18 months

The little lady is 18 months.  So big already.  Time sure goes by fast.  We took her to the doctor last week for her “well baby” visit.  And wouldn’t you know it…she has a double ear infection again!  Except this time I had no idea.  She didn’t have a fever and was not any grumpier than usual.  Poor lady.  So just when I thought my trips to the pharmacy were coming to an end, I found myself there once again.   Holy cow.  But at least we got to learn her stats which are as follows…

23 lbs 12 oz. (50%)

33.5 inches long (95%)

19 inch head (85%)

Not sure on the accuracy of the length measurement since she hasn’t seemed to outgrow too many of her clothes.  But I guess she’s pretty tall.

At 18 months Sophie girl is so funny and still so sassy.  She is obsessed with her shoes and jacket lately and wants them on all day everyday.  Unfortunately, she has become a little attached to me.  It is not my favorite.  This had made the transition to nursery a little tricky.  But lucky for her (not me), I have been asked to sub the last 2 weeks in nursery.  She has a real opinion on most things and sure let’s us know when she is not happy with something.   And that is about 95% of what Jack does.  So she is pretty vocal all day.  One day this last week Jack and I listed all the words that Sophs says and she is up to 45+ words.  She said her first phrase a couple of weeks ago “Mama…eat!”  She knows all the actions to Popcorn Popping and loves to sing it so much.  We sure love her cute smile with those big front teeth.  It is adorable beyond words.  Her hair is growing in more and more which makes her hair that much crazier when she pulls out her rubber bands.  Jack was laughing hysterically about it the other day and that led to the last picture you see.  It is pretty wild.  She has become pretty good at telling me when she has just gone potty (#1 and #2).  And then she asks to go sit on the potty even though she has already gone.  Pretty cute and funny.  She brings a lot of joy (and drama) to our family and we just love her.

Couldn’t forget about Jack and had to include one picture of his latest spelling venture.  It always comes on spaghetti night!

He spelled stop and go with his noodles this time.  He is getting really good at recognizing a handful (probably 15 or so) of words.  He really is a smart pants.


Sweet Jacob and Springtime

We visited Jacob on his birthday this year.  We sure miss him and wish he were here with us so we could play.  But we are eternally grateful for the Plan that brings us hope and peace knowing that someday we will be able to play together!  Can’t wait little buddy.

It has been warming up.  The flip flops are out and so are the short sleeves.  It is barely breaking 60 degrees.  But that is warm here and we are loving it.


Hello Mini Me

Have you ever wondered who this lady looks like?

I’ve been cloned.  And if my attitude was anything like her’s at this age, I owe my parent’s a profound apology.  Just sayin’.


Under the weather

2 kids…2 double ear infections.  That has been our life the last 2.5 weeks.  Just as Sophie was finishing up her antibiotic, Jack got his.  So we are going on like day 14 of antibiotic.  Pretty fun.  In reality, though, it has not been too bad.  We only had a handful of rough nights.  Life is pretty much back to normal now.  Thank goodness.  Can I just say…we have had our fair share of sickness this winter and it hasn’t even been that cold of a winter.  Summer please be better to us!

So we’ve watched a few more cartoons than normal.   The kids sometimes like to share the computer chair and watch Curious George together.  Its pretty cute when they’re friends.

Most days we’ve just been hanging around the house emptying bottle after bottle of ibuprofen.  Poor kiddos.  They sure are cute though.