Monday, March 17, 2008

11 month birthday

Dearest Kylie,

Today is your 11 month birthday. Here's what you've been up to!

You learned how to kneel onto your knees to get yourself down from standing this month. You can also lean over or squat while standing to pick a toy off the floor as long as you are holding onto something for support. You can easily move from crawling to sitting to standing and back down to sitting everywhere in the house.

You still mostly love to pull toys out of the various toy bins throughout the house but when the fancy strikes you, you’ve also learned to put a toy INTO a bin.

You’ve mastered turning the pages of your board books by yourself. It’s wonderful to watch you crawl over to a book, turn the pages and study the pictures.

The most delightful thing you’ve learned this month is to clap with joy, excitement or agreement. In the previous months, you would clap if we started clapping. But now you get the urge to clap on your own. It’s so fun to watch you giggle and clap your hands together when one of us walks in the room or the cat walks by or if you hear a song that you really like.

You started using a toothbrush to brush your four teeth this month. You like to hold the toothbrush and move it around while Mommy gives you your bath. Then you let me brush your teeth for good measure.

You are still a wonderful eater who eats just about anything we put in front of you but you've become so active that you've only gained a few ounces this month. You still go to sleep like an angel at 6pm every night and you sleep until around 5:00-5:30 am each morning.

We feel so blessed to have such a delightful, easy-going baby. It's hard to believe that you will be a year old on April 17th. Soon, we'll have to start referring to you as our toddler but you'll always be your Mommies' baby!


Ethan Barry's Momma said...

Congratulations on 11 wonderful months. Kylie gets more beautiful as each day goes by.

Hugs to all of you.

Stacey said...

Happy 11 months! She's a cutie and very smart. You're lucky with the sleep and eating!!!

jessie said...

This is so sweet! She's adorable

f said...

Eleven months! Wow. Love the image of her clapping and squealing as you walk by. SO cute. And good job with the sleeping - my goodness!

Soupy said...

It's so hard to believe how fast 11 months went by - such a blur. Your K is so sweet to read about and I love her stories. Enjoy every second with her. :)

Anonymous said...

You guys, I have to tell you I absolutely adore reading about Kylie and her milestones. Your love and joy in your girlie are so evident and it makes my heart smile for how happy she is. You are doing a fabulous job Mommies and I am blessed to watch from afar. Peace.