Friday, June 24, 2011

22 Months

I can't believe Autumn is only 2 months away from turning 2. I know every mom says it at each stage but I think this is my favorite stage so far!! Now that I'm going to blog more (cross my fingers on that one), I want to document more of what she is doing so I don't forget! She is such a sponge and surprises me with things she has learned and things she says. This month she learned to recognize all her letters and numbers up to 11. She can count to 20, and this month surprised me by counting backwards from 10 by herself.

She is constantly singing from the time she wakes up to the time she goes to sleep. Her favorite song that I hear at least 5 times every hour is ABC's. If she starts singing "Twinkle, Twinkle", she will switch sometimes in the middle of it to ABC's since it's the same tune!!

She LOVES to play and splash in the water, sit and read all her books, give zerberts, and yes, Elmo is still "the man" in our house!

This month we finally retrained her to go to sleep by herself again! With all of her many previous illnesses before, her symptoms would get worse if we let her cry, so it was hard to teach her to go to sleep by herself without any crying. But the key to the easy transition this time was keeping the door open when we leave the room! Now Luke and I have time at night together by ourselves which is great!!!

The last thing this month is Autumn became a big cousin!!! My little nephew Jude was born on the 14th and is handsome as ever, even though Autumn is jealous that he may have more hair than she does! We already love spoiling him rotten!!

I love you so much Autumn and so blessed to be your mommy!

Saturday, June 11, 2011

Side hobby

One thing that I like to do is take pics for fun. While with my sis last week, she informed me that she has not taken one single picture this entire pregnancy....she is having the baby this Tuesday people. So, after I scolded her, I told her I would come do a little fun photo shoot so we can have some proof that this baby actually belonged to her!!

Also got a few pics of Autumn with the boys!

I have a few of Autumn that I took by herself, but will have to post those later. Don't want to ruin any Father's Day surprises!!

Family Vaca!!

So it has only taken me 2 weeks to blog! Baby steps people!! We got to go on our first real vacation as a family to Orlando! Sooooo.... much fun!! This will be a pic post, so I won't bore you too much! We got to go to Sea World 2 days and Gatorland. The rest of the time, we shopped and swam!

Yes, those are real animals, and yes my daughter is fearless and grabbed them with a death grip. They weren't too happy about that!
Got to watch alligator wrestling
Play in the splash park there because it was miserably HOT!
Autumn decided to feed the alligators her snacks!
Don't think I wanna mess with this one...
Now to Sea World, the land of Shamu!!!

Autumn LOVED all the shows! People were watching her more than the show because of her reactions. One time she cheered so hard and got so excited she started crying!!

Riding on the "false" killer whale
If she wasn't clapping, she was taking it all in
Her favorite animal now...
Our resort had a splash park area which we spent lots of time at!
This was her usual look, eyes closed, mouth wide open!

My favorite pic
Her favorite food is noodles, so once she found out you could swim with
noodles, that's what she wanted the entire time she was in the pool!!