Where’s my baby!?

Jovi girl. You have to stop growing so fast! With your sass and intelligence, I no longer have a baby! You’ve recently started throwing tantrums (not fun) but luckily they only last a little bit and then you’re fine. You’ve recently started screaming? I don’t know why.

You love bath time!  I think you’d sit in there for hours playing and pouring. 

The time change is still messing with you. You are usually in bed by 630, which used to be 730 and wake up time is about 7/730 when it was 8/830. It works fine for me, I’d rather be up earlier in the morning (some times…).

You love playing with your stuffed animal puppies and babies. You love putting things (any thing!) in your baby stroller. You love Barkley the most, he at least let’s you hug him and roll on him. You love bubbles, “bububs.” You still love any food with cheese. You’re really loving blueberries, bananas,  and blackberries. You prefer to eat the banana like a big girl and not a fan of slices of bananas.

You love books. You’ll just grab a book and sit down and flip through the pages.   We’ve read “That Kind of Mommy” roughly 50 times…even daddy has read it…it’s funny listening to him say, “but I’m not THAT kind of mommy…”

Today you helped me put up one of the Christmas trees. You were very interested in handing me thr branches and making sure the lights were plugged in. I’m SO excited for Christmas.  I hope that you inherit my love for the holidays. When I was young I would get so excited that I even spent a couple christmas eve’s throwing up. That’s a little much, I know, but Santa is SO cool. Who doesn’t like waking up to a living room full of presents from Santa!?

Words that you are saying: dadada, momma, baba (barkley), bubub (bubbles), ball, Daddy claims you said “dog.”

Skills: throwing trash away (you love it!), climbing the ladder on your climber down stairs, dancing, learning to jump (just not leaving the floor yet).

You love Doc McStuffins, Sofia, and Mickey Mouse.

Love you always.


Tonight I took you trick or treating through the neighborhood.  Our neighborhood is all hills so it was a workout, girl! You were a monkey and looked so stinkin cute!


We went out for an hour, I was up for more but it started raining and was chilly. You loved it! You carried your bucket the entire time. Everyone loved your costume! You met a little boy behind us on Flotilla. 

I had so much fun taking you tonight. My dad took me every year until I graduated high school. He loved it so much and I finally understand.  I can’t wait for next year!! Next year I’m going to dress up too!



Love you sweet pea.

16 months

Tomorrow you’ll be 16 months! Not a big deal I guess, but you have changed SO much in the last 4 months. You’ve started walking, weaned super easily from the bottle to the straw cup, started pigging out on big people food – pizza is your fave, walked every inch of this house and have not stopped talking since you woke up!

The other day dad got home from work and you told him every second of your day – in your language- and when you were finished you crossed your arms, looked away and then looked right at him like “I told you ALL that and you don’t have a response!?”

You have gained a great interest in Mickey Mouse Clubhouse, DocMcStuffins, and Sofia the first.  You clap when the Hot Dog song comes on.

You LOVE baby dolls. Today I found a baby stroller for your babies! You love it. You also love purses/bags.

Halloween is next week and there are so many activities coming up. We are going to the pumpkin patch,  Boo at the Zoo, Big Orange Madness, and other trick or treating activities I’m sure.

Yesterday we took you to The Little Gym.


You walked around squealing!  You played on a bounce floor, walked on a balance beam and did front rolls.

You are learning so much and growing up!


Dentist trip #1

Last week you visited the dentist for the first time. You had taken a hard fall the day before so we wanted to get everything checked out. You loved watching the boys who were waiting playing video games and walking around smiling at everyone. 



You did great aside from when he was looking at your teeth!

2nd trip to Hilton Head Island

This weekend we took you back to to HHI.  It’s daddy and I’s favorite vacation spot. He wanted to watch you walk all over the beach, and that you did! You visited with every dog that was walking on our stretch of beach and you chased the birds. You were a bit unsure of the ocean waves coming in so you stayed on the sand most of the time.







The trip has wore you out- you went to sleep around 5:15 tonight and at almost 5 hrs later you still haven’t woke up…hopefully you’ll make it to a reasonable time tomorrow morning… [update: you made it until 7am! Only almost 14 hrs of sleep!]

Chuck E. Cheese

Yesterday we took you to Chuck E. Cheese.  To say you enjoyed it would be an understatement. You were mesmerized by the “band” and loved all the rides and games! You even devoured a whole slice of pizza. Your reward from the tickets we earned was a crazy straw.




You were so wore out that you took a 90 min afternoon nap! 

When you woke up you ate spaghetti and even had your own plate.


So much fun was had!

She’s walkin’

Slow down you walking machine! Well, now it’s more of a run! You have started walking while carrying things,  which often times ends with you tripping over the item. You love carrying bags and beach pails. Also, your beach pails typically have other toys in there.  I’ve been working on your basement playroom and it’s coming along! Last week we bought you an obviously outdoor toy and put it in the basement. Daddy claims your spoiled. We’ve been watching cartoons and Disney movies…they grab your attention a little, but secretly I love the Disney movies.

Last weekend you attended your first Vols tailgate. You played in your pack n play and then came home for a nap. Exciting stuff right there.

We’ve been working on more language development and moving away from everything being called “dadadadada.”

You are playing more and more and entertaining yourself. Watching you explore and learn is so awesome.

You are still sleeping like a champ and averaging just 1 morning nap. It works so I can’t complain.

Today you swam with Daddy. You guys had so much fun. He tossed you up, he let you lay on your back, and even put you on his shoulders.  You just giggled and smiled!

You are growing so fast! Love you!


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