July 28, 2009

18 Months Old!

Sadie turned the big 1 - 8 last week! It's hard to believe that it's been a year and a half since she was born, but at the same time it feels like she's been part of our family a lot longer than that, too. She's definitely revolutionized our lives with now new priorities, activities, and challenges. The first year was pretty tough, but life lately is pure joy. She's well-behaved (for the most part), happy all the time, becoming more social, going to sleep more happily, starting to sleep through the night again, playing more independently, and understanding us more and more. Whatever stress and difficulties she put us through the first year, she's more than making up for lately! Although she is a lot more spunky and emotional than Ben and I - she's the perfect fit for our family. I think she'll help to lighten us up and I know she'll keep us laughing through life. She is such a blessing!

(My favorite thing about Sadie is her bright eyes and her smile which she generously shares.)

(Sadie shown above dancing to 'Twinkle, Twinkle Little Star'. She definitely inherited Ben's dancing genes!)

(Sadie has a slight obsession with carrying the laundry basket around the house and depositing treasures into it. )

(Above, Sadie is shown carrying my ForEyes bag as if it's a handbag. Again- she deposits all her little discoveries into the bag for safekeeping)

(Sadie can be seen above having a pensive moment.)

(Here Sadie is shown playing out back. Since our Utah trip she loves to run through the grass and 'outside' is one of her favorite words.)

(The face shown above means it's bedtime. Another delightful day in the life of Sadie is over. Many more still to come!)

(Pictures courtesy of Sarah's camera! Sarah - Thank you for always sharing what you have. Me and the D200 are in a love affair - I barely put it down all day yesterday!! Ben's feeling jealous.)

(Don't worry though - I treat it with the utmost care and kindness!!)


Sharla said...

Sadie is such a cutie! I love that picture of her with the bag. 18 months is such a fun age. Yes, emotional. But so much fun too.

Joe said...

Beautiful pictures. You are getting good with that camera. Can't wait to see you all and Sadie in a few weeks!

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Kimmy said...

I'm gonna miss that little girl.