2013 Project 52

Tuesday, May 29, 2012

Teaching Baby to Walk

Teaching Alyse to walk has become a family affair.  Calder and Tessa are more than happy to help out!  But why they feel the need to do it without pants is beyond me...

Friday, May 18, 2012

15 months

Alyse is 15 months old already! She is not yet walking...but she's starting to get there.  She pulls herself up on everything, and takes steps when you hold her hands. And she can climb steps like nobody's business.  At her 15 month well visit, she finally broke the 20 lb mark! 

Although not walking, she is talking quite a bit.  Words she says:  cracker, Mama, Dada, Tessa, Calder (sort of), no, more, vroom vroom, book, quack quack quack, dog, night night, bye, uh-oh, up, down, car (I'm sure I'm missing a few...)

Things she loves:
Balls, music, books, slides, drinking water, crackers, every fruit or berry in existence, baths, swimming, climbing steps, being chased, the bathroom, the refrigerator, pointing at pictures of her siblings, being naked, "walking" on her knees, throwing things, pulling hair, crawling on pavement (or mulch), brushing her hair, brushing her teeth.

Things she does not love:
Milk in a sippy cup, getting new teeth, having her diaper changed, getting dressed, hats, headbands, sand in her mouth.  

We love you Alyse-y Baby!  It is such a joy to watch you learn and grow each day.  You are so special to our family.

Sunday, May 13, 2012

Mother's Day

What a gorgeous Mother's Day weekend! We had a laid back day today, but Dave and the kids went out of their way to make me feel spoiled and loved.  This afternoon, on a whim, we decided to head over to a local park for the train and carousel rides, which are always popular with the kids!

Calder conquered his fear and rode the moving horse!
Alyse's first carousel ride.  Tasty elephant!

She was a big fan of the carousel (and the train)!
Waiting for the train.

First Love Letter

So, a few months ago, Calder made a new friend at school. A girl. An older girl. A first grader. And they've been attached at the hip ever since.  They like to clean up litter on the playground together.  And, according to Calder, she cries when he plays with other kids.

And this week...he came home with his first love letter.

This totally qualifies, right?

First Tea Party

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