Tuesday, October 30, 2012

17 months

At 17 months old, Blaykleigh ….

  • is all about going "grocery shopping" in our pantry and putting small canned goods into her pink wire "grocery" basket, then carrying them around the house.
  • still loves reading books, most days she brings up one after the other to be read to her.
  • always wants to have a sip of your drink, once she gets one, she ends it with a smack of her lips and an "awwww" -- so refreshing! 
  • anytime she sees me getting undressed or dressed she automatically thinks it's time for a "baas" (bath) and attempts to pull her shirt up. 
  • has a new fascination with her belly button. Her finger is always in it! 
  • will not allow me to unload or load the dishwasher because she is constantly trying to either take the loaded dishes out or climb into it. That is a nap time task. 
  • still loves to color! When you ask her if she wants to color she will walk over to the cabinet where the coloring books and crayons are and sits down, waiting ever so not patiently.
  • is not good at sleeping in our bed. On those nights when she refuses to lay back down in her crib I bring her into ours … it always ends with an anatomy lesson.  As I am laying there trying to sleep, she hovers over me pointing to various body parts "eye, mous (mouth), aer (hair), ear" and so on ... (she is fascinated with my eyebrows lol). And if it's not that, then she is fiercely trying to shove her nuni into mouth -- she's a share-er.
  • likes to get her groove on! Dances her little heart out as she twirls around in circles. 

                      Her words
                       tenk you (thank you)
                       ba-ba (bottle)
                       kee kat (kitty cat)
                       choooose (shoes)
                       maaaow (meow)
                       baiiiiii (bye)
                       haiiiiii (hi)
                       no, no, no - yes she already knows the word "no"!
                       po-pol (purple)
                       naaan (nani)
                       doooug (dog)
                       bau-bo (bubble)
                       turt-o (turtle)
                       jeh-jeh (Jade)
                       nan-na (banana) 
                       bay-bee (baby)
                       yewwo (yellow)
                       doooous (birds)
                         -not sure how she got "dooous" from b-i-r-d-s?
                       peaz (please)
                       nuna (nuni aka paci)
                       mous (mouth)
                       aer (hair)
                       yet meh seee (let me see)

Sunday, October 28, 2012

a pumpkin patch trip!!!

Last weekend we ventured to Hondo, Texas to participate in some fall festivities - spent the majority of Saturday morning at the South Texas Maize. It's a darling little pumpkin patch tucked back off of the highway and there is a ton to do there for all ages. 

Here are some pictures of our trip 
…. Enjoy!

Sunday, October 14, 2012

Who needs an alarm clock when ...

… you wake up to a barking little girl over the baby monitor?! I don't blame her one bit, our neighbors dogs tend to bark a lot! Her barks however are like music to my ears :) 

Saturday, October 6, 2012

Insta-Dump kind of day!

Mannie's little look-a-like! 
Blaykleigh is going to be a kitty cat this year for Halloween. Although, this cute mask that she won't keep on is not part of her costume for just that reason. So I am going to attempt to paint a nose and whiskers on her instead. :)

 Next toy on the list ... LEGO's. She l-o-v-e's them!!! Perhaps Santa will put some under the tree?!

Woke up the other morning rockin' a big curl smack on top of her head. Which she sported the rest of the day!!! Love this baby of mine. 

This face says it all without having to say a single word. 

Just a lazy afternoon spent chalking up the back patio. 

I put her in the car seat, got in my seat and turned around to this ... tired much?!

Swinging -- her happy place. 

Feeding the duckies!!! 

Putting those last finishing touches on her Grampy's birthday card. 

Bedtime snuggles with the Momma. Only lasted a mere 5 minutes before she was standing over me chatting it up in my face, trying to feed me her bottle and then it was back to her own bed. 

Ooooh yes, Petco. Just as entertaining as the zoo. 

If I ever have a fish tank, it will be full of these little polka dot guys!!! So pretty. 

Blaykleigh and Jade -- neighborhood best friends!!! I have to be careful when saying the name Jade because Blaykleigh gets so excited to go see her. She even says "Jeh, Jeh" as we walk over to her house. Super sweet. 

I had really been wanting the Urban Decay Naked palette buuut didn't want to pay the $ so I found this little gem for $7 at ulta and love it!!! 

B gives kisses to anything and everything! As long as it has eyes (real or not) and looks cute, she is smooching on it!!! ;) 

And when she isn't being cute and smooching, she is being cute and mischievous!