Thursday, June 24, 2010

44 Weeks Old

Well, she's officially 10 months old now. Whew. And yes, if you know me, this means the serious planning for her first birthday party has begun ;) It's going to be fabulous! Hehehe... I have gone back and forth with possible 'themes' for the party, and finally settled on basing it around the color yellow instead of a character or something. We're going to ask everyone who comes to her party to wear yellow for the event too- I can't wait for the photos! It's going to be so cheery and fun! So, if you're local, start checking your wardrobe for yellow, and mark off the Sat or Sun (not sure which yet) after her b-day (Aug. 20th). :)

It's funny when I think of her birthday getting closer... she seems like so much more of a baby at this age than Jillian did. I know this is in large part because she is still not crawling, but there's other things too. She's just such a content/mellow little girl so far (I'll be eating my words when she's 12, I know!) We are really enjoying her so much- she makes being a Mom as easy as it could possibly be!

This week we kept busy with friends- In the PHOTOS THIS WEEK (link) you'll see a play date where we learned about gardening and Liv was passed around by some of the adorable kids in our MOMS Club, bath time in the sink with big sister Jillian, photos from Father's Day, a "yellow themed" play date (the inspiration for her party!!!), and some sister & individual photos on our black background.

Hope all is well!


Thursday, June 17, 2010

43 Weeks Old

Liv is staring to learn the power of accessorizing ;) Thanks for the cute hat, Traci!

It seems like it's been a long week since I last posted! In the PHOTOS THIS WEEK (link) you'll see sweet Liv's naked bum getting into the bath, lots of fun self feeding fruits (like blackberries!) and the rinse in the sink which follows said feedings... :) some time outside with Jillian, a tub full of girls after swimming (fun!), Jillian & Liv playing dress up with cute new hats, Jillian's method to entice Liv to crawl on the rug in her room, some photos with me on a train at a local park and on the carousel with Jillian, enjoying a baby picnic with Liv's friend Laney, a not-too-super family pic (this was the best one out of about 8 that were taken... oh well...), Liv posing in the grass & Jillian offering Liv a rose from our garden.

WHEW! No wonder it seems like the last 7 days have been a lot- all these outside activities are exhausting!

Changes of note: For the past few days, Liv has not eaten any baby food! Only finger foods and things that are typically spoon fed (ie, yogurt, apple sauce, beans, hummus...) it's pretty cool to have a baby that can eat 'normal' food! She likes pretty much everything she tries, but right now I'd say her favorite thing is yogurt or hummus. Yum.

Aside from graduating baby food, Liv also learned to clap on command this week, but as a result, seems to have forgotten how to wave on command. haha. Oh well. We're really starting to work on some of the baby sign language, and I'm sure it's only a matter of time before she's saying "please" with her cute pudgy little hand!

Hope all is well,


Thursday, June 10, 2010

42 Weeks Old

How could you not want to kiss that face? Goodness little cupcake, you certainly are sweet!

I hope you LOVE the video below as much as we do- Liv is doing something new... waving! It's SO stinkin' cute! If you get these updates via email, you may have to click this link to see the video on the blog ( And, if it makes you smile, throw me some love and leave a comment on this blog! Is there anybody out there?!? :)

Aside from waving, the other remarkable thing Liv did this week was eat 2 whole stage 2 baby foods, and a bunch of veggie straws and hummus all in one sitting. This girl sure does like hummus! I'm so glad- It's a favorite snack for us girls to share in the afternoon!

In the PHOTOS THIS WEEK (link) you'll see mini golfing with Daddy, lots of cowgirl/farm fun, flirting with our friend Leighton, snack time, and fun in a baby pool!

Until next week!


Thursday, June 3, 2010

41 Weeks Old

Has it really been another week already?! In case you were wondering, in the world of Jillian, Liv's nickname (cupcake) has now evolved into any treat food item she can think of. So, when they are playing in the other room I overhear, "Hello there my little cupcake muffin brownie potato chip!" Haha. These girls are so darn sweet and play so nicely together!

I know I usually only post one pic per week on here, and leave you to see the rest on the Shutterfly link if you're interested, but I had to share the photo below too. I can't get enough! There's a few more from this little photo shoot on the LINK FOR THIS WEEK, so check 'em out if you'd like!

Ryan's home from his trip overseas, so we're just settling back into our routine with Daddy. It's been a busy week and we're looking forward to the weekend since after Ryan was gone for 10 days he had to jump right into work... we're ready for some quality family time!!!

Today we finally found time to go to story time and Liv loved it... especially playing peek-a-boo with the little scarfs.

In the photos you'll see the tail end of Grandma and Marilyn's visit, a pack and play full of babies on 'orange day' at our house, Liv laying on the pillow I talked about last week, the rest of the black background pics, a couple of when we met Ryan at Andrews Air Force Base, fun outside, bath time, library and fun with friends!

Until next week,