Wednesday, February 15, 2012


This girl is 11 months old!

She is SO much fun!

And cute! But I'm biased.

She has really started to enjoy playing with friends...she doesn't like to play alone.

She is crawling all over the place!  Girlfriend is quick!  She loves to follow Boof around and try to steal his bone.  It's quite funny. Boofer is very patient with her. She pulls up like a champ and cruises, but no steps or standing on her own.  She does walk behind her tractor though.  

She has finally started eating again.  She took a month off.  I joke that she was being super picky and then finally realized that she had to eat what we were giving her or she would starve.  Not that you would know it from those cheeks.  She is still pretty picky, but she will eat more than goldfish now, so that is good.  She loves yogurt, graham crackers, goldfish, any kind of bread, sweet potatoes, black beans (her favorite) and peas.  Really it was kind of like one day we had a picky baby, the next we didn't.  Crazy girl!  Even though she temporarily stopped eating, she didn't stop growing.  We went to the doctor last week for some gastrointestinal issues and she weighed in at 22 lbs. 10 oz.  She is wearing 12 and 18 month clothes, but still size 2 shoes.  Her feet are tiny!

She talks a lot, very loudly!  And she LOVES to dance.  She has several musical toys and likes to keep them all singing, especially her elephant.  She has a pink elephant that blows balls into the air that she keeps turned on all day long if I'll let her.  She crawls over to push the button, and 45 seconds later when it finishes the song, she goes back to push it again.   That will go on for a VERY long time.  She is very good at figuring out how to make items sing.  Any toy or item that makes a melody or beat is explored until she realized just what makes the noise happen and that action is repeated over and over.  She dances standing, she dances sitting, she dances!  It cracks me up.  She claps and loves to play patty-cake, or any of the finger play games.  She doesn't love to read, but doesn't seem to hate it, so we persevere in hopes of creating a reader.

She is sleeping through the night again. Hallelujah!! (knock on wood)  Mainly because we finally got tired enough to let her cry for a while and learn how to put herself back to sleep.  That was not fun, but worth it.  We are all happier for it!

She is getting her top two teeth.  Today they started to peek through the gums, so she's been cranky and I'm just hoping that they will come through quickly.

She has had a seemingly constant runny nose, but I hear that is just part of winter.  A gross part of winter, but, oh well.  Her hair has gotten so long that people ask when I'm going to cut it.  So, to answer that question, I'm not.  At least not for a while.  I'm sure we will trim it at some point, I have noticed that the ends are looking rough, but I want her hair to grow!  I'm okay with it being long.  In fact I would much rather it be long than shorter that way we can pull it back or braid it or whatever instead of just the fro with bow.

Happy 11 months sweet girl!  You make my days so fun!

1 comment:

Nikki said...

The picky-eating thing comes and goes.. Joshua goes back and forth from day to day.. but like you said, as long as they are growing, it's all good! Joshua loves black beans too! ;) I'm loving her hair- so don't dare cut it yet!! Joshua will be two in less than two weeks and has yet to have a haircut! Ha!! You're doing such a great job learning the styles and such.. I'm sure I'll be needing your help if we ever have a daughter! :)