Jay, Eli, and June!

Jay, Eli, and June!

Thursday, February 18, 2016

June turns 1 year!!

Here she is at her birthday party checking out the rubber ducky cake.

Daddy and June getting ready to eat some cake

She loves ducks so we had to get this cake for her. Her first animal sound was "kack kack!" and she loved looking her her duck books. She has since learned, "ruff ruff" and now says that for all animals...including her ducks!

Happy Birthday June!

Look at that grin...she knows she is the center of attention

She has no idea what to do with it now

Of course our prissy girl has to use a spoon instead of her fingers

Throwing it down (after Wes tore it apart for her)

Finally getting dirty...it took at least 20min for her to get to this point

"What's in this bag??"

I love getting hugs from sweet girl

Reading her new book

She is loving this

Waving at the camera

Gracie is helping unwrap too

She already knows how this works....she couldn't wait to get on

Trying out her new chair...she loved playing peek a boo with everyone

ta..daa!!! here I am!

so happy about all of her presents

Eli pulled her around on his train while she rode hers...they loved it

I'm glad she was holding on tight....it was a rough ride!

Clapping for herself after sitting in the chair...she clapped and yelled, "aaaayyy!" everytime she sat in her chair for the next week. We did this over and over at her party and the whole room cheered...so she though that was how I should react every time she sat in it!

Sporting her new hat from Mimi and new boots from Granny Curry

Playing with her birthday card

She has to wear necklaces every day...look at her being so goofy.

she wouldn't stay still for one picture

flirting with Daddy

This girls loves to unload all of my kitchen cabinets and all of the ziplock bags

playing with her birthday card from Oren and Rachel

she is so happy to have her own princess wagon, they really should make the handle extend so I don't have to bend down to push her all of the house!

hugging her new doll from Aunt Faye

Cute face covered in yogurt

Here is she taking some steps!

Going through my cabinets again

We've discovered she loves ring pops

She ate the whole thing until she was blue all over

She loves looking out of the window. You can really see her hair in this one...it is finally growing!

she climbed right in the drawer to find a sippy cup

She is not a fan of the car wash....I remember Jay had the same reaction when he was her age. Except, with him, I jumped in the back seat and pulled him out to hold him. By the time you get to the 3rd child you just try to get a picture of the drama!

she was mad but calmed down as soon as we pulled out
It is so exciting that we have a one year old now!  She is so much fun and I love seeing her learn about the world and try to be as big as her brothers. She thinks she should be able to do everything they do, eat whatever they eat, and stay up as late as they stay up!  There is no more putting her down peacefully at 7, then the boys at 8. She will fight tooth and nail if they are awake. This week we've finally learned the trick...she plays in their room while we read books and they say their prayers....then we tuck them in, blow goodnight kisses, and turn out the lights. Then she will let us rock her and put her down. She is also starting to drop down to one nap a day. This transition period is tough though because I can never tell what time she will get sleepy. If she only takes one nap it is nice because she goes down at night quicker. Fortunately she sleeps all night consistently...usually 8pm -7am.

She has 8 teeth (yes...a mouthful!!). 4 on top, 2 in bottom front, and 2 in the back. She eats table foods very well...we actually have to fight with her about what she can eat. She pitched a fit the other night because I wouldn't give her the boys' hamburger!  She would eat anything if I'd let her!  She drinks whole milk great now....while I was still nursing her she didn't like it a lot but since she has weaned (the end of January we finished!!), she really likes it now. She also likes water, sometimes with a little juice mixed in. Her favorite foods are PB&J, yogurt, black beans, baked beans, mashed potatoes, rice, and most fruit. But she really eats most anything...as long as she sees it is what we are eating too...if she thinks I am giving her baby food she won't give it a chance!

She started walking last week!  Just several steps at a time for now. If she really wants to get somewhere she just crawls. But everyday she walks further and further. And is so happy with herself too.

She says, "mama, daddy, ayy (Jay), yeeyii (eli), ayk (Jake), this, that, and ruff ruff". She tries to mimic us alot too.

She loves to blow kisses. As we walk through a store she blows kisses to every person we pass. And the more attention she gets, the better. But if she is not in a good mood, there is no way you can get her to do it!  Most of the time she is very generous with them though!

She has determined that Eli is a threat....haha. And every time he comes over to her she hits him...hard!  He cries and I just say, "Eli, you have been bothering her ever since she was born...she is getting you back."  He says he is going to hit her back...and I explain that is not a good idea. That, since he is her big brother, he gets to teach her how to be nice by being nice to her. He thinks this is a silly plan.

She weighs 18 lbs 4 oz (21%) and is 29in long (30%). We finally got to do her well check last week. The whole month of January she was sick...first ear infection, then croup. That on top of Jay having a fever for a week. It was a rough month!  She is very petite and is much smaller than either of my boys. She is proportional and healthy so she will probably just be on the small side normally.

I love this new phase of clothes shopping and accessories!  It is so true that they make so many cuter things for girls!  And she loves wearing shoes, bows, necklaces, even sunglasses so we have a good time getting dressed! 

Her personality is really showing now. Firey, dramatic, stubborn, bossy, flirty, social, loves attention, and confident in her opinions. We will have our hands full with her!  She is so sweet and fun too...I think it is a perfect mix! 

Our Junebug will have us all wrapped around her finger her whole life. Especially Wes and the boys!  She screams and they all run to her. Well....maybe not Eli yet but once he is a little older he will obsess over her just like Jay. What a wonderful year this has been and as she starts to really walk and talk over the next year I know we will have a million more stories and laughs with her!  How thankful we are that God gave this beautiful girl to us...we love her so much!

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