So this is about one week overdue, but our little peanut turned 1 on May 2! I know it is completely cliche, but wholly cow! Where did the last year go?! Here is what she has been up to lately:
*She weighs 19 lbs. 7oz (25%) and is 29.75" long (75%). Her head is still off the charts :) She has definitely slowed down in the weight department, but how could she not with a crawl that fast?! :)
*She has started to get way more vocal and now will say bubble, dog (her favorite word), bye, Mama, Dada, And-ma (Grandma), hi (to everyone I pass in Target, the grocery store...pretty much everywhere), hot dog (and tries to say hot diggity dog-thank you Mickey Mouse Clubhouse), and she has this little phrase that she says all of the time that I swear sounds exactly like "What's this?"! The other times are spent talking in Ryliese. :)
*Her favorite things in the world right now are books, bubbles, and Micky Mouse Clubhouse. She also loves the little fake bread pieces from her grocery cart. Why the bread? I have no idea...she just always has one of the pieces in her hand and one in her mouth. :) She also loves her Hokey Pokey Elmo, her Cozy Coupe, and her grocery cart.
*She weaned herself off of baby food...just stopped eating it when she got really sick and never seemed to want it again. That being said, she is not exactly the easiest child to feed. We haven't seemed to find very many foods that she likes. She literally would live on strawberries, watermelon and crackers if I let her (don't worry...I'm not). :)
*No more formula!!!! (We are just a little excited about this fact if you can't tell). She has no signs of a milk allergy anymore, so bring on the dairy!
*She has taken a few steps here and there but doesn't really have that much interest in walking. She did take 9 steps to my cousin Amy at the gym one day, but that has yet to have been repeated. Though she can crawl at the speed of light!
*She is super easy to put to sleep (I know, knock on wood, right?) and will sleep from about 7:30-8:00pm to 6:30-7:00am. She is actually starting to nap better (I know, knock on wood again) and has recently taken a few 2 hour naps (!) though her normal seems to be about 2 one hour naps a day (not great, but way better than those 30 minute ones she was on for so long!).
*She gives kisses whenever you ask and sometimes even when you don't. :)
*She is now riding in her brand new, fancy-smancy, forward facing car seat and thinks she is pretty hot stuff. She has also discovered that car rides are way more fun with her cds playing...much to Daddy's dismay (you can only take so much of "Wheels on the Bus" and "Row, Row, Row your boat). :)
The following is how we spent Rylie's 1st Birthday day:
The morning started off at swim lessons. Normally we go on Fridays, but I had some make-ups to do so we got to go swimming on her birthday!
She got to pick a present out of the birthday chest at the gym :)
Telling Grandma all about her Cozy Coupe :)
Frozen yogurt time! She did figure out very quickly that she loved it and proceeded to eat quite a bit.
This is actually the next day at her 1 year Dr.'s appointment. She loves the fish tank in the lobby.
Brandon and I got married in January of 2007...and added Wrigley to our family in February of 2008. We added Rylie in May of 2010 and Grayson in May of 2013 rounded out the family! It's been a whirlwind! We love to relax and travel together. We hope you enjoy this look into our lives.