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Dear Shepherd (18 months)

Dear Shepherd,

One of my favorite things about you is how different you are from your sister. I love seeing how the Lord has created you uniquely like no one else. Your smile melts me. Your giggles are irresistible. Your tears break my heart. Your "boy-ness" makes me laugh. And your dancing skills are un-matched by any other in our house (No one can drop it like it's hot quite like you).

This season with you is turning out to be a difficult one. From ear infections, picky eating,teething, tantrum throwing, and delayed verbal skills, you are not always the happiest kid on the block. You are more strong willed than your sister (believe it or not) and you are very very opinionated. The Lord is teaching me patience as I learn how to best parent you during this season. My prayer for you during this season is that you would begin learning to obey right away, all the way, and with a happy heart so that as you grow this would translate to how you relate to God. 

-You weigh 25lbs 6oz (66%) and are 32inches tall (34%)
-You wear size 5 diapers, 18 month clothes, and size 4-5 in shoes
-You love to play with cars and balls (and are developing quite a throwing arm)
-You are still tolerating baths
-You eat next to nothing. Most of the time we might be able to get you to eat chicken nuggets, french fries, yogurt melts, oatmeal, yogurt, apples, bananas, ritz crackers, and cheez-its. And that's about it. Everything else you spit out or throw off your high chair. 
-You are obsessed with the outdoors
-The favorite part of your day is when daddy walks through the front door

We love you so much and are so thankful that even during trying seasons, we still have the privilege of walking through them with you, our little moose.


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