Weight: 18 lb. 7 oz. (1%)
Height: 30.5 in. (18%)
She's getting tall!
Daddy loves: Everything. Es is a regular parrot and Shehan loves to hear her repeat him. He'll make silly sound patterns and she'll copy them. They're quite a pair.
Mommy loves: Her curiosity. Es must know every answer to every question. We'll be sitting in church trying to keep her quiet with a book but she'll see something she wants to know the name of and scream, "WHAT'S THAT!?!?!?!" If you don't answer her quickly enough she'll get more insistent, "WHAT'STHATWHAT'STHATWHAT'STHAT!?!?!?" It can be disruptive but I love it.
Doggies love: Her! Meg and Clare love to go into Essie's room every morning to wake her up. Clare will lean on her crib and poke her nose between the bars. Es usually rewards her with a kiss and boom. My heart explodes.
Esme loves: Learning new words (her vocabulary is enormous), fruit snacks, dancing, climbing everything and anything, playing catch, running (she shouts, "Run run run!"), seeing her friends and family, eating, looking at books, and pretty much everything else.
Es reached some exciting milestones. She can climb things very well, including ladders (yikes). She can empathize with others. When she sees anyone sad in either real life or television or in books she'll say, "sad" and try to comfort. She is also good at identifying happiness. Es knows the difference between hot and cold and LOVES to point it out to you.
|Hogle Zoo 2014|
Es visted Utah's Hogle Zoo for the first time last month and shortly afterward experienced her first plane ride to Omaha, where we visited my sister Jenny and her family. I'll find time somewhere to post about that trip, as it was just wonderful and SO fun!
|First plane ride! Super boring. Thankfully when you have a baby nobody wants to sit by you!|
We love this kid. At her 18 month well baby appointment Dr. Doug was discussing Essie's above-average behavior and intellect with me when he warned me that the day will come when I will want to compare my other children with Essie and I should be careful not to do that. Es is extremely bright and Dr. Doug said others her age are perfectly healthy but not at the same level and that I should remember that whenever we have more kids. This really just tells me my little girl is something to be VERY proud of. Shehan and I couldn't ask for a more adventurous, delightful, sweet, beautiful little girl and we are so lucky to have her forever!
|New penguin friend from the Henry Doorly Zoo in Omaha, NE.|