Our girl hit 15 months today. And at 15 months:
She weighs 25 pounds, putting her in the 75-90 percentile range.
She's officially gone off the charts in length, measuring 33 inches.
Her smart head still trends large, but is leveling off nicely, so now we can just focus on filling it with knowledge and wonder and fun.
She says "bless you" when someone sneezes in her presence and my heart explodes every time.
She runs constantly. Everywhere. And as a result she is sporting skinned knees, a bruised forehead and a scratch near her eye.
She prefers flipping through books on her own versus reading with us and especially enjoys pointing out the objects and saying what they are.
She dances and spins in circles, stomps her feet and claps her hands on command.
She adores singing and will dutifully clap each time I finish a song, even though my voice is truly the worst.
She's showing her defiance with occasional hitting and throwing of toys, to say nothing of shrieks and her tendency to bang her head in protest against whatever surface is handy (floor, wall, appliances, toys, etc.).
She gleefully yells "mama!" And "dada!" when she sees us and will hug and kiss us unprompted.
She still eats and sleeps like a champ and I think the month ahead might hold her official transition to just one daily nap.
She says more words each day and is thrilled with herself. Just today, Cooper had an accident in the house and she pointed and said "poo-poo!"
She lives to be outside and loves to squeal at doggies, point out trees and flowers and greet every passerby with a wave and sometimes a cheerful "hi!"
She's so very big and fast becoming her very own person, but when she is startled, she still runs full tilt into my arms and she still settles onto my shoulder for bedtime songs and prayers.
She's on that famous precipice: not fully toddler, but certainly not baby either. Each day brings something new and she's devouring her world with glee.
She smiles with her entire face and lights up more than just the room...it's the entire universe.
She's our greatest joy and she reminds us in the midst of life's crazy to slow down, to spin in circles, to touch the mums, to giggle and run and fall down and do it all over again.