Friday, January 05, 2007

the big 1.5

Today is the day Miss. A turns the big 1.5, yes 18months have passed so quickly before our eyes. I was looking back at photos from a year ago and this day last year we were getting ready to feed her solids for the first time. for some reason I was quite excited about this.



Ambitious to make all of her food knowing(thinking) she would love it. The first thing I made for her was some rice cereal and I still remember her distaste for it.


I could not understand her reaction until I tried it for myself and sure enough it tasted like paste. I guess when you go for six months of getting sweet milk the change is quite drastic.

Jumping forward a year and she is now quite the eater but has an opinion. She loves to eat Tofu uncooked but is quite picky about her meat choices. She will eat cured meats and Brie but will not eat turkey slices with cheddar. When we are shopping she will beg for the olives and will not discriminate she loves them all. She loves corn on the cob and would eat it for days but will not touch broccoli. It is amazing to see how her tastes have changed with time and I am sure this is only the beginning.



It is wonderful to see how much she has grown and changed in the year. Not only does she now sit-up on her own but she is running, walking backwards (quite strange to me), picking up new words by the day, potty training and more. She is ambitious and determined to figure things out. Her most recent obsession is keys. She will sit with a set of keys and for twenty minutes try to unlock something. I am constantly amazed by what she teaches me each day. I look forward to what we will be looking back on a year from now.

We are off to the coast for a relaxing weekend with friends. I have one book and one knitting project to bring along with a pair of running shoes. My goal is to enjoy a fun filled weekend with no obligations. I hope you all have a wonderful and relaxing weekend as well.

12 comments:

Carmen said...

Funny shot of her spitting out the cereal. Such a pained expression! You can't blame her, really. Reese (now 10 months) hates any baby-type food, but will inhale anything with garlic or cumin.

Your weekend plans sound lovely. I miss the ocean terribly!

kirsten said...

i always mixed the rice cereal with breast milk for the first little while - otherwise, yeah, paste it is!

hey, she might like this toy we have - the chicco gazoobo. i saw that they started carrying it at target - keys galore, it is so fun.

amy h said...

Our baby girls are almost exactly one month apart -- 19 months tomorrow here. Already potty training? I suppose that should be somewhere on the radar. Keys are a hit here, too.

Enjoy your relaxing weekend.

meg said...

sweet girl!

hope you have a fun, relaxing weekend!

Anonymous said...

Oh there are 2 weeks between our girls - yes, time does fly and i know what you mean about food choices. Miss A is gorgeous and your weekend sounds perfect!! Enjoy...

Heels said...

The first photograph made me cringe and I had to stop for a second and remember why: I recognize the lid to a medela bottle and I instantly connect it with the endless pumping, pumping, pumping!

I love the "ick" face! She's adorable.

Anonymous said...

Very sweet post. It is so nice to read your posts on milestones for your miss A, with mine at the same age.

(and re your previous post, WHERE are you thrifting, girl? I am so impressed. I get lots of beautiful kid books, but I think I just don't have the stamina to root out the stuff you find.)

blair said...

I just love those pictures, the one of the cereal taste test is the best! So sweet.

mariannealice said...

Neither of my girls liked rice cereal and I can hardly blame them...pureed apple was the favourite food here!
It's such an amazing journey, watching your child grow right before your very eyes-so much learning for all! It sounds as though you're enjoying every minute of it.
Hope the weekend was as relaxing as you hoped and that you fitted in a run or two....

Anonymous said...

Wow our little ones are about the same age! B turns 18 months on the 25th. We also have the wonderful "paste" cereal photos. He still has a funky palate and it changes from day to day.

p.s.
lovely blog and oh so talented!

zoe said...

Just catching up w/ your blog now--found you via uniform studio.
I've got one, too--he'll be 1.5 in March, so we're getting there--so much fun! He also love keys...and cel phones...and light switches...sooooo busy!
;-)

said...

Congratulations... 18 months! yeah!
I've been there... ;)