Thursday, September 17, 2009


After months and months of the two of us being Papa and Baba (Picture saying mama with a cold) I was Mama on Monday evening.  She said it a few times while we were playing.  Then, when I was holding her, singing a lullabye she was giving me a hug, she lifted her sleeping head and said "Hi Mama".  She got an extra long lullabye and snuggle that night.  Monday night, we also took her to the park.  I've never seen her so excited to be at the park before.  She had a great time running around going down the slides.  She didn't like it when we told her it was time to go.   Daddy sat her down and explained that she was getting tired, we had to go home, but he'd take her to the park again tomorrow.  She took the news well and walked back to the car with us.  It's so fun to see her try new words and see how much of what we say she's understanding.  I read that when they're this age, if they're focused on it, they can learn a new word as often as every 90 minutes!

Wednesday, September 2, 2009

18 Months

My darling, we made it 18 months!! There were days I though neither of us would make it, but I'm so glad we did!!

You have turned into such a fun little person. You have a personality and a fantastic sense of humor! When we're cooking in the kitchen, and you're feeling a little neglected, you'll methodically empty the bottom shelf of the pantry and then climb in and call for us until we call back, "Caitlyn, where are you?". Then, you peek your head out and yell, "Hello". Then, you go back in and we start over again.

You were never really interested in teddy bears, but about 5 weeks ago, our friend Brie was over and you took her and pointed to a bear, she got it off the shelf for you, and it's been your buddy ever since! We often hear you in your crib after I've put you to bed talking to him. Today, when you were eating snack, you had your stuffed Tigger beside you and you offered him some of your KD.

You've also developed more of an attitude!! Your daddy and I admire your spunk, but at the same time, we need to teach you. It's been tough, but I think we're making progress. You definitely know what the words "time out" mean!!

You've discovered dancing. When daddy puts on the music, you start dancing, it's adorable!!
This is my favorite picture of you from the summer. We were out at your auntie & uncles and you discovered watermelon!!! I think you ate your body weight in watermelon that day, and boy did you enjoy it!!

Next week, we're taking you camping for the first time!! You're daddy and I are both a little nervous, but we're excited too!

Caitlyn, we love you. We're so glad you're in our family. Even though you may make us crazy, you also make us laugh!!

(Rachel, I just reread this post and realized I use double exclamation points entirely too's a good thing you're coming back soon!!!(I did three that time, just to break the trend!))