Tuesday, August 20, 2013

Kallan-10 and 11 Months

Sorry blog, I have been neglecting you!

I missed last month's update, so I will roll these two into one.

Kallan...11 months old tomorrow! By the way, did you know that 11 months is only one month away from ONE YEAR?!  The other day, I was thinking about both the girls' upcoming birthdays, and I got a little teary-eyed when I realized that soon I would have a 3 year old and a 1 year old! Unbelievable.

Our sweet little baby is all over the place, getting into everything! She crawls all around, mostly chasing after her big sister (who can be heard yelling, "Kallan, don't come to see me! Kallan, don't come over here!"). She pulls up on and tries to climb on everything, which makes me an extremely nervous mama. But she is not interested in having help! If you help her pull up, she will sit down and do it again on her own. If you try to steady her, she will yell and whack your hand away. She is definitely little Miss Independent.

Kallan is already displaying some younger-sibling tendencies. She follows Lyla around wherever she goes and wants to be doing whatever Lyla is doing.  But if Lyla takes a toy from her, you will bet she will be screaming and crying, and even yelling, "Mamaaaa!" It's kind of amazing how soon kids figure out how to work the mama-system!

Her laugh is the most adorable little laugh there ever was, and she is always smiling and laughing! She is such a happy girl (aside from the full blown temper tantrum she had the other day... but let's just forget about that). She loves to crawl around to find people, and once she sees you, she lets out and excited giggle, and motors over to you as fast as she possibly can. Adorable.

She is a noisy little girl, always babbling and making noise. She loves to try and imitate Lyla! She says mama, dada and ball, and Yaya is potentionally, Lyla, but we aren't sure. She has learned a lot in the past couple of months, like how to "roll it, and pat it", "so big" and how to hand a toy to mommy. Most importantly, she has realized how much fun it is to throw food instead of eat it! She will even occasionally mimic blowing a kiss!

She loves - blueberries, watermelon, banana, her blue blankie, being mobile, playing "roll the ball" with Lyla, going outside, music, avocado, the Ergo, and playing in water

She dislikes - diaper changes, getting dressed, coming back inside, Mom giving her a bottle, getting buckled in carseat or stroller, and pacifiers

In the words of Lyla, "Isn't it so lucky that we have our baby??"

Hopefully once we get our new computer, I will be able to post more. On the other hand, I will be in school full time, so blogging will definitely be hanging out in the back seat.

Thanks to Giving Tree Photography for these amazing pictures!