Wednesday, June 19, 2013

17 Months

Sweet Little Lily, 
You have turned into a little girl almost over night. Last night you were still such a baby & now looking at you I see a little girl. You started walking at Easter and haven't stopped since. Your little newbie wobble is starting to go away and you are looking much more stable on your feet. You are climbing onto things now and think you are so big getting up on the couch all by yourself. You love climbing up there and sitting right next to Jake...which usually ends up with you rolling all over him because you think it is so much fun to wrestle around with him. 

You are talking up a storm. You are saying so many things...mommy,dada, pawpaw, nana, wawa(which is what Jake started calling Heather when he was a baby), WyWy for Wyatt, eat, please, thank you, more, bite, yes, no, JakeJake(when you 1st started talking we would tell you to say "mama" and because I had 2 names Jake thought he should be JakeJake and that stuck), trash, shoes, hairbow, brush, byebye, phone, hi, up, down, baby, dog, quack-quack, bath, outside & I am sure there are so many more. You will repeat a lot of 1 word things we ask you to say. And aside from what we can understand you have really started to jabber on and on. You walk around with the phone to your ear just a talking. And you love reading books. You will sit forever looking at books and jabbering on reading each page. 

You love taking baths. If you even hear the word bath you are running to the bathroom ready to get in. 

Jake is still one of your favorite people and you usually ask for him as soon as you wake up. If he gets up before you he can't wait to hear you start making noise. And as soon as he hears you he gets in your bed with you and guys play before you are ready to get out. 

You love to play outside & go to the door asking to go outside. You aren't too into being in the pool yet, but hopefully that will change soon. 

You are a super spirited little girl and know exactly what you want...all the time!!! And you aren't afraid to scream or tell us when things aren't going your way. And you are such a joy, lover of life, super smiley, and so much fun!!!

(not the usual in the chair picture, but you just look so grown up in this picture)


The beginning of June we had a great one night camping trip. This was the 1st time camping with kids. We used to camp every summer, but over the years that had stopped. Then it seemed like Jake was too little. This year was the perfect time to go. Jake loved every minute of it. Loved being outside all day...loved swimming in the lake, loved playing...did I say loved every minute of it!! Lily on the other hand was a little more difficult. She seemed to love it just as much and loved playing in the lake. But when it came time to sleep it was another story. She did not want to go to sleep and every time she seemed to be asleep she would wake up as soon as I tried to lay her down. Finally around midnight it was Pawpaw to the rescue and he was able to get her to sleep and stay asleep when he laid her down. There will definitely be more camping trips this summer. Jake can't stop talking about it.

 Jake out in the was hard getting pictures of him...this is where he stayed the whole time
 Wyatt...playing in the water
 Hi Mommy...walking down to the lake

All the boys fishing across the lake