Friday, February 15, 2013

18 month update

It was a pretty rough morning with the pediatrician - not only did she have to be examined and get her shots, she also fell and busted her lip - but the take home message - she is healthy. 50th, 50th, and 90th percentile. If you know her, you can easily guess which of those measurements ranked in the 90s ;-)

She is running, climbing, etc., meeting all motor milestones... and giving us mild heart attacks as she becomes more fearless. Any day now I expect to hear the "thump" of her falling out of her crib. (Parents, what should we do? Put pillows/cushions around the perimeter to soften the fall, or just leave it be and hope for the best? The latter choice scares me, now more than usual, probably b/c I'm teaching TBI this semester....).

Her receptive vocab is ridiculous - she blows me away. And her expressive is indeed exploding. (See previous post for other words: first-words). Her latest words are /ka/ for "car", "ow-oo" for "owl", "at" for "cat", "doggy", "uck" for "duck", and a carrier phrase "a [noun]" or "its a [noun]". She also tries really hard to say "alligator" - she gets the vowel right, which is hard. She uses that same vowel when trying to say "Abigail", which is her doll/rabbit that she reads with.

She is so happy, so sweet, so funny, so smart, so beautiful, so much of a blessing and gift to us.

Thursday, February 14, 2013


Q being silly
O playing "Props"
These guys certainly kept Lenorah entertained. Who needs TV or toys with these cuties around?

Tuesday, February 12, 2013

Life is good

These moments with her, they fill my cup to overflowing.

Monday, February 11, 2013

Running with the big boys

What is our strategy? You go left, I'll go right?

                                               Break! Let's go!

Running in circles.

Going for the goal!

Monday, February 04, 2013

Run Lenorah Run!

1. I just saw Daddy on the stairs!
2. He thinks he has me, but I can make it!
3. Run run run! Breaking away!
4. There's my Mom, I'm almost on home base!

Sunday, February 03, 2013

Mr. Elmo

Everywhere she goes, he does too :-)
He's been dropped on the ground, thrown in the tub, fed rice and cheese, etc. But that means he also gets to go with us to the gym, Moe's, Target, bathtime, bedtime, etc. I don't think he is complaining ;-)

Saturday, February 02, 2013

Me and my sweetheart

We have lots and lots of fun. We sing, we dance, we play, we learn. No matter what craziness life brings, just a few minutes with her heals me.