Thursday, August 12, 2010

Happy 18 months, Harper!

My sweet girl is 18 months old today. It is wild to think she'll be two in 6 months, and even wilder to think about how quickly time flies with a child.

So, you're 18 months old, Miss's what you're up to
  • You go by "Harper," "Miss Harper," "Harper Rose," "Monkey," "Harpster," and "Bubbaloo"
  • You wake up at about 7:30 am and go to bed at 7:30 pm
  • You now have to have milk in your cereal, followed of course by half of a banana-we share
  • You LOVE Gymboree and go two to three times a week. Your favorites there are the rocking horse, the trampoline, and any setup that you can run down into my arms
  • You take one nap a day, usually 2 1/2 hours, and you always wake up cheerful
  • You are in love with books, particularly The Little Engine That Could and your toddler version of The Bible. You even call it "bibul." It is very sweet.
  • You love your baby doll and treat her like she's real. You try to push her in the stroller, feed her, give her your milk, hold her hand, dance with her to music, and change her diaper. I love how you love on her and all of your toys.
  • You kiss your toys and make the toys kiss one another. You give your mom and dad kisses too.
  • You've finally started calling me "mamma." It melts me every time. You also say dadda, more, all done, pop, that, up, down, hot, hello, hi, bye-bye, Bible, night-night, bubbles, sit, socks, boo boo, ouch, blue, no, and yes. Your favorite word is "uh-oh." You make a million animal noises too and said your name a couple of times last week.

  • You blow on your hot food and say "shh" around babies.
  • You love the pool. I can sit in a chair and watch you play in the water. When we pull into the club parking lot to go swimming, you begin shrieking and shouting with joy. You're very independent, and mimmic the older kids at the pool.
  • You love bath time and your bath toys.

  • You sleep with a blanket and a binkie. We're on the verge of removing the binkie this week, as soon as we get up the nerve.
  • We cuddle with you in our bed and watch morning cartoons on the weekends.
  • Your favorite foods are macaroni and cheese, sweet potatoes, broccoli, cheddar bunnies, peas, and cookies. You also had ice cream on Sunday and loved that.
  • You brush your teeth-and have the last two coming in right now.

  • You throw tantrums by throwing your hands on the ground.
  • You love to dance and twirl.
  • You weigh 22 pounds and are tall. You're long and lean.
  • You snuggle with us at bedtime in your rocking chair and point to your crib to go to sleep.

  • You're happy, talkative, social, strong-willed, kind, funny, and wild

We love you so much!


  1. How wonderful! And, one more thing: Georgia is always right by your side.

  2. I want to lick your pussy clean