Layla is now 11 months old! SO close to being 1 year. She is quite the busy girl as you will see in the following photos. Can't get her to hold still for even one picture hardly! Here is what she was up to in November...
Finally cut 1 tooth - the bottom left (I took these pics on 12/08 and she now has both top and both bottom teeth - they all came thru the first week in December at the same time)
slept 10 hours straight at night - which is less than before but she took longer naps this month. Sometimes sleeping an hour in the am and 2 hours in the pm
eats anything you put in front of her
walks everywhere now and hardly crawls
says mama, uh oh, baba (bottle), and hot - still no dada:(
barks like Maggie (sounds like ARF ARF)
points to nose and eyes
lights up when she sees big sister Chloe
constantly unplugs our electric couches - she is mischievous!
Every year we meet up with my good friend Angela and her girls to see Santa and then go to lunch and Mobius. This year we went the Saturday after Thanksgiving which worked out great because we didn't have soccertots AND plus then we can enjoy the Santa pictures the whole month of December! We had a great time as we do every year! I was trying so hard to get a picture of Layla by the big tree but she was too busy. The line wasn't too bad - I think we waited 1/2 hour to see Santa. When it was our turn he was super nice and took a good amount of time with the girls talking about what they wanted and if they had been good. Chloe told him she wanted a princess guitar and bunk beds for her baby dolls. Santa told me that Layla told him she wanted a dolly. Layla didn't much care for Santa - but I love the picture regardless. After we saw Santa we went to lunch and then downstairs to Mobius to play. This was Layla's first time and she had SO much fun! She especially loved this rocking horse, might be a good Christmas present idea! Chloe, Izzy and Kenzie had fun in the bee exhibit, with this new ball and air exhibit, on the bikes and playing in the kitchen. It was such a fun day! Both girls crashed out on the way home.
Thanksgiving was wonderful this year and we have SO much to be thankful for! On Thanksgiving Clay went hunting and Grandma, the girls and I just hung out most of the day. We cooked the traditional thanksgiving dinner for the 5 of us but ended up having Nana, Poppy and Auntie Jessi join us as well. It was great!. The day after Thanksgiving is when we always celebrate and go to Uncle Luke's and Auntie D's for dinner with everyone. It was delicious and such a wonderful time to celebrate together. As we went around the table saying what we are thankful for I stopped short of "my family" because I could feel the tears coming!! So since I couldn't get it out then I want to say now that I am SO thankful for a loving, supportive husband who is always there when I need him, my beautiful girls who make me smile every single day, my mom who continues to fight and amazes and encourages me daily! She is the very best mom and grandma I could ever even ask for and the strongest person I know. My in-laws who continually help us with the girls and are always there for us and them. They are the best Nana and Poppy! I am thankful for Auntie Jessi who loves her nieces so much and even while away at college stays in touch often. And to Uncle Luke, Auntie D., Art and Carolyn I am just thankful to have each one of you in our lives! Happy Thanksgiving!!
The table set and ready!
Chloe made the name places this year - they turned out SO cute!
Auntie Jessi and her girls
Grandma and her girls
Layla mouth WIDE open for more mashed potatoes
The whole crew - back of Clay's head and minus me taking the pic
I'm Lindsey, 32 year old wife to high school sweetheart, Clay and mommy to 5 year old, Chloe and 10 month old Layla. I LOVE being a mommy! This blog is about the moments that fill our lives. There is never a dull moment around here with our little girls and we wouldn't change it for the world!