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Monday, July 27, 2009

My Growing Toddler!

Mercedes is growing like crazy!! I've been a really bad blogger lately, so she's done tons of new stuff lately. She is practically running now. She just decided one day to start walking and she really doesn't stop. That's not just a phrase either. She literally walks from one room into another, into the next, turning around and walking out again. Just to walk. That is why she is getting so much better. You'd never guess that she was such a late walker. She is also learning to climb. She LOVES slides and swings. She is like Avri in that she wants to try new things all the time. She isn't a chicken like Talmage. This slide is at my parents' house and she just goes up and down and up and back down!She is learning to talk much better as well! She says quite a few things now. She says "CHEESE" every time you get out the camera and this is what it looks like.
She adores dogs, as well as all other animals. She is mostly good-natured, but doesn't like being held still for any amount of time. We had to get a blood draw to test for celiac (which came back negative, yeah!) and she was much more upset about being held still than she was about the needle drawing her blood. She wants to be big and help. She watches and mimics everything. Here she is helping us prepare to plant an herb garden. (I know, 3 gardens is a little much.)
She still makes everyone laugh and I get comments every day almost about how cute she is with her glasses. And it's true. She is weary of strangers if they come up to her, but if she is with Mommy then she waves at everyone in the store saying "Hi." She is 16 months now, which means that we should have another baby by now, but we don't! She is much smaller than our other kids, only 40% for her weight and 50% for height. Not the 97% that Avri always was. She is just getting her 5th and 6th teeth, but is also working on molars.
We just love her dearly. We are starting to have to chastise her for throwing fits when she doesn't get her way. She is harder to discipline than the other kids because she is too cute when she causes trouble. But I'm trying not to let myself fall into that pit. I can't believe that she is a toddler now! Time goes so fast!

7 comments:

danniellespackman said...

What a cute girl! Grant is following right behind her. Hopefully they won't teach other too many bad habits:)

Heather said...

I love all these cute little pictures of her! She's getting so big... I guess that shouldn't surprise me though! I wish you guys lived closer... however we may be coming to you next year! Who knows what the tide will bring for us...

argylesocks said...

She is a doll. I extra love the picture of her and the wheel barrow. What a great helper.

Kendra Fackrell said...

Cute cute!! How is the job search going?? Or did Kendall get a job? I haven't heard. I hope everything is going good.

Carrie Wood said...

I agree - suddenly she is a big girl! I really love the glasses and that cute grin. You've got an adorable family!

Acudoc said...

your kids are adorable!! I miss your family, how are you doing?
What do you mean if Kendall had a job ...

Talmage a chicken? When did that happen?
You better keep me up to date about your life!!

Love the slide show too!

Dan and Melissa said...

AAA she is sooo adorable. I get excited to have another one when I remember how cute they can be.
Thanks for your complement!
We miss you guys too! I think you and your family are stunning;)