Sunday, March 31, 2013

Your 1st...

...Easter! It started out rainy but ended up to be a beautiful day. No Easter egg hunt this year, but you did get a cute Easter basket from your Mimi & other cute things from you other grandparents. We have so much to be thankful for, especially having you in our lives. We had a busy our veggie & herb garden done. I love gardening & have been doing it for years, but this year it's even more special because we get to feed you with food from our garden. We went to the Michigan/Florida game, was a lot of fun. Then we just got to hang out as a family, our favorite time of all. Love you xo

Wednesday, March 27, 2013

The tiny moments...

...can be the most beautiful. You love music & making your own music is even better. You have to pull on the chimes every time before we go inside & your expression of pure joy when you hear the sound makes me smile. Your amazement with the simple things brings so much happiness xo.

Thursday, March 21, 2013

Someone I know...

...has been backward crawling/scooting under the sofa. It's like your little fort & you get so proud of yourself when you make it under there. You are sooo funny & get a real kick out of yourself! You are clapping, waving & hi-fiving. You are also trying a bunch of new foods & love feeling the different textures, so cute xo

Tuesday, March 19, 2013

My sweet pea... 8 months old! It's so amazing to see your transformation every month & how much more active & aware of your surroundings you become. We are so thankful for you each & every day. You are really working on crawling & pulling up right now, I give it a couple weeks until you really start moving around, but you have the rock & roll down. You love having me tickle your arms & hands now before you go to sleep, such a sweet thing. Your favorite food right now is blueberries & yogurt, as well as zucchini. Every morning when you wake up you are so happy & like me to help you sit up so you can pull yourself up. You love puzzles, books & musical instruments right now. You splash in the bath & love your foam letters. When we go for walks you reach your hand out of the stroller to grab the puppies leashes, they always make you laugh. They like to lay their heads in your lap so you can pet them & you understand the word gentle. You laugh at silly things like when you eat cottage cheese, Angelo chases shadows & when we give you your stuffed animals to hug & kiss. You are so loved & the happiest little girl I know xo

Sunday, March 17, 2013

St. Patty's day & wedding shower...

...this weekend. Another busy couple days but a lot of fun. You adapt so well to different situations. Auntie Spanky came to visit & we had a camp themed shower for her at Mimi's. we like our parties & Mimi does such a great job. You stayed up late because you have a hard time missing out on fun, but you slept in which was awesome! Fun times & more to come!

Friday, March 15, 2013

Mini... date yesterday with Phillip & Jessica's children. You had a lot of fun being around other kids. You are very observant, patient & interact so sweetly. Should be a good weekend with auntie spanky in town, its wedding shower time : ) oh & love your new hat on you,we love you xo

Tuesday, March 5, 2013

A few of our favorite items...

...recently. wanted to make sure i documented things that you enjoy & use a lot over time. it's fun to see how you grow & transform, you are a smart little cookie. you just learned 'high five' last night & really got a kick out of yourself, goofy girl. xo

 you absolutely love puzzles, right now the melissa & doug knob animal ones are great

any raffi cd is good, especially this one & 'quiet time'. they are a little twist to the norm & tolerable as they sound kind of bluesy/jazzy
 baby einstein's 'music on the go' is very handy. different lights & tunes help keep you content on road trips & it's easy to hold on to

munchkin mozart music cube is genious. lights up & plays the individual instruments & you can add & take away instruments playing as you please. also, the corners are soft so you can chew on it if you want, so great.

jelly cat books are adorable & have fun little tails for each animal that you like to touch & feel the different textures

vtech book is very interactive, keeps your attention well

monday the bullfrog book is so cute, you love his eyes & the bugs in his mouth for each day of the week 

the chicco walker is by far your favorite item. you feel very proud & independent when you walk around the house. you chase the puppies around in it too, so funny. & you know how to back up & turn yourself to go around corners

when you do watch tv, we put in this sesame street dvd or dora & you love it. you bounce in your bouncer & play with the toy bar while you watch intently

i wanted you to have some little musical instruments to play with & make noise on your own. these guys are great, the fit right in your hand, fine to chew on & make all different sounds, you really like the bells

i got this mirror to go with your play mat & now that you are sitting up you like to pick it up & look at yourself in it. makes you smile

now that teethers are important, these sprout ones seem to be your fav. they fit easily in your hand & have different textures that seem to make your gums feel better

this seems to be the blankie you love the most, taggie or 'b'. you are big on constantly touching things & like different textures. these are soft, you like to put it next to or over your face (you are great at peek-a-boo) & chew on the tags.

we just got you the recaro convertible car seat for your next seat. it is great, solid construction & a lot more comfortable than your chicco car seat. you are getting to be such a big girl

i like oxo anything & their bowls, snack cups, etc are all simple & functional. bright colors are fun too

we still use the aden & anais 'bips' (my favorite) but this cute bib from skip hop is too cute, covers a good amount of space, washes up nicely & rolls into a nifty little pouch. you chew on it while you eat, so funny

i picked up a lesportsac travel bag like the one above for our trip coming up. an all in one baby bag is so important & i love how their bags have a lot of zippers & handy little compartments. will make all of your stuff easy to access for our upcoming travels

lastly, you absolutely love bathtime & these squishy toys are your fav. you stick them in your mouth, splash them in the bath & hold them under the water. & makes it easy to work on your abc's & 123's

babyganics products are my fav for sure. we use most of their products to keep all of your stuff clean & santized in a gentle, organic way

born free bottles are so great, you like your cup too

i know there are more items we use on a daily basis, but these seem to stand out the most!