Friday, August 29, 2014

Fabulous Five on Friday

1. Brylee's big party is this weekend! I am super excited for it. It's not supposed to rain Saturday and actually be decent temperature wise! Here's a sneak peak at some of the fish cupcakes! Anybody want to come do all my dishes?! I hate them!

2. On Wednesday, Brylee and I had to run some errands to get the rest of the food for her party. Brylee knows she gets a donut hole at the grocery store. Makes shopping so much more enjoyable for both momma and Brylee! And some Caribou Coffee for momma didn't hurt either!

3. Brylee took 15 STEPS by herself Wednesday night! She probably would have taken more but we ran out of floor space to back up. 

4. It's a long weekend this weekend! Dustin took tonight off so we get him all to ourselves 2 extra nights this weekend-yay for holiday weekends! 
We love our daddy time!

5. Where did this summer go? How is it back to school time already. And it kind of saddens me that Brylee will be heading to kindergarten in like 4 years!

Thursday, August 28, 2014

Brylee 12 Months

Height:  29.5 inches
 (she jumped from the 11th percentile to the 50th. They even measured twice!) 

Weight: 22 lbs 4 oz

I'll post her 12 month onsie pictures soon!)

- You love any toy that makes noise.

- You love wearing headbands as purses on your arms (and you are starting to actually leave them on your head again!)

- You still love bath time and will shake your head no and try to crawl away when I ask if you are all done and ready to come out.

- You love to eat, there isn't anything we have given you that you didn't like.

- You love to color.

- You love turning music on on my phone and dancing-you love just playing with my phone in general!

- You love to climb on anything. You have figured out how to climb on and off mommy and daddy's bed and the couch! 

- Bedtime/naptime are so much easier! I can lay you down awake and you will actually go to bed nice instead of crying (although you still have your days of wanting to cuddle!)

- You would rather look out the window than get your diaper changed ever since we moved the changing table infront of it.

- You don't like your fingernails/toenails cut and let's be honest it scares me to cut them!

- You don't like being in the shopping cart very long. You would rather get down and play with all the fun cans and boxes!


- You learned now to knock and say "come in". When we knock you will imitate and say "eeen"

- You can point out facial features when we ask you as well as point to your toes. You say "ah" for eye.

- After dinner one day you said "all done"

-I give you a 4 ounce bottle before bed and lately you have been wanting more, so I will ask you if you want another bottle or if you are done and if you want more you will sign "more" for it. (It seriously baffles Dustin and I what baby's can learn  and how they can communicate so young!) 

- You have taken about 15 steps by yourself! 

- You can sign "thank you", wave to people, tell us how old you are by holding up one finger, and you signed please for the first time on your birthday. You also say "ish" for fish, dada, nana, but still no mama:(

- You have a third top tooth that has popped through (total of 5 teeth but more are starting to come).

-When I ask you if we should put your shoes on you will lift your foot up for me.

- You sleep from about 9 pm until 8 am (much better than a year ago when your longest stretch was from about 3am until 6am!)

- You love to play in the cupboards and stack cans and sit on boxes. You will also leave me random toy surprises in them! 

I can't believe you have been ours for one whole year already! We are excited to see what the future holds for you!

Wednesday, August 27, 2014

Milk Transitioning

For breakfast this morning I mixed a little cows milk with some formula to help with the transition for Brylee. Here's some pictures of how it went....

All in all she didn't mind it. I think the biggest transition will be going from warm milk to it being cold. 

Brylee's Doctor's Appt

This morning we had Brylee's 1 year appointment. We were given the go ahead to start Brylee on cows milk. Brylee must have known something was up today because she woke up at 6:30am and wouldn't go back to bed. She had a great appt and took her shots like a champ. We realized she is terrified more of the table than her actual shots. After her shots (during which she was screaming bloody murder) the nurse asked if we had any questions. Dustin started to ask how long Brylee would cry for from the pain, but he was quickly stopped because Brylee stopped crying as soon as we picked her up off of the table. Just like a switch. Makes us laugh every time.

After her appt, she had to get some blood work done and we were able to distract her with some puff snacks. She didn't even notice they pricked her finger. She did try to pull her arm back so she could grab more puffs though. 

She was extra cuddly and relaxed today. She would take "breaks" from playing with her toys and lay down on the pillows and blankets.

I started prepping for Brylee's party on Saturday. One thing down and about a million more to do! Happy Tuesday! 

Monday, August 25, 2014

This and That

I feel like I have so many things to do this week before Brylee's party on Saturday. We've been busy running errands all weekend trying to get everything we need.

 Brylee and I had an outdoor lunch at Panera with my friend from high school one day last week. One of my favorite places.

Dustin found his dream vehicle so of course we needed pictures in front of it. Notice Brylee by the back tire? That truck was massive! 

Brylee was like half the size of one of the tires. Look at that smile, she definitely is a girl after her daddy's heart! Such a motor head. 

On another note. All Brylee wants to do lately is walk. She won't let go of our fingers quite yet (although she's taken a few steps by herself). These shoes were new at the beginning of the day. 

I love when Brylee falls asleep with her hands together. Is there anything more precious than a sleeping baby? And I feel like we just cut her nails. Why do they grow so fast?!

Have a great rest of your week. We have Brylee's one year appt tomorrow morning. So not looking forward to shots. I hear the one year shots are killer....wish us luck!

Tuesday, August 19, 2014

Brylee's Birthday

Today is Brylee's birthday! I honestly don't know where the last year went! Fastest 365 days EVER!!

Last night I layed Brylee down a baby and today she woke up a TODDLER! 

She must have known it was her birthday because she woke up ready to party, fist pumping and all!

We had a few last minute errands to run this morning when Dustin got home from work. Brylee's new favorite song?- It's my party and I'll cry if I want to!

Nothing would console her. She just wanted OUT of her car seat! So we headed to an early lunch. 
We went to Perkins and told the waitress it was her first birthday today and she came back with a free muffin!! What's better than chocolate on your birthday at 11am?! 

 We had to sneak it away when she was people watching so she wouldn't fill up on just that.

She then ate two tomatoes, some pickes, chicken and hamburger!

When we arrived home, Brylee took a nap and I threw some sloppy joes in the crock pot for supper (3 lbs hamburger uncooked and 2 jars Manwich, cooked on high for about 6 hours) and cleaned up a bit because both my parents and Dustin's parents were coming over. 

After Brylee woke up we played for a few hours until Dustin woke up and all the grandparents arrived.

Because who needs a purse when you can have 5 headbands?! She would lift her arms up to adjust them backup her arm! So cute!

And because who doesn't love confetti on their birthday?!

After everyone arrived we ate dinner. 

And then it was time for the cake! Brylee was not shy and went straight for the frosting!

We gave her a slice all to herself and she could hardly contain herself!

After a quick bath 
she opened a few presents before Dustin headed to work. 

All-in-all it was a great first birthday! Labor Day weekend we have her big party with all our friends and family! Bring on the sugar;)- It took her a few hours to wear off today's cake!