Sunday, November 4, 2012

11 Months

She is so grown up.


I can't get over the boots.  I can't get them on her feet at all.  She curls her toes making it especially difficult.


But they sure do look cute in pictures!  I feel like she knows what I am doing with these pictures.  She just sits there and poses.


We sometimes have to tickle a smile out of her...wait for it...


giggle city!  She's super ticklish.


Even though I already posted about some big events in October, Baby Dedication & Pumpkin PatchLogan's Birthday, and Halloween, I still have so much to write about this past month.


Sawyer is OBSESSED with books.  She brings them to us over and over and will sit totally still while we read them to her.  This was one day when Barry had just walked in the door from work, she immediately found this Halloween book, took it straight to him, threw it at him (because she throws everything) and climbed up (she's part monkey) into his lap.  This one is definitely her favorite.


It really seems as though Sawyer has grown up so much this past month.  She brushes her own hair...


She talks on the phone...


And she is super helpful around the house.  She pulls all the wet clothes out of the dryer helps with the laundry...


takes everything out of the pantry helps clean the kitchen...


and, only wants to be held while I'm cooking helps me bake.


Sawyer has now graduated to eating out of a bowl.


She has been learning sign-language at school and has mastered the sign for "more."  We see it often when it comes to eating and reading books.  She is now up to four teeth.  Two on the bottom and two vampire fangs.  But, she thinks she can eat whatever she wants.  Such as a snickers.


But, then she came to her senses and decided on a carrot instead.  Smart girl.


She loves walking with these push toys.  No steps on her own yet, unless you count half a step immediately followed by a face plant, but lots of standing on her own.  She's pretty proud of herself too, she usually claps for herself every time she stands up.  It's so funny to see this itty bitty person just standing there in the middle of the room.


Her and Julia had quite the time pushing each other on Cora's car when we spent the day in College Station "tailgating" at their house.



We did do some actual tailgating there too.  She's a pro.


And, Cora was nice enough to scoop up all this sand onto an ice chest using a washer (she's so resourceful) for them to play with.


We also spent some time in Yoakum.


Could they look any more alike???  She was loving Grandma pushing her in the swing.


Sawyer LOVES her chair.  She is constantly climbing on it and diving off of it onto us - she things its soooooo funny!


She also loves Lori.


And, giving Lori kisses.  Sometimes Lori lets it happen.


I took Sawyer to a softball game at work.  She was pretty into it.  She would clap whenever the girls would cheer for each other.


I also took her to basketball practice.  She was not so into it.  She only wanted to climb the stairs in the arena.


Turns out she's pretty good at climbing steps!  Sawyer's school had picture day.  So funny!  We practiced at home first.


She did pretty good when it came time for the real thing...


We also celebrated Barry's birthday this month.  We had a little "party" for him the weekend before and then got to meet him and Grandma & Grandpa for lunch on his actual birthday.


The best part about his birthday...this fantastic balloon that Aunt Kasey & Uncle BJ brought over.


She is becoming so expressive and is really starting to communicate.  She says "boom" whenever she falls down, "uh-oh" when she drops something (which is ALL the time and on purpose), "pup pup" (puppy - in a whisper for some reason), and she nods "yes" and "no".  She will do something she isn't supposed to do and then look at us and nod "no" - hard not to laugh!  And, this is how she feels about watching the Cowboys.


I can't believe the next monthly update will be her first birthday!!  It's crazy to think how much our lives have changed, for the better, in the past year.  The party planning has already begun - we can't wait to celebrate the blessing that has been her first year!

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