September 15, 2015

Oh My Goodness!

Traxel Time is getting a new edition! Baby #2 is due 4/2/16

September 13, 2015

Lily is 15 Months Old!

Big Events: 
  • 6/7 - Turned One!
  • 6/12-6/14 - Stayed with Nana and Papa while Mom and Dad went to Galena
  • 6/29-7/3 - Trip to Oklahoma to visit Great-Great Grandma. Dad in Canada
  • 7/10-7/12 - Heritage Days in Mount Vernon
  • 7/20-7/22 - Baby B stayed with us while his foster family had a new baby
  • 7/25 - Celebrated cousin Madeline's 1st birthday
  • 8/2 - Celebrated Pax's 1st birthday
  • 8/3-8/8 - Stayed at Nana's while Daddy was in NC for work. 
  • 8/18 - Got my 5th tooth
  • 8/20-8/23 - Stayed with Grammy and Grampy while M&D went to KC. 
  • 8/22 - Started walking 
  • 9/7 - 15 Months Old on Labor Day

Size (Percentile): home approximates
  • Height - 29.5" 
  • Weight - 19.9 lbs 
  • Head Circumference - 18.5"

Typical Daily Schedule
Wake up around 8:30, breakfast of milk and cereal, play time, lunch,  nap from 11:30-2:30, snack (water bottle and crackers), play time (usually a walk when Dad gets home), dinner and bedtime routine (bath, pjs, books and bed) starting at 6:30, usually asleep by 8.

Things I Love:

  • Reading my books
  • Walking all over 
  • Putting the animals into the toy ark
  • Baby dolls and stuffed animals
  • Meat, potatoes, fruit, YOGURT (see picture below) 

My New Milestones:
  • Transitioned to whole milk from formula 
  • Drinking from a straw - love my Camelbak! 
  • Got my 5th tooth
  • Walking! 
  • Wave, blow kisses, "answer the phone" and "Oh my goodness" 
  • Starting to help pick up toys by giving them to M&D to put in the baskets.

Highlights of the Month:

  • I almost fit in most of my 12 month clothes now and I'm still in size 3 diapers. 
  • I bring my books to Mom or Dad and sit on their lap until they read to me. When I read them by myself I repeat "buh" over and over as I "read". 
  • My hair got long enough for a fountain pony on top and now pigtails. I end up with little buns because it is SO curly. 
  • I make funny faces at Mom and Dad, crinkling up my nose. 
  • My "friends" are starting to become real friends. Pax and I are really excited to see each other in the morning and I got to play at the 4th of July parade with Logan, Ryder, Finley and Hunter! So much fun!
  • When Mom goes to put me down for nap, I give her a big hug, snuggle on her shoulder, give her kiss and then lean into the crib to tell her to lay me down to sleep. 
  • We traveled a lot this summer. I still won't sleep in the car, so that was exciting, but I'm still a pretty good sport. On the way to and from Oklahoma (8 hours each way) I only slept about an hour total! 
  • I met my Great-Great Grandma in July! She was almost 98 years old! After her birthday in August, she sent me her balloons so I could play with them. 
  • I also spent a lot of time in the Ergo with Mom this summer because Mom and Dad love to go on walks after work. 
  • I loved the pool in OK but hate it at home, so mom thinks it's probably because of how cold the water is here. 
  • Mom and Dad left me with my grandparents for two weekend trips this summer - with Nana and Papa when they went to Galena and with Grammy and Grampy when they went to Kansas City. I finally learned how to walk while Mom and Dad were in KC, so I walked to Mom for the first time on her birthday. 
  • I got my first real injury in July when I took a header off the love seat and hit my face on the TV stand. I looked like Scarface, but after a short cry it was worse for Mommy than for me. 
  • I need to moved up to the toddler room at D6 since I started walking. I've been in that room for a long time so Mom was a little nervous, but I did great with Jessamy and the Beckers. 
  • Mom and Dad have really enjoyed playing with me now that I'm more of a toddler than an infant - I get to play with them instead of just look at them like they're weird. 

Birthday present from Mom and Dad

5 generations, 13 months to 97 years + 11 months!!

4th of July parade with lots of friends

Scarface about 15 minutes post tumble
Grunder Campout shirt from last summer finally fits

Paxton's Anchors Aweigh party
Working at her Papa's desk, looking like her Great-Papa
Playing with Grampy while Mom and Dad were in KC
Rocking her chucks from Aunt Amanda - also, walking in shoes is hard.

Go Cyclones!