Wednesday, September 12, 2012

16 months

Happy 16 months to our little girl! This little gal is GROWING UP! I can hardly believe all the new words and things she can do. She is learning and changing everyday! 

Let's see what is going on with Kate right now....Kate's vocabulary is really expanding. She now says 14 different words (I think), but is also an expert at copying the sound of anything that I say. She is especially darling when she sings the words to the "Clean Up" song. She will actually start to sing it when I say "Kate let's clean up." Kate is definitely a the last few weeks she has really taken to taking care of her dollies and stuffed animals. She loves wrapping them up, rocking them, and carrying them around. It is so amazing how inherent those qualities are. It has been so sweet to watch her care for her little friends. She loves her baby doll, Cinderella Doll, 2 penguin stuffed animals, Ganguin and Peter, and her BYU bear Bronco!  She still loves my old dollhouse, Sesame Street Clubhouse, microwave and playfood. And it is super cute to share a "meal" with her. She is so good at pretending.

Kate takes all her books off her bookshelves at least 10 times a day! She loves a lot of the same books. Favorite is probably still "Aloha Is..." She is STILL wearing her Gold medal necklaces about 85% of the time. She insists on drinking from a real cup and prefers to try and feed herself with a spoon. She continues to be a great eater but has decided she doesn't like beans right now and really likes zucchini. Kate hates having anything in her hair. She can pull anything out, even those tiny little elastics wrapped several times around her hair. She folds her arms for prayers and sometimes even keeps them folded the whole time. Kate prefers being outside and if I'd let her would be content to swing in her bucket swing all day. Oh and Kate has also really taken to letting us know when she is unhappy or wants something...we are working on that! 

We are just having so much fun!

I'm a big girl...trying her non-bucket swing! Notice our awesome pumpkin vine!
A big thank you to my friend Allison who took these darling pictures!


  1. What a darling little angel. Kate, I don't know how you do it but you just get more and more cute everyday. Hay, you're a great photographer. These pictures are great.

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  2. Cute post and cute pictures! I can't believe how big Kate-r-Skater is! She is definitely a cutie pie though. Thanks for keeping us posted on your adventures...your frequent posts are an inspiration to me :) xoxoxo Ann (& Adam & Ellie)

  3. Those are some of the most beautiful pictures I've ever seen! Love them! Also, way to go to a football game. Duke's team is pretty lousy too.

  4. Really missing this little gal who is not a baby anymore.

  5. Hayley, she is DARLING! Even though we just saw you guys a few months ago, I feel like Kate is a whole year older looking at these pictures! LOVE and MISS YOU!