Recently a discussion on dolls, Barbies, Disney Princesses, and more have been floating around amongst friends, bloggers, and has been a hot debate for as long as I can remember. Just today I came across a blog article written by an Austin Tx photographer where she photographed her 5 year old daughter dressed up as 5 different American female heroines, link to the entry if you are interested. The photos were beautiful, well appointed and I 100% get the argument behind doing them, I think it is a wonderful lesson. One that I too learned in 3rd grade, when I was able to truly understand the importance of who these women were to our American history and how without them we would not be where we are today.
However, I am having a very hard time seeing how letting a little girl play pretend with barbies or dressing up as a princess will ultimately hurt her in the long run. Read More »
Happy 18mns to you my sweet sweet little baby bird. You are just incredible! I am so proud of how far we as a little family have come and how wonderfully amazing you are turning out to be. At 18mns you are 20lbs 2oz (woot woot! we reached 20lbs!) and 30 1/4 inches tall. You have a beautiful blue eyes and a sweet head of slowly growing blonde hair . You have FINALLY started to use your little voice. Currently you can say, Mama, Dada, dog, up, down, done, more, cracker, hi, banana, water, ball, toe, eye, balloon, george (for curious george), you also can ROAR, tweet, woof , meow, quack, ribbit, oo-oo-aa-aa, vroom, beep-beep, and more. You have figured out how to use a zipper and because of this we can no longer have you sleep in a sleep sack. You have an obsession with shoes and insist on putting them on yourself!
You are getting 2 more teeth, which has led to some rough nights, but not the worst we have had to deal with. Every morning you wake up with a smile on your face ready to explore and enjoy a new day. My favorite thing you do right now is point to something you like or tell me what it is.. you then wave, say hi, and blow it a kiss. It is just too much! You say Dada, dada, dada, dada, dada all day long, and blow kisses to his pictures but when you SEE him.. nope, you are too shy You are learning to share, take turns, and play along side your friends whom you are starting to recognize and remember. You have a firecracker personality that I would never trade for another.
Overall you are a happy, sweet, loving little angel and Im so honored that you are mine. I love you to the moon and back!
Love ~ your Mama, Dada and Wickie too!