Friday, June 18, 2010

15 Months Old

Kate won't be 15 months old until Sunday, but she is talking so much that I thought I would keep a record of all the words she can say at this age.

Mama
Dada (mostly becoming daddy now)
Nanna
Pop
Nannie
PawPaw
LaRue
Granddad (pronounced DaDad)
B for Brian
Dog
Bird
Buck
Doe
Duck
Quack
Octopus
Fish
Shark
Outside
Yogurt
Applesauce
Ice
Puff
Eye
Two
Gentle
Hi
Bye-Bye
Hello
Thank You
Please
Smart
More
Up (my favorite right now)
Out
On
Off
House
High Chair
Shoe
Bow
Hat
Brush
Toe
Knee
Lulu (a.k.a. Lulu's Shoes, Kate's favorite book)
Girl
Boy
Pat
Oh boy
Door
Bob
Snoopy
Charlie
Grover, Ernie, Bert, Big Bird, Zoe, Elmo, Abby, Cookie Monster, Oscar, Count
Blue's Clues
Jello
Jesus
Amen
Amy
Happy Birthday
Yes
Yeah
No
Baby
Water
Milk
Juice
Turtle
Bee
Egg
Ba (bottle)
Book
Key
Toy
Rye-Rye (Ryan)
Slide, usually accompanied by "Weeeeeee"
All done (after finishing a meal, a book, or a drink)
Burp
Mail
Light
Love You
Eebee (children's tv character)
Larry
Barry
Green
Yellow
Mall

I feel like I'm missing some, which I probably am, but I'll update if I think of more.  She's growing up so fast.  Losing the dada that is now becoming Daddy is sort of sad.  Since I'm off this summer, I've been trying to ween her off some things I know she doesn't need anymore.  We've been bottle free since Saturday night...HUGE accomplishment.  The pacifier will be the next to go, but I'm not quite ready for it yet.  With each of these milestones, a small part of her baby-ness is leaving.  However, the new milestones she's hitting are just as exciting as when she smiled for the first time.

Now, if only the walking part would come.  I'm ready, Lance is ready, she's not.  She'll take several steps walking back and forth between us, but won't do it on her own.  She's very content with crawling.  I know it will come with time, but at times it would be easier if she could run around outside in the backyard and just play.  I know she would love it!

Monday, June 14, 2010

Summer fun in the pool ( x 2)!

We had a VERY fun filled weekend in the pool.  Kate swam in Grandmother and Granddad's pool for the first time this year, and it was a much better experience that last summer.  She just cried last year.  This year (after a little warm-up), she LOVED the water.  Sunday, since we don't have a big pool, we set up Kate's turtle pool in the front yard and let her play in the water.  She was fascinated by the man mowing the lawn across the street and kept saying "Hi guy!".  She was getting frustrated that he wasn't paying her any attention.  I think we have an attention hoarder on our hands!
Last year...not feeling the swimming pool.

This year, much better!

Serious about the pool float.

Her favorite part of swimming was floating to Grandmother for a piece of ice.  

Here's the turtle pool we put in our front yard.  

Mmmmm, sucking on a squirt toy and drinking water hose water....yum!

She LOVED playing with her stacking cups in the water.

It was a wonderful weekend.  I see many more swimming dates in the future!