Saturday, June 15, 2013

11 months - a couple more

lyda, at 11 months you...
love to engage,
you adore attention,
though love your independence too (i often find you alone playing with toys in E & L's room or the playroom),
you are a spitfire at times (no worries - i like this spunk),
you love being held in the moby, looking out & inclusion in the moment,
you seem to love the compliments given to you,
& you are into just about everything - earning the title "danger baby."

and this will reflect terribly on my parenting skills - but to reference why we gave you this alias - you have thus far
 - raided kelly's advil - successfully opening the child proof lid, & managing to eat (we think/hope) one pill, necessitating a call to two pediatricians and poison control
 - stuffed a golf sized ball of wasabi in your mouth
 - attempted to drink nail polish remover
 - have a hankering for eating batteries
 - have found plugs & opening cabinets as favorite playtime activities
 - loves climbing steps
 - prefers siblings 'tiny' toys to the age appropriate toys of your own
4 eyes should be fixed on you at all times

what the future holds for you is exciting.  watching your personality develop in your first year has been nothing short of a tremendous blessing.  you are a beauty & a happy little lady.  you seem to enjoy life as the third child & the frenzied, harried lifestyle that results from three & me.  i'm always rushing, naps for you are dependent on others' activites, kids are always hovering & doting regardless if you are awake or sound asleep, but you hang in there & adapt to the moment.
you are one of a kind, as you should be.
we love you...

Thursday, June 13, 2013

Hey! I'm 11 Months

I'm cruising

i'm playing

 back it up
  - thats' enough

and i'm happy
(most of the time.
not always,
but most of the time)

and i'm thinking...
what's 1 going to be like???

slow down number one, 
let's let this month slowly amble by.
 i love you baby girl!!!

Wednesday, June 5, 2013

The Craze of May

may approaches and i get anxious, for i know the month is set to fly by.  it's always filled with a flurry of events, and it comes at a time when i only want things to slow down.  i'm not ready for langston to advance to first grade, edward to begin preschool next year, or for lyda to turn one this summer.

Though, despite my protests May comes and goes (quickly).
Our May, a bustle of activity - as everyone's is - looked something like this...

Enjoying new friendships made this year

Langston's Mother's Day Luncheon

Outdoor Festivals

loving the weather

a play about bugs

a beautiful monarch butterfly

 winding down after a busy year

 nights out

 a freezing derby party

 zoo dates after school

 girl's weekend

 and loving on this one who will be 1 soon

The Craze of May