Thursday, November 10, 2011

San Juan Islands Aug 4th - 7th

We spent a much needed vacation over in the San Juan islands. Deven's summer was packed full of work, so we thought it would be a nice get away!

Us on 1 of the many ferry rides we took that weekend!

Payten loved to watch the hermit crabs run around when Deven would turn rocks over!

Payten was a little unsure where and what we were doing.

We sat and watched the orcas for a long time! We saw so many of them, it was so cool!

We rented a cabin. Deven cooking some steaks!

The trip was a lot of fun! Payten loved seeing everything and seeing new animals. I have always loved the San Juan islands growing up and was very excited to share it with Deven & Payten!

8 months!

8 months!!! Aug. 22 2011

Deven told me the other day that I was fired from doing the blog. So I was happy and said "oh good, they you will do it." I did not get any response though. He can't believe at how far behind I am. I really need to get better. But every 3 months or so I at least catch up to date.

A week after Payten turned 7 months she started army crawling.

The following week she sat up from laying down. Sadly I didn't see her do it the first time. She did it after she woke up from a nap and when I went in to get her she was sitting up!!!

The day before she turned 8 months she started CRAWLING!!!!! All the baby proofing begun.

She also started:
Mooing at the cows in the back yard
feeding herself puffs and small things of food
Putting everything in her mouth (she is a human vacuum, she finds the smallest pieces too)

8.5 months started crawling upstairs. She was sitting by them and then the next thing we knew, she was crawling up them.

She continues to take 2 naps during the day from 1-2hrs each nap.

She keeps changing and growing everyday! :( Time needs to slow down!

Tuesday, August 2, 2011

7 months (July 22nd)

With us being in WA for the summer Payten did not get her 6 month appointment when she was 6 months. So we had her check up when she was 7 months.

Heigh: 26 1/8 inches 50%
Weight: 16.13 lbs 50%
Head: 16.5 inchs

We still have a thumb sucker. She doesn't suck on her fingers much anymore but she sucks on her thumb when she is tired or hungry. The pictures below were taken right before her nap. So she was getting pretty tired.

She loves to suck on her toes! She is practicing her flexibility to be a cheerleader ;)!!!

She loves to give cheeser smiles.

She usually goes down for her naps really well. I tell her "good night I love you" and lay her down. She will then roll over and go to sleep. However, if I put her in bed before she is truly tired and ready for bed, she will let you know. She now also loves to sleep on her stomach, sometimes I'm not sure she can even breathe because he head looks like it is straight down. I try to move her but she goes back to her same position. So she must be just fine.

She loves eating food...and I'm not meaning baby food. If you are eating around her she has to be eating what you are eating. If you try to give her a bottle or baby food she does not want it because she knows that we are eating other stuff that is a lot better than what she eats. I have to give her a bottle and baby food when we are not eating or drinking, that way she will eat her food good and drink her bottle.

She loves popsicles and shaved ice. If you even think about eating those around her you just need to plan on not having any. She gets very upset if you do not let her lick it fast enough. She makes a very growling upset noise until she gets what she wants. I do not understand where babies learn these things.

She is a very happy baby all the time unless she does not get what she wants then she makes a very mad growling noise.

She goes to bed around 9-9:30 pm, wakes up around 6 and drinks her bottle and then goes back to sleep until 8-8:30 am. Randomly she will decide to wake up a little earlier for her morning bottle. Once in a blue moon she will wake up in the middle of the night. Usually that happens if her day time schedule gets all messed up and does not have her same night time routine.
She takes two two hour naps a day. 1st at 10:30 ish and 2nd around 2:30 ish.

She is trying so hard to crawl to get things but ends up getting very frustrated because when she wants to go forward she ends up pushing herself backwards. She will get up into crawling position and rock her body a little and then gets very frustrated. So it will be interesting to see when she finally figures it out.

She hates to have her face washed after eating, she likes her face washed in the bath tub but not after eating. She also hates her diaper and clothes being changed.

She loves splashing in the bath tub or any water. She could play for hours in water if I let her.

She gets so happy when daddy gets home. As soon as she seems him her face lights up and gets so jittery. If dad does not pick her up right away she gets very mad (little does she realize how dirty dad is when he gets home and needs to wash up before he holds her).

She loves to get peoples attention by face coughing or spitting. When she does both it is pretty funny but when she is constantly coughing to get peoples attention they all probably think she is sick. ;) Little do they know she just wants them to talk to her.

She loves seeing other babies and little kids. She makes squealing sounds of excitement when she sees them and just wants to watch and play with them.

We love this little girl so much and can't believe how fast she is growing and changing. She hates to be held like a baby so when she is half asleep in the mornings drinking her bottle I really cherish those moments. And at nights when she is getting really sleepy and should be put in bed Deven and I fight over having cuddle time with her. She brings so much joy in our lives, we can't even imagine our life without her.

Monday, August 1, 2011

4th of July!

Don't mind how tired and nasty we look but it was after a long day of playing outside. It was just about Payten's bedtime and I wanted a family picture.

She did not want to sit still. She kept trying to move around and get things.

Loves outside, especially playing in the water!

First time playing in her little pool!

You may notice there is a lake to the side of us. However, that water was just a little to chilly at that time, so we decided to fill up Payten's pool with warm water!!! Brilliant idea if you ask me!

We try to spend every weekend at my parents lake house! It is just a nice little getaway that is not a long drive. Payten loves being there!!!

It was still a little chilly so Payten didn't get a real ride on the jet ski

Now for her real ride! And she LOVED IT!!!

The weather warmed up and Payten loved playing in the lake! She loves to splash and kick in the water!

First boat ride! This was on the way home and it was in the evening time and a little windy! So we covered our precious cargo!

She loved boating as well and looked all around!

We love to play on the Aquaglide!

Payten loved having her cousins come and play with her!