18 months

my girl is officially 18 months which definitely calls for an update! i think it's fun to write these things down before i forget what she is doing. she is at such a fun age.

-most common words: dada, mama, hot, dog, duck, socks, shoes, hair, eye, teeth, cheese, ball, choo-choo, yeah, papa, toes, show and juice.
-drives a car and makes the sounds, it's hilarious. she also makes the owl and monkey sounds.
-she points at my facial features multiple times a day to hear what they are. then i ask her where they are on her face and she points to them. she even does eyebrows and eyelashes.
-loves to read books. she also likes to point at everything in her book and hear what everything is.
-the girl is obsessed with animals in every form. she gets so excited when she sees a dog.
-she has always been and continues to be a fantastic eater. her favorite foods are: fruit of any kind, eggs, roasted broccoli, and green smoothies.
-loves to brush her teeth.
-loves being outside. we can't stay home all day or it ends up being a rough one. ha
-great sleeper. sleeps 11-12 hrs a day and naps 2-3 hrs in the afternoon.
-throws the worst tantrums!
-loves older kids. she wants so badly to be big with them.
-still very petite. she is in the 6th % for height at 30.5 inches and 11th % for weight at 19.8 lbs. it definitely doesn't slow her down though.
-loves the beach and swimming so much.

this little spitfire can be crazy defiant and stubborn.  she has a very strong personality. but on the flip side, she can also be the sweetest and nicest thing. gosh i love this girl. i am the luckiest mama.

quist family pics

nate's youngest brother just left on his mission to taiwan so we had family pictures done right before we left utah.  they were taken in elk ridge at gladstan golf course. enjoy!


big update

i'm not sure why i took a blogging break this summer but i want to get everything caught up.  i figured i'll just put everything important or that i can think of into one big post. we moved from virginia to las vegas for the summer.  nate is interning at a law firm. we have also made lots of trips to utah and had quite a few visitors.

 nate's 28th b-day.  we could not get a good pic. we went to bachi burger and coldstone plus a lot of my fam was in town so that was fun.
 family selfie
 these girls are so cute together
 this is in may before we left our beloved virginia

 e's 1st bday bash. poor girl had an ear infection and wasn't too happy.

 who knew backyard's were so amazing.  we have spent so much time in my brother's backyard this summer.  luckily they only live 10 minutes away and we love being with them.
 father's day
 this girl loves the water
 e and my grammy
 cutest girl at high school graduation
 so proud of noah. he is such a great kid!
 e and papa at noah's mission call opening. he is going to taiwan!
 fun friends with the cutest kiddos for a little pool party
 sour popsicles!
 she's obsessed with this car
 eating a peach
 she's obsessed with this car also.  summer living.
 dipping her fries in the ketchup
 loving karen's expression. ha
 hoover dam
 this girl cracks me up

 playing with cousin jane
 the whole quist family at will's wedding.
 snuggling my new niece scarlett. 
 we go to petsmart every once in a while. e is obsessed with animals.
 this girl is growing up.  love her kicks.
 one of the most amazing nights. celine is unreal. even if you don't like her music, her voice is just insane. i love her music, so it was a really wonderful night with my mom.
wet n' wild water park is on constant rotation.

we are having such a great summer.  these pics catch me up until the beginning of july. i'll post the rest of the summer soon.