Wednesday, July 24, 2013

18 Months!

Weight: 24.6 pounds

Length: 30.5 inches (I must have mismeasured last month)

Favorite activity: coloring, reading books, playing in the dirt/sand/water

Favorite food: berries, graham crackers, macaroni and cheese

Favorite spot: sitting at her activity table or sitting in her rocking chair.

Cutest moment: Too many to choose from! It's got to be a tie between playing hide and seek behind the living room curtains with Grady or waving and blowing kisses while riding around in Logan's new wagon! 

Important milestones: She's officially one and a half years old!

Teeth: 11

Words: 13 - dada, mama, woof, yes, dis (this), kack (quack), hi, thank you, uh oh, bye, wa (water), buh (book), pees (please)

Signs: 11 (more, all done, dog, please, berry, cheese, grape, water, milk, help, thank you)

How Mom's Feeling: This month has been really fantastic. I had two full weeks off, so I had two weeks to be a stay at home mom, which was a lot of fun. I did better during these two weeks. When I had my first week off, I packed it with so many activities that by Thursday, I was exhausted. This time, we stuck closer to home and spread out our activities. It was great because I was able to get a routine down with her (and see how she actually naps, eats and plays). In the mornings, we would get up and eat breakfast, then play until about 10-10:30. Then nap until around 12:30-1:00, eat lunch and go out to run errands, go to the playground or Golden Gate Park. We'd come home and nap from around 4-6, play, watch some Sesame Street while I made dinner, eat dinner, bath and bedtime.

This month Lorelei has also taken to mimicking and "helping". She's really working on talking, and while sign and speak at the same time. She frequently tries to repeat words that she hears (so watch your language, people!). She also wants to help: putting away the dishes, putting away her diapers and cleaning up her toys. Most interesting, she wants to put garbage in the trash can. We can't walk through the playground without her picking up every piece of trash to throw away!

And just for reference:

Monday, July 22, 2013

Pics of Our Week (s)

Wow. So clearly I've been off my game this month. Seeing that it's the LAST week of July, and I last posted on July 1st. Hmm. Busy much? Well yeah. Typically, July is a cah-razy month for us, between Brian's work (July is always his busiest month), my two weeks off, 4th of July, my birthday, Logan's birthday AND garlic festival.

Anywho, this month I got to play stay at home mom for two weeks, which was tons of fun. We've been to the beach, the pool, Happy Hollow, the SF Zoo, Golden Gate Park, Dolores Park...And we also cleared out the guest room, painted it, brought in some furniture and made it more like a guest room than a storage room with an inflatable mattress. Can you tell we've been busy?

So without further ado: pics of our weeks:
At the beach!

4th of July Chili Cook-Off

Playing in the water on the 4th of July

Post chili, post water, pre fireworks 4th of July

Playing in Golden Gate Park

Playing in Golden Gate Park

Our new kitchen cabinets!

Playing at Dolores Park

Big Girl!

Our new guest room!

Our new guest room!

Guest room inspiration

First solo ride at Happy Hollow

At the zoo!

Checking out the bears at the zoo

Grady loved the bears!

Lorelei loved the ducks!

And the pigs

And the goats

And her buddy Grady!
Logan's birthday party

Logan's birthday party

Cheesing it up!

Birthday boy and his lady!

Surprise birthday visit from Grandma Lou!

Mommy's birthday in the Presidio!


Picnic in the Presidio!

Monday, July 1, 2013

Pics of Our Week

While I was busy teaching a cooking camp this past week, Lorelei had a fine time hanging out at home and at the J. My goal this summer is to take Lorelei swimming at least once a week. This week, we went 3 times! It was just so gosh darn HOT this week. Also this week: Garlic Festival Boot Camp. Which means playing with cousins, family, delicious food and pyrocheffing (is that a word? It is now!)

Swimming with Auntie Bonnie

Playing Dress-Up with Finnegan

Boot Camp!