Thursday, March 29, 2012

Brinley's Latest Happenings...

Brinley now moving and talking at the speed of light. Everyday is something new! Her vocabulary continues to grow and she's gone from walking like a drunk sailor to practically running!

Some of her newest words include:
"poop" (which is only used when she's acutally going or going to go! We might potty train earlier than I expected.)
"zsss" (pronounced Zeus)
and thanks to a slip from Ryan tonight "shit" and of course it's plain as day :)

Here's just a few more pictures of our latest spaghetti dinner:

Park Play...

Brinley is obsessed with the park. She loves the slides and swings. The girl freaks just at the word slide :)
We went to the park after dinner and enjoyed the nice weather...

Zoo Baby...

Today was simply beautiful. They sun was out and the weather was perfect. Brinley and I worked a half day so we met Lindsay, Taylor and Devon at the Zoo. It was a mad house. Apparently everyone and their brother decided today would be the perfect zoo day.

Brinley loved the animals she spent most of the afternoon point and shouting "ooohh" at every animal. It was really cute. My camera was almost dead so there aren't many pictures, except for the few I got on the carousel. That brings us to the point of this post...the carousel. To put it simply Brinley hated it. Well, she didn't hate all of it, she loved it when we were standing in line and while we were walking to pick out our animal. I thought she would love all the animals and going up and down. I put her on her animal and she was terrified. I ended up riding with her and she still didn't like it. Although I'm bummed she didn't love it, I'm glad she didn't scream for the entire 3 minute ride.

Waiting for our ride to start....

And then this is how she spent the next 3 minutes....

Wednesday, March 21, 2012

Wordless Wednesday...

While Alli and Josh were here celebrating Brinley's 1st birthday Josh was kind enough to do a photo shoot for Brinley's 1 year pictures.
Josh is amazing behind the camera and we are so lucky he is willing to take pictures for us!

Here are just a few of the many awesome cake smash pictures he took....

Click here to see the last one (I can't get the darn picture to load...sorry!)

Tuesday, March 20, 2012

Brinley's First Boo-boo....

Walking is a dangerous sport...seriously dangerous. When leaving the hospital each child should come with bubble wrap and a helmet. It's so fun to see Brinley toddling across the living room floor, but the consequences of learning to walk are hurting my sweet girl and taking a toll on my sanity. Everytime she stands up and wobbles my heart stops. I know I can't follow her around the house 24/7, but when she falls and bumps something I feel like I'm the worst Mommy ever.
 Today was no different and I thought she did a great job catching herself as she fell, until she let her head go forward and she knocked her sweet noggin right on the entertainment center at work. It bruised instantly and turned into a pretty big goose egg, she cried and so did I. It was awful...why does learning to walk have to be so hard? When will she stop falling all the time? And for all the other Mommies out in the world do you and your child survive this stage?

Here's a few pictures of my sweet little Miss and big boo-boo....

Thankfully the swelling is down and she was back to herself within minutes...but I think I'm going to take a little more time to recover...

Saturday, March 17, 2012

13 Months!

My sweet baby girl is 13 months old and is quickly turning into a walking, talking, toddler :)
This last month has been busy! She's pretty much a full time walker/cruiser and we have a climber. I'm not really sure how we raised a climber, but Brinley climbs on EVERYTHING! I'm terrified she's going to get hurt, but it is pretty cute to see her so proud of herself sitting on top of the box or chair.

Brinley's vocabulary is also growing by leaps and bounds! It seems like she adds a new word everyday her vocabulary now includes:
"hi" "nite nite" "schahk" (sock) "mow" (for cat) "ba" (for ball) "wow" "da da"
I know I'm forgetting some. She also has decided to stop saying "ma ma" talk about a sad Mama. :(

Some of her favorite things this month include:
brushing her teeth
going for walks
playing on the slide
climbing into her toy box
eating Fruit Loops
wearing her shades

Brinley's personality is really blooming too! She's quite the little diva rocking a necklace and/or braclet almost 24/7. She loves to give kisses and greats everyone with an upbeat and sweet "hi". She has also figured out that she's pretty funny, I'm not sure there is anything better than laughing with your daughter!
I can't wait to see what the next month brings in the life of Miss Brinley, but whatever it is I'm sure it's going to awesome!

Thursday, March 1, 2012

Mommy's Secret Weapon....

Brinley is into EVERYTHING these days...I can't leave her alone for even a second. I was trying to get dinner made and she was in the kitchen under my feet and making things difficult, after taking her back to the living room 10 times it dawned on me...pots, bowls, and spoons! I'm not sure why it took me so long to remember this genious idea. These few items bought me a solid 20 minutes! Not only was I able to cook dinner, but I was also able to clean the kitchen and living room...

My Walking Baby....

Brinley has been really working on her walking skills of the last few weeks, until this video was taken she had only taken two or three steps at a time. Since this video she's taken off! Crawling is still her preferred method of transportation, but she's walking more and more each day. I have a feeling within a week or two we'll have a full time walker!!