So spirited

So spirited

It was Spirit Week at daycare!

It’s not always easy to get pics of our busy girl, but I try.

She rocked 4 pigtails for crazy hair day.

That evening, we hit the park. She was a little tired and not totally into it, but she did enjoy the slides.

Pajama day was great because we just stayed in our jammies!

Mismatch day was stripes and patterned pants.  And a 4-wheeler ride with Daddy.

She missed their big Halloween party because she had ear tubes put in. She handled the surgery like a champ. She was playful and snuggly beforehand. It took like 10 minutes, and she was confused after, but an hour later, she was back to her normal self.

Friday was Favorite Team day, and she rocked some OU stripes.

We had a big day on Saturday.  We ran errands and had lunch with Daddy. And she looked ADORABLE.

She had her first Starbucks at Target. Ok, it was water. But how cute is she drinking from the Starbucks cup?

Lunch with Daddy is always fun, especially when she gets to play with the velcro on his vest.


Social Butterfly

Social Butterfly

She had no choice but to be personable.  If you know me or her daddy, we talk to everyone. We make friends easily. It’s in her blood.

She had a very social week.

First, she was talking to the baby she found in the mirror. ha!

We went to the 1st annual Food Truck Festival on Saturday. The actual festival was a little disappointing because there were only like 6 trucks (and none of our local faves?) but Remi loved seeing everyone. She also LOVED drinking from Grammy’s water bottle.

After the festival, we met up at the mall to play so Daddy could come inside and see us for a minute. The bigger kids at the mall LOVED her. They gathered around to ask 100 question- what’s her name? How old is she? Can she walk? Has she been here before?

They were so sweet to her, especially this group of little boys. They wanted to show her the ropes.

Once she warmed up a little bit (and the big boys showed her how to crawl through the tunnels), she went to town. She climbed up the slides and LOVED it. And I really was impressed at how nice the bigger kids were, being mindful of her and letting her play and waiting for her to leave an area. They totally weren’t bullies at all.

She loves a good tunnel.

Sunday she looked ADORABLE and loved seeing all her friends at church.

Before school one morning, we had a HUGE plumbing issue and I used basically every towel we own.  While I was dealing with that, she was a little bit on her own.  I lost my breath when I looked up and saw her.  She looked SO big. Like a big kid. The shoes, the skinny jeans, her standing up.  Just had to capture it.

She got to leave school early on Thursday to meet up with me, Aunt Bobby and Uncle Jerry for lunch.  They came in to see Dad and Mom, and so we all had lunch together.  She LOVED them and was just smiling and charming them. Silly girl.

She also has been socializing with the pups this week. Pretty sure she’s now saying “puh puh” for puppies. She loves to get in their beds in the mudroom. They were like “You can get out now!”

Week 54. 🙂


So much playing!

So much playing!

The theme of the last week was PLAY.

She’s getting so big and interactive and really figuring things out.

We started last week with (wah wah) her one year checkup.  She did GREAT.  Only cried for a minute, and y’all, I wish we had it on video – she was crying after shots and I played her favorite song “My Shot” and she instantly started dancing. It cracked us up.

She LOVES her big blocks (They are Crayola brand, if anyone is interested).  Daddy builds stuff, and she loves breaking it apart.  I know that’s a huge skill to learn to pull and take things apart- so I love that we have a great toy to encourage that.

She looked ADORABLE and was SO HAPPY before school one day. LOTS of giggling at our house in the mornings.

That same day at school, they had a Harvest party. She was so happy! I love the pictures they take at their parties. They go all out making these cute backdrop areas. I just love it!

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Friday evening, we hit the park after dinner and she had a BLAST.  She’s always liked walking around the park and playing some, but she went to town this trip. Climbing up the slide, and figuring out how to let go and slide down on her belly. She just laughed and laughed. It was the best.

Love watching her play and grow!

 

Week 53. 🙂


12 Months Old

12 Months Old

Well, it’s official. She’s a year old! I’m a little sad, but I’m mostly happy because I know the older she is, the more fun we can have together.

I may keep doing monthly updates, but they may be a little shorter just to keep track of everything that’s changing and fun.

As of yesterday’s one year checkup, she weighs 20 lbs. 2 oz and is 28.5 inches (finally getting taller! yay!). She’s sized up to size 4 diapers just this week and is now wearing mostly 9-12 and 12m clothing. We do have some 18m items as well (baby clothes are sized so crazy from brand to brand). She’s grown out of her newborn shoes finally, and is wearing mostly 2s still.

She’s still a champ eater. We are struggling a little at meal times with her pushing food off her tray, but we are learning together and working through that. Her favorite foods are bananas, macaroni and cheese, green veggies, and pasta. She started on whole milk and drinks it well. We are weaning off bottles and formula and I’m not the least bit worried about her getting the nutrition and hydration she needs since she drinks well. It’s probably best that we are ditching bottles. She would get so distracted while eating bottles that we were singing songs for the nighttime bottle so she would stay focused and still.

We are working on normal sippy cups (I took the valve out of one to work on), but she does well with straw cups and the 360 cups. We are also slowly working on spoon use, but it’s messy and time consuming, so it’s not as frequent as I’d like (real life, yo).

This month she had a bad diaper rash that required a prescription cream, but thankfully, it healed up well.  She also had another ear infection (eye roll). But tubes are coming!

We took our first beach vacation (and a very long car ride) and she did great. She is a routine kid, but she adapted to a new schedule easily.

She is pushing every toy (and even things that aren’t toys) everywhere. Boxes, baskets, her push walker, her play table….everything gets pushed around. I know she could walk if she tried but she won’t yet. In her own time, I know.

One of my favorite things this month is that she pants when she gets excited. She also checks me for necklaces and earrings in the morning. She will push my face to the side looking for earrings. We are working on being “sweet” and “gentle” and using touch kindly. She has a tendency to be a little aggressive. ha!

She is doing a tongue clicking, which is SO CUTE. She loves it. She does it all the time to us.

She interacts with strangers and almost shows out if they don’t acknowledge her.  We were shopping and the man in the shop didn’t say anything to her, so she was making cute noises and clapping and looking at him waiting for him to talk to her. He never did. Wah wah.

She is now waving hi and bye (more for hi, currently) and is cruising everywhere. She is giving tight hugs, which are momma’s favorite! She still does GREAT at drop-off at school and daycare. No tears, yet! Daycare and school both say she’s just a happy good girl.

Still 6 teeth, but one just cut through yesterday (but it didn’t happen by 12 months! ha) A couple more bulging gums, but I know from experience they can take a while to break through. She still just laughs when I brush her teeth.

She still loves being thrown around for physical play. Upside down, tickles, swinging….she also loves when we chase her. LOTS of giggles when we do that.

Her nicknames are just about the same: Remi, RG, Roo, Bug.

Remington, we can’t believe how fast and slow this year was. They say the days are long, but the years are short, and that has felt true. We have all grown and learned so much together. We love the little person you are becoming! Momma and daddy love you so much, bug! We can’t imagine life without you in it! Happy birthday!