Friday, July 29, 2011

On a Limb Photography

Here are some of our favorite photographs from our photo shoot we had done this past month.  We are just smitten with our little model.

Thursday, July 28, 2011

Standing to walking

Here is Chloe at the start of the summer.  We were excited when she was standing without support for a few seconds at a time. Now she is walking and enjoys to do it on her own. Within the last week or so she has switched from being able to walk but preferred to crawl to walking all the time and hardly crawling.  It is so fun to see her change each day but also hard to believe she is a toddler already. 


On Monday morning, Chloe had tubes put in her ears to help with her chronic ear infections.  She was a champ!  We felt so much better when we realized we knew three of the nurses at the hospital.  They all did a wonderful job and we were back home by 8:30.  She is doing well and we hope her ears stay infection free this fall and winter.  

Tuesday, July 19, 2011

Thirteen Months.

Today our little C is thirteen months old! Maybe it is because I am home with her or just because she is changing and learning so much, but it seems like everyday she surprises us and learns a new trick.  I have been writing down all the funny and adorable things she has been doing because we don’t want to forget a thing. 
Words she is saying or attempting to say: bye, bye, Bapa, Dada, Mama, hi, all done, puppy, baby, more, yes, ouch. Ouch is her newest and when she says “ch” she says it with a lisp and sticks out her tongue.  She is very interested and seems to really listen when you mouth a word to her.  You can see her thinking and trying to imitate the words with her mouth.  If the word is too tricky she usually will just fake laugh to make you smile.
Chloe is doing well with following oral directions.  We can ask her a question and without modeling and she will typically answer.  Some commands she will listen to are, “Can I have one, please?”, “Wave bye-bye.”, “Give me a kiss.”, “Give me five.”, “Do you want to brush your teeth?”, “Chloe, can you dance?”, “Can you help me clean?”
Chloe loves to sneak in the bathroom and flush the toilet and of course, unravel the toilet paper.  She loves to cover her eyes and play peek-a-boo and play hide-and-seek.  She will sneak up on you or bend down and look underneath the cabinet.  She will get really excited when your eyes meet hers.  She also loves to look at you and blow spit bubbles.  She knows it makes us laugh, so she will do it all the time.  Within the past few days she has also started to put her head on the ground as if she is trying to do a head stand.  Chloe also has started to pay attention and interact when she is watching Sesame Street.  She also loves when we sing the A,B,C's and the Itsy Bitsy Spider with her.  When we finish singing she will put her hands together for more singing.  
Chloe’s attention and focus is started to get better as well.  She is very determined when it comes to her shape sorter or other games but will get frustrated if she can’t do something or get something to work.  C seems to prefer boys and is always trying to get a laugh out of them, strangers or friends.  She is walking all around and can now get up from the ground by herself.  She is holding onto things much less but is still wobbly and will fall on her bottom. 
This month Chloe cut her top tooth and the other should be popping out anytime.  Some new foods she has tried this month and seems to like are asparagus, blueberries, plums and pickles. Her favorite food is still tomatoes.  She will hold a whole one in her hand and eat it like an apple.  She also loves snacks.  We have caught her a time or two grabbing a bag of chips, opening the bag, reaching inside and popping one in her mouth. 
This month we also did swimming lesson for two weeks.  It wasn’t nearly as fun as I had hoped but we made the best of it and she seems to enjoy the water much more than she had before, so I guess that is something. 
Next week Chloe is scheduled to get tubes in her ears in hopes of a fall and winter with much less ear infections!  We are looking forward to our Sikora family vacation and for Chloe to play with all her cousins next month!  Slow down summer, you’re moving way too fast!

Thursday, July 14, 2011

swim lessons

This week C and I have been going to swimming lesson at our city pool.  It has been really fun for us.  It is a class to get her acquainted to the water and she has definitely started to enjoy it more and more.  Her favorite thing to do is "jump" off the side of the pool.  

 Today we even went down the BIG curly slide!  I was definitely scared but it was fun...sort of.  I think we may have given Daddy a heart attack when I sent him the picture below. ;)

Wednesday, July 13, 2011

Sunday, July 10, 2011

Our Concentrating Cutie

Chloe really likes her shapes and playing with her elephant.  With a little help from Mommy, she stuffs away. 

Wednesday, July 6, 2011

Summer Fun

 Pool Days

 Learning to swim.

 Birthday party fun.

 4th of July. (Same outfit as last year.)

Isn't this the cutest little wedgie you have ever seen?!

Friday, July 1, 2011

Right foot let's stomp. Left foot let's stomp...

Everybody clap your hands!  Way to go darlin'.  Time is flying by far too quickly.