Friday, February 22, 2013

11 months

Here's some stats:

Height: 25 inches

Weight: 20.5? pounds (that's just what I saw when you crawled on the scale while we were in the bathroom one day)

Eating: nursing, avocado, puffs, yogurt, bananas, pears, shredded chicken, carrots, cheese, bread, hummus, pasta, peas, spicy foods (inside of my homemade southwestern eggrolls - black beans, chilis, corn, spinach, cheese and spices) and anything you can get your hands on!

Favorite toys: LINKS! The edges of the interlocking playmat, kitchen items (spatulas/tupperware), books, motorcycle, purse

Words: Mama (more of a chatter but I think we're counting it), Ella and Dada

Teeth: None

Sleeping: 9-6, nurse, then back to bed until between 7 and 9.
This month was another big one, you found the stairs on your own and climbed all the way up them (with mama right behind you of course). After you found the stairs you didn't forget about them, you kept sneaking down the hallway.. not an easy feat since when you crawl your hands slap the laminate flooring. We also played outside in the snow, the first time you didn't like it so much because we didn't have a sled for you yet and I just plopped you on the ground! The second time you hung out in the sled with your mouth open and tongue out trying to catch all the flakes. This month also brought the purchase of your first real pair of shoes and a lot of standing on your own. We have gotten a half step out of you and that's all. I'm sure you'll be walking before your first birthday which is coming up way too soon! In music class this past week instead of gnawing on the drumsticks when Mr. Chris took them out you put one in each hand and banged them on the ground. It was really cool to watch you do that! I can't believe that the next monthly update I will write for you is the big 1 year! How has it already been almost a year? It's insane and I still trying to put it together in my mind that I'm planning your first birthday party. You are such an amazing baby and I love watching you grow and explore every day. You are such fun to be around and I couldn't imagine my life without you!  

Tuesday, February 12, 2013

Round here..

Round here we..

Crawl onto the dog's bed and lay down for the quickest power nap ever (a split second),

 Go for treadmill runs with skirts on to get used to them for Florida temps,

 Cheer mommy on when she's running,

Clap with our feet,

 Play in the snow,

Run 13.3 miles on snowy roads with a windchill of -10,

Eat delicious cookies in anticpation of our trip,

Play with all the other babies at the mountain,
Take our clothes out of the laundry basket, 

Climb up the stairs

We're busy people!

Saturday, February 2, 2013

Busy bees

This has been one crazy week! Between work and life there has been no time for writing. So here's our week in a flash..

Saturday I did 9.5 miles with my buddy, when we started it was -2°F! My motivation for even getting out of bed was a text telling me that if we were cold we would turn it around.. Okay, so that got me out of bed and I wore my normal layers with my silk ski pants and top over them and my new lulu running jacket. I felt and probably looked ridiculous, but I was warm once we got moving!

Monday M and I met up with my running buddy at the chiropractor to get a run in on the treadmill and we used this crazy wave machine which apparently really works your muscles because I was so sore the next day! M chatted on the phone..

Tuesday we had music class which was so much fun this week, M was really into it. She was clapping, yelling and hamming it up for everyone there. We had a great time and I can't wait to go back next week! She really loves the scarves so we might have to get her some.

Wednesday and Thursday were normal days of playing and snuggling. But a fun thing happened this week, M learned how to give kisses. She smiles this big huge grin and then sticks her chin out for a bit then plants one on my lips. Sometimes she even goes for the open mouther. It's really cute! And the dogger is starting to appreciate M a bit more now, she doesn't bolt as soon as the baby comes over.

And bringing the week to a close, we had a playdate today with our friends. The kiddos were so cute playing together, M was crawling all over everyone and everything.

This weekend we are birthday planning, enjoying the superbowl and doing a 5 mile run.. Almost Princess time!