Whew. My baby is officially getting close to two. She has started putting more words together, saying things like, “Found it!” and “Where’s Sawyer?” (her friend) and, “My turn!” She likes to sit on the potty but hasn’t quite figured out what it’s for. And this spring weather has certainly reminded us how much she loves being outside. She’s tries to ride the Strider bike and has learned proper technique for riding a scooter (but still needs help, of course). She has a huge personality and gets people laughing constantly. Gosh, I sure wish time would slow down.
Another month came and went, and this girl is seventeen months old now. She’s learning new words every day. Our current favorite is “no ‘iting,” which we assume means either “no biting,” or “no Ezzy” (our cat). She uses it whenever someone (or some animal) is doing something she disapproves of. I love watching her run, march, and dance, too!
I know my girls will be teenagers before we know it. We’ll be arguing and bickering and trying to get them to put down their devices and speak to us. But right now, dinnertime–the spills, food throwing, and coaxing to eat aside–is pure joy. It’s the time we have together where we pray as a family, our girls giggle and laugh, and my cheeks hurt from smiling so hard. I never want to forget that.
“Cheese!” That’s the face she’s making here. We shot these photos quickly after getting home from a short trip Sunday evening, knowing that after the time change, we wouldn’t have any daylight hours after getting home from work to take her monthly photos. I was lucky to get a couple of decent ones.
Miss M is sixteen months old now, and in full toddler mode with a lot of sass and a growing vocabulary. She likes to point at our cats and say, “NO!” Hmm, I wonder where she came up with that?
They’re baacckkk!! The days are long, but the years are short. This family, especially baby Abby, has grown so much in the last year! Check out all the adorableness (is that even a word?) below, then take a peek down memory lane at last year’s session.
Miss M turned fifteen months old a few days ago – man, time sure does fly! I’m posting her fourteen month picture too, since I missed that one.
She’s a little person with a ton of personality, toddling around and making us laugh constantly. She gets into everything, screams when she doesn’t get what she wants, dances her booty off, scribbles on the walls, and has no fear of climbing onto big sister’s scooter and taking off down the driveway.
She’s catching up on the growth chart, weighing in at 20.5 pounds & 30 inches, putting her in the 40-50th percentile.
She’s a talker too, with probably 20-30 words in her vocabulary, although a lot of them sound similar and Mommy and Daddy are probably the only ones who can decipher most of them.
Remember this beautiful maternity session from a few months ago? Well, I got to meet the one-month old for family photos last weekend. Check out the photos – could he be any more perfect? There’s so much love in these photos, I had an incredibly hard time narrowing them down!
It’s funny how you take so many fewer photos of your second kid than your first. (Please tell me I’m not the only one?) I’m also much slower to upload, sort, and edit. In this instance, I finally pulled photos off my camera from a month ago. Here are a few keepers of Miss M … now 14 months old. (I also forgot to post her monthly photo – so I’ll post 14 & 15 months in a couple of weeks!)
Miss M is a full on toddler now – toddling from here to there – usually with her hands straight up in the air, either for balance or because she’s used to holding onto our fingers. She loves to eat, she’s a great sleeper, and she does pretty darn well traveling. She’s starting to be more opinionated too – don’t you dare grab her toys, spoon, or paci without a fight!
“M, where’s your tongue?”
Last weekend I shot family photos in the Leawood area, and despite the extreme Kansas heat, it didn’t slow down the energy of these adorable boys (or their parents)! I always enjoy shooting photos for this family – they’re so kind and so much fun. And those eyes on the boys!
My baby is ONE! My emotions aren’t sure whether to be excited or sad about my littlest turning one today. I think it’s a mix of both. She’s had a busy week with 4th of July festivities, and she’s got a busy weekend ahead with her big birthday party. She’s now drinking cow’s milk from a sippy cup, climbing up everything (like up and over the couch), standing up from the floor, and taking a few steps! She’s starting to say more words with meaning now – it’s fun to have two-way communication with her!