Friday, December 23, 2011

Merry Christmas!

Here are some of the other pictures from Sadie's 9 month photos. We did them half Christmas and half regular. I'll share the regular ones after Christmas. I am giving a few as Christmas gifts, I don't want to spoil the surprise.

Friday, December 16, 2011

Cowboy Kringle

In our little town kids don't visit Santa, they visit his cousin, Cowboy Kringle. Last Saturday we took Sadie for her Cowboy Kringle visit. All in all it was a good visit, no screaming or crying is always a plus!

If they had taken the picture two seconds sooner it would of been waaaay better! We just plopped her down in his lap and walked away and once we were over by the camera she realized we weren't holding her anymore so she sloooooowly turned her head and looked up at Cowboy Kringle, now she is looking back at us with a "Hey! Mom and Dad, do you realize a creepy old man who thinks he is a cowboy is holding me!?!?!"

Oh well, there's always next year!

Monday, December 12, 2011

This Texas Baby: 10 Months

Oh my little Sadiecakes, where is the time going?? A few weeks ago you had a rough evening of falling, and staying, asleep. I think you were just over-tired, I could tell by your super pitiful cry you just wanted to be asleep, but you were having problems. During one of the many times I went into your room to check on and hold you I got super emotional about how fast everything was moving. I was sitting there rocking you and your head was on my shoulder and your bottom was in my lap and all I could think about was how it wasn't that long ago that you fit, head to bottom, just on my chest. Ahh, getting all teary-eyed just thinking about it again. Your daddy thought I was crazy when I came out of your room all red-eyed and asking for hugs. It's ok, he has his moments too!

This last month you celebrated your first Thanksgiving! You weren't feeling the greatest on Thanksgiving afternoon, you were running a temperature and just wanted to sleep, but after some Tylenol and a nap you were muuuuuch better!

You have finally picked up on the whole feeding yourself puffs, toast etc! So now you love eating puffs, and cramming as many of them as you can in your mouth before momma stops you. This also means you have shoved a handful (or two) of dog food into your mouth. Don't worry, you haven't managed to eat any of it yet!

I think you are totally aware of when you have things you should not have, or see something you want that you know we don't let you have. For example, a few weeks ago you spotted leaf on the floor and kicked it into baby high speed crawling to get to it and once you saw me coming after you to get it away you kicked it into baby high speed crawling to get away from me! It cracks me up, sometimes you are crawling so fast your knees slip on the floor so you look like you are crawling in place!

Your favorite thing right now is when I am unloading the dishwasher. You love pulling up on the door and yanking the bottom shelf in and out. You're going to break one of my plates sometime soon I think! You have also been doing your best to climb up onto the door, you've had the one knee up on it for a while, but this morning you managed to get yourself all the way up onto it. Even though this is technically the first day of your 11th month, I'm still going to post it!

You have started doing a little walking when pushing on things. Just a little. I still say you are going to be a late walker. Why walk when crawling has been getting you around great for months now? Here is a little video of you pushing a tub around. Please ignore my weird shaky voice, and the fact that Sadie left her pants at home, and that she only has one sock on...

I introduced chunkier food to you at the beginning of this month and you were not a fan. But now you are on board with this new stuff. You like the spaghetti and tuna with pasta stars!

 I can't tell you how excited I am for your very first Christmas this next month. It's going to be awesome! So far you have completely ignored the Christmas tree, I have a feeling we wont be saying the same this next year!

Friday, December 9, 2011

I made a decission...

...on the theme for Sadie's 1st birthday party!

We are going with a sunshine and pink lemonade theme! I really got to thinking about the themes I had it narrowed down to and decided not to do the character ones (Dr. Seuss and sock monkey) because I figure at some point Sadie will stand up and say "I want a (Barbie, Dora, Dr Seuss) party!" and then I will be sick of character birthday parties. Also, by the time her birthday rolls around I imagine we'll of had our fair share of dreary winter days, with more ahead of us, so we'll all be looking for a nice dose of sunshine!

Sidenote: I remember the weekend Sadie was born as being the most beautiful weekend. It was bright and sunshiny, crisp and cool. Just the kind of weekend you wanted to spend outside. Let's hope Mother Nature gives that to us again, as Sadie's birthday gift!

I am so stinking excited about getting everything together for this party. I know she doesn't care about a party, but I do. Plus, let's be honest, this party is WAY MORE for Robert and I to say "hey, look! we kept her alive for a year!" than is it for Sadie.

As excited as I am about it, I am also a little stressed! I felt like I was really ahead of the game when I started thinking about all this months ago, but thinking about it and doing something are two entirely different things! With Christmas on the horizon I foresee January being very busy for me. Perhaps I'll try and take help where I can get it instead of trying to make and do it all myself.

I also hope I am good and keeping you all posted in the planning process!