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16 Months Old!

Today Rory turned 16 months old!

I decided to get some better pictures of her since normally she is running from the camera.

And thanks to my lovely assistant, Andy, I was able to get a few and she cooperated for about 30 seconds!

Our sweet Rory girl continues to bless us every day with lots of laughter and fun.

She is always on the go, only still when she is asleep!

She is, of course, still such a stinker. I can’t imagine it any other way. We have laughed more in the past 16 months of her life than we have in our entire lives combined, I think. She says things or does things that we can’t do anything but laugh at.

She has this very fake laugh that she uses either when she thinks she is so funny or if she is certain someone else is laughing at her (even though 99% of the time they are enjoying conversation that has nothing to do with her).

It looks a little like this…

She is also getting SO SMART… too smart, actually.

She knows how to try and get out of trouble. Her thought process when trying to get out of trouble amazes me… you can see the concentration on what her next move will be all over her face. Its terrifying and hilarious all at once.

One of the funniest things (to us) that she does now is answer our questions or “agree” with some of our statements.

This morning, for example, we were getting ready for church and Andy and I were talking about how cute she was. I jokingly said, “your little sister has a lot to live up to!”, and she looked right at me and said “yeah!” while nodding her head in agreement. We, of course, couldn’t stop laughing.

Or on the way home from school I always ask her if she had a good day and played with her friends. She always says “yeah” but when I ask her if she played with Thomas she ALWAYS says “noooo”. It cracks me up! Thomas is actually a great friend of mine’s son so its even more funny that she is apparently mad at him for some reason!

We are having so much fun with her right now. Andy and I are both realizing how limited our time with just her is now that we are down to the last month before little Ryder comes. We are so excited about our next phase of life, but can’t help but be sad that these fun days with just Rory are coming to an end. I know its still going to be fun and even more so soon with TWO stinkers, but we have so enjoyed our sweet Rory and all the time with her alone.

She’s a mess and we love her so much!

Here are some things she’s up to this month:

– She still LOVES all fruits and veggies. She likes mac and cheese, spaghetti, and turkey a whole lot too. She’s not much of a sweets person but will tear up some tomato or watermelon!

– Her vocabulary is really taking off! She says so many things, I wouldn’t be able to remember everything to write down. She can say the sounds to cow, duck, dog, chicken, rooster, cat, sheep and monkey. She also says red, blue and purple but I’m not completely convinced she always recognizes the colors.

– She wears mostly 12-18 month clothes. She still has some 6-12 months that fit, but for the most part she is out of them now. 18 months is still just a little big but its starting to fit much better!

– She LOVES books. We read all day long.

Tomorrow she finally has her well baby checkup! We have been rescheduled twice now so I’m so glad we finally can get her in! I will let you know how much she weighs and how tall she is tomorrow!


And in other big, HUGE news…

We officially have a renter for our house!!!!!!!!!!!!!! So we are officially moving to Oklahoma and will only be 10 minutes from Andy’s work! I cannot wait!

Have a great week!

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