Saturday, July 29, 2006

My First Swim Lessons

Blakely you took swim lessons at Swim Ranch this past week. You had so much fun and learned a lot. You learned how to climb out of the pool, get in the pool, float, doggie paddle, use a kick board and many other things. You were such a great little kicker all week. We had a lot of fun with our friends Caroline, Sam and their mommies. Your dad and I took you to the family swim time on Friday night and you got to show daddy all of the stuff that you learned. We are so proud of you sweetie!!!
Copy and paste the site below to see how Blakely learned to get into the pool.

Monday, July 24, 2006

11 months old

Well Blakely I guess we are officially counting down to your first birthday. It is hard to believe that in a month you will be a year old. You are learning and doing so many exciting things.
If you copy and paste the link below you will see our little girl using her walker. Sorry it is sideways-I forget that I can't use my camera that way to record. Also, I am sorry there is no sound. Our camera doesn't record it. Enjoy!
*Food: Blakely you are completely on whole milk except at night I am still nursing. You are pretty much eating table food. For breakfast your favs are toast, scrambled eggs, waffles, oatmeal cereal, bananas and yogurt. Lunch you will eat a variety of stuff-you really love grilled cheese. Dinner you eat whatever we are eating. Your favorite veggies are carrots and peas. You also love rotini pasta. I am so glad you are not a picky eater!!Talk: Blakely you are a little talker. It seems like you are saying a new word everyday. Lately you have been saying this and that when you point to stuff. You try to repeat what we are saying. It is so cute. Here are the words you have said: duck, ball, mama, dada, bye-bye, hi, papaw, zack, light, jeb, dog, max, blankee(only once), bath, juice, this, that and probably some others that I have left off. *Sleep: Most of the time you go to sleep around 8 and get up at 7:30. You take two naps and day and there are days that you take one big nap.*Clothes: 6-12 months, size 2 shoe (you have really small feet), size 3 diaper*Activity: We have finally declared that you are not going to crawl. At first I think I was a little upset that you weren't crawling, but I have decided that you are going to do what you want to do and when you want to do it. So..You are cruising all over the place and pushing your walker. You love it! You have enjoyed swimming this summer. You are currently taking swimming lessons and are loving every minute. *You love to dance!*You love to clap your hands when you do something and we cheer for you.*You really do have a cute little personality! Blakely you are truly a sweet little girl and are such a blessing to us. We love you so much potters!

Wednesday, July 19, 2006

Yummy Corn on the Cob

Blakely I gave you corn on the cob for the first time tonight! You loved it and simply couldn't get enough! Copy and paste link below to see a video. It is pretty funny. You will see our dog Jeb begging for some corn too. Blakely you love feeding our dogs.

Sunday, July 16, 2006

Mommy's Old Rocking Chair

Blakely you truly enjoyed your time in my old rocking chair from way back when. It means so much to me that you are able to have something that mommy had when she was your age.

First Time for Cake

Blakely you ate your first piece of birthday cake. You ate just a little and then the rest of the time just played with it. I am glad you were able to be with your cousin Darby on her birthday. She just loves you so much!!

Magic Springs

Blakely you had your first trip to Magic Springs and Crystal Falls. You had such a fun time with your cousins. You rode a few rides and played in the water. You were such a little trooper in the hot weather. We keep giving you ice – which you absolutely love. I am so glad you got to spend such a great time with your cousins-Darby, Colby and Zach. Thanks Grammy for such a fun day.You can copy and paste the link below to check out the video of Blakely riding her first ride. Sorry it is sideways. I am not sure how to fix it. She is holding on to her little duck that her cousin Colby won for her.

Wednesday, July 5, 2006


Blakely you really enjoyed fireworks this 4th of July. You got to see fireworks two nights in row. First we went with the Harshbarger's to OK for a cookout. You were so cute! You would clap after each firework. Then on July 4th we went into town to watch more pop, pops. We are so glad you enjoyed a great 4th of July pea potters!

Tuesday, July 4, 2006

Happy 4th Of July!

Wishing you all a Happy 4th!