Letters to a daughter from her parents, starting from before she was born

Friday, January 16, 2015

Fall professional photos (Ada 10 months)

The lovely Libby Beer took some wonderful pictures of us during the BWI fall fundraiser. I thought I'd upload our pictures here so family/friends can check them out. We missed the first session, so this was taken at the Odenton library before a BWI meeting. It was really chilly and wet, and our photographer was wearing a rather uncooperative baby, but I think these overall turned out well. I need to get a couple of them framed to add to my ever growing collection of Ada paraphernalia that is taking over our house.
Ada looks unsure about this...

We used this for our Christmas card

I love this picture

You love playing on dad's shoulders! 

11 months Christmas, and coming up on...your first birthday

How quickly this year is passing. Your personality is showing more and more every day. You are starting to talk by saying the first letter of words (mo for more, ka for cat, da for dad, absolutely nothing for mom!).  You had a fantastic time at Christmas. You loved pulling things out of your stocking, and generally liked unwrapping presents.  Dad bought you this hilarious huge gummy bear light that you think is hilarious.  We had so many visitors over the holidays, and had a great time, despite getting colds and a puking illness.  You're sleeping really well at night--just waking once to nurse.  Tomorrow we are having your 1 year pictures taken, and next week is your first birthday party. I really can't believe that you're almost one.  It seems like yesterday you were my little squish.

These overall are just like ones I wore when I was one!

Grandma brought us some accessories

grandpa made you this amazing toy box

The weather was lovely, so we went
to the playground. You loved the slide too!

The gummy light

Christmas PJ's!

Stocking stuffers!

ooohhh toothbrushes!

Christmas outfit!

Walking to Starbucks with Grandpa

10 months (Lots of Thanksgiving pictures)

Ada love,
ohhh 10 months! We took a road trip up to Massachuttses. You stayed in your first hotel, and met over 40 different family members, and saw snow for the first time. You loved EVERYONE and had a smile permanently plastered on your face. You examined every button you could find, and crawled and explored.  You were amazing. Your sleep sorta sucked, but I don't think you like your playpen. You slept better when I just put you in my bed. We had a great visit, and you had a fantastic time.

Here are some things that you do now!
  • Help dress yourself
  • bounces ball, rolls and throws
  • cruises on pulls up on everything
  • loves the cats, and they tolerate you
  • loves being on mom's back
  • super friendly and smiles all of the time, and makes friends where ever you go
  • you love to examine things. you love stuffed animals, they make you laugh hysterically.
  • You love nursing
  • You blow raspberries on everything
  • You give kisses and hugs to mom and dad. 
  • You motion for us to do something again
  • You wave when you want people to leave the room at bedtime.
  • You shake your head
  • You share your food...by trying to shove it in our mouth. 

Aunt Ellen, Uncle Mark and Cousins Mike and Dawn
 the night before we left

Four generation on my side!

Oh this smile

Black Friday shopping

Four generation on my father's side! This was the first time
you met your great grandfather!

Aunt Kellie, my godmother! You loved her!

Grandma at Thanksgiving

Grandpa mesmerizing you with a puppet!

Aunt Annie, and her daughter June (the youngest cousin)
with the first of the next generation!

Look at your fluffy feet!

The first time you ever saw snow!

You were amazed!

The drive up to MA was great!

Our Christmas card!