Wednesday, November 19, 2014
*Still eating only breastmilk. She seems satisfied and I am in no hurry to start solid food. I'm hoping to wait at least one more month.
*Caimbree is pretty mellow as long as she isn't tired or hungry.
*She loves to be held and talked to.
*Loves to laugh. Laughs the hardest when she is tickled and when she is surprised. Jeff has been loving this phase and gets her giggling every night.
*When she starts laughing the girls tend to stop what they are doing and rush over to watch their little sister laugh.
*Has a loud voice.
*Generally goes to sleep around 7:30. Sometimes she needs a binky around 2 and then is up about 5. Sometimes she wakes up around 4, eats and goes back to sleep until about 6:30. She's definitely doing better than she was a month ago.
*Not a real consistent napper and I usually just let her nap in the swing. I really want to get her set up in a room and start working on a schedule, but we have been struggling to decide how we want to rearrange rooms and whether to move Savanna to her big bed yet. Usually she takes a couple short naps in the morning and a longer afternoon nap.
*Getting close to rolling from back to tummy. Hasn't rolled from tummy to back in quite some time.
*Loves to play with her hands and has recently discovered her feet. Cutest phase ever.
*Doesn't like to be a room alone. If Heidi and Savanna leave a room and it gets quiet, Caimbree gets upset.
*Still will only take the hospital binky. I don't know if she will ever take another one or give up a binky all together, but I sure don't like the hospital binky.
*I've caught her sucking her thumb a few times, but never for long periods of time.
*Loves to grab things...especially shirts, hair, and blankets.
*Really doesn't like to be on her tummy.
*Mostly wearing 3-6 month clothes and size 2 diapers.
*Absolutely adored by her sisters.
*Coos a lot.
*We cannot stop kissing her chubby little cheeks. We love those cheeks!
*Eyes are still a lighter blue so I am thinking they won't turn brown.
*Seems pretty sociable and doesn't seem to mind new people around.
*She loves her bouncy seat, especially when it's next to the treadmill when I'm running.
*Likes to sit in the bumbo and watch me cook and likes to sit in it on the table during dinner.
*Loves to be cuddled.
*I think she looks like me, at least from the pictures I remember seeing of myself and definitely looks more like Heidi than Savanna when I compare pictures.
*Definitely has the least amount of hair!
*Hates bows and has been known to convince her dad to take them off...he is the only one willing to show sympathy.
*Starting to spin all around on the floor.
*Not crazy about the exersaucer yet.
We love you, Caimbree Rae!
Sunday, November 16, 2014
We are so grateful to the wonderful teachers and leaders who have helped Heidi learn the gospel. It is so incredible to have support when trying to teach your kids about the Savior, because I am coming to realize it is a huge responsibility. We love our family and we are so grateful for the promise that families can be together forever!
Monday, November 10, 2014
Caimbree was a little trooper, as always. She loves to be out and about.
Watching these two play together all day made me realize how grateful I am that they have each other and that they are close enough to enjoy playing together.
Heidi built a little birdhouse with dad.
Heidi for president.
Sunday, November 9, 2014
|Heidi attempting to save Savanna from bedtime|
so they could continue playing legos together.
Thursday, November 6, 2014
I still can't believe we have had Savanna for two years!
Height: 32 inches--10%
Weight: 22 lbs--5%
Savanna has to be one of the funniest little two year olds around. We love her happy, independent, loving, hilarious personality so much. She brings so much laughter and joy to our home and I cannot imagine not having her in our family.
*Savanna is the biggest tease I have ever met. She is always looking to do just about anything to get a laugh.
*If you tell Savanna not to do something, it's a guarantee she will do it. If you tell her something is hot, she will touch it just to see for herself.
*We love her growly giggle.
*She will say the opposite of whatever you say. "Savanna, it's hot." To which she will reply, "Cold."
*She loves to say things to get a reaction out of you. "Savanna, who has a birthday today?" "Grandpa." "How old are you today?" "Grandpa." After she responds like this, she will get a grin and a twinkle in her eye.
*She makes the funniest faces, especially when she's surprised or cold.
*Savanna usually communicates with one word, but she is so expressive with her body and face. It is so funny when she is trying to tell you something or remind you about something.
*Savanna's speech is getting a lot better. She will say just about anything and she is finally starting to put the ending sounds on words. She still isn't combining words yet.
*Absolutely LOVES to be read to! HOORAY! We read a lot these days. She has books that she can't get enough of. Her favorites include Peek-a-who, Old Hat, New Hat, Silly Sally, Five Little Monkeys, Curious George, and Fancy Nancy.
*Loves to color.
*Appears to at least write with her left hand, not sure if she will do everything with her left hand, or be ambidextrous like me.
*Knows her colors.
*Starting to show a little interest in letters, but I haven't been able to really get her to recognize any consistently.
*Does every single thing Heidi does and is very, very rarely without Heidi.
*Her eyes are still blue, but I have a feeling they might turn green in the next few years.
*Her hair is almost down to her mid-back, but it curls up so much when it dries, you would never know. I don't know if she will keep her cute curls, but she has some pretty tight little ringlets.
*Loves to spin around and get dizzy.
*Loves to be thrown in the air and play wild with her daddy.
*Loves to climb on furniture, counters, chairs, people, pretty much anything anything and everything.
*If you ask her what her name is, she generally says, "Heidi."
*Great eater...except for vegetables. I try to sneak them in bites, but she always finds the hidden item and quickly spits it out.
*Always the first one to notice if someone is sad and rushes to try to make them feel better.
*Every time she walks past me or Jeff she swats our butt then runs off laughing.
*When we go for walks, she wants to walk. She runs off in front of us then stops and bends over peeking at us through her legs. When we catch up she starts laughing and takes off to do it again. She isn't crazy about being put in the stroller or wagon.
*Loves to be outside.
*Goes to bed around 7:30 and is up about 6. She takes about a 2-2.5 hour nap at 12:30/1.
*Hopelessly addicted to her binky. She gets it to sleep and gets it when we put her in the tub and for bedtime routine. She hides them and I have to take one during the day from time to time.
*Tries to have Heidi rescue her when it's nap or bed time.
*Has been known to wake Caimbree up.
*Constantly trying to get in Caimbree's swing and bouncy seat...really just tries to push every limit. She just can't help herself it seems.
*Likes to play legos.
*Likes to empty things and fill them back up.
*Major sweet tooth.
*Calls her sunglasses "goggles".
*Makes it very difficult to get a picture of her.
*Always wants to talk on my phone but never says anything and typically just hangs up and then starts crying that no one is talking to her.
*Loves her blanket and carries it around the house.
*Terrified of spiders, flies, and thunder.
*Just fine without me as long as Heidi is with her. Actually, I think it's Heidi she is actually crying for if Heidi and I have to go somewhere.
*When Heidi goes to preschool, she cries for Heidi the entire two hours.
*Puts shoes on and off all day long.
*When she wakes up in the morning or after a nap, she is usually really happy and prefers to have some time to just play in her bed for awhile before I get her.
*Plugs her ears when Caimbree cries.
|Wearing her goggles while eating a piece of toast one morning.|
We love our happy Savanna!
We love watching her grow and
explore the world.
We can't wait to see what the
next year will bring!