Little tidbits about our family: Matt, Alicia, Lyla, Hayden and Ella

Sunday, October 24, 2010

19 Months Old Today!

Our little sweet pea is 19 months old today! She continues to be an active and a happy girl.

I forgot to include in the last blog about Lyla's 18 month appointment. She is measuring at 32 inches tall (50%) and 22 lb 1 oz big (20%). The doctor thought she would be a tall and lean little girl.

Some tidbits about Lyla:
  • She now has 10 teeth but we are figuring more are coming. She has been a little cranky lately and has been biting on various objects lately. I can say "teething now" but we probably won't see a tooth pop through for another month!
  • Words she has been saying for a little while are "thank you" (only on her own terms), "uh oh" (if she drops something), "ow" (if she hurt herself), "mine" (oh does she love that word), "mil" for milk, "no no" along with pointing when Ella or someone is doing something they shouldn't, and she has been saying the other kids names at daycare as well.
  • She loves to scribble and color! We really haven't been giving her crayons to play with since everything still goes in her mouth but I broke in and picked some up with coloring books. We will see if the whole house gets a makeover!
  • Knows more of her body parts like fingers and toes. We are working on arms and legs right now.
  • Still very shy to strangers and will just stare at you if you are taking to her. Every once in a while she will go up to a stranger and try to be their friend!
  • She typically is a good little eater. She still loves her peas for veggies and peaches, pears, apples and applesauce for fruit. She also has been eating better at dinner which is nice I don't have to keep feeding her peanut butter and jelly!
  • She is transitioning to one nap at daycare but still naps twice a day over the weekend. She has only been napping around 1 hour/day for our sitter and is typically cranky when I pick her up which shows she is a tired little girl. Hopefully she will get out of this stage soon and either take a longer nap or continue to nap twice like she is doing for Matt and I.

I think that is about it! Have a great Sunday.

Sunday, October 17, 2010

Fall is Here!

Fall is here and we are happy at the Brown household. I love the crisp cool weather and changing leaves and Matt is enjoying hunting season (which by the way has already started 1 month ago). We have been busy the last few weekends so I will try and update you the best I can.

Grandma and Grandpa Brown came over and played dress up with Lyla before bedtime. She already loves dress up at 18 months old!

Black eye, cute pigtails and trying to hide from momma!

Weekend Hike

A few weekends ago during the big flooding in Portage, we decided to take a drive around to see the Wisconsin River and go take a hike at Devil's Lake. This was 2 weekends before our big Devil's Lake weekend so we had to take a quick peek of the changing leaves and hiking conditions!

Packer Time!
My brother came home for a week (for Devil's Lake weekend of course) and to visit family and friends. Brett and my dad went to the Packer Game and my mom, Lyla, Colin (our nephew) and Matt stayed back to cheer for the Packers.
Lyla in her cheerleading outfit....luckily the Packers won this time or I would have had to headline this picture as "The Packers Loss and I'm Upset"!

Lyla and Colin playing in their Packer gear. Last time Lyla saw Colin she didn't want to play with him but this trip, they were both interested in each other and played well with the animal farm/tractor.

Go Pack Go!

Devil's Lake Weekend
We look forward to Devil's Lake weekend all year long! We had great weather, company and of course great food! The goal of the weekend is typically to hike, eat, rest a little, hike again, eat again, and so on (I think you get the point). I was able to climb the rocks this year which I haven't been able to do the last couple years. We also keep adding more kids to the group every year so it's fun for our group of 40+ family and friends continuing to grow. We are already adding 2 more next year with Cullen Heaton (just born Oct 12th) and my cousin Jody who is due in Feb.

Lyla wanting to climb the rocks already

Aunt Megan, Colin, Uncle Brett and Lyla

Family picture
One of our big you can see the leaves were beautiful! Lyla and Anne (my cousin Jody's daugther) is 3 months younger than Lyla and they are starting to become buddies.
Lyla and Anne holding hands!

Sleepy hiker

" The Men" with the kids! Jason, Bryce, Anne, Jeff, Ruth, Jon, Matt and Lyla

Group of hikers! Jaime, Bryce, Jason, Jody, Ruth, Jon, Lyla, Jill, Matt, Anne and Jeff

Girl's Weekend in La Crosse
This weekend, momma got to get away with a few of my good friends from La Crosse for a weekend of fun. We had a great time seeing the changes of UW LaX, shopping and had great food. It's crazy to have a quiet meal with friends and not having to feed/take care of a busy toddler! Thank you Matt for allowing me to get away for a night!

me, Mickey, Dana and Mandy

Have a great week!