Alice at 18 months old

I think Alice is your average, adorable, little 18-month-old girl.

She is a little dare devil who loves climbing on things and doing whatever her brothers are doing. She likes to lay on her belly and play in the pool. She celebrated today by rolling right into the water and she had almost flipped herself over with her face above the surface by the time I fished her out. (Don’t worry, it was right after she fell in.)

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She loves to babble and tell me stories and it’s the cutest thing ever. We play a little game going back and forth, she says “mommy” and I say “Alice” over and over. She loves the attention.

She loves to go outside and bolts for the door whenever it cracks open. She loves to go out and watch Kevin get on the bus, then waves as it drives away. She usually waves goodbye after the person is gone, but she does it.

Her daddy is the light of her life and she gasps and kicks and bounces up and down when she sees his truck in the driveway. She is daddy’s little shadow.

She gives the best hugs and smacks the sweetest kisses. She tries to give Adam kisses but he doesn’t always cooperate. Kevin is ALWAYS happy to get her kisses and gives her a lot too.

She prefers to feed herself and really fusses when I try to feed her. She has a sweet tooth just like mommy.

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She got that sucker at the dr’s office today. She was fine to sit on the scale and sit up on the exam bench, but she did not want to lay down to be measured or examined. I had to hold her and she clung to my neck while the dr looked in her ears. She got one shot and really didn’t like it. I think she remembered that the nurse gives her shots because she was not friendly to the nurse at all. When Kevin saw the bandaid on her leg later (after she fell in the pool and I stripped her wet clothes off) he said, “oh, poor baby, what happened?” He adores his baby sister.

She can squeal and scream so loud when she’s upset.

She wants to be carried most of the time.

I have a hard time finding shoes that fit her because her feet are chubby so shoes don’t fit around the top of her feet even though her feet are not long from toe to heel. Lately she has enjoyed walking around the house in her brothers’ shoes. Maybe they don’t squeeze her feet!

She is a girly girl who loves to wear fluffy skirts and bracelets and get her hair combed and put in ponytails.

She loves her swaddling blankets and will sometimes bring them out of bed but does not need to carry it around all day. But you can be sure if she sees one in the laundry she will pull it out.

I need to think of ten things she says because that’s what the dr asked me today…
Ni-ni (night, night)
Ball
Ot (hot)
Eess (Please)
Mommy
Dada
Da (dog)
Bites bottom lip and blows air (what does a dog say?)
Uh oh!
Me! Me! Me! Me! Me! (Whenever I say, “who wants to…?”)

She has been such a joy in my life these last 18 months. I love you, sweetie!

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