Sunday, August 28, 2011

Early Talker?

So everyone tells me Kenz is an early talker. She will be 14 months old on the 3rd of September. Here are a list of words (or phrases) she says(in no particular order):
  • Doggy
  • Kittie
  • Mommy
  • Daddy
  • Papa
  • Mamie(aka Grammy)
  • Horse
  • Abby(we decided this is what she named Grammy's bunny)
  • Horse
  • Cookie
  • Boo
  • Boom
  • Duck
  • Good Doggy
  • Bad Doggy
  • Good Mommy
  • Good Daddy
  • Arm
  • Butt (don't ask)
  • Bath
  • Bubba
  • Bella(which sounds an awful lot like Bubba but is slightly different)
  • Un-uh (Is this really a word? She means no, and shakes her head emphatically when she says it!)
  • Yuck
  • Eli (her "boyfriend", she says his name and points at his picture! ADORABLE!)
  • Hi
  • Bye
  • Bird
  • Ride it(in reference to the four wheeler)
  • Hot (and then blows on her food)
  • Moo
  • Bah (not sure if these are words, but she makes these noises when she sees the animals)
  • Balloon
  • Eye
  • Nose
  • What is it
  • Tickle, tickle
She does a few signs more, milk, and all done. She blows kisses, waves hi and bye. All the "normal" things. She follow simple directions, give me a kiss/hug, throws things in the trash, brings the remote, opens/closes the door, etc.

So this what has to say about 14 month old language:

At 14 months, your toddler understands many more words than she can say. Her spoken vocabulary likely consists of about three to five words, typically "Mama," "Dada," and one other simple word such as "ball" or "dog," but she learns the meanings of new words every day. As she starts to add words to her vocabulary, you'll notice that she looks for opportunities to practice them. Once she can say "dog," for instance, she'll look for dogs everywhere — in books, outside, on videos — just so she can point and say the word over and over again.

So I guess maybe she really is an early talker? Not surprising with the, um, "genes" she gets from my side of the family!

What do you guys think? Am I in for it?

Friday, August 26, 2011

Race & Hurricane Irene

Hubby is racing his ATV tomorrow a few hours from home. Fun to watch, even if he is in and out of the woods and weaving in and out of trees, much less stressful on me than when he was racing MotoX. Also its such a relaxed, family friendly atmosphere. Definitely something I am looking forward to. Especially since 2 of our best friends are going with us. It also helps that he kicks butt! What?Its true and I'm just sayin' and not only cause I'm his wife, cause he's good!

Everyone is freaking out about Hurricane Irene, in my weird and sick twisted way I'm kind of excited, not for damage or for anyone to get hurt or anything like that. I love watching storms, they are so powerful and something that I personally have no control over.  I love having the excuse to cuddle my family up inside, and just spend time together. Even if having no power sucks. We do have a generator but as long as we have food, I'm happy!

Also, check out my little munchkin cuteness:

This was like a month ago, but how friggin adorable is she?

Thursday, August 25, 2011

Randomness... 1st post in a long while.

Ignore the random order in which I write all of these things, writing as it comes to me!

Where do I start?

My baby is almost 14 months old. She is such an easy baby and has been from day 1. We are so lucky.

So much has happened, yet nothing has really changed.

My father has prostate cancer, been thru radiation and is doing amazing.

My grandfather has cancer, been thru chemo and is not doing so great, more treatments to come.

We bought a new home, we bought a new car, we love our baby, we try to make time for ourselves.

We try to spend as much time with our friends and family as we can, which isn't easy.

I work part-time, which was a huge step for me after being a SAHM for 10 months. I wish I hadn't and yet I am glad I did. It is good for Kenz to spend time on the farm, with her grammy and her uncle. It is also good for me to have adult time. Work is actually a break for me.

Eric is... Eric, my rock, works, races his ATV (and he's good, and I'm not just saying that cause I'm his wife). He loves and hates his job all in the same day.

Every day we are finding what works for us as a family but as long as we are together we are happy. Thats sounds so corny and not me, but its true. Our favorite time is time together. It doesn't happen often enough with everything going on in our lives.

Our favorite things this summer were hiking, enjoying the beautiful weather and NOT having to move! Oh wait... we had to move, it really wasn't that bad but interfered with a lot of plans and led to general disorganization.

Oh, me, you ask? I'm just me, I love being a Mom, worry everytime if I am doing some eternal damage to my daughter but she is a funny, opinionated, smart little girl. I wish there were more hours in the day to see and do everything I want to do. I wish summer was longer so we could do everything on our summer bucket list. That being said we did a lot more this summer than we did last summer ( can we say,labor & delivery,  newborn, breastfeeding every 2 hours on the dot, and lack of sleep?!).

That is all for now, my brain hurts. Going to nap while the baby naps (oh you think thats only for Mom's with newborns? HA!).