Wednesday, July 24, 2013

14 Months of Macy

I couldn't stay away too long from posting all about my Macy girl. I feel like she has changed so much, even from her 1st birthday. No one told me how fun having a 14 month old would be!
Since turning one she has really learned a lot and has become a lot more coordinated.

-She is OBSESSED with her shoes and loves to find a matching pair and bring them to me so I can put them on her. Or she will sit there and try to put them on herself. They don't even have to be her shoes either. Small or large, she is sticking her feet in them. She really likes to carry around a matching pair of anything. Like 2 little people princesses, or 2 sticks of deodorant, 2 tubes of mascara. It is super cute.
-She is in to climbing on top everything too and gets frustrated when she can't make it up to her destination, like the bed or couch. She is really good and matching things and placing pieces where they are supposed to go, like puzzles or shape toys.
-She is a great eater and even better sleeper. For the most part she doesn't wake up until about 7:30 or 8 which has been so nice. There isn't much she wont eat but we mostly stick with the same foods for her each day.
-We only give her her paci at night and for naps and she doesn't seem to miss it all. I don't even bring it out of the house with me anymore so I'M not tempted to give it to her (like when she gets fussy in the car). We turned her car seat around in one of our cars and she loves it! It made me nervous at first but my pediatrician said we could at any time given her size. It made the drive down and back to Nashville, TN a piece of cake! She had her head cocked to the side and was looking out the windshield most of the time (that she was awake)
-She can point to her nose, ears, eyes and her "button" -which of course is the cutest because she lifts her shirt all the way up.
-She loves to laugh whenever other people are laughing and has yet to meet a stranger. She walks right up to other kids or adults in restaurants, stores., etc and starts jibber jabbering away, greeting them with a wave hello or goodbye. She has however learned that the church and gym nursery are now associated with mommy leaving and pretty much starts crying as soon as she sees them. But luckily with distraction of a shiny toy or familiar friend I can sneak out and she is fine.
-Negative side of being 14 months: home girl can have a temper for sure! I think it comes from her frustration of not being able to communicate yet. When toys get stuck or she can't get something she wants she screams. Ugh. I can't wait until she has words to communicate with so we can avoid that.

Here are a few pictures of the last 2 months with Macy girl. I wish it wasn't such a pain to upload videos because there are some pretty hilarious ones.

Sucking on a peach. LOVES loves them! (or nectarines, plums, etc)

Giving herself kisses

More peach eating!

Fun at the park! She LOVES the slide! 

Flexbreak with mommy at the gym. And yes, she is wearing work out clothes- just cuz.

Not so sure about the life jacket at Splash Island. She loved it though!

Learning to love her shades!

Being a good girl at the doctor's office. She loves puzzles!

How could I not post this (semi inappropriate) picture. She literally slept like for 2 hours

There's nothing like having to take your 1 year old to your annual pap. Luckily the sweet nurses kept her entertained!

Saturday, July 6, 2013

Holiday Weekend

My absolute favorite time of the year is July 4th/my birthday. To me it is what summer is all about. I have so many fond memories growing up being around family and always thinking these big get-togethers and the fireworks were all for me. The older I get the less excited I get around my birthday but this year I felt really loved! Kyle really went out of his way and was very thoughtful all day.

Even though he had to work on my bday he woke me up with my first gift- a bag of goodies that spoke to my heart. Sunglasses, nail polish, chevron hair ties all that "Macy had picked out"- so cute! He also stocked the fridge with my favorite things so the first thing I did that morning was pour myself a mimosa! Even if the only person I cheers'd with was Macy.

Breakfast of {birthday} champs

Later that day we met my brother's gf Carol to get our toes painted! She offered a pedicure but I knew my time was limited with little miss by my side, so I settled for a polish change. I brought along a peach and put Macy in my lap. We BOTH managed to get our toes painted in a matching hot pink color. I loved it! There is something about little pink toesies that make my heart swoon!
Getting our toes done!

After that I dropped the babe off at her sitter's house, her "Mamaw". Then I headed home and got ready for dinner!I opened the rest of my very thoughtful presents from the hubs then we headed to a yummy restaurant- his choice! (There is nothing I hate more in life than having to decide on where to eat dinner) Delicia in Broad Ripple had a great atmosphere and the food was super delicious!

My sweet sweet hubby!

Great dinner!

When I got home Kyle had surprised me my getting 8 different slices of cheesecake from the Cheesecake Factory. 8. Surprisingly I held it together and only took a few bites from each.
Our famous "?" candle. Its become a family tradish that we use for everyone's bday each  year
Yes. This really happened.
The next day we woke up and headed straight to Mamaw's to pick up Little Miss! After having a relaxing morning we got ready in our Red White and Blue and went over to my brother's house for a cookout, card playing and relaxing.

Love my sweet family of 3.

I can't handle the cuteness. Heart=exploding!
The weather was only o.k. on the 4th. Sprinkling here and there. So for the most part we stayed inside. Around 8 we headed home and I really wanted to keep Macy awake for the fireworks. Now that we've sold our house I knew this would be the last year we would be living downtown. But to my avail, homegirl was EXHAUSTED and there was no way we were going to keep that beast awake any longer. So we laid her down and did what any responsible parents would do. Left her at home sleeping in her crib, locked the doors, and walked down to the corner of our street to catch the show. We had the monitor with us, which didn't pick up where we were standing, but every couple of minutes one of us would walk back towards the house and check on her.

It was kind of romantic just standing on dark street corning with my husband watching the fireworks. Once again a memory made.

Hope everyone had a fun and safe holiday as well!