Monday, November 28, 2011


Dear Alice,
You turned 20 months old yesterday,
and are more and more fun every single day.

You still have only 3 teeth, but the 4th should be arriving any day now.

I weighed you on the monkey scale at the zoo.
25 pounds!

You're talking like crazy!
New words everyday.
But you still sign quite a bit, too.
You're signing "time" in this photo:

You were probably telling me it was time to go outside...
one of your favorite things to do. 

It seems like you turned into a big kid overnight.
The other day you played on the play structure at Chick-fil-A.
At first you couldn't get up on the first step.
But you kept trying.
You quickly conquered the step and went all the way up...
through the tunnels...
and even down the huge slide...

You know (expressively and receptively) most of the colors,
a handful of letters and numbers,
all of the major body parts,
animals and their sounds,
and a bunch of other stuff I can't think of right now.

You say funny things sometimes, 
like "No, uh-uh, no, uh-uh."
and you call your pacifier "pappy"
and sometimes you say "ow" for "yes".

Speaking of the pappy,
enjoy it now.
It's days in our home are numbered.

And my favorite thing=when you say "hold you" when you want to be held.
I love that!

I always want to remember these little toes...

and these little chubby hands...

We adore you, sweet baby girl.

Your Mama


crystal b. said...

I so love these letters to Alice. I wish I had done more of them when my kids were babies. I miss those years so much -- especially the toes.

crystal b. said...

The frames look awesome!!!

lundsincolorado said...

Your photos are so great, Melissa. Seriously. I love how you can capture Alice's smile in such a genuine way. And I also love the pompoms in the honey bear idea. I'm off to go try that now...

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Tamsyn said...

She is just the cutest little girl ever!

ter@waaoms said...

hi, I came over here from your guest post at Mabel's house and have been looking through your blog. Please don't ever give up the signing! As a deaf person, I'm always impressed that hearing parents teach their hearing kids to sign and I hope it will continue! I think it's great and it is another language for her to put on her resume when she grows up. :)

Noodles said...

Beautiful photos!