March 31, 2012

Go Aztecs

Allison is wearing a SDSU shirt her Great Uncle Duane sent from a trip to his and my dad's alma mater.

March 27, 2012

Camping Weekend

Here are some photos from our annual camping weekend to celebrate Kevin's birthday. Allison had the best time - we found a couple great playgrounds for her, and she got to play in the dirt. We had bubbles for her, sunglasses, and her own little camp chair - though she preferred sitting in our chairs! We did find some mushrooms and Allison ate several. The weather was perfect and we had a great time.

March 17, 2012

18 month checkup

We had her 18 month check up on Monday and got a great report from the pediatrician. Allison is at 10% on weight and just below 50% on height, which is about where she's been since the start, at least for weight. Based on her vocabulary and hand-eye coordination the doctor put her development at 2 yr old level, which was exciting to hear. Allison's ability to clap to a beat and jump with both feet (getting off the ground and landing) are both skills not normally acquired for several more months.

March 16, 2012

New Chair

Allison in her new folding camp chair. Now she's all set for our camping trip next weekend. I'm still not convinced about the whole sleeping in a tent thing but we will see.

March 15, 2012

Little Gym and 18 month checkup

videoHere is a video from today's Little Gym class where Allison demonstrates a new skill on the bars. Up until a month ago the bars made her cry, but now she runs up to the low ones, grabs on and picks up her feet to see how long she can hang there and "swing" if I push her a little. A few months ago we went through the same thing with the balance beam - she hated it until one week she decided she loved it.

We had her 18 month check up on Monday and got a great report from the pediatrician. Allison is at 10% on weight and just below 50% on height, which is about where she's been since the start, at least for weight. She's been slowly gaining on her height %, but I doubt she'll end up as tall as I am (which is a good thing). Based on her vocabulary and hand-eye coordination the doctor put her development at 2 yr old level, which was exciting to hear. Allison's ability to clap to a beat and jump with both feet (getting off the ground and landing) are both skills not normally acquired for several more months.

March 9, 2012

My favorite helper

My little baker is all ready to help me make some cupcakes! Jenny and Renee are both in town with their guys, so we will meet up with them and the Baskin family for a BP girls reunion. Since I rarely need an excuse for cupcakes I'd say this more than qualifies, but we will also celebrate Allison turning 18 months (which happens tomorrow). I can't believe how fast she's growing up!!!

March 7, 2012

Lollipop

Allison's first lollipop, courtesy of Miss Cecelia, my hairstylist. So far Allison seems to be enjoying it!

March 6, 2012

Tomato Plants

Yesterday we bought our tomato plants for the year. Five different varieties of tomato, one snow pea plant and two basil plants. Now to hope we don't have any hard freezes. Last year our cherry tomatoes did amazingly well.

March 1, 2012

Painting

Last night the YP went to Creative Canvas for the monthly fun event. I couldn't talk Kevin into going so he and Allison had some daddy daughter time. Not sure where to put this, but it was fun!