Thursday, September 4, 2008

Thursday 13 - 17 Months!

I turned 17 months old yesterday. In honor of that milestone, here are 13 things about me at this point in my long life!

  1. I have 17 teeth – one for each month! I brush them all by myself. That means I am dentally advanced for my age . . .
  2. I weigh 26 pounds. I am 32.5 inches tall. That means I am no longer way off the growth charts like I used to be. I am now between the 75th and 90th percentile for girls, which Mommy says is a good place to be.
  3. I can run and walk backwards and walk in Mommy's shoes and do splits.
  4. I can kick a ball forward, throw a ball forward, and stand with one foot on a ball.
  5. I know more words than Mommy does, seeing as she doesn’t speak any Afrikaans or Portuguese or Shona.
  6. I refuse to say Please or Thank You or You’re Welcome yet, though.
  7. I can name lots of things in pictures, including monkeys and cats and dogs and hippos and elephants and babies and balls and stars and bunnies.
  8. I am still learning to push myself while standing on a skateboard. I can skateboard just fine when kneeling or sitting on the board.
  9. I am all ready to start potty training. I can put toilet paper in the toilet and would love to flush it if Mommy would let me. So now I just have to convince Mommy to let me stop wearing diapers . . .
  10. I scribble very well. I can scribble any where, any time, and on anything. I can take caps off pens and markers all by myself.
  11. I can dress myself. My style leans towards funk, including underwear over my head and around my neck, shirts on my legs, and rubber bands on my wrists. Oh, and sunglasses in my mouth and nose.
  12. I can tell the time. Not in any language you would understand. It's a language between me and my Rolex. And I KNOW when you're messing around with my naptimes and meal times.
  13. I think dolls should not have clothes on. Why do people keep putting clothes on my dolls?
Now, here I am demonstrating #4:

32 comments:

Lori said...

too cute.. you are getting to be such a big girl!

One Mom said...

You just keep getting better, Esme! Love your fashion style!

Munchkins and Music said...

You are getting big!

Kori said...

My little guy has the same style; and it is COOL.

Donna said...

She's growing up so fast!

Heather of the EO said...

Such an over-achiever! :)
and adorable too.

Andrea said...

Wow...you are definitely a talented big girl Esme. :) And don't worry...the dolls in our house are not supposed to have clothes on either...

Christie O. said...

how adorable is that soccer picture! when you become a soccer star that picture will be worth a ton of money! (a ton is a lot. trust me!)

Celticlibrarian said...

Look at you getting all grown up already! *is impressed*

Great job with the ball. You may have a future in sports!

Amanda said...

esme...you are absolutely precious!

Sandra said...

I just love your Thursday posts :)

Look how big Esme is getting!

Robin said...

17 months is such a wonderful age - so much cuteness and the real sass hasn't set in yet.

dani said...

dear esme,
you are 17 months of pure perfection!!!
love,
dani

Jennifer said...

"dentally advanced"!
I didn't even know there was such a thing. I just got Charlotte her own toothbrush a few weeks ago, now if only I can remind her dad to brush her teeth during bath time we'd be all set!

JO said...

cutie! keep on journaling your milestone.

Here's my entry -- http://www.joarduo.com/2008/09/tt-48-13-movies.html

Happy TT!

Debra said...

Esme...are you going to be a soccer player? You are beautiful!

God bless you.

Dana said...

what a beautiful child!!

Dana said...

what a beautiful child!!

SarahHub said...

This made me laugh! Especially the dressing herself and undressing her dolls parts! Uncannily familiar...

melanie said...

17 teeth already? Wow!

Love the one about dolls. We have that same issue at our house. I don't even bother with the re-dressing anymore.

ispeakbeanish said...

She's so beautiful! I know you've enjoyed the blessing of her presence the past 17 months.

Damselfly said...

What a smart little cookie Esme is! Fly also had a lot of teeth early on. I think he only has two more molars to go, and he will have all of his baby teeth.

If you don't know those other languages, do you ever wonder if she is saying something in one of those languages or just babbling? ;)

Marilyn - A Mixed Bouquet said...

Love it! What a great diary for all of you. You're a doll!

Jackie @ Our Moments Our Memories said...

Oh, sweetie, you are so smart! And cute! Tell your mama she is doing an EXCELLENT job and recording everything you do...you'll be so happy she did that later on.

Good N Crazy said...

ooooh she's so cute and so big for only 17 months!

soccer ball and all!

Muthering Heights said...

My my, you're growing up so quickly!

Angela said...

How very sweet! Your gonna be so glad you have all this written down when she gets older... mine were 17 months only yesterday it seems!

Kelsey said...

Aww too cute!

mamajil said...

What a sweet post!!!
Very impressive soccer poise!!!

KathyLikesPink said...

SUCH a big girl! And that is SOME trick with the soccer ball!

Happy Happy Birthday, sweet baby!

DYSFUNCTIONAL MOM said...

What a smart girl you are!

Wendi said...

17 months...SO.MUCH.FUN. :) My Noe is only 4 months older, so when I read your milestone posts I can really relate. :)
Very fun!