Thursday, September 13, 2012

remember when...

remember when she looked like this:

with no hair and she really couldn't wear any bows.......

well, look who is now sportin her new little "pon-ty"

yep, we have a little ponytail {or pon-ty} going on and she loves it.  if she has a ponytail then she always wants a bow to go with it.  sometimes i can't get over how different she looks with her hair and even with a ponytail.  she looks so much like a little girl and not like a baby anymore...a little bittersweet.  
needless to say, i was pretty excited about her first pony and took quite a few pictures to document well :)  i know she will like to look back at these one day...

Wednesday, September 12, 2012

{21 months}

{21 months}
she is getting too big too fast...

here are some things i want to remember at 21 months {via instagram}:
1.  how she still loves her car nana got her almost a year ago.  she can drive that thing like a little race car :)
2.  how much she is starting to look like a little girl and how much she currently loves her rain jacket and will ask to have it on while just playing in the house
3.  how she loves stickers and usually puts one on her forehead and is very content with leaving it there for awhile
4.  how she loves to talk real loud on her phone.  she will just talk and talk about who knows what...

1.  how she loves to be around her bestie.  they have so much fun together!
2.  how she always makes mommy or daddy chase her when needing to change a stinky.  she will sometimes try to run and "hide" {this picture was actually when she was 19 months...we have been paci-free since june and she was a champ letting it go}
3.  how she will say "tee-tee" and just sit on her new potty {as far as we have gotten with the whole potty training thing...although we aren't pushing it too much right now}
4.  how she loves to go on walks and collect sticks {and leafs and whatever else}.  lately, she is more into walking than riding in the stroller...which i get, she is a toddler now.

1.  how she loves her big girl seat.  she has been in this for about 2 months...good for short little rides but not so much for the long haul :(
2.  how she loves mexican food {for the most part} and sitting next to her daddy at restaurants.  
3.  how she loves the water...she is part fish ;)
4.  how she loves to go "grocery shopping"

1.  how she adores her daddy.  their bond is so special and it makes me happy
2.  how she loves to go to the park.  we go often and she loves to walk all around and play in the dirt :(
3.  how she crosses her little feet and of course teddy is still around :)
4.  how she loves to play with her friends and be around them

1.  how she loves her bedtime stories and always ask to read from her bible.  this is one of the few times she will just sit still and listen through all the stories!!
2.  how she loves all her aunties {she is holding a picture of one of her aunties and saying her name over and over}...she has a lot of aunties that sure do love her well.  we are so thankful for all of them :)  she is good at remembering names; so now if we can just get some of the names with the faces...
3.  how she is big enough to be on her "big girl bike".  she actually doesn't pay much attention to it but maybe soon she will
4.  how she is into absolutely everything.  she especially loves this kitchen pantry as of lately and many times i have found sprinkles all over the floor 

1.  how she is looking a lot like her daddy these days {and she had fun celebrating her daddy's birthday}
2.  how she loves to clap and dance and jump...seems like she is always jumping ;)  she is making her daddy proud and becoming quite the little cheerleader for his favorite team!
3.  how she is a little diva...always concerned about her shoes and loving her shades too.  when we go into a store to try new shoes on, she instantly and very excitedly throws the shoes she has on off and doesn't want to take the "new" shoes off {whether we are getting them or not}
4.  how she is always asking to play under the "dent" {aka mommy or daddy holding up the blanket to somewhat resemble a tent and everyone getting under}

other things i want to remember:
she loves her clothes and is starting to get particular about what shirt and "pants" we put on her.  she has to have them on at all times {no more walking around in just a diaper}.  sometimes she will put layers of clothes on.  
now that she has more hair ;) she loves her bows and for some reason calls them "flowers".  her hair is now just long enough to put in a little ponytail and she loves her "pon-ty".  if she has a "pon-ty" , then she has to have a bow too.  
foods she loves:  spinach {this girl will eat plain spinach like crazy!  we are lovin' it and definitely makes up for lack of other green veggies she doesn't like}.  she also loves oranges, beans, turkey, crackers, apples, yogurt, butter noodles, mac and cheese, raisins, pretzels, and cheese.  she also loves her milk still.  a new favorite is ice-cream.  
she is starting to count.  she says 2..5..6 and then claps and yells "yeah" really loud.  so funny!  she knows her colors pretty well.  when asked what color something is, she will usually say "purple" but i think she is getting a little better at that :)  she also knows a lot of her animals and the sounds they make.  i am always amazed at how well she remembers things...even if only said once or twice.  
i think we are already experiencing some "terrible twos" as they say.  she is real good at saying no and does it often.  too often. 
she loves going to the gym nursery and plays well with other kids.  she also loves to be outside.  we usually have to get out every morning whether to the gym, park or grocery store.  
she is also doing this new thing where she will put her fingers in her ears and then start whispering.  kind-of funny!
she is so loud at home and loves to talk, never sits still and constantly has me on my toes.  i love watching her personality and silly ways and so thankful she is a healthy growing girl!!