Friday, January 11, 2013

Analiese 12 months

My little bear just turned 13 months, It came so fast. Someone asked me how old she was the other day and I said she was almost 13 months, but then I realized she had turned 13 months the day before. It seriously just flew by, I thought we still had like a couple weeks. I hate how fast she is growing, but I also love all her little achievements and personality she gets with each passing month, its all very bittersweet. 

So here is her overview of her at 12 months.

She played in the snow for her first time. She was bundled up a ton so she couldn't really get around too well. If she fell over onto her back she couldn't get back up, just like in a Christmas Story. She was excited to be outside though since it is hard to get outside much in this cold. She also had her 2nd Christmas, but I will do a Christmas post so I won't go into detail on that. 

Analiese hasn't started walking yet, but she is getting close, she can stand for several seconds at a time. She still resorts to crawling though. She has learned to crawl up a couple stairs at a time. But cannot get back down the stairs yet. But then she can't get off the couch either, she will just dive headfirst off the stairs or the couch. I think it is because she has never actually fallen off the couch or anywhere and gotten hurt, so she has no fear.
{Oh man, she loved herself some spaghetti}

Analiese has taken her dancing to a whole new level, she does this whole body dancing now, with some fancy footwork too, She will lean up against the couch or table and dance her heart away, she turns on her ball popper, not to pop the balls, but to hear the music that comes on. I love dancing around with her, she is hilarious. 

Analiese also started at the very end of her 12 months, signing!! She has known what the signs mean for awhile when I do them, but she started actually doing the signs on her own. She signs 'milk' and 'more' right now. We are working on 'food' right now. But it is really super cute when she signs, it melts my heart every time. Milk is the cutest because the sign is like you're milking a cow. 

Analiese got her flu shot the day after her birthday, and after that she got really sick. I hate that flu shot. She didn't get a fever or anything, but she was so tired and wouldn't play or anything. She wouldn't eat much and she stopped drinking her whole milk (which sucked because she loved whole milk and I almost had her weaned) and wanted to nurse all day. It took her almost a week to feel all better and she still wouldn't eat the whole milk or her used to be favorite Goldfish crackers and still wanted to nurse pretty much all day. So that was way annoying. And then she got a fever right after Christmas, and a cold on New years. Poor little girl could not catch a break. She is all better now, but still wants to nurse alot. I took her whole milk away for a while and re-introduced tonight and she seemed to like it again, so hopefully we can wean her soon, because mama is sick of nursing!! 

Oh Miss Analiese, you are so silly and we have so much fun with you and your crazy ways. Can't wait to see what 13 months old brings. 

Christmas 2012

We had such a great Christmas. We all got so spoiled.
{New Christmas Dress}

{My red kitchenaid}

It was Analiese's 2nd Christmas, but last year she was so tiny that she really didn't know what was going on. This year she was a year old, and still didn't entirely know what was going on, but she was more fun to buy for and she seemed to have fun.
{This was like the twelfth pic, she would not sit still.}

{new sock monkey grandma had made for her}

This year we did the Elf on the Shelf. Our Elf came straight from the North Pole and was named Lulu, but when Analiese gets older I will give her the option to change it. I am so glad we did the Elf on the Shelf. I wanted to do it so bad because of all the cute ideas I saw on Pinterest, but I felt silly spending the money on it because it was pricey for a little tiny doll and a book and Analiese seemed too small to enjoy it, but I was big into starting traditions this year so I could tell her we had done it since she was a baby, so I just bought the Elf. The Elf didn't do anything huge because Analiese is still young and why put so much energy into it when she can't totally enjoy it, but it still did some fun things like make marshmallow snow men and bring presents and write notes with cheerios. Analiese surprised me by LOVING the elf. She laughed everytime she saw it in the morning and in the day time when it was on the shelf we would ask her 'Where's Lulu' and she would look right at it. It really made it worth it and I am so glad we did it.

{Aunt Michaela in her Capt. American blanket}

I was also hesitant about the tree, I really wanted to put it up but was worried it would become a nightmare because Analiese is soo into everything and I was worried she would tear that tree apart, but she surprised me again and barley paid it any attention. She took a couple ornaments off, but really it was nothing, I was so glad she was so good about it.

We also went and seen the lights, we thought it was too cold for Analiese to go to Temple Square so Jeremy's mom, Keri, suggested that we go to Thanksgiving point. Best idea ever!! Because you get to see the lights from the comfort of your lovely car and drive through the pretty light show. Definitely a new tradition. 

My family slept over on Christmas Eve and so we all opened presents together on Christmas morning. Analiese really liked the wrapping paper but got stuck on one toy and didn't really want to open much more. She also got bored with the experience and wanted more attention and breakfast. Silly girl, never is pleased.

{we got Grandpa a signed pic of a old Ram's player}

{I made all of our mom's these picture stands}

I won't name off everything we got, that would take forever but here are a few things we each got: 

baby learning table 
Elephant ball popper
lots of pretty dresses and boots and pj's
books including a homemade quiet book
a new dolly
cookie monster doll
Sesame Street DVD 
and sooo many more things that I can't even remember.

Call of Duty Black Ops and Assassin's Creed
Xbox Controller and Xbox Live points card
Bluetooth Stereo
Man basket with beef jerky, gatorade, etc.

Murder Mystery Dinner Party Game
Hot curlers
Cake Stand
Engraved necklace
{Analiese's quiet book}

We also got 72 hour Kits, a movie about each book in the scriptures for kids, and a big basket full of soo much candy (that we ate in like 2 days...)

We had such a fun Christmas. It was fun starting new traditions and having Analiese enjoy everything a little more was fun too!