Tuesday, December 27, 2011
Friday, October 28, 2011
LOVES books. she has favorites and when i can't find her in the house, it's usually because she has pulled books off the shelf and is sitting there reading them out loud.
knows the hand movements to "popcorn popping" and does them all at the right time...and then claps at the end
started saying "boo" and poking her head around the corner
comes running EVERY time a bathroom door opens screaming "ba" (which means bath)
loves to lay on my shoulder in the middle of the night when she wakes up to eat. she will easily go back to bed, but sometimes i like to just enjoy that moment. sometimes she will blow a raspberry on my shoulder or neck and then giggle
pushes her doll stroller wherever she goes. she yells if it doesn't fit between 2 things to come with her
ADORES babies and reaches up to tickle them whenever she sees one
shakes her head yes and no. she's much better at no than yes, but the yes is so cute because her whole body moves with it
LOVES to dance and thinks i'm so funny when i dance and sing to her
stands by the door and waits when she hears me get my keys. today she even said bye and waved to me and then turned and faced the door...
and now my brain is getting tired... haha. you can imagine why i don't sit down and do this more often.
i don't even have a picture of her first birthday party to share yet. friends and family had their cameras and i haven't taken a minute to get them from them... but it sure was cute how she wouldn't even taste her cake... but kept pulling it apart to feed jojo. i'm so excited as i watch those moments to see the little person she is shaping up to be. i love to see bits of that person inside...
Monday, September 5, 2011
I cannot believe this girl is 11 months old. we are counting down the days until she is one and i just wish i could freeze time! and yet, it gets more and more fun every day! she started walking this weekend and went from 2-3 steps to walking everywhere completely on her own overnight. it's like we skipped something in the middle. i couldn't believe how fast it happened. she's such a fun little monkey though. we have had SUCH a great summer! i remember thinking when she was born that it was horrible timing because she was going to be a little baby all winter... but WHAT A FUN AGE for her first summer! she loves the beach. she loves to play and laugh outside on the grass. she loves going for walks anywhere and everywhere. she LOVES to eat cheerios. she loves sea world and the wild animal park and all the animals she sees. but she especially loves being around kids. she gets so excited when she sees kids...especially kids she knows. she makes me laugh so hard. so here are some fun pictures from our summer. (can you believe it's over!?!?!) they are totally out of order, but whatever...
Monday, August 15, 2011
Wednesday, June 29, 2011
Thursday, June 23, 2011
Wednesday, June 15, 2011
Tuesday, June 14, 2011
Friday, June 10, 2011
lov how much she loves them. she hears the bag and jumps. it's so
cute! naturally, I keep a Costco sized bag in the car...in the
stroller...at home... when all else fails, bring out the cheerios!
Monday, June 6, 2011
Wednesday, May 25, 2011
and...just cuz i love these faces! lydia was feeding herself rice and ended up with this little treasure on her face. :)
and i just love how excited she is in this picty. she LOVES to stand!!! my days of getting things done during waking hours are over.
Saturday, May 21, 2011
We got home tonight and went for a walk to the park as a family. It was magical! Lydia sat and played with her dad and reveled in the moments. Then we sat and read books until bedtime. We are all just so relieved it's over and excited to be together. :)
Friday, May 20, 2011
prefers to nap in her car seat inside her crib. I don't really kind
except that someday she'll get too big... so whenever we are home, we
try the crib. usually she SCREAMS forever only to pass out and sleep
for only 40 minutes. today, she was really quiet. but every time I
checked, she was crawling around...like a lion pacing it's cage...
30 minutes later, I go in to find this. I think she fell asleep mid
crawl. I wonder how long it will last? but at least it was calm and
peaceful, right? haha
Thursday, May 19, 2011
Monday, May 16, 2011
Sunday, May 15, 2011
Tuesday, May 10, 2011
review our day. I wonder if I read to her enough, sang to her enough,
talked to her enough...but I find myself always asking 'did I hold her
enough today?' it's so easy to just watch her play and not get too
involved, but the days when I know I did my best are the ones when I
laughed with her. when she sat on my lap while we discovered new
things she can do instead of me just observing...
I hope this little lady always knows that she is loved beyond
comprehension. isn't that the most important gift we can give them?
the knowledge that they are loved... how much greater a world could
this be if more kids knew how loved they really are?