1/16/14

1 1/2


i turned 31 last week...and the very same day phoebe sue woke up a new woman of one and a half. if ever there were a time to lament bygones and baby cheeks it would be now! sis is in full swing these days...wild and ornery and funny and beautiful and getting bigger and bigger for her tiniest britches every day. she loves thomas the train, peeling oranges, choking friends, sleeper-holding dolls, and doing the cupid shuffle. she goes bonkers for her brother, sticks treasures in her cheeks like a squirrel, hates brushing her teeth and feels water-boarded whenever i try to wash her hair. if the house is too quiet you can find her stealing away up in max's room, reading books or markering on the wood floors. her moods sway with the style of coat she has on...her red coat alter-ego: "rhoda"- sassy, confident, direct. her camel coat: "estelle"- sweet old-souled busy-body. 

we keep telling bee to stop and stay awhile as she is...but everyday is a new word, a funny discovery, a changing girl. life with a phoebe sue is a hoot...and a half.

19 comments:

  1. Happy Birthday!!! Blog posts like this are reasons I want to be a mom one day. I want to see my child at 1 1/2 discover a new thing everyday and see my kid's personality shine through! Enjoy these precious moments & have a wonderful rest of the week!

    Ergo-Blog

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  2. Happy b-day - so adorable! :-)

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  3. Happiest Birthday Katie! These photos of Phoebe are adorable.

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  4. "Choking friends" HA! Love when it is told like it is. Everything she does sounds so similar to my tots at the exciting age of 1.5 and yup she's definitely the second born. Hugs and Happy Birthday. She's adorable!

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  5. Oh my gosh, time really flew by! What a bundle of personality Ms. Phoebe seems to be! And happy birthday you, Katie!

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  6. This is so sweet. Look how beautiful she is!

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  7. Happy birthday! This was such a lovely, amusing post and a wonderful recap of her personality. She's precious!

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  8. Such a gorgeous gal and she can tell just from her photos that she's a firecracker!

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  9. love this! so cute.. phoebe is an absolute doll. happy birthday to you and half birthday to her!!

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  10. gosh she's a doll! I wish there was a way to slow them down! They grow too quickly

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  11. I am loving this. all of it. the way you write makes reading such a joy. you're little girl sounds so rambunctious and plain adorable! what a lovely phase of life to be in for both you and your little one. Happy belated birthday!

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  12. Happy birthday! She is such a sweet doll!

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  13. I am aware this will be a bit odd but I wish you'd write a book full of your dreamy photos and well versed descriptions

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  14. oh how she has grown! Happy, happy birthday!

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  15. Such a sweet post. I love how you are able to observe and write about your children in such a beautiful, but simple way. I've been a reader for awhile, but this is the first time I've commented. Happy Birthday! -Erin

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  16. Oh golly gee! Happy belated birthday to the both of you

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  17. just reading this with a big goofy smile on my face, she sounds as adorable as she looks x

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