Thursday, September 30, 2010
Wednesday, September 29, 2010
C-Line: "My Mom's over there..." "I can get you some wood chips..."
Tuesday, September 28, 2010
What a BIG girl you are getting to be our little Minnie :) You and I have been having SO much fun these long fall days!! We have spent a ton of time at our local park and even ventured over to your friend's and cousin's park last week. (Seperate blog to follow) We are in a groove now of play dates every other week and Bible Study on the "other week" so you get to see your closest friends EVERY WEEK and you LOVE it! Better days for us are the ones in which we can get out of the house. You are working on at LEAST two more teeth and distraction is our friend...
This month you have MASTERED stair climbing and we have to keep an eye on you ALL the time. You have even figured out that when Daddy is coming for you to put a "wiggle" on it and try to get up just ONE more stair before he snags you... naughty naughty.
Your favorite thing to do is pull up and couch/table surf or reach for whomever's hand is the closest so you can walk. Independence makes you happy and I'm all about making you happy :) If that means encouraging you to walk... well... we'll chaulk it up to being a rookie Mom and encouraging you :)
We did have some "excitement" this month yet AGAIN with your food... Similac Recall
We had to switch you cold turkey to another kind of formula but once again you handled it like a champ and you just "rolled" with it... much like you have been doing from the time you popped out. I can only pray that this makes you tough and understanding.
Not much has changed in a typical day for you. It starts around 6AM but we leave you in your bed chatting to yourself and waking up happy while Daddy and I do devotions together while he gets ready for school. When we are done he goes in to get you up and play, and see him off to work. We walk/crawl over to the deck doors to wave good-bye to him and you LOVE it. After he leaves you have a few Cheerios and around 7 you are ready for breakfast. You eat just about any fruit except bananas. I keep trying them with you but you pretend to gag everytime. You have a bottle and then you are down and going... sometimes you jump in your excesaucer, sometimes you race around in your walker or just crawl around playing with your toys and trying to get into things you shouldn't. We are pretty sure you are trying to drop that early AM nap but that makes for a long time until your afternoon one... so sometime between 8:30-9ish you let us know you are ready for a nap and in the past month that nap was lasting about 1.5 hours. You are ready for another nap between 1-2ish after a lunch of a couple of veggies and another bottle. Sometimes you take another catnap later in the afternoon if we are out and about sometimes you like to stay awake for the entire afternoon. By 4PM it isn't going well for anyone :) A late afternoon snooze is good for you. You have dinner around 5-5:30 and that is more cereal, a couple more veggies/meats and another bottle that you like to linger with for about an hour. You are in bed for the night between 6:30-7 and we do it all again the next day :)
This month you found out that your Aunnie Becker and Uncle D are going to be adding to their family in a VERY special way so you offered to help Aunnie B by modeling her craft fair fundraiser items...DURING your lunch
and you went to the FIRST annual Apple Festival in our town where GrammmmmPA paid for you to have your face painted (it is No Spend month after all :) Good thing you have grandparents :)
because you looked SO cute and you KNEW it :) You've enjoyed some of Daddy's soccer games and LOVE to just be OUTSIDE. We are pretty sure you think you are one of the "big girls" because you kept trying to get out onto the field when we had you out of your stroller... good thing for cousins that distract you :)
This coming month we look forward to taking you to your first FAIR and watching you with all the animals, people and sights. TiTi and Uncle L let you borrow a backpack carrier so that you'll be up nice and high, facing forward (your favorite) taking it all in outside. I bet you'll have a blast!! I can't believe we only have two SHORT months before your first birthday and I fear that when we get there your Mommy might just break down and cry from 1) the fact that we MADE it and 2) HOW DID WE GET HERE SO FAST!?!? :) We just love you more and more everyday and as Daddy and I have been talking about you growing up... we want you to have such a happy childhood. One that makes you smile and keeps you laughing long after you grow up.
We love you "baby" girl.
Daddy and Mommy.
Monday, September 27, 2010
Friday, September 24, 2010
Thursday, September 23, 2010
Man the time goes by way too fast... Had a great time O-Boyz and I'm praying for you during this special time in your life...