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4.19.15 – Monthly Laney Update

19 Apr

Wanted to give a brief update of Laney and some of her funny sayings/obsessions lately. Plus share some pics of course:)

We have moved on from the “pants off stage.” I am happy to report that we are now wearing pants most of the time, but she is also really enjoying being able to put dresses on for warmer days. We have now moved into the “Mommy hair down” stage. My hair must be worn down – as in not in a pony tail – at all times according to Laney. Sometimes I simply tell her “no” or “later after I shower,” but sometimes it is just easier to oblige. :)

She is still fully obsessed with setting a timer, and we still are usually able to use it to our advantage. However, she now prefers to set it on her own on our phones. She also makes sure to turn on all alarms, which has gotten us at very random times of the day and night! She also really enjoys playing DJ and will ask for “her turn” on my phone to play some tunes for us. Of course, we never hear any song for more than a few seconds at a time. I let her have my phone once a day (or twice if she handled the first time well) for five or ten minutes – which we of course set a timer for. ;)

She still loves pancakes and fruit snacks and is always down for a good dance party. Hard to believe we never thought she would walk – she is always on the go these days.

Other favorite sayings: “probably” “wonderful” “how about…” “just lookin” “momma, set the timer please” “lane’s turn” “laney do it” “so proud of you” “you happy? lane’s happy/sad” “grrr I angry” “I got tears (after she is crying)” “where’s daddy? (when he is at work)” “where’d the friends (or any specific person) go?” “is rainin’ or is sunny today” “five M&Ms please” “do flips (flipping off the couch or over us)” “go jumpin (to gymnastics)” “I don’t want to _______” “go to Laney’s house”

Here are some pictures from a recent trip to our favorite park plus Laney and her worm friend:

Love my adventures with these two! Finally, a video of our little independent girl. She has been making huge strides in doing more by herself – playing at the park and going up and down stairs.

Hope you all had a great weekend!

3.17.15 – Happy St. Patrick’s Day!

18 Mar

Hope everyone had a very Happy St. Patrick’s Day!

My little leprechaun didn’t want to sit still for a photo op. :)


3.11.15 – Adventures

15 Mar

Love that these two are always willing to go on an adventure with me. It was cold, windy, and muddy, but I couldn’t pass up the beautiful sunset.

2.14.15 – Happy Valentine’s Day!

14 Feb

Happy Valentine’s Day!

We had a bit of a rough Valentine’s Eve with a certain little girl who didn’t want to sleep in her pack-n-play at Uncle Ryan’s and Aunt Kyla’s house, but we didn’t let that ruin our holiday. Laney thought it was her birthday. :)

She was a big fan of getting her goodies, eating a few of her M&M’s, and enjoying some delicious pancakes.

Happy Valentine’s Day from our little Valentine!

Hope your day was filled with lots of love!

2.1.15 – Super Bowl Snowday

1 Feb

Super Bowl Sunday was a super snowy, wintery day. After church, we decided to head out to plan in it (since Daddy missed the first snow experience). It was perfect packing snow for snowmen and snowballs. Laney wasn’t as into it this time – she preferred to supervise. But we still had a good time.

1.28.15 – Sesame Street Live!

28 Jan

I am not sure who was more excited for last night – me or Laney. We bought tickets to Sesame Street Live for Laney for Christmas. I could not wait to see her reaction to seeing all of her favorite characters – especially Elmo – in person. After she woke up from her nap, we told her we were going to see Elmo. (We probably should have waited until after dinner since that is all she could focus on until we left.) She was even more excited when we let her take her little stuffed Elmo with her (he usually stays in her crib for sleeping).

When Grover and Elmo came over the loud speaker – things started to get REALLY exciting.

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When the show started, she wasn’t too sure what to think at first.

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But it didn’t take her long to start dancing. She would get a little scared when the people would come by, but she warmed up to them in the end.

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The Itsy Bitsy Spider was a fan favorite. 

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She even got to catch a ball at the end.

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It was a pretty awesome night – they even threw a few jokes in for the adults. She’s only asked a few times where Elmo is today. :)

12.7.14 – Santa Visit

8 Dec

We made our annual trip to visit Santa at the mall yesterday. Laney doesn’t really have any concept of who Santa is. She has asked, “Who’s that!?” when we are reading some of her Christmas books. And now she thinks any older gentleman with a white beard is Santa. When I asked her if she wanted to see Santa at the mall yesterday after her nap, she promptly replied, “No!” But with a little bribery we got her in the car and headed off. She was pretty excited when we got there – mostly by the Allstate dog mascot in the window of the Allstate store.

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She seemed willing at first when we walked up to the Santa area…

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But as soon as we set her on Santa’s lap, she freaked!


i really didn’t expect anything less. When she saw the picture, she said, “Laney crying.” She did want to go back and say “bye” to Santa before we left – from a safe distance of course.

And a trip down memory lane (they just keep getting better):

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In other news, we also had our first Christmas party with our friends this past weekend. We all had a great time, and Kyle won the annual find the pickle competition! Six baby girls under the age of 4 – so many fun memories ahead!

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Hope you all had a great weekend! Happy Monday!


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