Saturday, July 30, 2011

SUmMeR 2011

 I've been MIA once again from my blog( feels like I say that alot, sorry).
Here is a little update on our life through random pictures on my IPhone.

This actually goes back to May...I got to go to Seattle for my job and went down to the market that is always on the movies.  Here is where you normally see them throwing the huge fish around and people catching them.  I waited for awhile but no one bought any when I was there, the guys working did sing a song or two.  Kinda a smelly place ;)

There were barrels and barrels of fresh, gorgegous, HUGE, tulips.  My favorite flower of course.  I think a dozen was like $5.00 or something crazy.  If I lived there, I would have them in my house constantly!

My little Makayla.  It's been so hot down here, one day I filled her little plastic kiddie pool so she could sit and play in it.  Wasn't too interested...kept venturing over to play with the rocks.

Another hot day, we stopped at Sonic to get a slushie before heading to our friend's pool.  My best friend, Anne, got her that little bikini for her birthday :) So cute.  Hard to hide the swim diapers underneath though!

I have created a monster.  She LOOOOVES to hold her own popsicle, ice cream cone, push-up, etc.  But doesn't quite understand that they melt and she can't just carry them around forever.  So this is the end result...very upset little girl at the mean mommy for taking her melted ice cream cone.

I got to see my long lost friend, Ashley, when she came to Nashville in June.  Glad she got to meet Makayla finally too :)
I bought organic sunscreen for Makayla.  It turns her white for a little while until it soaks in( you can see it on her arm).  It's an interesting task putting on a one year old...they don't sit still long, at all!

Then the exciting birth of my new nephew, Isaiah Alan Wick.  He's so cute and has a pretty awesome big brother :)

Love this picture of her! I finally can fit her hair in pigtails and she lets me do it too :)

Spaghetti for dinner with daddy.  This little girl LOVES to eat!

Noah hanging out with Grandma Wick.  I believe they were watching someone mow the lawn. LOL.  And I don't think that was Grandma's idea ;)  Noah is such little boy!

Makayla looking for the "DOG-eeeee"

I was nice enough to make Cornell's eye exam along with mine, so they had us in the room together.  This is how he repays me...taking mean pictures and video while I found out how blind I really am. :)

Just figuring out the water bill.  Very interesting apparently :)

More later...

Friday, July 29, 2011

13 months old

(fyi...i wrote this post 2 months ago but forgot to publish, so just a little late!)

Before I became a mother, I never understood the whole saying your childs age in the number of months thing.  I understand before they are one years old, you have to say 6 months, or 8 months, etc.  But after that?  If your child is 18 months, say "she's a year and a half."  That makes it just easier right?  None of this, "oh, my child just turned 37 months."  
BUT, now that Makayla has past the one year mark, I can see myself totally doing it!  Lots can change in a months time.  They grow so fast, it's just the way our mom brain keeps track.  Although if I start going past lets say, 24 months, someone please say something to me! lol.

Lets see, what's going on in Makayla's world? 

She's still not walking.  And no real interest in it.  She'll hold onto our hands and take some steps, or even push around her toys, but I still don't see your being independent anytime soon.  Everyone continues to ask "is she walking yet?"  Sometimes I get tired of saying "no," because for some reason, then I feel like something is wrong with her if she's not yet.  I think maybe I'll just start saying "yep."

Here she is yesterday in her little wagon from Grandma Wick.  The first second thing my mom said when she saw this was, "doesn't she have the seatbelt on?"  LOL.  So just in case anyone else has that thought in their children were injured in the photographing of this picture.

haha :)
Once a mother, ALWAYS a mother.

 (just teasing ya mom)

Makayla says a few more words now too, but it's kind of sporatic.  Some days she will mimic lots of things I say, and other days hardly any at all.  She will say fish now (comes out "ish"), "hot", and some form of "juice."  She also started doing the sign for "eat."  It's funny how I would do that sign over and over, but she seemed to pay no attention to me.  I stopped doing it for a week or so and then all of a sudden the other day, she did it for every meal.  I was so excited.  There is nothing like seeing how incredibly smart your child is! :)

She also goes "ooooooooooh" and makes this face...

(I was letting her feed herself yogurt for lunch)

Also, the past couple weeks she has been so clingy.  ( I don't mean that in a bad way at all).  If she's playing, she would rather play while sitting on my lap.  If I am doing anything in the house, she wants to be right by myside.  I can forget going into another room quick without her because she becomes absolutely hysterical if she can't see me.  So, we bake together, clean together, fold laundry together, sweep together, all of it together.  My little sidekick. 

BUT, I am not complaining because I know there will be a day when I wish she wasn't so independent.