Wednesday, January 4, 2012

15 Months and the New Year

It's hard to believe that our little B turned 15 months-old on New Years Day...

Wasn't it only yesterday that she was this tiny baby?
{January 2011}

Perhaps a glimpse into those teenage years?
 {And I have absolutely no idea where she gets this attitude... Though, I think she looks just like her daddy in this photo :)}

B, you are turning into a little lady right before our eyes...
You love to learn new words, and how to do new things.

You've learned to climb in and out of your new toy box, much to Mommy's dismay...
Now I know why they put lids on these things...
There's just NO stopping this girl.

You are also quite the "helper"... Just the other day, you came into the kitchen to bring me the tea bags that I left in the empty mug in the living room (which Mommy thought she placed out of your reach)...

 And you are such a Daddy's girl!!


21lbs, 4oz {25th percentile}
31inches long {67th percentile} 

Right now, you are such a busy toddler.
I always joke that you only have two "speeds"-- full-throttle and out-of-commission.
  • You are officially down to 1 nap every day... Though, sometimes I think you could use a second (and usually, you disagree)
  • You are wearing size 4 diapers (5s at night), mostly 18-month clothes, and size 4 shoes...
  • You have fallen in love with the Tinker Bell movies, which Mommy and Daddy find adorable!
  • Your vocabulary gains a new word every day... The words we hear most often are "Go," "Down," "Pup," "Cat," "Baby" {which sounds more like "bebe" and is associated with any child under the age of 4, and also upon seeing your reflection in the mirror}, "No-No" {usually the response we get when we ask you to do something}, "Pan" {aka pancake}, "Chick" {aka chicken}, "Too" {aka toothbrush, which you ask for at least twice every day}, "Boo" {aka book-- You are adamant that we sit down to read at least 2 books before you go into your crib, thanks to Daddy}, and then there's "Bubble"-- no idea why she caught on to that one, but it's too cute to here her say it... We are working on using the appropriate words for your "versions" that you can't seem to finish. Applying two sounds together is still a challenge.
  • You just cut your 7th tooth, and are currently working on your 8th...
Mommy and Daddy love you so much, Brynn!
Watching you grow and learn so many things in the last year has been so incredible. We are so very proud of you, and feel so blessed to start a new year with you... I'm sure that you have plenty of surprises {and fun} in store for us!
As for me, I really can't say that I'm sad to see 2011 go... 
This past year has been a little on the tough-side for me, but I made it through!!
I managed to do two things that I swore that I would NEVER do-- 
1. Move back to Southern Indiana
2. Become a (mostly) stay-at-home mom

There were a lot of sacrifices and a lot of tears, mourning the things that I had planned for my life that I will never have the opportunity to do now that we have relocated.
However, I'm proud to say that I've learned a lot about myself in the past year... Most of all, I've learned how important it is to trust in the LORD, and what His plans are for me and my family. I know that doing this will bring much more happiness than I could have ever imagined; because it already has. :)

In 2012, I will rest in His plan for me.

Happy New Year to you ALL! :)

May the God of hope fill you with all joy and peace as you trust in Him, so that you may overflow with hope by the power of the Holy Spirit.

Romans 15:13 (NIV)


Joeylee said...

it goes by so fast. She's gotten so big. She is adorable and sounds like she is doing awesome!

Kristen said...

Bahaha....I love the pic of her rolling her eyes. Too funny! :)

Natalie said...

Oh my what a big girl she is now! These kids are giving us a run for our money. Happy New Year to you too!

Lauren said...

I love seeing how much B has grown even since I started following your blog. Time passes by much too quickly with a wee one :)

I think as we get older we don't give up on dreams so much as we get new - more important - ones. Being a great mom is obviously part of the plan and in that respect you're living the dream ;)

Katie said...

Oh my goodness how big B is getting! She looks like such a big girl in that first picture and the attitude picture is just TOO cute! These babies are growing up way too fast. Happy New Year to you and your family:)