Tuesday, September 17, 2013

8 months

I feel like Andie has done more in 8 months than I ever did before her. And sorry, I know she was 8 months on the 7th, so a little behind :)))

But I feel like I am now on her birthday countdown. I mean, I start listening to Christmas songs in September, so I can definitely start planning her birthday, right???
Hint: it's a tea party theme! I'm so excited!

All right, baby girl. This is you, now:

Weight: TBD
Height: TBD (but freaky tall)

Milestones this month:

  • You have your first tooth!!! Finally! It happened on the 9th... I thought I saw a speck! Sure 'nuff... it's past the gums!
  • You are saying "mamamamama" all the time! It's kind of my favorite thing! I know you aren't calling for me, but it's still too sweet to hear. 
  • You are a speedy crawler, but you are wanting to "walk" ALL the time! You take a GIANT step with your left foot and catch up with your right. Ha, it's kind of precious. You can pull yourself up on anything, which has resulted in countless bumps and bonks.
  • You are eating more and more "finger foods". Meaning, we bought the first (of many) boxes of Cheerios! You really can't get enough. But don't worry, you are eating PLENTY of veggies and fruits! Especially watermelon... you really are my child.
  • You can clap your hands! It makes you smile so big!
Things you like this month:

  • Sleeping in our bed after your 5 am feeding..... so sorry (or not? because it's precious?) that I started this. Hopefully you grow out of it by the time you go to college.
  • Your paci... another thing I'll have to break. Every time you see it, in your mouth it goes!
  • When daddy comes home, you know exactly where to look and you get SO happy!
  • Puffs, rice cakes with bananas (or just plain and a day old in the bottom of your carseat... those are usually winners, too), cheerios, grapes, avacado... you LOVE them!
  • Seeing your Nana and Papa! They make you laugh like no one else. So glad we can see them whenever we want to!
  • When we clap for you... makes you smile so big!
Things you don't like this month:
  • teething. :(
  • When I walk too far away. So the nursery this week should be fun....
  • When you are full or didn't like something, you just stick your whole tongue out. It's hilarious to us! 
  • When Papa cheers to loud while watching football. It's gonna be a loooooong season. 
Special memories:

  • We went to your first family reunion in Pratt, Kansas. 
  • You also met your adorable baby cousin Knox, the only baby so far you can boss around :)
  • You got your toenails painted for the first time.

Tuesday, September 10, 2013

September Weekends

How am I so so far behind in blogging?! Sheesh!

Let's grab this set up from Little Baby Garvin and recap life:

1. For Labor Day weekend, we went to a little town called Pratt Kansas.
Pros: Andie got to wear a bandana and not for fashion, for cooling her hot body down. This is real life country. Aunt Shelby took a bunch of the most incredible film pictures I've seen in a long time and Andie was in 90% of them. (Thanks a million). Cons: Andie is teething and had snot all over her face the entire weekend, mixed with sweat. It was so pretty.
3. Old Settler's Day is Olathe's Fair, so of course we HAD to go!
Pros: I bought fudge. And chevron leg warmers. Duh. Cons: Our cousin Kennadie (3 years old) decided she neeeeeeded to go potty! 

2. We took ANOTHER road trip, this time to Oklahoma.
Pros: Thank God for DVD players.

Cons: Andie was NOT having it being in the car again. Her attention span to the DVDs only lasted about 10 minutes.

3. We got to go meet baby Knox and hang out with his teeny little bod. Pros: Obviously smothering him with love.

Cons: Andie might have gotten a little jealous.

4. We got to see the rest of the Taylor fam! Pros: The 3 month gap between Emie and Andie is DEFINITELY not as obvious as it used to be! It is so fun seeing them grow out of the infant stage and into the almost-toddler stage together!
Cons: She had a terrible night the 2nd night and I let her sleep in our bed for the first time EVER. I know. I'm terrible. 

5. We got to sneak in a visit to the Brown family! Pros: While we were there to celebrate Barrett's 2nd birthday, his awesome mom went ahead and made me the most amazing lemon bars for my birthday! I could have eaten all 2 plates right there. Cons: Totally not enough time to catch up with your best friends. 

Let's also note how monstrous my baby's legs are in this picture.

Finally, one more weekend of activities and we are FREE!