Happy 18 month Birthday!!!
I cannot believe you are 18 months old. Everyone told me this time would fly by, but I never dreamed it would go this fast. I wish I could just freeze time right now. This is officially my favorite stage of your life. I say that every phase, but for real, I just love it…
You are learning and growing so much! You amaze me every single day!
Your Daddy and I have never prayed for something so much as we’ve prayed for you. You are such a blessing from Him and we can never thank him enough for you. We pray that you grow to have a kind and forgiving heart. We pray that He will continue to help you grow strong and healthy. And we pray that we are the best parents we can be and that He will help us parent you in a way that bring Him glory and ensures that you always follow Him.
You are the most perfect baby. I’m sure every parent says that, but for real, God couldn’t have given a more perfect child for us. You are beautiful and smart and so silly!
You are also very much like me. We will either be best friends or worst enemies when we’re older. You have my stubbornness and strong will for sure!
You love to give kisses, and are so giggly, and girly! I love it so much!
You are saying more and more words every day, too. Here’s a quick list:
Mommy, Daddy, Jade, Sissy, doggy, kitty cat, baby, eyes, belly, boobies, bye bye, hi, no, one two threeee,
NaaNaa, get down, all done, where’s…, duck, night night, uh oh, all gone, love you, tickle tickle tickle, and I’m sure there’s others.
You make it very clear what you want and what you’re trying to say. Though sometimes you speak your own made up language of what I call Polish. AND, you love to sing your ABCs! You excitedly say zeeeee at the very end every time! You don’t sing them very clearly yet, but you definitely know a b c and the tune ’til the end at z!
You’d rather play with your books, tea set, puzzles, and russian dolls than anything else. Which I happen to love and find amazing!
You know what a duck, cow, dog, Indian, lion, and cat (sometimes) say! And you yell, “duck duck duck” anytime you see one!!!
You can also identify a star, baby, mommy, dog, and cat in a book!
You can identify your eyes, ears, mouth, arms, knees, toes, belly, and boobies. You stab yourself in the eyes when someone asks where they are. AND, you like to stab other people in the eye too and exclaim, “EYE”! And you love to dance and do “fast feet”! You crack me up!!!
You are still very attached to your crocheted blanky from Marta & your Kitty Cat!
You are an excellent eater! You don’t always eat a whole lot at meal times anymore, but you’re definitely not picky yet (which I love)! You love to snack on apple crushers, yogurt smoothies, string cheese, baked snap peas, animal crackers, and cheese its!
I’ve started to let you help me cook and you love it! I haven’t successfully gotten you to not taste test though
You are so tough! You very rarely cry when you fall. You love for Daddy to throw you around. And you are not afraid of anything!!! You climb up the slide backwards and I cannot keep you off the kitchen table!
Bean, you will never know how much I love you. At least not until you have your own baby. Not in the tightest hugs can you feel how much I love you.
You have taught me soooo much in your short life. So much about myself and about life! You have made me let go of some things in order to cherish you and the time we have together. Know that I will always be here for you. Always. Even when you don’t want me to be and when you don’t need me. I’m sure there will be days when we butt heads, but just know that everything I do in my life and everything I’ve done for the past 2 years has been for you.
I love you, Princess.
With a sugar and a peck and a hug around the neck.