Wednesday, July 30, 2008

my sweet pea loves sweet peas!

























16 months old. really?

is my baby REALLY 16 months old? how is that possible? she was just a little peanut not so long ago. now she is walking, talking, letting me know what she wants. it is amazing.

her milestones for now are:
  • she can do a somersault by herself now.
  • she can reach behind herself with her hands and lift her hiney off the ground. sort of like if you were doing a butt toning exercise. she seems to have a lot of arm strength.
  • she went up a set of steps on a slide the other day and lifted herself up on her arms and pulled her legs through to sit on her bottom to slide down.
  • she can almost jump and get her feet off the ground.
  • her vocabulary is up to about 50 words now. i will post another day about all of those.
  • she sleeps until about 7am most days. big change from 5:30-6:00.
  • she signs: more, please, and thank you regularly. AND she made up her own sign for thank you. instead of this:


she makes two fists and hits her tummy 2 times. it is so cute. i dont know where that came from :)
  • she is adding syllables to words now. pa for paci went to paci! she says doggy and mommy.
  • i trimmed her bangs for the 1st time. she wont let me do her little ponytails anymore so i had to trim the shaggy hair so she could see.
  • this one isnt so cute but she loves the tv. she will run up to it and do the please sign and say tv tv. it is so hard to not give in when she asks for it!
  • she still loves loves loves black beans and now sweet peas. she gets so excited when i make these things. she will say over and over again: beans, beans, beans or peas, peas, peas! she would rather eat those 2 things than ANYTHING else! crazy :)
anyway that is all for now. stay tuned for a vocabulary list of her words to date.

Thursday, July 24, 2008

best friends

these are some of my most favorite people in the world!!!








from left to right
back row: abby (roses daughter), me, erica, jen, gina, susan and rose
front row: stacey and audrey

Wednesday, July 23, 2008

toothpaste for ANT blocker?

so we have had an infiltration of ants into our kitchen lately. i found the entrance point. since we have a toddler that eats off the floor ALL the time (you know yours does too!) i didn't want to use regular bug killer. so i took some toothpaste an spread it on the hole like a caulk. WORKED LIKE A CHARM!!! that is my green, baby safe works for me wednesday tip!

try it!

Monday, July 21, 2008

little helper










we just recently did some upgrades to our back yard ~ well really our side yard ~ look at the little helper!










look how serious she is!










stay tuned for some before and after pics of the whole project this week!










Saturday, July 19, 2008

cat fest mess, UGH!

so you know how they say when your kids are quiet they are usually into something. well i didn't think my sweet 16th month old was that sneaky yet. well was i wrong. yesterday when i was getting ready she was out doing something to entertain herself. i thought she was in her room playing with all her new shoes!

this is what i found when i came around the corner:










after she dumped all the water and cat food onto the floor, she started jumping in the water in her socks! good times!

Thursday, July 17, 2008

shoe obsession much?










so tonight grandma came over to take the bug shoe shopping! well everyone is having sales right now! so we went a little crazy.

do you think we have a problem?

Monday, July 14, 2008

42 seconds of the other side of the babe

more savannah trip pics













3 generations. mags great grandmother! we like to call her juicy lucy (j.l.). (so sorry gma i couldn't help myself)













kiss mark on her cheek from j.l.













look at the little helper!













wet baby! look at those chubby legs!













just playing in the pool.

Saturday, July 12, 2008

up close finally









look at those snaggle little teeth!



























mom no more...









pictures!!









cant help it!









when she is this cute!

Friday, July 11, 2008

budding photographer

the babe got a hold of the camera and this is what she shot. fun huh?































Tuesday, July 8, 2008

Monday, July 7, 2008

so i did have some pics

wow did this little peanut have fun in the sprinklers or what!! check out her socks. so glad i dont freak out about her getting dirty bc she and i would have missed out on an amazing experience!!





















































































Saturday, July 5, 2008

sprinkler ~ lollipop fun

because our bug is always on the move i did not get a lot of pics from this weekend.

here is a fun video of her running in the sprinkler!!




here is another one of her eating her first lollipop!!


Tuesday, July 1, 2008

eyes, ears, nose!!

EYES










EARS










NOSE










CUTEST BUG EVER!