Tuesday, February 12, 2013

high chair makeover



Thanks to our wonderful friends, the Smarts, we have a beautiful high chair.  I was looking for one just like it and they are moving to a little apartment for seminary this spring, so... it was very nice of them to gift it to us!  I had several photos from pinterest in my mind and this is what came of it.  It still needs a coat of water-base poly, but it's mostly done.  Enough for Heidi's first birthday last week, which was the goal.  The pad is my fav.  Enjoy!


eleven months old


Squeezable and delicious


Drama queen, much?









So, let's not pretend that being an eleven month old named Heidi doesn't come with a lot of drama.  Let's be real here... life is not always cute bows and big smiles(though, we love those times!). These photos sum up our days pretty well.  The woeful teething, lack of snacks on demand, and want for constant attention left her wanting something, all the time.  This month brought on something new for her mom and pops: dramatic crying with a side of tantrum.  I have a hard time not laughing when she hangs her head low and sobs like a drama queen when she doesn't get what she wants.  Sorry, honey; that's life.  Better get used to it!  Don't get me wrong, she is spunky and a lot of fun... but, not all the time!

Month eleven brought some big changes.  She started walking really well... not just 8-10 steps and falling like a few weeks prior.  Climbing is also a favorite activity.  On the couch, up mama's legs and trying so hard to climb onto chairs.  She's curious and it's very entertaining watching her explore life inside our world.  Grandma gave her animal magnets and they keep her very busy some days.  She likes to "organize" the kitchen.  If I'm missing something, like a paci, I open up one of the cupboards and usually find what I'm looking for.  Sitting through a whole book now is also so fun!
She hasn't been weighed on a baby scale since her six month appointment, but the scale at home says she is just under 22 pounds.  She's moved down the percentile chart quite a bit, but there are no worries over here that she is any too thin.  Food is still her number one priority!  She's into grown-up food and decided she's all done nursing.  She sure didn't take my feelings into consideration on that one. :/

Heidi, you are a joy and a handful.  Notice that I said 'joy' first.  We love you, your excitement, facial expressions, fun personality and playful spirit.  You also keep us on our knees, because we know that we cannot parent you without the help of our loving, heavenly father, who we are ever so thankful for!  God is good, all the time.

ten months: heidi and bella

This girl LOVES Bella

And her uncles.  Hugs for all!







Papa doesn't like this photo.
But, if Bella was an airedale, I'm sure it'd be ok.

Learning how to be gentle



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