Wednesday, February 26, 2014

18 Months & 1/2 Birthday!

In love with this picture!

18 Months
-1/2 Birthday!!!
-The sweetest age yet!
-Saying "woah" and "what happened".
-Starting to make animal noises (dog, horse, sheep, chicken).
-Becoming very independent, playing alone and chatting with toys.
-Completed her first puzzle on her own.
-Wants to "help" with everything. Mostly putting on clothes.

Today we are celebrating Amelia's 1/2 birthday!!! I love any reason to celebrate. By celebrate I mean make some treats, give presents, and take pictures. It really is no big deal but I love doing a little something for 1/2 birthdays and I plan on celebrating 1/2 birthdays with all my kids. So in true Tara form we had a festive breakfast. She had her normal breakfast of fruits and waffles, just cut in half. I also included a couple of gifts with her breakfast. She about died when she saw the little dog figurine. It looks just like Goose and I thought she was gonna have a panic attack. 

I think I say this every month but this is my favorite age. She is learning her voice and forming an opinion. Her personality is really coming through and she is full of it. I love watching her learn new things and using her imagination. Amelia has always been a very sweet natured little girl but she has never been sweeter than right now. I am constantly asked, "Is she always like this?". Now of course she has her toddler moments, but 95% of the time she is content and sweet. I am sure the next one is gonna be a real stinker...but maybe I will get lucky again. It helps that Brian has such an easy going personality. I hope they all take after him because my job would be a lot easier. 

I wanted to show the "out-takes" from our 18 month pictures this month. Normally we struggle to get one semi decent picture but this month she was hamming in up. She loves laughing at herself and these pictures really capture her personality. Sometimes we will spend 10-15 minutes just laughing at each other. Like real deep down belly laughing (does not get much better than that).  

Notice her little Goosey figurine.

This picture is so Amelia. Sometimes I cry because
 I feel so lucky (or because I am pregnant maybe)...I can't believe that I am admitting 
that. Honestly this girl put a spell on me. 

Last but not least her monthly pajama picture. We have already seen this picture  but it was so cute and I didn't feel like trying my luck. 

Happy Wednesday! 

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