Sunday, August 17, 2008

19 months old!

So, I missed posting on Kathryn's 18-month birthday, and it's now almost 2 weeks since she's been 19 months old! But, better late than never, and this will probably end the monthly updates (although I'm sure I will still update periodically based on her age and accomplishments).

We are enjoying our little girl so much every day. She constantly keeps us laughing with all of her little antics and play. Doesn't she look so big in this picture?
She's been more interested lately in "girlie" things, including having her hair up (only occasionally, though!), wearing necklaces, bracelets, getting her hair "blowdried", putting lotion on, and wearing various pieces of fabric tied around her head (kind of like Rambo) or wrapped around her arms/wrists like bracelets.

She's also enjoyed having our family room moved upstairs, which includes the comfy recliner and the television. She frequently will pull on Johnny's arm to get him up out of the chair so she can sit in it and read her books. She also loves to rock it as hard as she can (along with the rocking chair in her bedroom).

She's also been quite obsessed with flip flops lately. She's very excited to have a pair of her own, and also loves wearing ours around the house.

She also keeps us laughing with her silly looks (see above mentioned accessories she sports throughout the day).

She's becoming very good at playing/pretending with her toys. She still of course loves "talking" on the phone, and will just jabber away (as long as nobody is actually on the other line!). She runs up to us constantly and jabbers to us, also, having lots to say. If only we knew what she was saying... The funniest is when she laughs afterwards. She's apparently a really funny/witty kid! She loves taking care of her baby dolls, and will feed them, wash them, change their diapers, etc. I caught her feeding her baby doll toilet paper earlier tonight. Hmmm...

She's very interested in counting and letters right now, and loves it when we work on those. She doesn't really know any yet, although she can sign the letters A and R.

She also loves feeling her baby brother move. She will run up to me and put her hands on my stomach throughout the day, and gets the cutest grin when he kicks her. She'll also sing to him (hum and rock back and forth), and give him hugs and kisses.

We moved her to a new room a few weeks ago. She made the transition beautifully, and loves the bigger space and pretty stickers on her wall. She now knows that her old room is baby brother's room, and seldom gets confused anymore on where her stuff is.

She loves to run, and will often run instead of walking many places, including inside just from one room to the other. Her legs pretty much have scrapes and "boo-boos" constantly, up and down her legs. In fact, the other week, she fell three days in a row, scraping the same place on the same knee. It was pretty messy by the third time, and she was very concerned about her boo-boo. When asked where her boo-boo is, she'll point to her knees.

She loves to go up (and down!) the stairs by herself, holding on to the rail, just like we do. It scares us and we keep gates up, but whenever she sees the stairs "open", she's off and halfway up or down by the time we get to her!

Well, as always, I'm sure there's tons more. That's all my brain can remember right now, but I'm sure there will be an addendum later! Thanks for reading about our little girl.


Brian & Karen said...

She is getting so big and so fast! I know she is such a joy! How are you feeling? You are on the home stretch now. I had no idea you were that far along already! Time flies! :) I am excited to hear about that little boys arrival!!! :) I am praying for you and for him and the whole family transition to 4!!!! :)

Karen :)

Cindy Perdue said...

She is such a little lady now & now a baby anymore. I can't believe how much she grown since I last saw her. Little over a month until the new arrival to the family. I can't wait to meet my
1st great-nephew. Love to you all.

Andrew, Naomi and Madeline said...

She is sooooo cute and funny. I can't believe how big she looks, especially in that first picture.