Thursday, April 17, 2008

For Michelle...Isaiah's birth annoucement

Hey Michelle Let me know which if any you like...

Monday, April 14, 2008

15 months old

I can hardly believe that my baby is 15 months old, the time has gone by very fast. On Friday she had her 15 months check up. She is doing great ... weighin in at 21 lbs. 10 oz. (fully clothed shoes and all, my guess is minus the clothes around 21 lbs) and 30 1/2 inches tall. This puts her in the 38th precentile for weight and the 55th percentile for height. She is right on track with all of her motor skills and verbal communication.
One thing that really cracked me up at the appointment was the doctors comment on how advanced she was...SO she of course was very quite while the Doctor was in the room because she is starting to be very much a mommy's girl. The Dr walked out of the room for a moment and she sprang back to life, pointing to a poster on the wall and saying "touch, touch" "mommy, touch". Well with each statement she became more and more upset and began talking louder and louder. I picked her up to let her get a closer look at the poster and that still was not what she had in mind. I think that she wanted it off the wall so she could hold it. Needless to say this turned into one of her very famous melt down moments, a full blown tantrum...arms flailing at her sides, face turning bright red, holding her breath in between screams to make you think she might just never breathe again. Then the Doctor walked back in...ok and get this he says "is she having a temper tantrum?" So I comment back "well that 's what we call it but do you have a better term?" (mind you Skylar is still having this tantrum because she still doesn't have the poster) The Doctor goes on to say that Skylar is advanced because typically tantrums of that caliber are not until around the age of 24 months, and he suggests that we work on it so that we are not paying for it when she is 2 or 3. So we continue on with explaining to her that mommy and daddy don't like screaming, hopefully this tactic will work. Or maybe our secnod line of defense of walking away after explaining that, they only problem I for see is I can't walk away in public :D So far I am lucky that we haven't had to deal with her tantrums much outside of our home.
So all in all Skylar is growing up just as she should! She is a great little girl and it is awesome to watch her discover the world everyday! I am really looking forward to this summer when we can get outside and play and not have to be cooped up in the house!

Looking more like ME!!!!!

I was going through some old pictures at my parents house and came across a bunch of pictures of me as a little girl. I know everyone says "Oh my gosh what a little Chris" every time they see Skylar but the proof is in the pictures my friends...the picture of me is from when I was about 2 (I think) but it still reminds me of Skylar. I have found a bunch of pictures in which the facial expressions that I have are ones that I watch on a daily basis with Skylar. So maybe there is a glimmer of hope that my little girl will look like me:)

Just for me...

Last weekend we had dinner with Hales & Court at Court's house. Skylar was inside with Haley and I but really wanted to be outside with the boys...she discovered (after a little prompting from Aunt Haley) the doggy door. Once she figured it out she would go n and out, it was very cute!

Wednesday, April 09, 2008

Book TIme

Skylar has found a new spot to read.  She loves to sit and look at books and they are not always picture books.  This past weekend her books of choice were two from the Chronicles of Narnia, neither of which have any pictures! She is such a funny & smart little girl.  The way she goes on, and on and on lately when her babbling is more understandable I think it maybe in full sentences!  She does say several words now that we can make out: Mommy, Daddy, done, no, don't, stop it, puppies, ball, hi, bye, yummy, pretty...there are several more we are WORKING ON: yes, please, thank you...and many others.  Every day her personality becomes a little stronger and she gives us many more reasons to smile!