All About Rose. :)

I've been meaning to write this blog for some time but just keep getting distracted slash busy. On that note I'm sure there is probably a grand total of perhaps 2 other people that might even care about this post besides myself, but as this is the closest thing I have to a journal these days I wanna document all the cute things my baby girl does so that I don't forget them!

Rose is now 9 months old! That is completely crazy to me! It seems like such a short leap from 9 months to 12... and I do not feel like I should be so close to having a one year old. Her stats for this month come in at 28.2 inches and 17.2 pounds which puts her at about the 75% for height (what the what!?) and the 15% for weight. Still my tall little baby - though she definitely has some more rolls to her these days! :)

This age is such a fun age - I love seeing Rose's personality come out! She is so interactive and smiley! She still isn't crawling yet, but honestly this is great cause I can stick her in the middle of a pile of toys and she is content to play forever and I don't have to worry about her getting into anything else. On that note though she seems to be getting quite close to the whole crawling thing as well as walking... it will be interesting to see which comes first as she loves walking and doesn't really seem so interested in crawling.

Getting close!
Visiting daddy at work - seriously she LOVES to walk.
Basically I'm in love and can't believe how lucky I am to have such a wonderful baby.

So now to some Rose-isms.

- Rose's favorite toy right now is her spoon. No toy makes her light up as much as handing over that spoon. She talks to it, shakes it, lifts it above her head, chews on it, smacks it against stuff, etc. Seriously it's like her best friend and only she understands the language of the spoon.

- Rose is a drooooool baby. Holy cow I have never met a baby that drools so much. It's a good thing she's cute and also a good thing we have lots of clothes as she soaks her outfit in about an hour. At this point I keep her in her jammies until right before we leave the house otherwise she's already a soaking mess.

- Rose still loves to eat her feet. In fact there are times I have to change her socks because they are soaked from her chewing on them.

- Rose still more often then not coughs rather then laughs... but the real giggles are coming out more and more these days, which I love.

- Rose claps now when she is overly excited. The best part is it usually happens when she see's me or Braedon. I love seeing that face light up and those arms go like crazy and start to clap!

- Rose is also starting to do this new face where she smiles to big and opens her mouth as wide as possible. Braedon and I will open our mouths as wide as possible at her and she'll almost always do it back. So cute. 
You can kinda see her wide mouth expression here. - even though it's blurry.

- She also makes her sniff face still which I still find hilarious. Bahahaha.

- Rose LOVES food. Seriously folks she starts to smile, giggle, and clap when she see's me getting her food out. She also gets extremely pissed if it takes to long to get that food to her. Girl loves her food!
So happy right now.
- Rose also finally started to say mama - though she usually reserves this for when she wants food or to be picked up. I'll take it though. She still says dada the most. She loooves her daddy. :)

(Please ignore my over excited and annoying voice and just pay attention to the adorable baby)

- She also loves to go around her room right before bed with Daddy and touch every owl in her room (which she has quite a few of). After she's touched one to make sure it's safe she looks to the next one until Braedon walks over to it so she can touch that one too. After she's touched each owl she's ready to have her night time feeding and go to bed with no fuss.

All in all we are loving our time with this girl. It's so fun to watch her grow and learn. She is such a fun and happy spirit! Love you my Rosealynn!


Crossfit, Easter, Florida, and The Zoo!

Be warned, this blog may be a bit long winded and full of pictures (that you may or may not have seen on my facebook already) - I'm uber behind on events and so I'm going to try and do a little catch up today!

- First I wanted to recap a bit on the Crossfit Open! The experience was a lot of fun and I'm really glad we participated. We didn't get to do the last WOD cause we were in Florida and didn't get into our hotel until about 3:00 in the morning... getting up at 6:00 to go do a killer WOD just didn't seem like a great idea. So we passed. Even without doing the final WOD though we both felt happy about how we did. I'm excited for next year and really wanna work hard to do even better! Here is a random collection of photos of me and Braedon from the open.

- Also since the last time I blogged we had Easter! I had to work that morning so that sorta sucked, but the rest of the day was a lot of fun! While I worked Braedon went to his parents to see them and to watch his siblings do their Easter egg hunt and baskets. Rose got her first Easter Basket! Then later that day we went to my folks where we all got to do a hunt for prizes and candy. It was a lot of fun to watch the little ones run around... and to watch us older kids do the same. ;) Rose didn't do much of her own running around - but she sure did look pretty in her Easter dress. :)

First Easter Basket and so happy! :)

One of my favorites of Rose. :)
- We also had our Florida trip of course. I probably should dedicate a whole blog to this one, but I just know if I say that, it will never happen. So here is a quick photo dump to basically sum up our trip! For some reason blogger dumped the photos in a random order... so enjoy! 
 We played in pools and took pictures next to garden creatures.
 I played an 'extra' in the Indiana Jones show. 
 We ate fresh mango and went on rides. Rose loved Toy Story. 
 We played on many beaches!
 Went to the aquarium where Rose loved the bubbles....
 ... and we got eaten by a shark. ;) We also went to Epcot and saw pretty flowers!
 Rose loved walking with Daddy and sitting with him on boats.
 We saw contortionists and giant guitars. 
 We went to Magic Kingdom!
 And rode horsey's and ate swords!
 And rode more rides!
 Rose rode on daddy's shoulders and tried icecream for the first time!
 We went on slides...
 Rode bikes and saw alligators (crocodiles?), road more boats and went snorkling! 
 We also took some family photos!
 We also went to Animal Kingdom!
 Took walks on the beach and played in the waves!

...and ate spoons.
  We basically enjoyed ourselves in general...
  And Rose did wonderful on her plane rides!
And most importantly we enjoyed the sunshine and warm weather!!

- Annnnd lastly this past weekend we went to the Zoo with my family! It was so nice to get out and be in the sun, even if it was a bit chilly due to the wind.
  Out in the sunshine at the zoo! :)
 The group!
 Giant Polar Bear made of LEGOS! So cool.
 The Polar Bear was a hit - he'd do his little flips right off the wall and the girls would giggle like crazy!
 Love this shot. Such a good squatter. 
 Sweet girl!
 Snuggles with daddy!
 Watch the little critter in the background of the next few photos and how he mimic's C's face! Priceless!

 Grandpa got tickets for all the kids to go on the carousel! Rose really liked it!
 Wearing grandpa's hat!
Loved the bird show! :)

- All in all, life is really good! We are staying busy and enjoying the warmer weather. I hope it's actually here to stay this time. Bring on Spring and Summer! :)