17 months

Are the months flying by or is it just me?

Cameron is 17 months old now! I wish I could just freeze time and have her be this age forever. She’s still so beautifully innocent but has a hint of independence and is so eager to learn and to please. She’s learned enough now that we can communicate with her. She’s an absolute joy to be around every single day.

All of the babbling the last few months has now turned a corner and new words are flying out of her mouth left and right. This month she has learned a lot! She’s almost to the point where you can ask her to say something and she’ll say it. She’s still working on forming words properly but she definitely tries.

New words this month: sorry, boat, bus, bird, “Gumbo” (our neighbors’ dog), rock, teetee, Wee (which she says for going on walks, slides, and swings), Water, Me, You, jeep, beep, phone, giraffe

New signs: hat, shoes, socks, airplane, train, bus, boat, book, bike, brush teeth, Me,

Animal sounds: Horse – “nay nay nay” , Cow – “moooooo”, Dog – “Bow Wow Wow”, Tiger – “raaaawr!” Monkey – “ooo ooo ooo”

When she adds these words to her current vocabulary she’s starting to look less and less like a baby and more and more like a little kid.

She’s so sweet and kissable still. She’s been a little more clingy in the last month to Brian and me. She cries when he leaves for work and is super excited when he returns home. She wants one of us to hold her all the time when we’re home unless, of course, we’re outside. Then she wants to be put down and run all over the place. When she watches something on TV she wants to be right next to one of us. She loves to cuddle. And loves to greet us with kisses in the morning. Just when we think this special little girl couldn’t melt our hearts any more, she does. She’s absolutely the biggest blessing in our lives. We had no idea having a child could ever make you capable of this kind of love. We have definitely learned that selfless love that only a parent can have. It’s going to be so hard to watch her go to pre-school in August. Neither of us are ready to “let go” yet and leave her with someone other than either of our moms or grandmothers.

Cameron & Picco are still best buds. She loves to cuddle with him and he with her. She calls him “boy” and spends lots of time laughing, playing, nurturing and feeding him. It’s a win win situation for a 4 month old puppy… food and fun!  They wear each other out.

This was taken when Cameron was sick last week. She sat with Picco & me for 3+ hours. Poor baby. She’s feeling much better now.

This is a dark picture but it definitely shows the trust he has for her and the love she has for him. Picco hates and I mean hates walking on a leash. He absolutely refuses. He was much happier being perched in the stroller and treated like the baby he is. Such a silly boy. He didn’t even try to move from this position and Cameron was happy to hold him close.

Car rides with Picco mean he goes in her lap. He finds it a nice little cozy place to be.

Here’s Picco at 3.5 months. Growing into such a handsome boy! And such a fantastic dog. He reminds me so much of my Max.

Summer girl.

This girl loves balloons.

And lets not forget her love of play balls!

She even sleeps with them!

Easy to please. A whole aisle of expensive toys at the store and she wants the $3 ball. Yep, fine with me!

At Grandma & Grandpa’s (BaBa) house (Brian’s Grandparents). Funny thing, she’s sitting with me right now watching me update the website and sees pictures for their house and keeps saying “Baba Baba”  just from seeing the pictures of their back yard.

She saw this picture and said, “Nana? Nana?” She knows Nana (Brian’s mom) comes through this gate when she comes.

Playing in their backyard.

The increasing curiosity to do anything with water has peaked at just the right season for Cameron.

One of the dog toys she found in the backyard. So proud of herself.

Cameron is loving the opportunity to play in the sprinklers any time she can. She will run in fully clothed and even if the water is super cold. 

Yay!

So much fun!

My little brown-eyed ball of sweetness.

Copying Daddy.

So much fun to play outside in the water!

Looks like Cam wasn’t the only one having fun!

 

Thanks for reading!

One Comment

  1. Mimi Jackson May 24, 2011

    You certainly have the gift of pen! Thank you for blogging as Cameron growth, so special & allows us to see her progress! I love that little girl so much; love you all too!
    Xxx ooo, Mimi

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