Monday, October 31, 2011

Halloween 2011

This was my last 'first holiday' - Halloween! Mommy and Daddy ordered my costume off the internet - a cow! We were all set to walk around with our neighbors (Rodney, Sherry, Bensen & Keyen), but around 4:00 it started raining and it rained ALL night. Needless to say we did not go outside, but our friends came over so we took our pictures inside. Our door bell did ring a lot even with the weather and LOTS of kids came trick or treating! It was so cool seeing all their costumes and I even passed out a few pieces of candy. My favorite part was dumping the candy out of the bowl and putting it back in to the bowl - SO MUCH FUN!!!
Thanks Pawpaw for my cool Canes pumpkin!
My buddy Bensen
Dumping the candy out
Who is there???
Rodney, Sherry, Bensen & Keyen
Keyen as a skunk
Hugs from Bensen
Candy - yummy!

Saturday, October 29, 2011

11 Month Birthday

I am almost 12 months old, but I wanted to update you all on my 11 month milestones.  Here are my newest accomplishments:

*I have increased my crawling speed and can get anywhere pretty fast!
*I am pulling up on everything I can.
*I like to walk up and down the couch, my crib, around the coffee table, etc.  You get the picture!
*I sometimes will walk while someone holds my hands, but will sit down as soon as I am tired of walking.
*I am in to EVERYTHING!  I pretty much never stop moving once I wake up in the morning until I go to sleep at night.
*I am still drinking 6 oz of milk (formula), but I also get a snack now!  My favorite is yogurt - so far I've had vanilla, vanilla strawberry, strawberry, strawberry banana, and peach.  Peach is my favorite!
*I am also chewing graham cracker pieces and puffs!  I LOVE to feed myself!
*I am eating solids for breakfast, lunch and dinner.  I am working on eating more 'chunkier' solids.  So far I am not a fan of many textured foods.
*I do not care for applesauce though.
*At daycare my teachers are teaching me how to feed myself with a spoon, but so far at home I want Mommy and Daddy to feed me.
*My favorite fruit is mango and my favorite vegetable is sweet potatoes.
*I am holding my bottle a lot more now.
*I am starting to drink out of a cup.  I have to thicken my water so that I will not aspirate.  I am not a big fan of holding my cup, but hopefully will get better at it soon.
*I still only have my bottom 2 teeth.
*I still like putting everything I can into my mouth.
*I know my name and turn my head every time I hear it called.
*I am 'talking' all the time.  I say 'mumumu" and 'dududu' a lot.  I also have a VERY loud high pitch squeal.  I LOVE to hear myself so I squeal ALL the time!
*I enjoy being read to.
*I LOVE to smile and laugh!
*I am told a lot that I am super funny!
*My eye color is still hazel.
*My hair is still continuing to grow a lot!  It sticks straight up (just like Mommy's did when she was little) on top and is light brown.
*I am a great sleeper at night (usually sleep 12 hours each night), but not the best napper.  My naps each day could range from 30 minutes to 2 hours for the whole day.  I am inconsistent with my naps.
*I nap really well while riding in the car though.
*I am wearing 12 month clothes.
*I do not really like wearing socks.  I tend to pull them off quite a bit.
*I am learning to wear shoes.  At first I would just sit and cry when I had them on, but I am starting to get a little better.
*I am in size 3 diapers.
*I still love bath time.  I like trying to stand up while in the tub, but Mommy sits me down every time.  I enjoy my bath toys so much that I play with them whenever I can.
*I am only taking 2 ml's of Prilosec a day now for my acid reflux.  I think real soon I will not have to take any at all.  My spitting up has become so much better.
*I still go to feeding therapy every week.
*I like playing 'pat-a-cake'.
*I sometimes show anxiety towards strangers.
*I am holding my hand up to wave, but I do not move it.  It also serves as my high five.
*I hold out my arm for Daddy to give me a toy while in my car seat.
*I like putting small toys into cups and shaking them.
*I LOVE to push doors close and then open them.
*I like to carry toys with me while I am crawling around.
*I like trying to open the kitchen cabinet doors and drawers.
*I LOVE going up and down stairs and have mastered moving backwards to get to the stairs (I slide on my belly).
*I like to play in the refrigerator.  As soon as it opens I crawl straight to it and pull things off the bottom shelf.
*I enjoy shaking, banging, throwing, and dropping objects.
*My favorite toys are: remotes, phones, cords, diaper pails, and cups.  I like my kid toys too, but prefer all the things I am not allowed to have.
*I am starting to understand the word 'no' (sometimes) because I hear it often!
*I am learning to cry when I do not get my way.

I would not lay down like usual next to
the 11 month sign.  I wanted to
pull up and stand.
Tried to get the monthly picture to show my length
compared to my monkey, but I just wanted
to give it a hug.

My weight at 11 months is 20.3 lbs.

Friday, October 28, 2011


Here are some recent bath pictures that Mommy took. Daddy thought it would be funny to make my hair stand up in a Mohawk! I still think I am cute!

Tuesday, October 25, 2011

Pumpkin Patch with Sophie

Sophie is 6 1/2 months old now

I am 11 1/2 months old now

Me and Mommy went to Winston to visit Mawmaw, Pawpaw, Uncle Kory, Aunt Kori, Sophie and Jordan over the weekend.  While we were there we decided to go to a pumpkin patch.  Here are a few pics that Mommy took of us.

Sunday, October 23, 2011

Moving Backwards

Here is a short video of my newest accomplishment! Mommy and Daddy have been teaching me how to move down the stairs backwards and I FINALLY figured it out! Since I know how to do it now that is ALL I want to do - up and down the stairs!

Thursday, October 20, 2011

Cooler Weather

Today the weather turned cooler and I got to wear one of my warmer outfits!  Once I got home from daycare Daddy took some pics of me!  Thanks to my buddy and neighbor Bensen for allowing me to use his swing!