Friday, November 12, 2010

One Year Already??

Okay, technically I am fourteen months, but who's counting (besides Mom)? Here are a couple of cute photos Mom was able to get of me recently.

I am a girl on the go!

Some fun facts about me:

1. I am a walker! I took my first steps just before I turned one, but really got moving at 13 months.
2. I am a climber. I will climb the stairs, up onto chairs (and sometimes tables) and into any basket, box, etc. I can get my little body into.
3. I am a dancer. Sometimes I just twist my body to the music, but other times I get my hips going too!
4. I can say "thank you," "hi," "bye, bye," "uh-oh," "dada," "mama," "baby," "yeah" and "cheese" whenever Mom has the camera out. I also sign "done" when I'm finished eating or just want out of my high chair.
5. I LOVE to look at books, especially touch and feel books. I would spend all day making my mommy read me books, if she'd let me. :)
6. I love to cuddle and give kisses. I will give kisses to pretty much anyone who asks for one!
7. My family LOVES me to pieces!

Monday, September 13, 2010

My ten and eleven month photos

I realize these are long overdue, but here they are nontheless... a favorite at ten months

And from month eleven...

My First Birthday Bash

My family threw me a pretty sweet birthday party this year. While it's true I've got none to compare it to, I did thoroughly enjoy myself and hope my future birthdays are just as nice!

Mom had fun with a vintage theme, using lots of pink because, well, girls like pink. She made these pom pom flowers from tissue paper and hung them from the ceiling above the buffet which showcased some favorite pictures Mom has taken of me this past year.

Here's a close-up picture of the pom pom flowers.

Mom and her mother, my Nana, also made this banner made of vintage fabrics.

There was enough fabric to make matching flags. Mom and Nana also made a couple banners out of paper doilies to go with the vintage theme. Easy and cute!

For food we had several salads, munchies in the pretty white footed bowls, and sandwiches. The kids had cheese or PBJ sandwiches and the adults got to make their own, just the way they liked it.

For dessert we had lemon cupcakes with lemon buttercream frosting. Yum! For the recipe, visit Your Homebased Mom.

I had a great time opening presents...

Reading cards...

Taking a closer look at my gifts...

and playing with friends.

Thanks to everyone who helped make my first birthday so special!

Tuesday, June 29, 2010

Favorites from Month Nine

I am almost ten months old... jeesh, I am almost a year old for that matter! Mom is having a hard time believing how fast I am growing and indeed this month has been full of growing up on my part. I am crawling all over the place, pulling myself up on everything, climbing the stairs, etc. I am a baby on the move! I even got my first tooth this month, on Father's day.

Here are some favorites Mom took this past month. Summer is here and we can finally take photos outside!

Here is one we took at Powell Butte.

Mom took this next bunch at McMenamins Edgefield.

I absolutely adore my big brother!

Tuesday, June 1, 2010

A few photos and a quick update

I realize I will be nine months old tomorrow, but I thought you all might want to see what I looked like at seven and eight months. Here are a few photos Mom took at seven months.

And a few at eight months.

I was bouncing up and down and talking when Mom took this last picture. It's a good thing I enjoy these photo shoots because they seem to happen a lot!

In other news, I started crawling just a few days ago. I never really got into the scooting thing, just waited until I was ready to get up on all fours. I also have started to enjoy solid foods. I really like bananas (it was Jonah's favorite too), carrots, sweet potatoes, squash, and prunes. I also love to feed myself those baby puffs. Yum!

Here's a video of me crawling. Enjoy!

Sunday, April 18, 2010

Spring is Here!

Sure, we've had a lot of rain this past month but we've also seen some sun too. Here are a few photos of us enjoying these moments in the outdoors.

We went to the zoo as a family yesterday and were lucky enough to see most all the animals out. We all think the new lion exhibit is pretty neat!

Mom took this photo of me while we were waiting for Dad and Jonah to ride the zoo train.

Jonah loves to go out and ride his tricycle and new bicycle so lots of times Mom brings a blanket for us to sit on while we watch him ride. Jonah decided to come over and say hello and Mom snapped a quick photo of us.

Here are some pictures at the park.

Mom thought I matched the flowers at Nana's one day so she plopped me down for a quick photo op.

And here's one last one of me in pigtails for the first time. :)

I'm loving life as a 7 month old. I can sit for long periods of time, roll all over, and have even started talking. I say "dada," "baba," "mama," "wawa," and "hiya." Of course I have no idea what I'm talking about, but it sure sounds cute to everyone listening. I love to grab everything in my reach and stare at my hands. I also have gotten pretty good at getting up on my hands and knees and will rock back and forth. I have even scooted backward and forwards a few times while up off my tummy. I have not found any foods I am super fond of, but my doctor says I just have a really strong gag reflex and that I should figure out this eating thing by the time I am a year old. At least I am a fan of milk. :)

Sunday, March 28, 2010

Almost 7 months but here I am at 6 months *wink, wink*

Mom took these weeks ago, but just never got around to posting them. We've been keeping busy and so someday maybe I'll post about all our fun too.

Sunday, February 21, 2010

Month of Firsts

I've been keeping my parents on their toes this month. Lots of firsts for me!

I tried eating a few different kinds of solid foods (i.e. sweet potatoes and bananas) but haven't found I like any yet. We'll keep trying though. No rush, right? It's not like I'm starving!

I also learned to roll over. I rolled over a few times from my tummy to back, but haven't really gotten the hang of it like I have from my back to tummy. I have even started to prefer sleeping on my tummy. Mom always puts me down on my back but I usually end up on my tummy by the time she comes in to get me in the morning or after naps.

I have even slept through the night a few times! Mom defines "sleeping through the night" as not getting up to eat at all from the time she puts me to sleep and when it's time to get up for the day. I usually sleep 12 hours at night. I have gradually been night weaning myself over the past month (bet you all wish you had babies like me, huh?). Really it started when Mom and Dad put me in my own room. Maybe it was all that snoring that kept waking me up?? Anyway, I found I really like my sleep. :)

I also went on my first hike in the gorge. We went up to Bridal Veil Falls. I loved being outside, Jonah got to ride his tricycle and we even stopped off in Hood River for a bit afterward. It was a great day!

Thursday, February 4, 2010

5 month photos

Mom got a new floor prop and decided to use it out today to take my 5 month photos. We both really liked it!

Saturday, January 30, 2010

I'm not just a model

I promised in my last blog I would post more than just some photos Mom took. It's been rough but I managed to dig up a few photos that prove I do have a life beyond modeling.

My brother and I were invited to Bodhi's birthday party last week. The big kids had a great time playing in the gym, eating cake, and going swimming. While I didn't get to do those things, I did get to hang out with my good friend, Jameson. We love to stare at each other and smile. It's pretty amusing for a baby to see another baby just about the same age and size as yourself.

I also have a lot of fun with my family. Jonah and I love to play together and I also love it when other family visits. Here's a photo of me with Papa.

Friday, January 8, 2010

4 month photos

I think I need to add some blogs that aren't just photos. I will work on that this month. But for now, here are some photos Mom took of me today.

Here is one of me and my brother. He really wanted to be in the pictures!