Monday, March 16, 2009

one and a half


Mandy is 18 months old today. I remembered just in time for a late afternoon photo shoot. Not her best time and I couldn't find the infectious smile we know and love.




She weighs in at 23.8 pounds, up .5 pounds from her 16 month stats. You can see them here.
Don't worry, I won't be posting scale pictures of my pregnancy weight gain.




It looks like she is measuring at 32.5 inches. This is the truly scientific way of taking a babies stats.




Mandy is a beautiful girl. She looks less babyish every day. I can't believe her sweet personality. We enjoy her very much, especially now that she sleeps all night (most of the time).




This is the age of discovery and recently she loves to color, eat color crayons, read books, and eat books. She's a hands-on learner.


People often comment on how much the girls look alike. I think they have similarities, but also have their own unique cuteness. Emma still favors my side of the family while Mandy looks like the Peters.

These are the 18 month pictures of Emma from Sears. I had yet to learn my lesson with cheap-o studios and I was convinced by a very skilled sales lady to buy this collage for $19. I wish the lady had been as good at photography as she was at sales. The bottom left photos is out of focus and the top right one is so dark. But what a cutie. I couldn't resist.

Do you think the girls look alike?




There is never a shortage of silliness around our house. I had to post this last picture of Mandy the other day going about her play with skillfully applied sun glasses.

10 comments:

Kellie said...

You know we have those exact sunglasses around here somewhere. And Grace still puts them on upside down! Mandy is a beautiful little girl, she has gorgeous eyes!

Melanie said...

I don't think I've ever seen them in person, but from the pictures on your blog, I've never thought they looked alike. But maybe that's just because I'm just concentrating on the P./E. characteristics I see coming through.

Stacy said...

I love 18 months! My #4 is right behind her...I can't wait.

Anonymous said...

I think that your girls look like sisters and their coloring is the same. Their features are very different from each other though. I like Mandy's serious face. She has a pouty lip that actresses pay a lot of money for! Jenni Birch

Grandma Sherri said...

I don't think they look much alike either, but yes like sisters- their hair and the Cogswell lips:)

Anonymous said...

In picture #4, Mandy looks like she could be the offspring of Brangelina!

Anonymous said...

Sorry, didn't mean to really be anoymous...that last post was from Cherie...in Albany. :)

Lindsay said...

I agree they have their own look, but you can tell they are sisters. Mandy is a little peach! I love the close-up one of her.

John and Kelly and our lambs: Joshua, Jacob, Josiah said...

I don't think they look alike, but that is probably because I've watched them grow and see them as individuals. John calls Emma: Alysun jr. and Mandy: Jeffica. So we agree with you! Mandy reminds me so much of her Great-Grandma Peters.

Choco Girl said...

She is adorable! I really like the pictures! She does look like her sister more. So Cute!