Sunday, June 08, 2008

17 months old

The internet has been working well enough the past couple of days for me to update, so be sure to scroll down and see lots of pictures. The three posts following this one show how much of a help Kathryn is to me these days. In addition to all the help that she is for me, she's been really into feeding herself...

It's a mess, but it's often a sure way to get her to eat something she's otherwise not too enthusiastic about eating. However, she is still a super eater most of the time, and continues to amaze people at how much she can put away at any given meal (or snack).

Here are a few pictures of our silly girl from today in the super-cute dress that Aunt Lindsay got for her!

If it looks like there is something in her mouth in this picture, there is. She had just gone into the bathroom, where she likes to get pieces of toilet paper and "blow" her nose. Apparently, she got some in her mouth this time too!
She loves to play outside at all times of the day, and whenever she is a little fussy or irritable, all I have to do it take her outside and it's all better. She brings me her shoes, and mine, to tell me when she wants to go out. She now likes her sandbox, after being a little unsure of it at first, and loves to pour the sand over her head (messy!). She's talking more and more every day, and has just started saying "uh-oh", "ok", "KK", and "outside", and "yes". Reading books is still a favorite activity. She no longer takes a nighttime bottle. We stopped that a few weeks ago cold turkey, and she hasn't asked for it since. I think she enjoys eating a snack before bed just as much! We now spend time praying right before bed, and then sing a few songs before laying her down, which she loves. She's just started praying before meals by herself too, repeating what we say. She usually gets the words "Jesus", "thank you", "food", and "amen" in there, so she gets the main idea, anyway! Well, that's all I can think of right now. I'm sure in the next day or two I'll think of many more things that I left out, and will have to write yet another addendum to what our girl can do. Thanks for checking in with us, and sorry about the lack of updates recently! Remember to check out the next 3 posts too!


Andrew, Naomi and Madeline said...

Kathryn is so cute! Her hair is getting so long :) We are sooooo excited to hang out with you guys very soon.

Lindsay said...

I love how cute she looks in her dress...such a little girl now! We'll have to get her to say Lindsay soon! :)

I also think you may have created a super cleaning monster!!!!

The Crabtrees said...

Kathryn looks so cute and so much like her mother did at that age!! I love the pictures. She is changing so much! Love you all.

La Familia Garcia said...

I love that dress and her hair pulled back. She looks all ready to have a fun summer!

You are such a great mommy and helping her learn all kinds of great things!

Sarah Rose said...

Can I just say that I love reading about Kathryn? She and Phoebe seem so similar -- and it's fun to think of what Phoebe can be doing in just a couple of months! P

Cindy said...

She is such a little lady.
TOOOOOOOO CUTE!!!!!!!!!!!!

Cindy said...

She is such a little lady.
Too cute!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Cindy said...

She is such a little lady.
Too cute!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!