Sunday, August 29, 2010

Off the blog wagon. Again.

This last month has been a whirlwind.  I've been crazy busy with numerous things, including a new job, a trip to Colorado, E's continuing education, and life in general.  I haven't posted in so long and I'm so mad at myself.  I'll try to rack my brain and remember things from the past month of blogging importance.

First - V's 1 YEAR STATS!

Weight - 18 lbs, 10.5 oz (25%)
Height - 29 1/2 inches (52%)
Head - 46.8 inches (74%)

So, what do these numbers show? V's a skinny average height girl with a giant head! She really doesn't look she has a big ole head to me, but what do I know.  I do know she's an itty bitty little thing and is still wearing size 6 months and 9 months pants.

Second - we attempted to have a one year photo shoot with Uncle N (the mastermind behind previous shoots).  We decided we wanted to try to get some outside pics. In the middle of August. In Texas... Not the best idea we've ever had.  It was miserably hot and when we tried to get some shots with a pool background, all V wanted to do was get in said pool.  The pics below are the fruits of all our labor.  We did get some good shots and thanks again Uncle N!!

An outtake.

It's hot - can we go home now?
Yay! A pool!
What?? I can't go in?


What?? You tricked me! This is the worst day ever!
It's my pal Mr. Bear! I didn't know you were going to be here!

So sleepy.
Let's just lay down right here Mr. Bear.

And that's that for the pics.  There were some keepers and we'll make sure to not schedule anymore outside shots in the middle of August in Texas.

The rest of the month was busy starting a new job, flying to Colorado for a family trip and V starting a new class at school. 

She's been in the big girl (toddler class) for a week now and it was harder on mommy than it was on her.  In the new class, they are expected to learn to feed themselves and they are not supposed to have bottles.  We've been working on a sippy cup for a while, so that I wasn't too worried about, but feeding herself whole meals, at once - that's a problem.  The first day she was STARVING - she ate FOUR jars of baby food when we got home - an unprecedented feat.  She did better the rest of the week and next week starts Week 2.  I hope it's better - on both of us. 

And to finish of, here are some pics of our day to day. 

V and Daddy enthralled in a riveting action book.

To change up the pace - a gentle fairy tale (same book - but Daddy is the best story teller ever!)
V at the splash park near our house.  She absolutely LOVES the water!

Mattie getting some much needed love from Daddy.
V signing off with her signature dance move - the robot.  Peace out dudes!


  1. Glad to see some new pictures! She is absolutely beautiful!

  2. Thanks Linds!!! I'm promising myself to be a better blogger!