Archive | June, 2013

6.28.13 – Just Keep Swimming…

28 Jun

It was another beautiful day in the Midwest. Laney is definitely getting prepped for a week at the beach as we spent another afternoon enjoying life poolside. She’s mastering splashing, “jumping in,” floating, and of course chewing on pool toys. She also discovered her shadow this afternoon (see pic), which was pretty funny. One of my bestest friends, Kandyce, and her two little ones drove up to join us this afternoon, and we are so glad they did!

Happy weekend, everyone!


6.27.13 – Swimming fun at Grandpa and Mimi’s

27 Jun

Laney and I are hanging out in Indiana for a couple of nights this week to visit with Mimi and Annie while the boys are at basketball camp and Daddy is working hard on meeting a work deadline. My little girl is turning into a little fish with all of this swimming, but she is loving every minute of it (just as I had hoped). Today she tried her new float for the first time, and she was just lounging and kicking and having a great time.

Stay tuned for more swimming fun with friends tomorrow!

6.25.13 – More Swimming

25 Jun

More summer fun! Hot and humid means more swimming. This time Laney splashed around in her new froggy baby pool. So much fun!

6.22.13 – Swimming!

22 Jun

Happy weekend! Laney and I had a busy week while Daddy was away for work. The weather was so beautiful. We finished up swim classes, started a music class, played with Mimi and Annie, and spent lots of time outside. I thought I would share some video of Laney enjoying the water. Of course she was more interested in chewing on the goggles and people watching when I had the camera rolling, but she was splashing around having a great time.

She also loves to sit on the side and use her legs to scoot herself into the water for me to catch her, which is so much fun. And of course lots of chewing on toys. And eating dinner at the pool while people watching is the best!

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Unfortunately, her skin does not like the chlorine. We had to miss her last swim class because she had a major eczema breakout from her skin getting too dry from all of the swimming. We will just have to be more conscientious about getting her rinsed immediately and using lotion more often. It’s finally looking better today. Poor baby – her skin is so sensitive!

It was a very fun week, but we missed Daddy! Last night Laney and I had a little jam session waiting for his arrival:

Like most babies, this girl loves to dance! Unfortunately, she may have inherited the Wagner rhythm. 😉

Daddy is finally home, and we are looking forward to a low-key weekend and getting some stuff done around the house. We hit up the farmer’s market this morning, and Kyle is planting our new tulip tree (his Father’s Day tree) as I type this in the 80-degree, humid weather. 🙂 Guess I better go help supervise!

Have a great weekend everyone! Things sure are heating up around here!

6.17.13 – Father’s Day Pics

17 Jun

We had a great Father’s Day with the Pott family. It was a beautiful, toasty day! We had a yummy cookout, headed out to the playground, and of course took lots of pictures:

Hope all you dads out there had a great day too!


6.16.13 – Happy Father’s Day!

16 Jun


Happy Father’s Day to all the dads out there! Laney and I are celebrating the very special Daddy we have in our house today. 🙂 Laney wanted to do something special for him, so we took the cute little pictures above and framed them up for him. (thanks, Pinterest!) He is an amazing daddy, so we are going to do our best to pamper him!

Dads are pretty awesome aren’t they? They teach you to play sports, help you fix stuff, give great advice, and are just all-around fun! Kyle and I have some pretty awesome dads in our life who have served as great parenting role models. We are so thankful for them.

We are going to spend some time with this handsome group of dads and the rest of the Pott family for a little cookout today:

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And since I won’t get to see my daddy today in person… Papa Wags, love you more than words can say!

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Hope all of you dads have a great day today – especially those in our life both near and far! We love you!

6.12.13 – 9 Months Old!

12 Jun
Month 8 flew by in the blink of an eye! Laney and I traveled a lot, which really made the time go by quickly. We finally have a few weeks at home, and summer fun is in full swing. Laney started swim lessons this week. She likes being in the water but is a little timid -especially with all of the other kids around (and some of them screaming). She’s been getting more comfortable with it each day, but she is still scared of the hand dryer in the locker room. 🙂
This month was the month of teeth! Laney now has seven teeth. All of those teeth coming in made for some rough nights of sleep, but she really handled it like a champ. Her growth seems to have slowed a little, but we go to the doctor in a couple of weeks to find out her stats. Her hair just keeps on growing though – Kyle comments on it every day. He loves it!
Laney still isn’t showing any signs of crawling, but she finally rolled from her back to her belly! She was doing it on the couch with the cushion on an incline so we tried it on the floor, and she did it. This week she did it without any prompting reaching for a toy. The problem is she rolls right back over – she really doesn’t like being on her belly! She can scoot herself around on her back. We often find her in new locations in her crib (usually in the bottom corner). She also has started to fall back on her own when she is tired of sitting, and she still loves reaching for things.
Eating solids has really improved his month! She is consistently eating more at each meal. Her favorite is still zucchini and squash by far. She has added turnips and cantaloupe to the mix (and some other things on the NO list), and she is a pro at eating her puffs by herself. She’s getting better with the sippy cup but still gets choked up from time-to-time.
Her little personality is so much fun. I love the way she tilts her head to the side in her high chair like she’s being shy. Then when I do it, she starts giggling. She still does her side-to-side “happy dance” but now she also does a head-banging dance (often with your arms in the air) which is adorable. I catch her dancing when she is playing with her musical toys, and when I start giggling she just looks up at me and smiles. When she wraps her little hands around my neck or put my face in her hands, it melts my heart. She loves to reach up and try to get the freckle off my nose or try and grab my teeth. She also likes pulling Daddy’s leg hair and the shag rug (which she then tries to eat). She also loves to put the little crab behind her left arm in the bath tub so he is trapped behind while she plays with the other toys – so funny! The way she turns around and looks back at us in the stroller makes walks/runs so much fun. She loves getting tossed in the air and going upside-down. She has started to wave a little bit, but it’s a shy wave and inconsistent. Blowing raspberries on her neck, “chasing” her, or peek-a-boo gets her giggling every time. My favorite new development is Ma-ma-ma-mom. She doesn’t know that is me yet, but it is music to my ears. Although it often comes out when she is upset or hungry. 🙂
Obviously, we think she is pretty great! But I’m sure you’ve figured that out by now… love her to pieces!