Wednesday, June 19, 2013

14 Months



Yesterday Ashlynn turned 14 months!  Here's how things are going lately...



Says:
Mama, Dada, Doggie, Hi - (mostly "Hi Dog-gie"), Duck (Dut), Ball (Bah), Bunny (Bun Bun), Belly/Belly Button (Buh or Bah Buh), Banana (Nah Nah), Baby (Bay Bah), Meow.  She can also sign "more" and is working on "please"... almost has it!



Loves:
Running around like a mad woman. Wearing shoes... and trying to eat them when taking them off. Dogs, ours and everyone else's   Finding the kittens on every page of Goodnight Moon.  Her Bunny.  Putting her dirty meal hands in her hair.  Putting things in buckets and trying to put lids on things.  Babbling... and yelling.  Mickey Mouse Clubhouse.  Getting the mail. Ripping out clips, bows, and headbands from her hair.  Laughing at me in my sunglasses.  Going for stroller rides, especially our family walks with the dogs and her milk after dinner.  Clapping her hands to If You're Happy and Know It.  Swimming and splashing in water of any kind... her water table, clean up after finger paints, the dog bowl - ugh!

Oh and her giant red bouncy ball.  $2 and favorite toy in the house. 


Hates:
Bedtime, sometimes.  Sometimes she'll go down no problem, other nights are a bear.  Not a fan of diaper changes and car rides... same ol' same ol'. 




Sleeps:
Aside from not always going to bed easily, she typically sleeps through the night no problem.  Wakes up early... between 5:30-6:30am, goes down between 7-7:30pm, and naps like a boss.  Morning nap from 8:30-10am (give or take) and afternoon nap 1:30-3:30.


Eats:
Like her daddy... almost everything and anything.  Girlfriend loves asparagus frittata, veggie lasagna, chicken of any kind, salmon and tilapia, noodles, mac, eggs, hummus, berries, beans, pancakes, french toast, you name it.  Also uses her spoon and fork with pretty decent aim.




Wears:
I feel like we regressed. She wears 12-18 shirts, but mostly 6-12 everything else.  She's starting to really thin out always running around, she's actually developing ankles, and her 12-18 shorts just fall right off her.  12-18 dresses fit, but the arm holes are large and 6-12 fit better.  Hell, she still wears a few 0-3 Baby Gap dresses as tunics.


Goes:
On play-dates, out to eat like a pro, to the Apple store for mommy to deal with her Mac problems 3x in one week. Out for ice cream and water ice (both her first time).



Does:
The Hot Dog Dance, climbs up and down the stairs like a ninja, loves to play on the step into the family room, and going through the dog toy bin holding up each toy saying "Dog".  Stands up in the bathtub all the time... I've still been using the baby tub (she fits and it saves water), but I think it's time to graduate to using the tub like a big girl, she's constantly trying to get up to grab toys, shampoo, the whale on the faucet.   She brushes her two little bottom teeth like a pro and thinks it's fun - I hope that lasts through rest of her never-ending teething. 


This kid is such a riot and total joy.  They way she shouts "Da!" and waves when her daddy walks in the door melts my heart.  They way she plays hide and seek (behind my back) cracks me up.  The way she wrestles and wants to join in when the dogs are playing with each other... well usually it makes me nervous she'll get knocked over, but her fearlessness and will to join in the fun because they're her best friends makes me happy.  Getting to spend every day with this kid is the best gift I could ever receive.

18 comments:

  1. She is too adorable! I love these photos of her. How did you get her to wear that bow??!! Emma takes them off immediately.

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    1. headbands last longer than clips/bows, sometimes she doesnt notice them... others are off in 20minutes max :)

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  2. She sounds like so much fun! What a sweet girl :) She sits so well for your photos too.

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    1. Okay, no lie... I had to rearrangement the playroom to get the chair on that wall and as soon as it was set up she went over, sat down and waited for me to take a pic! I think she's officially trained! It was hysterical, I grabbed the camera and started snapping, she got up a few times, but if I asked her to go sit in her chair for a picture she would! I was absolutely amazed... she had also just woken from a 2.5hr nap, so that probably helped! Crazy!!!

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  3. I honestly cannot believe how big she's getting...she's a full blown toddler now! And she's looking more and more like you every day!

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  4. those pictures of her are to die for! yellow is her color. i was like how on earth does she sit so well in that chair for those pictures but then i read your comment above. haha gotta love the nap! you detail her likes and dislikes so well too. when i read them i'm always reminded of B. I'm like oh yeah, I forgot she likes that too! maybe i'll just start reposting your blogs... ;)

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    1. Haha too funny! Let me guess, B loves splashing in the doggie bowl too?! Hehe. Usually I write these posts and immediately publish them, but I drafted this up Monday night, and took her picture yesterday so I had time to go back and add things I was reminded of because I always forget things too!

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  5. i'm thinking about getting B her own chair like ashlynn. i think she will love it. but i swore i would never buy "kid furniture" because i thought it was a waste of money. what are your thoughts?

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    1. We love our PBKids Anywhere Chair! It's really lightweight so it's easy to bring from room to room. She's just now starting to get more of an attention span for Mickey Mouse so I bring it in the family room and let her sit (she loves climbing in/on it) and watch. Our couch is pretty high and she can't get up on her own, and she's always climbing down anyway. I keep the chair in the playroom with some dolls on it and she always mosy's over to check them out and again, start climbing on the damn thing. It's not cheap, but it should last her probably 5 years or so, and then if she wants it for dolls or something she could always use it for that.

      ... I also like that PBK offers "cute" options that don't look like preschool furniture. I don't mind Little Tykes stuff for the backyard, but it's hard having our playroom (the front room!) taken over by the plastic and primary colors

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  6. What recipe do you use for veggie lasagna?!

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    1. I actually promised to post it and I'm planning on making it tonight! Hopefully I have it up tomorrow or early next week!

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  7. Just found your blog and love it! Your daughter is adorable. Is that the regular size Anywhere Chair or the mini?

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    1. Thank you! We have a My 1st Anywhere Chair in Khaki Gingham

      http://www.potterybarnkids.com/products/hybrid-my-first-anywhere-chair-blue-gingham/?pkey=e%7Cblue%2Bgingham%2Bmy%2Bfirst%2Banywhere%2Bchair%7C2%7Cbest%7C0%7C1%7C24%7C%7C1&cm_src=PRODUCTSEARCH||NoFacet-_-NoFacet-_-NoMerchRules-_-

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  8. Just found your blog and love it! Your daughter is adorable. Is that the regular size Anywhere Chair or the mini?

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  9. Where did you get your bookshelf in Ashlyn's room? That's exactly what I'm looking for!

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    1. The black/brown one above in her playroom is an Ikea Expedit... I have one in birch in her bedroom and we have smaller 4 cube white one too... best bookshelf ever, clearly we are obsessed!!

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  10. Love the picture of her crossing her legs sitting in her chair! So cute!

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