Thursday, May 20, 2010

Kitchen Art

I posted about the new art I made for the kitchen dining area over on my other blog:
 And since I don't want to post all of it again, here is just the main photo.  Click on the graphic above to see the rest.

Thursday, May 13, 2010

15 Months In-Depth

We had M's official 15 month check-up yesterday, so in keeping with tradition, I thought I would share her stats, along with some recent photos.

Weight: 25 lbs. 12 oz. (90%)
Height: 33 in. (>95%)
Head Circumference: 18.25 in. (50%)
Her height is the average for a 23-month-old, but it follows the curve (or should I say it flies above the curve) based on her growth over time.  Actually, her overall growth is right on track, so that was good.

I finally got M a new toy: a grocery basket with plastic food.  Once she figured out the food wasn't real, she started playing with it really well.  Every once in a while I have to tell her to take it out of her mouth, but that is pretty normal with just about everything for this girl.

We love you, M!  Thanks for always making us smile.

Monday, May 10, 2010

15 Months and Some Updates

Things have been busy at our house lately.  I finally got my craft room all organized and ready for use (yay!).  Chris has been trying to work on the yard, but between the wild spring weather, a week-long business trip last week, and another one coming up next week, things haven't progressed as far as we would have liked.  I'm hoping he can at least till out the weeds before he has to go again.  We are really so close that I can't believe we aren't done yet.  I am lucky to have Jon, Crystal, and the kids in the basement, so I don't have to worry when Chris is gone on his trips, and I don't get quite so lonely.

I have a project for the kitchen wall in the works, plus drapes in the back of my mind.  So that's in the works.  We haven't done any more painting since the kitchen, and I am thinking we won't be doing any more for another bit.

M is busy being as cute as ever.  She is 15 months old today!  Things are starting to get really fun playing with her.  She cracks up at the slightest provocation, which is hilarious in itself.  She is where the loud, delayed laughter is coming from during Sacrament Meeting talks and other church meetings.  Her pointing skills are getting much better and helping her communicate a little bit with us.  She is very good at waving "hi" and "bye", and she can very distinctly say "hi!".  I add the exclamation point, because she sounds very excited every time she says it.  She reaches out her arms for people to hold her, even if we are already holding her, and sometimes to complete strangers.  By the end of church, you can bet that she has been held by at least five different people.  M's hair is long enough to do full-on pigtails and get just about every strand of hair in there.  Whether it stays that way is a different story.  She loves to eat strawberries, oranges, tomatoes, pickles, and lemons.  Yes, lemons.  We gave her a slice out of a drink when we went out to eat the other day, thinking we were playing a funny trick on her.  Turns out the trick was on us, and she gobbled it down without so much as a pucker.  It was the most unexpected thing that could have happened!

We sure love our little girl and enjoy every day with her.