Wednesday, July 20, 2011

6 month stats and more...

(this post was for May 25th)

My little love bug is 6 months old! A little bit about what we've been up to.

Here are her stats:
Weight 16 lbs. 11 oz (71%) Height: 26 inches (67%)

Adalyn enjoys spending her time time rolling around on the floor.  She gets upset pushing herself backwards on the hardwood floors,  she doesn't go backwards on purpose and usually ends up stuck in a corner or against a wall...etc.

My favorite thing to do with Adalyn is take her to the beach.  I love to watch her experience the sand, putting her toes in the water, and feeling the breeze blow through her hair.   I love days at the beach, if all goes as planned she naps on the car ride up and continues napping for the first little while at the beach, wakes up to eat and play and then she naps on the way home AND when we get home.  That afternoon nap is almost always a 3 hour nap which I love because it gives me time to unpack, shower and take a nap as well.  Oh and one of the best parts is I get to have girl time with friends while the kids are entertained.

Ethan and Adalyn

Adalyn loves food, overall she's a good eater.  At first it was easy to see that pears, prunes and apples were her favorites... carrots not so much.  But she eats all her fruits, veggies and meats like a good little girl.

her first ride in a shopping cart

I have enjoyed making some of her baby food, and even don't mind licking her spoon clean.  Andy thinks that's gross, but I think it tastes quite delicious, after all it's just fresh pureed fruits and veggies.

So happy to be getting pedicures during the babies naps

Toothbrush thief

Dad's little north face girl getting ready for Alaska

trying out her new backpack, she squeals and kicks and seems to love being in it

I guess I took too long getting her dinner

I have been having fun reading about what toys are good for babies in their different developmental stages and I've continued to be a fan of amazon mom.  They make it so convenient by having your credit card number stored, offering free 2 day shipping on some baby items.  My new favorite toy is an elephant.  (Do I but the toys for her or me? :) )

..... what else.... Oh another favorite thing has been going into her room after she has fallen asleep to see how she ended up.  She always slept on her back until one night when she decided that that was not comfortable anymore.  And from that night on she's slept on her side or on her tummy.

She's developed a liking for a teddy bear which has been cute to watch.  One morning Andy picked her up out of her crib as she did a nose dive back down to her crib to make sure her teddy bear wasn't going to be left behind.

I love my little munchkin, some days I go in her room during nap time or during the night to watch her sleep or to give her a kiss because I miss her.  And if I'm not too tired (I am responsible for putting her back to sleep if I wake her up) I pick her up and hug her.

Her smiling face when she wakes up from her nap

She has always been one that you have to make work for her smiles, until recently she has started smiling on cue when you smile at her.  My dad says she gives him a  fake smile just to please him.

Just last week I put away her 6 months clothes and pulled out her 12 month clothes, mainly because we only have a few 9 month items, but the 12 month seem to work just fine.

Adalyn and I went down to Santa Barbara to visit Dad (he was down there working) in May.  We had fun but came back early because what's the use of paying for a hotel on a holiday weekend when you already live in a gorgeous area... and you're work is with you no matter what. :)  While we were there we found these pretty gerbera daisies at the farmers market for $1.  So this is what I used them for.... to let Adalyn pull them apart and have fun with them...

he loves me, he loves me not, he loves me, he loves me not...

Uncle Garrett came to visit

Stayin clean in the wagon

The Olsen's playing in the dirt
We went to the park and had a BBQ with our friends.  It was so nice to have Adalyn just hanging out in the wagon. I am enjoying the stage she is in where she doesn't have to be crawling around in the dirt.  I am going to enjoy it for as long as it lasts.

Gracie and Addie

Learning to use a sippy cup
The monthly growing pictures with the Grinch have been hard to capture because she no longer lays still on her back, she's either trying to roll or bringing her feet up to her mouth.

In May I celebrated my first Mother's Day with Adalyn here, last year she was still cookin in my belly.  Andy ended up having to leave town so we celebrated the day before by having breakfast together and just spending the day together.  Adalyn even surprised me with a heart ring.

Monday, April 25, 2011

April 2011

This week my nana and pa came to town, they took me to my first baseball game.  And they watched me while my mom went to work.  They even took me for a walk downtown and bought me a cute spring outfit!  I got to stay with my babysitter, Brooke, one night when my parents went out with them to a Rod Stewart concert.

My hair is growing pretty fast so my mom thought she would give me a trim.  She told me it was pretty difficult to cut...almost like trying to cut the hairs of a little bobble head without poking its eyes out.

My haircut is not exactly even, but my mom thinks it looks better than it did.  I think next time she tries to cut my hair she will do it when I am sleeping or when I'm laying down relaxed in the bathtub.                                                                                              

I love my bunny slippers!

My mom thinks I'm adorable in my nightgown (she sure took enough pictures of me in it).  Happy Easter!

Another day at the beach with our friends, oh how I love the beach! Next time I go my mom plans on putting my toes in the water, I'm not too excited about that, I hear the water is cold in Santa Cruz!

Monday, April 18, 2011

Adalyn's Blessing Day

We blessed Adalyn when she was just over a month old on Sunday January 2nd.  Here are a few pictures that we took of our sweet little angel.

Friday, April 8, 2011

Mommy & Me Swim Class

 A few highlights from our week...
Mom put olive oil on my scalp to get rid of craddle cap while I played with my toys. She thinks it's fun to spike my hair.
Spending the morning at the beach with friends, the last day in March and it was 80 degrees.  We plan to spend many more days at the beach this summer, in the shade of course!

 These pictures are from my first swim class.  Mom couldn't resist taking a million pictures of me and my chunky legs. When my dad tells my mom that I'm starving and not getting enough to eat she just reminds him to look at the meat on my bones.  Do I look like I'm deprived of food?

This past week I made a new feet!
 These are my friends Elena and Olivia, we met them through our mommy & me yoga class.  They are just a few weeks younger than me.

 I wasn't quite sure what to think of this huge body of water, my mom thought that I would enjoy it because of how much I enjoy taking baths, but she was wrong.  It was nice that it was indoors and that the water was really warm.
 I was a little skeptical about being on my back with nothing underneath me. The teacher was a big scary guy who took me from my mom and put me under the water, going under wasn't as bad as I thought it was going to be.

 And if you haven't seen enough pictures of me... here I am eating my rice cereal.
I love my mom and she loves me, we had so much fun playing and laughing together today.