Tuesday, February 24, 2009

For some reason...underwear!

For some strange and unknown reason, Addelyn LOVES my underwear. Whenever a laundry basket with clean OR dirty laundry is out- she runs to it, digs through it, and finds my underwear. Depending on the day, she will either put them on her head, around her neck like a hip looking scarf, or will collect as many pairs as possible to stash somewhere in the house.
I'm waiting for the moment when we have friends over and they find some of my undies stashed in an odd place!

Thursday, February 19, 2009

Time is flying by at fourteen months!

Fourteen months have passed and our little girl is growing up and changing before our eyes. The days fly by and I wonder where my little baby went?!
A new favorite....wearing Mommy's beads. All of the ugly necklaces I am glad I kept (some even from high school). To all of my friends who think I should have gotten rid of them years ago, I told you so. :) I knew I would get use out of them again someday!

Eating dinner. She loves food. Enough said. Oh wait, except for corn. And milk. Notice the corn and milk on the tray that aren't being touched!

Digging through the diaper bag with her friend Addison (Addison is three months older). We had the opportunity to hang out with our friends Bridget and Jon the other night. We don't get to do that enough! It will be fun as the girls grow up so close in age. Right now they are more interested in the snacks or wipes from the diaper bag than each other!

I love that smile.

She carries her books around the house with her all of the time. Right now, her new favorite, a Valentine's Day "Biscuit the Dog" book from Great-Grandma Kramer. The new thing with books- she often wants to look at them on her own. Sometimes Mom or Dad can read but lately we need to let HER read it and let HER hold it.

Hanging upside down with Daddy. Of course Mark is always throwing her and hanging her upside down and doing other daring activities. She LOVES it!
Other things happening at 14 months: saying "Mama, Dada, and Baby" about 5000 times a day. The other words are just her own little language for the most part at this point. Lots of running away- the "chasing" game where she runs from us to her little chair in the living room, always giggling while she runs. She carries things from room to room and stashes random items everywhere. She loves looking at our little picture book we made for her with pictures of the grandparents. She points to them and smiles. She whines every night for cottage cheese until we get it out. She understands A LOT...follows simple directions (or doesn't but knows what the direction was! :) I would say her favorite time of day is bathtime. Her least favorite time of day- 5-5:30 p.m. Wait or is that Mom's least favorite time of day?
Oh good times at 14 months. Now if we can just get through this sickness that is/has been hitting our household!

Tuesday, February 10, 2009

4 more & she is done

16. that is the number of teeth my little toddler has....she will be 14 months tomorrow.
I realized how many teeth she had the other day as I looked into her toothy grin. Wow. I had to look it up...how many teeth do little ones get? I didn't even know. My best guess- 24 or 26.

Here is the info I found on Babycenter, my favorite baby/toddler info website:

"By age 3, your child should have a full set of 20 baby teeth, which shouldn't fall out until his permanent teeth are ready to start coming in, around age 6."

She is 4 away from a full set! Only her four back molars are missing. Ahh the things I am learning these days!