Cuddles? No thank you!

May 12, 2015 | Just a little story I had to jot down. The past few nights you’ve woken up with some pretty intense crying. We aren’t exactly sure why, but think maybe it’s another molar coming in? Usually you can settle yourself down in under 10 minutes (while your Dad and I debate if we should go in there/discuss from our beds what could be the problem). But these nights have been different, in that the crying continues and it gets more intense!  This particular night, you hadn’t had much to drink before bed so your Dad went in to try again. Diaper change (more screaming), bottle attempt (more screaming), back in the crib (crying, but maybe not as much). Dad returns to bed and we hope that maybe you’ll settle. 10 more minutes and I decide to try. Tylenol (actually your quiet because you LOVE medicine for some reason), rocking in the chair (works for a moment, but then more screaming). The funniest part of all of this is what you did to both Dad and I as we attempted to rock you to sleep. You wiggle free from our arms/laps, toddle over to your crib, grab the rails and scream to be put in there!  What kid DOES NOT want to be held & comforted?! Especially when you’ve been all about the hugs lately (and kisses)! Who knows, but you finally did settle yourself after we left you alone. Crazy kid! Here’s an old photo, but it applies pretty well…

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Visiting E!

May 9, 2015 | When you live in the suburbs, it’s not all too often that you venture downtown for events as a family. We were already downtown for the CF walk, so we thought it made sense to visit our BFF E at her new home! It has been beyond fun watching these two grow up, and when they get together they just eye one another! I had my camera handy so I snapped a few pics on their porch.  E looking adorable in her Winfield onesie, and my E looking a bit rough in her muscle-tank…ha!!

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CF Walk

May 9, 2015 | We’ve done a few walks in our time, since E’s cousins C & K both have Cystic Fibrosis. The skies started out a bit threatening, but luckily the rain held off and the sun came out!  E loves her stroller, so doing these events is pretty nice at this age.  She walked around the group (lots of our family was there) and ate all of the Planet Sub + cookies she could get her hands on. She has a team shirt to wear for next year, but this time around a pink bow just had to do!

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A Royal Beginning

May 3, 2015 | When E did so well at her first soccer game, we had high hopes for her first ROYALS game.  I guess a couple of months makes a BIG difference when it comes to a toddler sitting in a seat!  We arrived fairly early (to ensure she’d nap earlier than usual), but knew there were tons of activities for kids we could do before the game started.  The weather was nice, but with no breeze the sun was actually a bit toasty.  So I waited in the sun for the carousel while D kept her entertained in some shade.  It was SO WORTH it when I captured this video of her smile.  Ignore my obnoxious talking…but I’ll do whatever it takes to get her happy!  We walked around the kids area a bit, then decided to find our seats.  Where I sat for MAYBE 10 whole minutes?  While she went through snacks and some dollar-bin surprises I brought to entertain her.  Oh well, walking the concourse was entertaining for awhile too… <sarcasm>

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We decided to leave while we were ahead, and she REALLY liked my pink lemonade.  I have a feeling she likes sugar as much as her momma… 🙂

Words Words Words!

April 27, 2015 | I wanted to post about the words that she understands right now at just over 14-months.  I picture her as not really understanding what I’m saying, so when she points at all of the words I’m saying I just look at her in a whole new way!  This book is our favorite, and she can point to almost everything on these two pages when I ask where they are.  Our first Parents-as-Teachers (PAT) appointment was this month and I think I’m really going to like it!

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Some other funny things at this age:

  • Scrunch face & Head tilt (these are adorable)
  • Tickle-tickle (she can actually say this one)
  • I ask her where these are:  Head, Mouth, Ears, Belly/Belly button, Feet, Hands
  • Birds & Airplane
  • Swing & Slide
  • Eat (of course she knows this one)
  • Bottle
  • Diaper & wipes
  • Shoes, hat, coat (which she will bring over to us to indicate her desire to go outside)
  • Outside & Grass
  • Sit down
  • Ball, Dolly, Books, Elephant, Blue Puppy…basically most of her toys

I’m sure some are missing, but I absolutely love this age.  Except for the random DRAMATIC moments (where she’ll smack her own legs in a little tantrum when we bring her inside or stop her from tumbling down the stairs)… 🙂

Bubbles, Bubbles, in my hair…

April 23, 2015 | I wanted to introduce E to bubbles in a BIG way…which meant a bubble machine!  I have a couple for my family photo-shoots, so I pulled them out to show her. MOST of the time with little ones I can get images with the bubbles for a good 5-minutes before they really want to understand the machine itself.  I got 15-20 seconds with my E. Go figure… 🙂

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