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You are officially a year and a half now. These eighteen months have passed so quickly. You're getting taller, and you are gaining a little weight, but you're still pretty small. You've almost outgrown 12 month clothes now. Your hair is staying blonde, and it hasn't been curly for a few months now; we're still waiting to see if it will become curly again.
You are adventurous, rarely scared, adorable, and feisty. You like to make people laugh, and you know when you're being cute/funny. When you don't get your way, your temper immediately surfaces. You yell and throw a little tantrum. Most confusing is when you seem to do that for no reason, like when we give you something that you've asked for.
You still like playing with whatever Mason is playing with, but more often now, the two of you have fun together. (However, you still bite him when he does something you don't like.) You know how to make things fun, like turning Mason's giant Tonka truck into a riding toy. You copy things now too. For about a month, you have held up your thumb, pretending you have an "ouchie" in the exact place that Mason had one, so that we will kiss your thumb. And when you want, you are also generous in giving kisses.
To you, UPS = Dada, and Steelers = Poppy. You say "bye" nice and southern like: "Bah." But usually it's repeated a lot, like "Bah bah bah bah bah bah bah, Dada." You're also good at growling for animal noises or for scaring people. Here are some more of your often used words: bok (book), brrr (bread), wawa (water), Mac (for all Cars characters), cracker, please, trash, hop, truck, tractor, cold, shoes, juice, cheese, coo-coo (cookie; both for real cookies and Cookie Monster), coat, seat, and tree.
I love you, cutie.