Friday, October 22, 2010

18 Months-Raya Recently

I have a 1 and 1/2 year old!
Little Ms.'ve become quite the sweetheart. You've always been a cuddle bug, but now you make sure to kiss Dad before you go to bed at night and even if you're just leaving the room you kiss me and say "Bye." Not gonna lie, I already have flash-forwards of you doing this when you leave me to go to college. At the rate this 1.5 years have gone that's going to be here any second, I'm sure. If case you're wondering you can live at home with me for however long you want :) Do you want me to homeschool you, cause I totally will?!

Your new words this past month are Ball, "This" which refers to your pacifier, Jack, Dax, Nice, and my favorite, Cheese! I know there's some more I'll think of later...You know just about all your body parts and can point to them when I ask where they are. You're working on saying Mouth, Eye, and Nose. When I say Cat you Meow, when I say Cow you Mooo, when I say Dog you try to bark and sometimes growl and when I say Pig you scrunch up your nose and try to snort.

You get funnier and funnier everyday. I love that you know how to be funny. You sometimes "fall" and make "uh" sounds and then get up and fake fall again over and over just to get us to laugh or, like you did yesterday, to get the older kids at the playground to laugh. You like to jump on the couch and pretend like you're going to fall off. The other night you did a back roll off the bed and thought it was your funniest trick yet. OOOooo, and we have shelves in our room that go all the way up to the ceiling and in a matter of 5 seconds you were gone and by the time we found you you had gotten to the TOP. And you got me in trouble by Dad because I tired to grab the camera before grabbing you :)

You sleep 10-11 hours a night. You still prefer 2 naps a day, but we're working on getting you down to one longer nap in the afternoon. Right now you'll take an early nap for about an hour and then a 2+ hour nap around 4. I always have to wake you up from that nap. Then you go to bed at like 10! So that's why I'm trying to get you to take a 2 hour nap around 1 in the afternoon...we'll see how that goes.

When I vacuum you get your lawnmower out and vacuum right along side of me. When the dogs bark you either hold your finger to your mouth and say Shhh or you shake your finger and say No. The other night when we were out to dinner a baby started crying and you told her Shhh. That was hilarious! You've also started playing with my hair. Especially when you're tired or getting ready to take a nap. If you're restless I can put your hand on my hair and you immediately start playing with it and calm down. It's sweet. Right now you're sitting next to me on the arm of the chair watching cartoons and playing with my hair.

 And my favorite thing this month is your "Cheese" face. When I get ready to take a picture you say "Cheese!" and do this face:

I'm not sure what your "Stats" are, but I'll find out at your doctor's appt next week.

You are so so so much fun! I could (and do) hang out with you 24/7. I feel so lucky to have such an amazing daughter. I always tell your Dad "If I could've picked out everything I wanted in a daughter, Raya would totally blow that little girl outta the water." I had no idea what was in store for us and I can't believe that we got You! 

I love you! Xoxo, Mom


  1. Kelsey, this was such a sweet post!! Gave me chills reading it and I'm so happy for you two. :)

  2. I know the feeling! Wanna move to Dallas - we have room.

  3. How precious. I hope I'll feel like that someday. :)