Monday, March 10, 2014

A Year and a Half

Our baby girl is 18 months old- time flies, and I have been horrible at documenting lately! Alice is such a sweetie and has changed so much since she turned 1.  She is a sweet little girl, she likes to cuddle and be held, but is also so independent. She demands to do most things by herself- like eating and walking (not much hand holding for her).  She loves to sing- her favorites right now are, of course, Let It Go from Frozen, Roar, and any primary song. She makes up songs too, which I love!  She also loves to dance and has some funny dance moves. She is much more wild and active than Oliver was at this age and has more of   hard head as well.  If she doesn't get her way she throws her body to the ground and screams.  It's pretty funny but we need to start working on that one.

Alice says so many words, but some frequent ones are drink (bink), mommy, daddy,  oli, nana, eat, out, up, dog, meow, owl (elephant-not sure how that happened!), balloon (boon), hold me, fish, and many more.  She likes to tease, and knows just how to push her brothers buttons. She will steal his blanket, and lay on top of it so he can't get it, all the while he is screaming and watching helplessly. Haha!  Despite her feisty side, she is so so sweet and loves to give loves and make people happy.

Alice loves cats. So much that I thought about getting one-(and later laughed at the idea, thankfully). She loves to say meow and loves anything cat. Her and her dad saw a cat on a walk once and since then she is always looking out the window for cats or calling for them on our walks.  She loves all animals, especially cute, small, baby type animals.  It's adorable.  She is so attached to her bunny Flopsy. It goes everywhere with us and it's a disaster if we forget her.  We have multiple Flopsies just incase one gets lost, because she will not sleep without it.

Alice is a little thing. She had her check up today and weighs 21 lbs (10th percentile) and is 30.5" tall (6th percentile).  She loves to eat and will try anything and likes pretty much everything she has tried.   She loves berries, cheese, olives, bananas, yogurt, corn, peas, chicken, rice, and beans, but pretty much loves all food. Her favorite is probably Mexican food- she eats chips,salsa, and guacamole by the fist full.

We love Alice so much and are so grateful to have her in our family. She has a big heart and loves her family and extended families so much. She is easy going, despite her strong will, and is usually content to just hang out.

Happy 18 months baby girl- you are the best!

Tuesday, December 24, 2013

Merry Christmas 2013

Thursday, October 31, 2013

Europe 2013-Rome

We were so lucky to be able to travel to Europe this year with the Taylor family.  It was amazing and I find myself wishing I were there again all the time.  We left our babies with my family for 12 days-it was stressful and hard to leave them but I was so happy they'd be with my Mom, Dad, and siblings the whole time. I have so many pictures so I thought I would break up the posts and do one for each city.

We started out our trip in Rome, Italy.  I loved Rome!  It was fun because in some places it had a big, hustle bustle city feel and in other places it was quiet and charming.  We had some of our best Italian food in Rome as well.  We saw SO much-seriously there is something ancient and amazing around every corner.  My favorite thing about Rome was our bike tour, we were able to see some beautiful things and awesome views that were not touristy at all.  Plus-riding bikes around the hills and cobble stones was so much fun!  I also loved the Bernini sculptures we saw at the Borghese Gallery.

After 3 days in Rome, we were off to Florence!

Wednesday, August 7, 2013

She's One!

Our baby girl is one year old!  Its hard to believe-its been the fastest year of my life.  
We threw a Mad Hatter party for our little Alice's 1st birthday.  So many people contributed with food, gifts, and decorations, and we are grateful that Alice is so loved.

Here is Alice's First Year video.  We are so happy this fun little thing is in our lives, and grateful for this video to remember her first year! 

Thanks to Sam & Chas Kelly for the first 6 months of footage, and for the great idea of filming Alice on our bright yellow couch each month!

To watch Oliver's first year video, click here.

Thursday, June 13, 2013

9 & 10 Months Old

Dear Alice (aka A-Gae, Baby Girl, Baby-ness, Little Sister, Girla, Girly)-

Stop growing!!  You are the sweetest baby.  You are getting so big and learning so much every day.  You've got pretty blue eyes and fluffy hair that grows every day!  I love to put clips in your hair now that its long enough to hold them.  You have lots of rolls but are on the smaller size for your age-about the 20th percentile in weight and 30th in height.  You have three bottom teeth and none on top-your pediatrician said that they probably won't come in until after your first birthday.

Like I said before, you are learning a ton and are such a little smartie pants.  The latest things you do are wave hello and goodbye, clap, give kisses, blow kisses, and find noses on people and stuffed animals.  You also have said a few words-some baby ones like baba, mama, dada, and a couple real ones-owl and hi.  Other than that you just chatter in baby talk all the time.  You still love to scream loud and hear your voice go up and down.  Its really funny and we love to hear you.

You crawl like a mad woman and stand up on everything.  You like to cruise around the coffee table and along the TV cabinet.  You haven't tried to balance on your own yet and I hope you wait a couple months at least for that trick!  Once you can walk I think my world is going to get even crazier because you are a wild thing.  You are a total water baby and love water, whether it be a pool, a puddle, a bucket, or a bathtub.  Food is one of your favorite things- you eat everything!  I won't even list your favorites because everything seems to be your favorite food.  Not only do you eat anything, but you eat a TON-usually even more than Oliver!

You know what you want and when you want it, and when you don't get your way you cry and throw your body on the ground in a fit.  Aren't you too young for this??  Since you are so little, its sad and cute, but I hope this means we won't have as many fits in your toddler years. :)  Other than that, you don't cry much.  You are SO smiley all the time, and if someone glances your way they will be greeted with a giant, cheesy smile and a head tilt-another one of your favorite things to do.

Sweet girl, I love you so much.  Our family is so blessed to have you in it.  It sounds cheesy but you truly are my sunshine and you make me happy.