Monday, January 31, 2011

Day 31 - Smart Girl

We are blown away by how how adeline continually picks up on so many new things! She are saying words that we didn't even know she was hearing (which is a little scary!) and understanding questions that we ask!

Tonight when I got home, we were sitting in her room playing and she pointed to my eyes and clearly said "eyes" and pointed to my teeth and said "teeth." She also said "nose" and pointed to my nose! I am so proud of how she is learning to really communicate what she wants. The things she is most fond of asking us for are; keys, paci, badle (bottle), cheese, baby. It's just incredible to communicate with her in this way!

Also, tonight she pulled out about 12 different books and gave each one to me to read. Then as they were laying in a pile, I ask her to get the "night, night pookie" book and she looked at the pile and immediately picked up the right book! Then I did the same with the "goodnight moon" book and she knew exactly which one it was! It's amazing that she is learning words so well.

Wednesday, January 26, 2011

Day 26 - All Things Adeline

Dear Adeline,

You are now 14 months old! Every month you grow in height, intelligence, personality, and love. You are the sweetest most cuddly little girl I have ever known! Few things make you happier than giving big hugs, patting backs, and giving big open mouth kisses. At any given moment while you are playing, you will stop what you're doing, take off running to me, wrap your arms around me and await a returned hug and kiss. Once you have that - you head back to play. I love to think that you will be busy doing something and suddenly it pops in your head that you want to come love on your mommy. I hope you do that for many, many days to come.

Here are some of the things your are doing these days:

* Words: bite, cheese, hi, bye-bye, momma, daddy, dada, gigi, maggie, bird, uh-oh, more (mah), vroom-vroom (when you see a car of truck), please (peace), jake, jess, bath, baby (bah-be), Jesus (chee - sus), and paci.

* You are starting to get good at running. When you think I'm going to put a diaper or pj's on you - you take off running through the house hoping we will chase you. I can't wait to go outside in the spring and play!

* You are really good with your toys. You know how to put your big farm puzzle together, put some shapes in their correct slots, rings on a stick, stack bowls, sort toys in a bowl, and much more!

* You love baby dolls. You carry them around on your shoulder and pat their backs just like they are your baby. You are a little mommy!

* You LOVE books! Mommy and Daddy have been reading to you since you were first born. We both love books and we hope you will share the same passion. You are well on your way! Throughout the day you bring us different books and want to sit in our laps while we read them and you turn the pages.

* You are a bit obsessed with necklaces, cell phones, keys, remotes, and water bottles. If we try to remove any of these objects from your hands you act as if we have stolen your best friend.

* Any time we go near the back door, either to let maggie in or out or just to go outside, you hear the door and take off running because you want to see what's out there.

* You seem pretty fearless. It doesn't matter how many times you fall, you just get back up like nothing happened.

* You like to have your teeth brushed! I think it must feel really good because you open your mouth like you are excited for this task!

* You get more and more funny every day. You will babble something and then laugh at yourself, which in return makes us laugh, too!

* You are drinking great out of your own sippy cup (only with a straw) and you finally started holding your own bottle at the beginning of January.

* You babble/talk all the time. I have no idea what you are saying, but you are constantly jabbering.

* You love Sesame Street Beginnings and Barney. So far, nothing else on TV has caught your attention, besides the theme to "Olivia."

* You like to find cloths and then put them behind your back and on top of your shoulders and run around the house.

* We can't keep you away from cabinets. This may be your favorite thing to do at this point - open, close, open, close...

* You still adore bath time! After dinner I will say "bath time! bath time!" and you will go running towards your bathroom screaming "bah! bah!"

* You love food. YOu are a great eater who is not afraid to try anything. Your favorites are cheese, pasta, bread, turkey, chicken, chocolate, oatmeal, and yogurt.

I'm sure there is so much more that I could think, but I wanted to get some things down so I wouldn't forget.

much love and kisses, mommy

Day 25 -sick little girl

Our poor baby has been sick for four days now. Today she visited the ENT who told us that he strongly recommended tubes for her constantly infected ears. This was hard for us to hear because we have no desire to see her go under anesthesia, but if this will make her feel better - then we are going for it. Especially because the hearing these they did today showed that she does have mild hearing loss in one ear. Please pray for her! We are looking forward to this sickness passing an our little laughing, smiling, sassy girl emerging again.

Monday, January 24, 2011

Day 24 - Princess Feet

My dear friend, Emily, went to New York over Christmas and brought Adeline back princess feet slippers! They are so cute! They are pink, with little tutus and hot pink toenails. Adeline had so much fun running around the house in them. This is a picture of my mom trying to hold her in place so I could get an actual picture of the feet! She was running so fast that all my other shots weren't so good.

Sunday, January 23, 2011

Day 23 - 14 Months Old!

Our little girl is 14 months old today. It's so hard to believe how the past months have flown by since her birthday. This year seems even faster than the first! She has been really sick this weekend. Not only is she on antibiotics for an ear infection, but she caught a virus somewhere as well! She has been running a fever since Friday. But, I managed to get a 14 month picture and she gave me a little smile. I also stuck a bow in her hair because she looks so stinkin' cute with it, even though she rips it out within 10 seconds of me putting it in. Stubborn little thing! I love her so much it hurts.

Saturday, January 22, 2011

Day 22 - Addie and Maggie - BFF

Addie loves our dog Maggie. And even though she is old and cranky with other dogs, Maggie has been very good natured when it comes to Addie. She lets her pull on her fur, try to ride her and pretty much do whatever she wants. I personally think it because Maggie knows that Addie provides her with a lot of extra food because she throws a lot on the ground for Maggie to find. Lately Addie has taken a fascination with getting in Maggie's dog bed, especially when Maggie is in there. Last night she even sat on her head! Poor Maggie!

Day 21 - Another snow day!

We had another snow day on Friday of this week so Addie had another opportunity to play in the snow. This time we figured out that out front yard was much better for playing because it is mostly flat and easier for her to walk on. Even though it was a little colder than we wanted, she had a ball chasing her mother and Gigi around the yard. This kid loves the outdoors!