First things first, let's look at her stats! She grew 2.5 inches in less than a month right after her birthday, and she is holding steady at 31.5 inches now... which should put her in 18-24 month size clothes... but wait! Her weight is only 21 pounds... putting her in 9-12 month clothes. Yep, shopping for her lately is proving to be more difficult than in the past.
She has ten teeth (four more than at her birthday), including two bottom molars. We're still waiting on the top ones, though. She still loves ducks, books, baths, all things water, eating, being a crazy little girl, and having things HER way or a tantrum! Ha! She is fiercely independent and VERY stubborn (she never stood a chance with Dan and I as her parents). Just the same, however, she is sassy and silly and oh-so goofy! We adore this bright little ray of sunshine in our lives and are having the best time watching her grow into her BIG personality!
Since her birthday, Annabelle has traveled to:
• Dallas, TX - to see her daddy while he was on a quick TDY (and we took her to the zoo for the very first time!)
• Kansas City, MO - because Mom was a bridesmaid in a wedding (Megan & Grant), so Annabelle had a couple sleepovers with her Grammy and Great Meme!
• St. Louis, MO - to see her "Aunt" Michelle and Baby Huxley... she went to her second zoo!
• Tulsa, OK - to attend a wedding (Ben & Ashley)... we also went to an incredible park and to her third zoo, where we met up with her Great Aunt Sue, who drove in from Joplin
Annabelle celebrated her second Halloween (as Rosie the Riveter), went to her first pumpkin patch, and hosted some of her family for Thanksgiving dinner!
I can't wait to see all the ways Annabelle grows, develops, and changes between now and her next update! 18 months... coming in March!