Brinley and I lucked into a week off last week, so we packed up and headed to see my family! While we were there we were lucky enough to have tickets to the Cardinals game. I was really excited to go and that we were able to bring Brinley to her very 1st game at Busch Stadium!
She did amazing! She was so intrigued by everything and everyone around us. She also enjoyed some ice cream and other snacks :)
Brinley is very lucky to have wonderful opportunities to be around lots of water this summer. In just a few weeks we'll be in Lake Powell with Ryan's family and then in August we'll be visiting the Lake of the Ozarks with my family. She's been swimming a few times, but I wanted to make sure she had plenty of exposure to the water so we wasn't scared when we go to Lake Powell. We signed Brinley up for lessons with her cousin Devon and yesterday was our first class. The water was freezing so Brinley wasn't too impressed. She whined a bit but we were able to stay in the water for the 30 minute class. Although we tried the swim exercises the teacher was wanting up to do, for the most part she stayed curled up in a ball shivering...poor baby!
I can't believe Brinley is 16 months old! She is growing in leaps and bounds everyday and I often just sit and stare at her :)
She's a walking, talking crazy toddler. She loves all things Daddy right now! Her favorite thing is to watch out the window for him to get home from work. She screams Daddy and then follows him around the house for the next 10 minutes happy as a clam :)
Here's just a quick list of a few of her favorite things at the moment: -Doc Mcstuffins -Rocks...she's obsessed -going potty -milk -dancing to Wild Ones by Flo Rida -repeating every word or sound she hears (including the leaf blower she heard the other day on our walk.) -"driving" the car -walking anywhere like a big girl -"dipping" her food (especially in ketchup, sour cream and syrup)
Brinley's vocabulary is also growing and it's hilarious :) Her attempts at certain words make me laugh every time! Here are a few of my current favorites: -ti-terd (tired) -wa-tit (wallet) -pup-o (pillow) -sick (chapstick) -peas (please) -Ry-nin (Ryan...it's cute as all get out but Ryan prefers Daddy :) )
She's also putting words together: - get it -find it - I nite nite -I sit
My sweet baby girl loves the potty :) She's been telling us when she was going for months now, but I didn't think she was old enough to potty train, and she still might not be, but she loves the potty. Last weekend she told me "potty" so I ran her into the bathroom and within second of being on her potty she went! I couldn't believe it. Since then she's been going mulitple times a day both prompted and unprompted by us. Who knows if this will stick around but I'll take what I can get for now...I'd love to be done buying diapers at 16 months :)