Amelia, you're 19 months old!!
You're close to 28 pounds and you're 32 1/2" long.
You wear a size 5 diaper.
You're wearing 18-24 month clothing and size 5 shoe. We're going shoe shopping this week...you're starting to say "tight" when we put on some of your shoes. Size 6 is too large, so I think it's time to go up a half size!
Your Daddy loves that you give him kisses on the cheek whenever he asks.
You want to dance as soon as Daddy walks in the door in the evening. He has danced with you since we brought you home from the hospital and it's the sweetest thing ever. You say "dance...dance." You love your Daddy so much.
You go to bed at 8pm and wake between 9:00-10:00 every morning.
You've been fighting nap time for over a month but since getting back from Papa & Granny's house - you've started taking an afternoon nap again!
You've started trying to snap your fingers. :)
You're very attached to Daddy & Mommy right now. Leaving you is hard. You cry when we take you to the nursery which you've never done before. Thankfully you don't cry the entire time - just at first.
You love to eat. Ranch dressing is your new favorite thing. You will dip anything and everything in it and now ask for it when we go to a restaurant.
You love tomatoes which makes Mommy very happy. :)
About a week ago, we were on the road and went through a drive-thru for dinner. You tried a hamburger for the first time. You took about four bites, handed it back and said, "no."
You've learned how to drink out of a water bottle.
You're constantly asking me to put shoes on your feet. This trait you received from your Aunt Joy. She can't stand to be barefoot and you seem to be the same way.
You know that 2 comes after 1, that 6 comes after 5, and that 8 comes after 7. You love your numbers and alphabet puzzles. We ask you to spell your name and you say, "A-e-e-i-i-o." Close enough. ;)
You pretend to read a book and it's hilarious. You have your own little language and sound so cute.
Mommy told you to do something while we were at lunch with Granny - you looked at me and said, "no I not." My jaw hit the floor. I couldn't believe you said that or even knew how to say it!
We've found that asking you to lay your head on the table when you start to have a meltdown at restaurants really helps. You don't have these often, but when really tired - it has happened. We rub your back and you sometimes even go to sleep right there at the table!
Since Aunt Joy had surgery, we ask "how is Aunt Joy?" Sometimes you say, "she sick" and sometimes you say, "she better." :)
You hear a sound and immediately mock it. You get this from your Mommy! You love to ring the door bell and mock the sound.
You carry a purse or shopping bag on your arm constantly.
Every Sunday we blare the worship music and sing along. Mommy tells you that we're praising Jesus and you start raising your hands. I think this makes Jesus smile. :)
Your favorite cartoon is Caillou. You constantly ask "where Caillou?" When he's not on TV - we tell you that he went night-night, so now you say "Caillou...nigh-nigh?"
You love bracelets. If it's round and fits - it's on your wrist.
You like to wear sunglasses now. You ask for "cool" when you want us to put them on you.
You say "baby" whenever you see a baby carrier in the store.
You fall a lot right now. You also hit your head a lot. You are the perfect height and seem to run into tables constantly. We may have to buy you a crash helmet if you keep this up! :)
A few other words you're saying:
Amelia, we can't believe you're now closer to TWO than you are ONE! No doubt your 2nd birthday will be here before we know it. You bring constant laughter to our home...you're always entertaining us. You have so much energy...you're on the go as soon as your feet hit the floor in the morning! We remember our lives before you were here and wouldn't change it for the world. It's those memories that keep us from taking one day with you for granted.
We love you, sweet girl!
Daddy & Mommy