Monday, July 15, 2013

Harper at 16 Months and our Beach Babe Kylie!

Good grief, I cannot believe that it's almost been 16 months since our sweet baby girl was born. (Tomorrow is the official day!)  We are coming up on two years since we found out I was pregnant and it seems like yesterday.  Harper is growing like a weed.  She is so smart and surprises us every day with new words, funny faces and just all around cuteness.  

Her recent stats at her 15 month check-up were:
Weight: 21 lbs 6 oz (22%)
Height: 30.5 inches (45%)
Head: 19 inches (95%)

My favorite things that she does right now are to give you a big huge hug around the neck. She'll say "Hug" (Really pronouncing her G which makes it even cuter - "Hu-gah")  She also has started this adorable dance where she shakes her hips.  It's really fast and she'll break out into dance at the drop of a hat.  It cracks us all up. She also says "Hi" and almost immediately says "Bye!" to anyone she comes in contact the store, with the neighbors, to her family members, etc., it's the cutest thing! 

Every time my phone rings, she screams "Mimi, Mimi, Mimi!!!" and thinks it's always Mimi calling.  When she hears the garage door open, she automatically says "Dada" or when I get her up in the morning she'll say "Mama.....Dada!" and then point to the video camera because she knows he's watching on the other end. :-)  The other day she pointed to the blower and said "Dada" and I laughed, because yes, that is what Dada does - he keeps our yard clean and beautiful! 

Our patriotic girl on the 4th of July 

She loves her friends at school and has a slight obsession with her friend Joe.  She is constantly saying "Jooooeeeee" and looking for him around our house.  "Yyya" (Lyla) is her little BFF at school and they have so much fun playing.  She also loves playing with Geneveve, Zeeshan, Gavin, Shir-Lee and Aydin but she hasn't quite mastered their names yet.  
The girls at school sunbathing :-)

She has also started climbing, and we have to watch her closely or else we'll see her just like this! ;-)  She is fearless!

Some new words that she has learned since my last post are...

  • Thank you!
  • Help you! (Meaning help me!)
  • Up there! (when she wants to get up in her chair on on the couch)
  • Chair
  • Hug 
  • One - she says it and can hold up her finger for the #1
  • Two, Three, Four, Five!
  • Yoyo
  • Horse - and she says "Nay, Nay" anytime a horse is mentioned or seen in her book
  • Baa Baa - she calls a lamb Baa baa because that's the sound they make
  • Wawa (she's done this one for a long time now but I forgot to include last time)
  • Oh no!
  • Aww man!
  • Uh-oh
  • Bobo  (belly button)
  • Poo poo and tee tee (sorry for the potty words!)
  • More
  • Yes
  • All Done!
  • Meow (She knows this is the sound a cat makes)
  • Hurry
  • More
  • Whoa!
  • Shoe
I'm sure I'm leaving off so many words that she says, but my mind is a little foggy! Harper is such a bright light and joy in our lives.  She is always happy and smiling.  She has started wanting to help with any and everything.  She loves to help put dishes away from the dishwasher, she likes to try and buckle her self in to her car seat, she likes to put dirty clothes in the hamper.  She also loves it when Marley gives her attention and she makes a panting noise when we ask her what Marley says - she'll stick her tongue out too. Priceless. 

Kylie just got back from 2 weeks in the Bahamas with a friend and had a blast! She also got to go to South Padre for a week at the beginning of the Summer with another friend.  She is one lucky beach babe! Here are a few pics from her trip... Can't believe how fast she is growing up! 

 Megan and Kylie 

They got to touch and swim with lemon sharks! 

We are gearing up to head for the beach for a week and can't wait to see her on the sand watching the waves crash into the shore. I'm sure it will be a magical moment for all of us! We are excited to celebrate our dear friends' wedding - and have a week of family fun! 

Of course you can expect to see a post - or two on all the family vacation fun! :-)