Thursday, June 28, 2012

17 Months!

Dear Lin Bug,

It's been a fun filled month for you, with lots of traveling to PA to visit family.  Both times without your mama!  You are becoming such a big girl!

At the beginning of the month we took you to PA to stay with Grandma D while Daddy and I headed out to Vegas for Aunt Erin's wedding. 

Love this pic that Grandma sent me while we were gone!  You look like you are enjoying your time with her :)

Grandma also took a few videos while Mommy and Daddy were away so that we could see what you were up to.  I loved it!

Daddy and I were worried to leave you for this trip since you had just been sick, but you bounced right back and adjusted just fine to being at Grandma's house for a few days.  I think it helped that you had your Daisy Dog with you for some familiarity.

You have been really into playing with balls lately, so Mommy bought you a beach ball....

.....but this is not exactly what I had in mind when I bought it.  Ha ha!  But, you are a resourceful little one.  Your chair was not readily available, so you made your own.  And that red thing in your hand is a dish towel, which is another thing that you are really into these days.  I feel like I am constantly washing dish towels, because before I know it, you have grabbed ours and drug it around the house collecting all of the Daisy hair as you go.

Father's Day was this month, so you and I made Daddy a cake!

And we bought him a fun little present for his bike!

It's going to take you awhile to get used to that hemet.  I took a lot of pics and I think you have your hands on the hemet in every single picture!

Even in this picture, where you are pointing to something still have your other hand on that helmet!

But you love the orange flag on the back of your cart!

 Then, you and I decided to have a special dinner for Daddy...
This is your version of helping.

 And this is Mommy's version of having a special Father's Day dinner for Daddy...
...having him make it himself!  Ha ha!  At least he has you standing by to help :)

(I wasn't thinking, and when I planned a meal that I thought he'd love, I realized that all of it would be made on the grill, and I have no idea how to use the grill.  Ha ha!  Oops!  But Daddy didn't mind.  He just rolled with it :) )

After dinner we had some play time with Daisy...

And some play time with Daddy :)

All in all, I think Daddy had a great Father's Day!  He loves you so, so much!

Daddy took you up to PA to hang out with Pap and Grandma Hetrick this past weekend, and I know you had a blast there too!  Daddy is not as into picture taking as Mommy is, so I don't have any pictures to post from that trip.  But I have no doubt that you had a great time :)  And it was Mommy's first time alone in the house overnight since before you were born!  For some reason I decided to work most of the time, but it's probably good that I did, because I missed you guys like crazy!  The house is almost too quiet when you are gone!

You are starting to say a lot more words lately, and your favorites are: more, two (we are trying to teach you some numbers), ball, kick, car, shoe, cookie (which is more like "cook"), cracker ("crack"), and toot (ha ha). 

You also are shaking your head yes and no in response to questions and starting to get it right.  Last month you pretty much shook your head no to everything, whether the answer was yes or no.  It's nice that you are starting to be able to communicate what you want more and more.  I'm sure it's hard for you because you are so smart and you know so much, but you can't quite communicate it yet.  But we're getting there!

On the day you actually turned 17 months old, you and I headed to the Millbrook Splash pad with some friends in the morning.  I only got a few pics on my (new!) I Phone, but let me just say that you are as wimpy as ever, ha ha!  The baby pool was too cold for you and you got frog legs and cried every time I tried to put you in it.  The splash pad was more your speed, since you didn't have to actually get in the water, just run through it.

In the afternoon you and I headed to the park since it was such a gorgeous (and not too hot) day.

Getting you to smile for a picture is next to impossible.  This is what I usually get.

...Or this fake smile ;)

Loving Mommy's water bottle

Playing in the tunnel

Peek-a-boo!  I see you!!

You found some random kid's toy and took off with it.  Luckily he didn't mind :)

 When we got home we had some dinner then headed outside to play on the deck before bed.

Time for a tea party!

Dancing with spoons :)

Watching the airplanes (spoons in hand, of course)

I had to get a recent hair shot.  Nope, we haven't cut it yet, and it's getting wilder every day!

Finding some treasures in your bin of food?

Here you are telling me, "Bye Bye.  Time to turn the camera off, Mommy."

It has been a great month with you, as always!  I couldn't believe how much you had changed in the few short days I was away from you.  Whenever we are away from each other, it is always so fun to reunite.  Yesterday when you woke up and hadn't seen me for 5 days, you were so excited.... and so was I!!!  Mommy and Daddy were both here with you yesterday morning and you were like a little ball of excited energy.  Daddy and I couldn't stop laughing at you.  We were all smiling and happy and laughing, because we were all together again.... and nothing in the world is better than that. 

Mommy and Daddy love you so much, little lady!



1 comment:

  1. Love this post! Nice and long, just the way I like it:) Love the video of her "swimming" like the fish, and her little jean skirt was too cute! Love it!