Thursday, June 23, 2011

15 Months!

I'm a little a late on posting this, but I just wanted to take a moment and record this time in my sweet baby's life.

15 Month Stats:
Weight: 28.5 lbs (98% percentile)
Height: 33 inches (98% percentile)
***This is the first time our height and weight have matched up. YAY!***
Head: 17 3/4 inches (60% percentile)

Eating and Sleeping:
3 Meals a day with three servings of milk
1 nap around 12:30 or 1:00 (lasting about 2-3 hours)
Goes to bed around 7:30 and usually wakes up at 8:00 am

This has been taking place for about a month or so now (started around 14 months).

Talking lots
Here are some of the words she is saying:
Momma, Dadda, bye bye- while waving, hey- while waving, boo, wee, yay, uh-oh, ball, duck, dog, book, eyes- while pointing to her or your eyes, nose- while pointing to her or your nose, No- this is not my favorite word, stop- another not so favorite word, all done- while doing sign language, thank you- More like "ank you", please- "ease", this- "is" while pointing to something she wants, read- for read book, light- "igh" while pointing to, off- while pointing to the light switch on the wall, and "nigh nigh" for night night

  • books- She wants me to read to her ALL the time.
  • attention
  • snuggling with mommy
  • eating whatever mommy eats- she's always gotta have a little bit of my food- she's like a little puppy begging for food
  • watching "Yo Gabba Gabba"
  • her luvy
  • dancing
  • water activities
  • being outside
  • walking everywhere
  • pointing
  • strawberries, bananas, kiwi, citrus fruits (limes, lemons, oranges), cheese, chicken fingers, green bean casserole, broccoli and rice, popsicles
  • Having to come inside
  • Being told "no"
  • diaper changes
  • Riding in the car- unless she's watching a DVD
  • Getting in and out of stroller or buggies- mainly after she's been running a few errands
  • Having something taken away from her
  • Spankings- Unfortunately, we do have to pop her little thigh to get her attention sometimes.
Here are some of the ways she has been CRACKING me up lately:
  • She'll stop while walking and just start dancing if she here's music or if she feels the need to wiggle. Sometimes, she also does this when she's eating something yummy :).
  • Nodding her head to music in the car.
  • Smiling- she will squint her eyes, curl her nose, and make a real tight looking smile. This smile is all about "Look at me! I'm cute and I know it!"
  • I've been teaching her how to turn off the light. When she does it, she claps for herself.
  • Her laugh- She cackles! I will have to get it on video so you can see. It is hilarious.
  • In the morning when I go in to get her, she'll sit up in her bed. When I go to pick her up, she'll lay back down really quickly and laugh. This game is fun for her but not so fun for her pregnant mommy.
  • She's at the stage where she wants to give you things and say "ank you." It's really cute.
I sure do LOVE this little girl. She is just so much fun!

Summer Time!

Well, it's officially SUMMER, and, boy, does it ever feel like it! Susannah Grace has had a blast playing outdoors these last couple of months. Here are a few things we've been up to:

In mid-March Amy and I loaded up our girls and headed to the zoo!
Susannah Grace and Livi were amazed by this ferocious tiger!
They also really enjoyed gazing at this little guy. Isn't he cute?
Here's mommy and baby studying the new elephant exhibit.
We also appreciated the beauty of these Flamingos!

Water Fun!
Since it's been SO HOT we've tried to cool off by playing with our water table and our pool!
Daddy was squirting her with water!
Running away from Daddy and the hose laughing!
Time out- I need a little break!
Back for more!
Off to another adventure!

The Farmer's Market!
Trey and I have recently really gotten into going to the Farmer's Market (Pepper Place) to buy local produce on Saturday mornings. Susannah Grace seems to enjoy it to, as long as she stays pretty cool and gets to get out and walk a little here and there.

Susannah Grace was really excited when we told her we were going to the farmer's market!
It's definitely a busy place to be on Saturday morning.
Just strolling around looking at the yummy produce...
We got a surprise visit from this little guy on our stroller.
I thought it was pretty cool. I don't think I've ever seen a dragonfly so big.
On our way out of the market. Look at my big girl. She's growing up too fast!

The Park!
We've been to a few parks here and there when it's not 100+ degrees. Here are a few pictures of Susannah Grace playing at the park in Leeds.

Daddy and Susannah Grace heading to the park!
SG pointing at something interesting.
Riding a grasshopper
Peeking at mommy through the tunnel.

We've really enjoyed doing lots of playing these last couple of months!

Thursday, June 2, 2011

Sweet Cousins

Here are some pictures of Susannah Grace and Sydney right after SG's 1st birthday and right before Sydney's 2nd birthday. Kim Maye ALWAYS does a fabulous job!
This picture is so sweet of the girls!
This one cracks me up. It looks like Susannah Grace is telling Sydney a folk tale story.
Silly...They sure do have fun together at Meme's house!