So little "baby" Clayton is 17 months old!!! I cannot believe it! Life with her is so much fun right now! She is talking up a storm and just growing up!!!
Her weight- 25 lb.
Her height- ?33-34 in.
Over the past month, she has gotten 3 molars (the fourth is working it's way in)...so she has 10 teeth now...but I can see her 4th bottom tooth coming in and that final molar!!
She loves to do the "Hokey Pokey." She loves to "run, run," "kick, kick" and do "circle, circle, circles" all the time. She has started to do motions to "The Itsy, Bitsy Spider" when SHE wants to!!!
She can repeat anything that you say, pretty much. She has two books that she can "read." She knows all of the animals in her farm book and can tell you their names and what sound they make. She can go to the fridge and verbally tell you what she wants! And she definitely can tell you what she dosen't want! She LOVES "yogut" (yogart) and pears.
Bathtime: She loves bath time. She has a bath tub Darby, Buster, Elmo, and Dora. She loves to play with them. She says "I on a baff" (I want a bath!) and goes to the door and knocks on it.
1. She has NO concept of space...she thinks she can "fit" anywhere! She loves to get in her baby doll pack and play and go "nite-nite." She tries to cram herself in the little people lego container. The other day my mom got her a Cabbage Patch fairy, and she took the box that it was in (which was actually already torn in half) and tried to "sit" herself in it.
2. She loves to give Otis a cookie...and over the past few weeks, she has actually started calling him Otis instead of "doggie."
3. She loves to be outside...doesn't matter what the temperature is.
4. She has started throwing "tantrums" once a day. Usually it is when she is really tired...which brings me to my next fact...
5. She is trying to move herself to 1 nap a day...unfortunately, this nap is around noon.
This list could go on and on and on...I'm going to go ahead and posted it before I continue it into her 18th month!!!
Here are a few pics of my 17 month old pumpkin!!!
We have started trying to use a "leash" with Clayton when we go out for "short" adventures. This was our 1st experience...she actually did really great. I know, we are horrible for using it...but it is sooo much better than having her in a stroller or risking someone taking her!!!
Monday, January 19, 2009
Posted by Jenn at 10:01 AM
Sunday, January 18, 2009
My mom's best friend in the whole wide world...that she has known since she could walk is Dianne Whatley. Like all friendships, theirs has evolved over the years. It is in a new place these days. Their granddaughters are playing together. Haley is 4, so she's been around for a while, but this was the 1st time that she and Clayton could actually "play!" They had a blast. Clayton was saying " M'on Haley, play..." and Haley would say, "Up here Baby Claytlin". (Did we give our kiddo a hard name or what?!?) Here are a couple of pics from their Christmas playing experience!!!
Posted by Jenn at 7:48 PM
Saturday, January 17, 2009
She took a break in the middle of opening gifts for some fruit. She sat in her Barbie Jeep with her feet up and had her Granna feeding her. It was quite hilarious! After a couple of hours, she was exhausted! She crawled up in Big Clayton's lap and wanted to go to sleep. They decided to go back to the bedroom and watch a little Pooh and fall asleep...as Clayton started to walk back there, she almost fell down because she was half asleep...yep, she was so tired from Christmas presents that she fell asleep while she was walking!!!
After a nap, we headed out the Uncle Don and Aunt Jeannie's house. We had a lot of fun there...then we headed back to DFW for the Bird Christmas on the 26th! We picked up Ashleigh on the way in and stayed at Glenda's all day on the 26th. We played Guitar Hero until our eyes just about popped out from staring at the tv.
Here are some pics from the events of from the 24th-26th...
Posted by Jenn at 9:49 PM
Last Saturday, we went to Emler in Colleyville to go through swim orientation. We were amazed at their program. It is a 5 month course, and it is AWESOME! We loved it, but decided that we would wait until the summer (when they offer one in south Arlington 5 min. from our house instead of 45 min.!!!) because Clayton would be just a little older! We are, however, going to join the Y in Arlington for the next couple of months so that Clayton can keep her "love" for the water. We did swim lessons for a couple of weeks at Lifetime Fitness until our swim teacher stopped showing up for lessons...anyway, I'm tired of this story...so there you go!!!
Posted by Jenn at 7:53 PM