dressing also.

Oh yeah, she is still quite the climber. If it can be climbed on she can do it.

Tomorrow we go for her 18 month check-up & Flu shot so I'll update on that then.