Thursday, March 20, 2014

Happy First Day Of Spring!

Yay! It's officially spring!!!
St. Patty's stuff came down and all the pastels and bunny stuff was busted out!
It officially looks like Easter up in here.  Even our drying rack is bringing a bit of spring to the kitchen :)

The playroom is my favorite.  Makes the whole room so cheery.

Brynn was particularly taken with the plastic Easter eggs.  Girl can't get enough.  They are all over this play room and even in the bathtub.

Today I decided to collect a few and put them in this little tin basket and she has been carrying them around the house all day like its her job.  Can we just stop and talk about how cute she looks walking around and holding things.  I can't stand it.

We are training her for her first egg hunt!

Wednesday, March 19, 2014

St. Patty's Day

Yet another fun holiday to celebrate with the mini.  I love celebrating all these holidays with Brynn, making the day special and festive.  I don't care if she has no earthly idea what is going on. These days are just so much for fun with a little one.  Will it be even more fun when she is a little older and can participate? sure!  But I am still loving dressing her up in her holiday best and adding a little fun to the day!

We didn't do tooo much for this holiday.  It has never been one that I celebrated to crazy myself outside of wearing green and making the classroom seem like a leprechaun ran through it for my students.  We started the day off with some green pancakes with cheesecake pudding topping and lucky charms.  I am sure Brynn would have loved for me to leave this whole stack in front of her but it was quickly replaced with one pancake and few lucky charms.  That was not before a few fist fulls of pudding tho ;)

She was dressed in her little leprechaun best for the day.  Not to mention, now that she is walking it's really hard to get a picture of her sitting still and smiling.  Most of them look like this.  Mid teeter todder with a very serious concentrated face.

Lunch was green mac n cheese! I thought maybe the green would throw her off, but who am I kidding?  Girl loves to eat!

We have also discovered feeding the dog.

The afternoon was spent with a walk to feed the ducks and playing outside.

All around great day, but if I can be honest...I am really super duper looking forward to Easter!!!
Time to decorate!

Thursday, March 13, 2014

Month Ten!

Dearest Brynn,

You have been a part of family for ten months now love bug.  I really can't remember life before you these days.  You really make every day brighter!  We live for you and that sweet sweet happy smile thats for certain.  I really hope that you always as happy and carefree as you are right now.  It is such a joy to see.

This month not much new has happened in that of milestones.  You are still crawling everywhere and climbing on all the furniture.  I swore up and down you would be walking by your ten month birthday but not yet.  You walk everywhere while holding on to things and will even take one or two steps to get from one thing to another, but you still seem a little nervous to just take off.  You walk up and down the side walk with your little lion walker and you walk forever holding my hand you just need a little more confidence I suppose.

You love to clap at everything, wave to everyone and everything and sharing is your favorite!
I love to watch you do these things, as you are so proud of yourself each time you do them.
Dance parties have become a daily occurrence.  When you feel the beat you just move.  Bouncing up and down like its your job.  We just sit back and laugh hysterically.  Then you will laugh and snort up a storm.

We have been having so much fun with you.  Lunch dates, beach days...days at the splash park.  Its all about Brynn.  I've come to the realization that its your world and we just live in it.
That's okay though.  We love you more than you will ever ever know.  You bring us more joy than I ever ever thought possible.  Being your parents is the best.

We love you to the moon and back.
XOXO Mommy  & Daddy.

Sleep: Sleeping through the night still. 12 hours...7 to 7.
Taking two naps a day. 10ish and 3ish.  1- 2 hours.  You always keep us guessing.

Birth: 8lbs 9oz
1 month: 9lbs 4oz (50th percentile)
2 months: 11lbs (75th percentile)
3 months: 12.15 (75th percentile)
4 months: 14.6 (between the 50th and 75th percentile)
5 months: 16 lbs (home measurements)
6 months.: 16.5 lbs (50th percentile)
7 months: 18 (home measurements)
8 months: 18. (home measurements)
9 months: 18.4 (50th percentile)
10 months: (tba)

Length:  Birth:19 inches
1 month: 21 3/4  (75th percentile)
2 months: 23 (50th percentile)
3 months: 24 inches (75th percentile)
4 months: 24 3/4 (between 50th and 75th percentile)
5 months: 26 inches (home measurements)
6 months: 26 1/4 (75th percentile)
7 months: (home measurements)
8 months:(home measurements)
9 months: 27 3/4 (50th percentile)
10 months: (tab)

Diaper size:  size 4

Clothes size: You fit perfectly in 9 months however Grammy and myself went shopping for your summer wardrop this week and bought you all 12m.  You are wearing them all, but you can definitely grow into them.

Hair color:  Light brown.  Being out in the sun all these days is really lightening it up.

Eye color: At birth: deep royal blue
1 month: blue-ish grey
2 months: grey/blue.  sometimes more grey...sometimes more blue
3 months: grey/blue...some flecks of green...some flecks of brown.
4 months: bluish green.  still light.
5 months: blue/green/ tad of brown.
6 months: green
7 months: hazel
8 months: hazel
9 months: hazel
10 months: hazel.  Think its here to stay.

Firsts: Drinking regular formula.  You have officially outgrown your milk allergy and I am SO happy!

Milestones: Finally figured out how to drink from a straw!!  I have been offering you all these cutesy straw sippy cups and all you would do was bite them.  Today you took a juice box when we were out to lunch and sucked on that straw like it was your job!  That was all it took and you are now a pro!

Favorite toy:  You still love your beep beep but you are also now obessed with the cell phone.  You love to hold ours to your ear and have us call grammy and listen to her talk to you. You have a little toy one now that lights up and sings.  You love for us to say hello and talk in it and then hand it to you :)

Favorite thing to do:  Go for walks, feed the ducks, chase lilly!

Not so favorite:  Thought to add this now that this little category is growing by the day!  You hate double hate diaper changes!  Getting dressed.  When food takes to long.  When I take to long to pick you up.  The carseat!