Friday, September 26, 2008

Cali is 18 months old!

I can't believe my baby is a year and a half today! We love our Cali girl SO much! She is growing into such a beautiful little little lady, just look at those big brown eyes! She has such a cute and spunky personality that is really starting to shine more and more with each passing day. She is also a very sweet girl, very cuddly, and very loving. She is learning so many new things. Lately, her vocabulary has really picked up. I would say it seriously tripled in the span of two weeks. She wasn't talking very much and then all of the sudden, she decided to! I can't believe how much she is trying to communicate with us now. Its so adorable! She loves to say "More!" when she runs out of food, "Nuh"(for "no", which she has started saying a lot this week, along with a head shake), "nana"(for banana) and "caca" for cracker. Those are her favorite words. She also loves to imitate the things her sisters say. The other day the kids said, "Buckled!" in the car after they had buckled their seatbelt and then Cali said it too:) It was so cute! Her favorite foods are bananas(her absolute favorite!), cheese, mandarin oranges, macaroni and pizza. Oh, and anything chocolate of course:) She loves dancing when music comes on, especially spinning around in circles until she gets dizzy and falls on the ground. She LOVES being outside and will stand by the back door when she wants to play in the backyard. Its so cute, its hard to say no ever. She loves books and being read to. She also loves to turn the pages and point to pictures. She loves to point to different parts of the face when you ask her to. She loves her white blankie and its a must at naptime. She can fall asleep without it but she sure loves to cuddle with it, whether in bed or chillin in the living room. Those are just a few of the things she is doing at this stage and I thought I'd write it all down. I know if I don't, sadly I will forget so much of it. Happy 18 months Cali! We love you so much and feel so blessed to have you in our family! Now its nursery time at church(yea!). Wish us luck with that. . .

17 comments:

Jan said...

How in the world can that be? Seems like you just announced that she had arrived! Time is going so quickly -- and she has been such a beautiful addition to your family.

Tiburon said...

18 months is the best!! She is a cutie patootie. :)

Grammy Staffy said...

Oh, they grow up so fast... what a little doll she is.

Nicole/ Family said...

I can't believe how big she is! She is so beautiful!

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jOeY said...

I can't believe our little Cali is 18mos! :( Makes me sad. I was thinking today how fast time goes and how quickly our girls are growing. Sigh...

Happy 18mos Cali girl!

Love,

Dad

HIRSCHI FAMILY said...

That is so great she is talking more now, of course it's great until they start talking back! jk She really is a beautiful little girl. Good luck with nursery - now you can enjoy RS ( that is until you get a calling)

Moon Devious said...

She is so pretty! They all are! It was really nice meeting you guys, and i hope you had lots of fun today!

Jennifer said...

Wow! Weren't we just pregnant? Happy 18 mos. Cali! Come on down to nursery, we can't wait to have you!

RD said...

Yes, my granddaughters are beautiful, highly intelligent and destined to be whatever they want to be.
Time is flying by- wasn't it just a few years ago that Holly was waving her homework papers in front of Patty acting silly? Now she is "mom", looking over homework and having fun with her own daughters, and from time to time wondering where the time went. Whoa.

Patty said...

Dad is right. The time has flown and where has it gone! Cali sure is a cutie! You are very blessed with such sweet girls!!

-Melissa- said...

I can't believe Cali is already 18 months! They grow up too fast. Cali is such a cutie!

The Bright Family said...

Did you see I'm back on your 'who loves me the most' thingy?!!! :) You do have a cute little girl--18 months--about 6 more months until the terrible two's--enjoy!! :)

Tara D said...

That's such a sweet picture of her, she's looking so grown up. Time has flown by so quickly and yes, good luck in nursery.

Wendy said...

Yeah, now she is nursery age- not that you were anxious since she is like the calmest baby ever and sits perfectly all through church-but I am not jealous, not at all! 18 months is my most favorite age, she sure is cute.

Marie said...

You have such beautiful children Holly. What a milestone, nursery age. I bet she will enjoy it, once she gets used to the idea. She is such a precious little dear one! You are so lucky and blessed!

Cindy said...

I just love Cali!!

cyndi/mom/nana said...

Wow how time flies. What a cutie and of course with her gorgeous brown eyes. I have to say "ditto" to all that Grandpa Smith has said he summed it all up quite well.