Friday, April 29, 2011

Arielle at 17 months

Apparently I am no good at posting on the actual day any more, but at least I am still getting the updates in!

Baby girl, next month you will be a year and a half old. Even though I am done having babies, I still wish you'd stay a baby. You are the most pleasant happy girl I have ever seen and I just want to freeze you in time right now.

The lashes, oh those beautiful long lashes! You can thank Daddy for those later in life, but for now just know that when you do your little blinking thing at me and bat those lashes, I just wanna scoop you up and give you a squeeze!

You are still as smiley as ever but are really starting to exert your will in situations. Your screech will become that of legend and I pray my eardrums survive!

You are obsessed with shoes. Putting them on, taking them off, my shoes, Daddy's shoes, the little girl at the parks Twinkle toe Sketchers, and pretty much any other shoes you see. It probably doesn't help that I have become obsessed with the cuteness of little girls shoes! Nate has 3 pairs of shoes, you have ~13. Some of them were hand-me-downs, but not many.

You are still a great eater and only object about eating a few things. They aren't consistent so I hesitate to call them dislikes just yet. If you don't like something you will spit it right out and promptly throw it on the floor.

Speaking of eating, these are the last pics you will take in the highchair. I got tired of cleaning the thing and having to move it in and out of the corner to clean under it. We borrowed a seat that straps onto our normal chairs and you are really apart of the family meals now!

You are still drinking a bottle at bedtime. I am really not sure how I am going to kick this one. You won't drink a substantial amount from a sippy cup and if you don't get enough food and milk in you before bed you wake at 4am starving!  

You are like a magpie these days, repeating everything you hear. At Easter dinner all of the adults were talking and Nate wanted to say something so he said, "Time out!!" and everyone laughed when you repeated him and then kept saying it the rest of the day.

Your favorite word has become No, but when you say it, it is usually in a sing song voice and sounds something like now. We crack up when you say it and Natey will often ask you questions just to hear you repeat it over and over. The problem is, you will not say yes and you say no even when you really mean yes.

Some of the other words you say that are too cute are, "Moy" (more), "Burdee" (berry), "Up" (which means both up and down to you). You call tomatoes, "apples" and can say cado for avocado.

Your hair is juuuuust barely long enough in the front to clip to the side. Too bad you only leave the clip in for a minute before you are ripping it out. Same with headbands, which is really a travesty considering I have 15 of them for you!

Daddy likes putting a little pony tail in the  back for you, but it looks quite silly since your hair is still so thin! The good news is, with all of the humidity we've been having, I've noticed your hair has started to curl!! I hope it gets more curly as the summer months get here.

You are doing something really amazing that you started doing a couple of weeks ago....You are pooping in the potty! It started because of a gross pooping in the tub incident, but now every time you have to go you say "poopie" and walk to the bathroom. My goal is to have you potty trained by the time you are 2! I look forward to getting rid of diapers!

Your canine teeth are finally half way in. I don't remember your other teeth taking that long to come through.

You have started using a fork and are really good at it. You can poke your food and even get it to your mouth with no problem!

You have an obsession with Elmo and hopefully we can take you and your brother to Sesame Place sometime this summer. I'm pretty sure you will try to kiss the Elmo character to death when you see him!


  1. she's so stinkin' cute. kellan is obsessed with elmo, too, and i have an elmo party planned for his second birthday in august.

    i need to see an easter post, girl! did you make easter cake pops?? hope you had a great holiday.

  2. I had too laugh because Olivia is obsessed with shoes also!!! The first thing she does in the morning is run and get a pair of shoes to put on. It's honestly getting on my nerves constantly putting shoes on all day! We're also going through that saying "no" to everything (even when she means yes) stage too!

    And yes, her eyelashes are to die for!!! I'm jealous!!!

  3. These posts always make me wish we could get our girls together. K's canines are in the same stage - ha!

    Love your sweety's dimples and smile!! 18 months is just around the corner... :)

  4. Gosh I just want to hug her! She is darling and I love those smiles!

  5. Love that hair clip!! Thank goodness Lilah keeps hers in, because otherwise we'd be heading to the salon to trim the front (as it falls in her eyes.)

    I CANNOT believe she's pooping in the potty! Holy buckets!! Aidan still has NEVER done that. Ugh! Way to go, Arielle!

    And yes, baby girl shoes are addicting. Totally.

  6. She is beyond adorable with her little hair clip in, oh my GOODNESS!!! I only hope she lets me cuddle the heck out of her when I come. Can you show her my pic every day in preparation for this event so we don't have to warm her up to Auntie Lisa? I am so excited to hear her little voice. SO EXCITED THAT I'M SHOUT TYPING!

  7. She is too cute! And those lashes, oh my. She is going to be one of those girls who won't need any mascara at all - lucky dog. She's growing up so fast too. Wish we could freeze time. Oh, and if she doesn't like the headbands, I know of a little girl who could totally make use of them. She wore one of Lisa's creations all day on Saturday :) Great pics too!

  8. P.S. I won't even tell you how many shoes Temperance has....I try to justify it by saying that Verity will get to use some of them too. I just put an entire bin of size 7 & 8s in the attic.

  9. What a cutie!
    Happy 17 months, Arielle!

  10. Wow! Pooping in the potty??? Amazing! She's adorable :-)

  11. She is so freakin' adorable. That smile is so sweet.


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