New Post

Search This Blog

Monday, April 15, 2013

18 Months!!!!

I suppose now that the month is half over I should take time to remember what our little girl has accomplished by 18 months :) Time is going by so fast.  Well, we had her doctor appointment and no surprise she is still our little petite girl.  Still in the 3% for weight and height, but her head is normal in the 50-75% range.  Doctor is still worried (even after blood tests and trying different dietary measures) that she is so tiny.  I am not worried because we don't come from a family of tall people for heavens sake I am only 5'3" !! Anyways developmentally she is where she needs to be. Here is what she can do:

  • She has mastered running.  Loves being outside and running around while pushing her stroller with Trixie's toy and laughing because it is so funny :) ( here is the link to facebook for the video I have of her running and pushing her stroller).  
  • I wish I could say that she could say a lot of words, but she is definitely average in this area.  She can say:
    • Mom (mama and mommy)
    • Dad (dada and daddy)
    • Shoes (says it everytime she leaves her room)
    • Dog
    • Trixie
    • Ready set go (Go being the most clearly pronounced)
    • Car
    • Book
    • owie
    • Please (she really focuses on the p-p-p sound though)
    • Jacket
    • papa (used when talking with grandparents)
    • Wow (new favorite word right now)
    • "What?" seriously one of my favorite things she says :)
    • baby (doesn't really understand what it means though - looks like we should have another kid haha)
    • I would love to say she could say hi and bye, but she refuses to say those words haha :)
  • I know she can say more, but can't think of them right now.
  • She likes to undress herself and dress herself
  • Loves bath time
  • Loves to read books - if she has disappeared she is generally found reading a book.
  • Really likes to watch her tv shows 
  • Can dance
  • Loves to follow me around and copy what I am doing.
  • Can color and is really cute when she does because she gets on her tummy and kicks her feet while coloring. I really should get a picture of her doing it.
  • Loves playing pretend with her picnic basket and baby stroller.
  • Points to things she wants
  • Can climb on things, but is too short to get up on things (thank heavens haha :))
  • Knows wear her facial features are: eyes, ears, mouth, nose and hair.
  • prefers drinking from a cup.
  • Eats food a lot better with her utensils.
  • Loves to grab our hands and take us places.
  • Loves throwing balls.
There is probably a lot more that I could list, but can't think of them.  For being small she is right where she needs to be developmentally.  Her hair is still coming in slowly, but is coming in more.  Her hair is really blonde and so she looks balder than she really is. She had her first day of Nursery (outside of our nursery class) and did fantastic :) I can't believe she is old enough to be away from us during church.  Not the best at remembering to take pictures, but here is the most current picture of our little girl.  Lynlee is growing up so fast and she is soooo smart.

Tuesday, April 2, 2013

Easter 2013

Ever since I was little Easter has been one of my favorite Holiday's I don't know why.  It isn't because of the basket and candy.  I think it is because it was one of the holidays that my immediate family stayed together all weekend.  Also we always got together with my dad's extended family on Saturday at a place called West Mountain in Utah county.  That was one of my favorite places to go.

Anyways,  I was thinking about the first Easter Matt and I shared together.  It was the day that he proposed to me.  He had hidden a bunch of eggs around my parents yard (we currently were in college and visiting family for the holiday) with lines from our songs written on them.  I half expected this was how he was going to ask me to marry him.  After I had opened all of the eggs and taken out the candy I was disappointed and then I looked up at him and he handed me the last biggest egg.  Sure enough at that point he got down on one knee and asked me for my hand.  Another reason to make this holiday a special one for us.

So I want Lynlee and our future kids to enjoy this holiday.  Hopefully it will because of the Savior and the time we spend as a family.

This year is the first year that Lynlee was able to participate in an Easter Egg hunt.  Our ward put together a really simple breakfast and egg hunt.  I didn't get a picture, but she was really good about picking up the eggs and putting them in her basket.  I did get a picture of her with basket when we got home.  For Easter day I bought her a new Easter dress (one of my favorite traditions) and got some simple things.

The Sun was bright so she squinted her eyes haha :)  Eggs from the ward.

Her Easter basket.

I used the same basket and didn't do grass, but she loved opening eggs.  Seriously she is one tan baby.

Her Easter Dress.  

Not being in Utah wasn't as hard this year because I know that we will be moving back there soon enough.  Our home teacher family invited us over for their family dinner. Thank You Niec family :)  It was really nice to meet their family.

I am really grateful for this time of year to remember the resurrection of our Savior Jesus Christ.