Tuesday, January 31, 2012

Day 251 - January 31, 2012

Could you be any cuter, Adelyn?



Thank you so much for the hair clips, Kara! They are so adorable!

Monday, January 30, 2012

Day 250 - January 30, 2012

Wishing you a happy, happy birthday!



I love you, Opa!

Sunday, January 29, 2012

Day 249 - January 29, 2012

Addy loves the beach!



She loves the feel of sand between her toes.



She loves the thrill of watching the waves creep closer and closer to her feet.



She loves splashing in the salty ocean water.



And we love every minute of watching her explore the beach!

Saturday, January 28, 2012

Friday, January 27, 2012

Day 247 - January 27, 2012

I found a book, Mommy.



Make that two.



Oh, this one looks yummy.



Can we borrow them all? Please, Mommy?

Thursday, January 26, 2012

Day 246 - January 26, 2012

I'm 8 months old today!



Mommy says I'm growing up too fast.



I may not be crawling yet,


but I can get myself around the room, even if I only move backwards and sideways.



I'm pulling myself up on anything and everything.


After 8 months, Mommy still can't stop kissing my cheeks!



She says I'm so yummy!



Daddy says I'm a Mama's girl and Mama loves that!

Wednesday, January 25, 2012

Day 245 - January 25, 2012

Wordless Wednesday...

Tuesday, January 24, 2012

Day 244 - January 24, 2012

We walk. Daily. We walk surrounded by swaying palm trees and blue waters that shimmer in the sunshine. We walk past creaking boats and admire the snow capped mountains in the distance. Beauty is all around us. But I would trade the palm trees and the water. The boats and the mountains. It is the tiny heels that click with excitement as we stroll. It is the little laugh that I hear as she discovers a colourful toy again. It is the sweet smile that stares up at me that matters. This is the view that makes my heart leap. The view that brings a joy greater than I ever imagined possible. This is a view I wouldn't trade for anything.

Monday, January 23, 2012

Day 243 - January 23, 2012

Happy Birthday, Oma!!


I love you!

Sunday, January 22, 2012

Day 242 - January 22, 2012


Adelyn loves curling up with a good book before nap time!

Saturday, January 21, 2012

Day 241 - January 21, 2012

Adelyn has learned to...



Clap!



Clap!



Clap!

Friday, January 20, 2012

Day 240 - January 20, 2012

One of Adelyn's favourite activities.

Thursday, January 19, 2012

Day 239 - January 19, 2012

And then there were two.


Two teeth, that is.


Now if only Adelyn would let me get a clear picture of her new little pearly whites.

Wednesday, January 18, 2012

Day 238 - January 18, 2012

Wordless Wednesday...

Tuesday, January 17, 2012

Day 237 - January 17, 2012

Adelyn's been training like crazy. For what? I'm not quite sure.


She's been training


morning


noon


and night.


Maybe she got word of the upcoming LA Marathon.
Or maybe it's her subtle way of telling us that it's time for Mommy and Daddy to hit the gym.

Monday, January 16, 2012

Sunday, January 15, 2012

Day 235 - January 15, 2012

We're starting to think that Adelyn might just skip the whole crawling phase.



You see, ever since she learned to sit up, she prefers not to spend too much time on her back or tummy. She'll get up onto her hands and knees, do a Pilates plank, and occasionally perform a downward facing dog yoga pose, but all these poses do is propel her backwards. She just can't seem to get the hang of forward motion before begging me to rescue her from her tummy.



These days, Adelyn would much rather be standing.



For the last few weeks, she's been attempting to pull herself up onto anything and everything. This morning, she succeeded in pulling herself up from a sitting to standing position while holding onto the couch.



She has great balance and will often test this balance by letting go with both hands for a few seconds. So, you see, it doesn't look like our girly's going to be crawling any time soon.



And that's perfectly fine with us. All in good time, sweet girl. All in good time.

Saturday, January 14, 2012

Day 234 - January 14, 2012

Daddy's idea of the perfect Saturday afternoon.