Monthly Archives: April 2010

Almost 18 months and sassy

Bailey’s independent streak is starting to show. When she doesn’t like something, she eagerly announces “NO!” and then runs off. She’s doing this whenever she has a dirty diaper, it’s time for a nap, or it’s time for her to do something she doesn’t find entertaining. It’s so funny to watch her assert her independence! While she still likes knowing Mama and Daddy are here to help her, she’s rapidly becoming her own little person, and making her needs — and wants — well known!

New words are bubbling off her tiny precious lips by the day; she’s added “swimming,” “monkey,” “dirty,” “lovebug” and “tractor” to her arsenal, among other words. She’s also stringing more phrases together. It’s all making sense now inside her brain. Fascinating!

Next week we head to her pediatrician’s office again for her 18 month checkup. We’ll see how much she’s grown and where she’s at percentage wise. We have a busy weekend planned ahead – seeing friends Joe and Nancy tomorrow, going to the duck farm to see chicks, and then on to Nana and Grandpa’s house for lots of fun!

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Easter Bunny came to visit

Bailey had a great Easter! She got surprises from Nana, which included a snow globe, hopping bunny, two toddler-size Mopsy and Peter Cottontail rabbits and lots of special treats. On Easter, we traveled to Lake City to be with Matt’s extended family and celebrate the day. Every year the Dukes have a wonderful Easter egg hunt for all the kids (and there are about 20 of them total). So it was great fun for Bailey! We didn’t really even have to tell her what to do; once we pointed out the eggs, she took off after them! She loved carrying around her basket and then taking the eggs out and dropping them (on purpose). She also shared eggs with her cousin Kenna, and also gave Kenna several sweet hugs. She is such a loving child!

Here are some recent photos, and an Easter egg hunt video!

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Hi!

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Wow, look at the size of these bunnies!

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Pretty, pretty, pretty!

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With my cousin Madie

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Family portrait

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Fathers & Daughters

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Scoping out egg locations with Mama

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The cousins

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I'm ready for action!

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All right Granny... any eggs in here?

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Eggs... eggs... looking for eggs

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Found an egg! Hooray!

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Showing some love to cousin Kenna

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How tall are you?

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