Sunday, April 25, 2010

What a joy!

So life is always so much fun with Janie. What a sweet, sweet baby (or should I say toddler now). Such a joy! Here are just some random pics of her going about her daily activities!  She is changing so much each day! I can't believe how much she learns and changes each day! 

She is walking everywhere now--very little crawling now! And she is into EVERYTHING! Everything is new and fun to explore (keeps mommy on her toes)!! 

Lots of babbling and she has about 10-12 words she uses consistently. The funniest is Bai.....Explaination: My dog is named Bailey and Janie calls her "Bai" (she leaves off the "ley" sound. Now, any animal is Bai. She sees any dog, cat, horse, cow, goat, anything and she points and says "Bai". It's too cute!!

Playing with her toys after waking up from a nap!


Vroom, Vroom...Driving my car at the park!

Getting ready for a fun day!

Checking out myself in the mirror before I leave :):)

Silly girl playing!

Turning the night light on/off, on/off, and so on...

Snack time-yummy!

At the park-concentrating so hard on trying to climb the ropes like the big kids :) :) 

Wednesday, April 14, 2010

My 14 month old

So today Janie is 14 months old--how did that happen? Everyone always says to enjoy every second with your children b/c the time flies by. Boy are they right. 

Janie was placed in my arms on the day she turned 7 months. Tomorrow she will be 14 months and 1 day which means that she will officially have been with me 1 day longer than not. That makes me smile! I cannot imagine life without her. She is such a perfect fit! God created her to be my daughter. I am so thankful that He knew my journey to her before I could ever imagine it. What a blessing!

Silly girl chewing on her horse from her farm set!
Showing off one of her spring dresses!
The smile that lights up any room!
Not really sure why I like this picture. I can't really tell what she is doing here? I think she was looking for her shadow from the lamp.

Oh and she is walking like crazy now! She rarely crawls anymore unless she is tired or falls down. When she falls she usually just gets back up and keeps going...but in the evenings when she is tired and falls, she will just crawl to wherever she was headed. 

Yesterday I noticed she began picking up things (toys, remotes, phones, anything) and carrying things around while she walks--all with a BIG PROUD smile on her face! Too cute!

Sunday, April 11, 2010

Spring Break Goal: WALKING!

OK...So a few weeks ago, Janie starting walking on her own. Her personal best was 6 steps but then she just decided to stop. She showed no interest in walking at all for about a week and half. Then all of a sudden this past week--she has taken off again!!! She has pretty much mastered walking around the living room going from one piece of furniture to another so we decided to give it a try at the park (in wide-open spaces).

The weather has been wonderful this week, mommy is on spring break from teaching, so we spent lots of time at the park. Janie loves to swing, watch the big kids, play in the tree bark on the ground, and of course WALK. 

Here are some pictures from the park this week and video of her longest walk yet--she had great motivation--she was walking to her MiMi!!!

I think it is so funny how she walks with her arms held above her head! 





Here she is walking--too cute! I love how at the end she starts going so fast--she falls down-it's like she can't keep up with herself!! Go Janie!! Arms up in the air holding hands in a "#1" sign--too sweet!!


video

Tuesday, April 6, 2010

EASTER WEEKEND!!

Hi Everyone! 
Janie here....let me tell you all about my Easter Weekend! My very first Easter I was only about 2 months old and still in Taiwan celebrating this wonderful day with my Taiwan care-givers and loved ones. This Easter, I am home and celebrating with mommy, Mimi, Gramps, and lots of other family and friends.....

Mommy took over 150 pictures this past weekend, so I had a hard time choosing which ones to put on here-hope you like the ones I chose. Here is something funny though---in all of those 150 or so pictures, guess what? Mommy didn't take a single picture of me in my pretty white/pink Easter dress!! How funny is that. She says we are going to put it back on and take a few pictures another day!! 

But, I do have lots of pictures in my pretty green dress that my friend Martha gave me! I saved it for this weekend!

On Saturday morning, we went to the church for the children's Easter Celebration!
Here I am with all my church friends!
Waiting to go out for this thing mommy keeps calling an Easter Egg Hunt. Not sure exactly what she is talking about. She says I will find out b/c I have 3 of them this weekend! Last weekend we went to the local Easter Celebration at the park but it was windy and cold so we only did the little booths and activities (and met the Easter Bunny) but we didn't stay for the egg hunt-we left early. So, now I am ready to find out what this is all about!
Got my basket and I'm ready. Mommy keeps telling me to put these eggs in my basket but I like to bang them together instead!! By the way, I don't really like sitting on this prickly grass in my dress...it feels funny on my legs!


Oooh, you mean there is stuff inside these eggs?!? Wow!

Hanging with Mimi after the egg hunt!
Playing in the church nursery after the egg hunt!

Later on Saturday evening, I went over to the Harrison's (my God Family) for dinner and fun times! I love Tricia, Joe, Abbey, and Jay! They always make me laugh! They brought up Abbey and Jay's old slide and it was sooo much fun! They even let me take it home with me!!
This is their sweet cat, Annie. Isn't she cute!

Jay came riding up in the convertible and I was very interested! Mommy told Jay that I love the wind so he took me riding around in this silly car with no top!! Don't worry, Mommy was very safe--we only went in the neighborhood and went very slow!

The Easter Bunny hid some eggs at the Harrison's house for me to find! I think maybe I am getting the hang of this now....but I still don't like the grass poking my legs!
On Sunday morning, I woke up to find this on my toy box in the living room. Mommy said the Easter Bunny came! Oooh, in my bag were some great books and in the basket was some more books, Peeps, a funny flower, and my very own pink computer!! 
I think I kind of like the Easter Bunny!



After opening my basket and playing for a while, I ate breakfast and headed to church in my new white dress....of course, no pictures! But then after church we drove all the way up to Cartersville to visit family. It was a long ride (over 2 hours) but I slept most of the way.

When we got there, we had yummy food and got to see so many family members. Then we had ANOTHER egg hunt. I did much better this time. I knew what to do and I had pants on so I didn't mind the grass so much!!!
Uncle Griffin helping mommy and me find the "good" eggs! (The ones with money)
Look at my Gramps being silly!

Mimi and Aunt Charlene helping me walk!!
Playing with Gramps!

Having fun in my walker on the big, long porch! Look out everyone! 
Watch your toes or I will run over them!
Hanging out with my girls!
After I got home, whew I was pooped out! 
Here I am exhausted and sound asleep from all the fun!!!!
I hope you all had a wonderful Easter Weekend! I love you all!