At 18 months Ruth...
is as loud and chatty as ever, it's still mostly fairy language but occasionally she'll say phrases which always catches me off guard! Her favorite word is "puppy" and anytime she's sees a dog she points and says "is a puppy!" she'll also say "dats cool" at least once a day. I've also heard "hi guys!" and tons of others, but it's usually preceded and succeeded by a lot of wonderful baby nonsense which makes it hard to keep track of! I love it!
loves animals and is slowly learning how to curb her enthusiasm enough to be soft with Watson and Neo.
Is easily my smiliest baby, all you have to do is glance her way and you'll get the cheesiest, squnity-eyed grin in return! She's such a ham! On the contrast she feels a wide range of emotions and can just as easily be screaming about something as laughing. She can go from crocodile tears to belly laugh at the drop of a hat! I feel like this would've been stressful with Clara (the poor first children of the world) but I just think it's hilarious with Ruth! She's constant entertainment.
Is still totally chubby and delicious but Steve pointed out the other day that she is starting to thin out which is always so sad to me! I wish she would keep the squish forever :(
loves her sisters. Nothing makes her happier than being right in the crazy mix with everyone. When the big girls wrestle with Daddy she plows right in, laughing and growling and completely confident in her ability to keep up. She loves giving unsolicited hugs and kisses to the big girls (and Steve and I) which just melts us all.
loves being tickled and getting raspberries. If I make my special "eating Ruthie" noise she'll come running down the hall into my arms for a good mugging, no matter what she's doing at the time.
has a love/hate relationship with Winnie. Winnie is usually the long sufferer, putting up with hair pulling and the occasional bite from Ruth, but can also tease and push her buttons a little. But they hold hands EVERY morning coming down the stairs together and sometimes if they wake up at the same time I'll walk in to find Winnie sitting beside Ruth's crib "reading" her books and Ruth looking on affectionately.
has started having some opinions about food but will usually give in if we leave her in her seat for long enough lol
is overall just a complete and total joy. I honestly look forward to her waking up every morning! We love you Ruthie baby!