Friday, November 30, 2012

18 months

At 18 months old, Blaykleigh ....

  • weighs 24.15lbs and is 31 inches in height.
  • is really starting to develop quite the personality, we've got a little miss priss on our hands!
  • knows several letters (o, m, d, b) and can identify them when you point and ask her what they are. 
  • loves her bathtub crayons.
  • is all about "dipping" her food in sauce. 
  • has had 3 double ear infections (that we know of) within the last 9 months and if she keeps getting them will most likely need tubes put in. 
  • can climb on and off the couch without any assistance, miss independent.
  • is starting to get rather familiarized with her "time-out" spot and ends up there the majority of the time for throwing things she shouldn't, i.e. - her toys and food off of her high chair tray. Such a pill! 
  • got her very first set of Duplo Legos from her granny and grampy for Christmas and boy does she l-o-v-e them!!! 
  • would eat bananas all day everyday if I let her. Whenever I ask her if she is hungry her response is "eat, nana" ... it's never a pretty sight on those days we're banana-less!
  • loves playing and cuddling Mannie which is really cute, especially since Mannie seems to hate all kinds of affection except from Blaykleigh. 
  • loves getting her "boo-boo's" kissed and then kisses yours. 
  • still gives me eskimo kisses and butterfly kisses! Melts my heart. 
  • is definitely going through an attachment phase. She gets so sad when her momma leaves! 
  • started sticking her finger up her nose!!! Gasp. So was not looking forward to this bad habit. 

                   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)
                       ha-ha (hot-hot)
                       nuna (nuni aka paci)
                       mous (mouth)
                       aer (hair)
                       yet meh seee (let me see)
                       sou <insert chinese accent> (sock)
                       tenkle s-kah-i (twinkle in the ski) 
                       buffly (butterfly)
                       ya-yee (huggsie) 
                       buh-bee (beep-beep)
                       oh wow

Monday, November 12, 2012

November Photo A Day & Thankfulness

Day twelve ....

nothing like a good dinner and a glass of vino with the mamma! 
sure do miss her -- 32 days and counting!!! 


I am thankful to have such a close relationship with my mother. She is my person! <3

Day eleven ....

a little bit of sparkles. 


I am thankful that there are so many opportunities in life and that you never know where the road might lead you. 

Day ten ....
can't (won't) live without.

lovin' the french press.


I am thankful that I received my nursing school acceptance letter!!! 
(doin' a little jig)  ;)

Friday, November 9, 2012

November Photo A Day & Thankfulness

Day Nine ....

crazy how such a small flame can delight the senses. 
beautiful jar. 
one of my most favorite scents. 
capri blue - aloha orchid. 


I am thankful for good conversation. Had a wonderful evening sitting out on the back patio chatting it up with my Great Aunt and cousin! Family <3

Thursday, November 8, 2012

November Photo A Day & Thankfulness

Day Eight ....
something you do everyday. 

study. study. study. 


I am so thankful for "quiet hours". They are few and far to come by with a baby but when I get them, I utilize them -- library study time! 

Day Seven ....


I am thankful for my church family! They are simply amazing. 

Tuesday, November 6, 2012

November Photo A Day & Thankfulness

Day six ....
a favorite 'thing'.

the iphone. 
sad to say but i would be lost without it. 


I am thankful today for the freedom to vote! {fingers crossed}

Monday, November 5, 2012

November Photo A Day & Thankfulness

Day five ....
5 o'clock.

dinner time! 


Today I am thankful for a loving husband who goes to work each day in order to provide for our family. 

Sunday, November 4, 2012

November Photo A Day & Thankfulness

Day four ….

juno was on oxygen last night. 
need i say more?


I am thankful to have a wonderful church where I can go and freely worship my God! 

Saturday, November 3, 2012

November Photo A Day & Thankfulness

Day three ....


I am thankful for my friends. 
Good friends are hard to come by.

Friday, November 2, 2012

November Photo A Day & Thankfulness

Last year I participated in November Photo A Day as well as listed what I am thankful each day. I really enjoyed doing it so here I go again ...  

Day one ....
something beginning with 'C'

cats! two darling black cats. 


I am so very thankful for the love of my family! 

Day two ....

seafoam and red!!!
can't get enough of these colors. 
it's making me super excited for Christmas. 


I am thankful that this year, we get to spend 3 weeks in Colorado over the Christmas Holiday with my family!!! can.not.wait.