Wednesday, January 29, 2014

10-12 month old activities

I've been working on this blog post forever.
I meant to do one for each month...but as you can tell it didn't happen.

I've noticed my favorite blogs just do a blog post of things they did with their kids at each month.
I'm jumping on the bandwagon a bit late, but I figured it will be a great reference for me for future tiny offsprings. I mean Tiny is cute and all, but there are a lot of times that I have no clue what to do with her. The pictures are mostly from the last 3 months, since we just recycle many of the same things.

Playing in the snow


Playing at the park

Bath time
(She sometimes takes three baths in one day. She loves it.)

Pushing a ball across the table
I know what you all are thinking...that's not a ball.
You're right. We don't actually own a ball. We just roll oranges around in our house.

Box Activity

Peeling onions and bananas

Playing with toys

Musical instruments - piano, drum, and tambourine

Baby storytime


Magnets on the fridge
She plays with them while I cook

Looking out the window

Looking at photos


Tearing apart Christmas decorations

Taking tissues out of a box

Window shopping and feeling really expensive fabrics

Play Kitchen

Walk around town


Dress up

Playing with mirrors

Skype with grandparents


Do a photo shoot

Shape Puzzles


And then other activities that I don't have a picture of...
- Turning a flashlight on and off
- Watch a movie
-Banging pots and pans
- Ripping up tinfoil
- Painting finger nails
- Cleaning
- Visiting friends
-Going to Home Despot and feeling different textures
-Going to farmer's markets, antique stores, flee markets, etc.

It's pretty crazy looking back on these.
She has grown out of a few of them already, but some of the others we do daily.
What do you like to do with your free time?

Tuesday, January 28, 2014

A random present

Matt has a tradition of getting presents one to two months early
(Yes, I already have all my birthday gifts!!!!)
so this year
I decided to top it and get him a present five months early.

I totally knew what I was going to get him.
It all started before Christmas when he saw one at Costco.
He loved it and he loved the price.
Too bad he didn't figure that out before they sold out.

Matt rarely wants anything, so I jumped on the fact he found something he really wanted.
(Buying gifts for him is always hard. One year I just got him a spatula, because we really needed one.)
After a lot of research, I picked out a Casio with weighted keys.
Two days later it was on our porch, and all of us were thrilled.
The fact that it showed up right after his hardest final was just icing on the cake.

Matt and I both play on it daily thanks to the headphones,
since we can play it after Tiny is asleep or napping.

She enjoys it too.

It's wonderful having a piano in our home again.
We tend to listen to a bit more classical music and music just in general.
Also, it's probably a good thing for Matt and me to keep up our piano skills.
I'm really glad Matt made a point of letting me know he really wanted it.
It was wonderful being able to buy him something for once that made him really happy.

Monday, January 27, 2014


It was love at first sight for me.
I had to get Madeleine this little doll.
Only thing was she came in a box so we couldn't try it out on Madeleine first.
So I crossed my fingers and bought it after a month.

As you can see, Madeleine has attached to this doll.
I'm so glad that she understands what I mean when I ask her where Baby Sophie is.
Because she has found her some strange of places.
Like behind the door, in the tub, in a pile of other dolls, under the bed...just to name a few.
Buying dolls I think is one of my favorite perks right now of having a girl.
(But lets face it, my sons will probably have dolls too.)

Thursday, January 23, 2014

Trendy Tot

Shirt "dress": H&M in 3T, Tights: ebay, Headband: Children's place

Her belt is a headband...does anyone know where I can get a baby belt?

I love her tights. My mom got them for her for her birthday.

Zig zags on the butt!

Let's drop Mum Mum's lens cap in the air conditioner so all of her photos turn out blurry when she lunges to save her stuff.

Kind of don't mind since it keeps her happy...but really my poor camera and nerves.
I'm going to turn into Mrs. Bennet.

Tuesday, January 21, 2014

Candids and Outtakes

Madeleine's thing right now is trying to dress herself.
(Yes, that's a sports bra around her head.) 

 She thinks she has to be on the computer to watch Curious George.
She really gets into that show.

 Matt was trying to figure out how to put on a scarf.

"Oh Mum Mum are you trying to sleep? Let me help by putting my foot in your face."

Helping me put away the Christmas tree