Tuesday, January 7, 2014

15 Months!

Yes, as surprising as it may be I am not frozen solid.  13 inches of snow and -40 degree wind chills ain’t got nothing on me. Yesterday was a snow day for all of us.  Daycare closed, my office closed (which you KNOW means it must be a snowpocalypse), and Kris worked from home.  Lazy day with the babes, we stayed in PJs, cooked up  storm of banana bread and focaccia bread turned spinach dip cheesy bread sticks, watched an embarrassing amount of Doc McStuffins, and basically just enjoyed being in our snow globe of a home.  Total and utter relaxation.

Snow up to my knees.  Cannot WAIT until we get up to the 30s this weekend so the girls can frolic outside and enjoy all this fluffy stuff!

Yes, perhaps I am laying in a snow drift in zero degree temps in the middle of the afternoon while in my pjs.  Drifts so high it looks like I'm standing up.  Craaazy.

But today was back to the grind.  As I sat in my office today I was like a walking NorthFace billboard.  NorthFace boots.  NorthFace ski jacket.  If I had NorthFace ski pants I’d be in those too.  The space heater was on, my mug was full of deliciously warm coffee, but I could not kick that chill.  But enough of this cold talk...

Teagan is 15 months!

15 months and still grinning.

It’s been a month of new things.  Little sponge has found her voice and is picking up all sorts of new words.  Book, guh guh (good girl), bayyyybee (baby), hi, bye, mommy, daddy, up, no, that, tree, mi (mine), and soch (sock).

Helping mama cook up our NYE spread.

Girl is very assertive.  If Parker tries to take a toy, Teagan will yank back and yell “MI!” 80% of this time this causes a Parker meltdown.  80% of the time Teagan thinks it’s hilarious and smiles and/or laughs.  100% of the time this slap in the face causes Parker’s freak out to hit an entirely new level.

There’s only one kind of wine I like.  And there’s not a letter “h” in it.  But back to Teagan.

First time in pigtails.

Just a mama and her babe :)

We have become very mobile this month.  Whether it’s standing on the ottoman while dancing and clapping, or holding onto the stair railing and walking the stairs, or pulling herself on the couches, or pushing the shopping cart, or walking while we hold her hands, she’s getting around.  She’s walked on her own a lot too.  The most steps was on her 15 month birthday—12 steps all by herself! On the road to walking on her own. 

Big sis showing lil sis the ropes.

Other happenings:

 Every night at the dinner table, no matter how messy her hands are, Teagan will entertain us by covering her eyes with her hands, waits for us to ask “where’s Teagan?,” then giggles as she removes her hands and we clap. 

Knows her animal sounds! Turkey-gobble gobble, dog-woof woof, cow--moo, sheep-ba ba, goat, ma ma, cat, meow.  So very sweet.

Believe it or not, but Kris' expression is not staged.  Parker dressed up like a princess and Teagan ripped off the headband.  If you knew what would go down after this, you'd have the same expression on your face.  Ahhh, the sweet relationship between sisters.

Little one cannot get enough of her almond milk.  We fly through ½ gallon every two days.  Little one can get enough of food though.  Eating is not her favorite thing to do.  Adding to this is the fact that she can’t have any sort of dairy after early afternoon or is causes pain and an up-all-night affair makes it difficult to find things to get her to eat.  Sigh.  I’m just hoping that the mix of almond milk and toddler formula is giving her lots of nutrition.

Ask her where her belly is, she’ll lift her shirt.  Ask her wear her head is, she’ll pat it.  Give her a pair of socks, she’ll say “sooock?” and put her foot up in the air, requesting us to put it on.  Though, without fail, she someone always ends up with only one sock on.  Giving her the nickname of One Sock Woogle. 

For the most part, we’re now bedsharing with Teagan.  While she naps for about 3 hours in her crib and goes down by herself in her crib at night, she will wake, randomly, and prefers the snuggles.  Finally my non-snuggly thing has come around J Sometimes she wakes at 10pm, sometimes 1am, sometimes she sleeps through the night.  We never can tell.

LOVES reading books.  It’s probably her favorite thing, after almond milk and generally annoying/loving on Sydney.  Teagan will crawl to her books, push it over to us, and plop in our lap.  Really the most precious thing.

Man oh man, is this stage one of the best.  Watching the joy in Teagan's eyes as she discovers new things, from putting puzzles together successfully to flipping on a light switch, to seeing major milestone happen in front of our very own eyes, like those first steps, it's all very incredible to be a part of. 

Happy 15 months sweetie babe! 

1 comment:

  1. The picture of Kris is priceless! How is she 15 months already?! Ugh...my 6 month hiatus from blogging forced me to miss so much!!