Wednesday, October 26, 2011

13 Months

My little pumpkin baby is 13 months!  I can't believe it.  I swear with each passing month I get more and more confused as to how it's possible for her to be as old as she is.  Lucy continues to fill our home with pure joy, belly laughs, and wet kisses.  She is the joy of our lives and we are so blessed to be her parents. 

At 13 months, Lucy:
  • has officially taken her first steps!
  • walks really well while pushing her little car toy.
  • stands freely in the middle of the room, has for a while.
  • is still the busiest child who has ever lived.  She doesn't stop for 10 seconds all day long, unless it's nap time.  She even wiggles and kicks her feet throughout every meal.
  • is very curious about everything that is going on around her at all times.
  • can climb onto anything and everything she can see.
  • is very very fast.
  • is very playful and giggly.
  • LOVES the princess car we got her for her birthday.  She scoots around the house all day long on that thing.  She knows where she needs to duck to get under the island and the tables and uses it to open drawers she usually wouldn't be able to reach.
  • loves to empty cabinets and drawers we don't have child locks on.  There are a few that we have that aren't compatible with the child safety latches so we just have to deal with the constant emptying and cleaning up.  Don't worry, the only things in those drawers and cupboards are completely harmless.
  • still loves to do somersaults.  I find her upside down, waiting to be tipped over several times a day.
  • still loves her hats and scarves.  She also now loves shoes and sunglasses.  She still tries to dress herself.  
  • is a little tornado baby.  She leaves a huge mess in every room she crawls into.
  • is a fantastic eater.  She still loves everything and is mostly on a fruit and veggie diet with grains and legumes thrown in there as well.  She eats salmon every now and then and we have started introducing cheese and yogurt into the mix.
  • gets distracted and bored very easily.  She plays with a toy for about 1 minute before she throws it behind her and she's onto the next thing (with the exception of her car and stacking rings).  She can put all of the stacking rings on the pole by herself!  She claps after every single one she puts on, it's pretty funny.  
  • still loves attention from anyone and everyone who will give it to her, which is pretty much anyone who ever sees her.
  • has discovered toilet paper and loves to unravel and shred the entire roll.
  • is afraid of the vacuum.
  • got her first ear infection.  It was soooo sad.  She was miserable, but is doing great now.  It was the first time she's really been sick.  She had a minor cold when she was a few months old, but other than that, this is it.  We were so sad for her.
  • still smiles from ear to ear all day long- my favorite thing about her.  She is a very happy little baby.
  • still nurses morning and night but only for a couple more days.
  • has a terrible sounding whine that comes out when she's tired.  
  • loves playing with other kids and babies.  She is very social, always has been.
  • says hot, woof woof, moo, yep, and dada.
  • loves to play peek-a-boo, patty cake and chasing games.
  • still loves her bink, although we aren't giving it to her quite as often.
  • nods yes and shakes her head no when you ask her questions and knows what she's doing.  She always says 'yep' when she nods and does it very deliberately.  It's so cute and funny!
  • still the tiniest baby in the bunch.  Her pants all fall off and are baggy in the legs.  She's just tiny.
  • loves to kiss herself in the mirror and in pictures.
  • loves to turn light switches off and help me open the curtains.
  • still puts everything in her mouth.
  • instantly shoots her hand up to her ear every time she hears a phone ring or I get a text.  She loves to pretend to talk on the phone and play games on it as well.
  • is smart and funny, cleaver and sneaky. She is the cutest baby I have ever seen.
I'm sure there are things I'm missing that I will have to add as they pop into my mind.  Lucy is my happy.  She is completely adorable in every way and is loved by all who know her.  I am so lucky to be her mama.  I couldn't ask for more.  She completes my life.

Monday, October 24, 2011

Fall Festivities

We have been loving this Autumn weather and have been trying to take advantage of it as much as possible.  This past week we took Lucy to the pumpkin patch.  She loved it, we loved it- it was a great evening.

 Last week, we went to the cabin to spend some time with my family.  Sundance is absolutely gorgeous this time of year.  We hiked, played outside, ate delicious food, took naps- it was perfect.

Tuesday, October 4, 2011

Like Mother Like Daughter

My Lucy is hilarious! This girl loves accessories. She got some scarves for her birthday and they are one of her very favorite things these days. She will dig them out of her basket in her room and drape them around her shoulders. If she doesn't have an actual scarf she will take whatever she can find- dish towels, gym pants, t-shirts, bras, etc, and wrap herself in them. She gets so frustrated when she can't get them to stay on. She does the same thing with hats. Whatever she can find to go on her head instantly becomes a hat. She has put bloomers, blocks, boxes, towels, bowls, etc on her head to make a hat. She loves to wear my headbands as necklaces and takes the rubber bands out of my hair and wears them as bracelets. While I fold the laundry, she tries to dress herself. She is smart and knows where each piece of clothing goes, but gets so mad when she can't put her shirt, socks, or pants on by herself. She is becoming very independent already. I'm sure we have some very frustrating moments to come because of this. I feel like she is too young to be wanting to do things herself! Her newest thing is wanting to feed herself using utensils. Oye! She is a very smart and determined little girl and I love that about her.

Lucy's accessories: