Thursday, June 17, 2010

11 months

Yes, I know this is so repetitive ... but I can't believe Miss Chloe is one month from her first birthday. I think we are going to keep her "birthday party" low-key. Chad's parents will be in town the week after her birthday, so we're planning to have a party with my family and Chad's while they are here. I know some people love planning parties ... but as much as I wish I was, I just am not one of those people. Honestly, they stress me out! So this year we'll just have a family party. But I am going to make one awesome cake. I love making and decorating cakes! :)

This month Chloe is into EVERYTHING. She is cruising and crawling around like crazy. I think I know where she is, and two seconds later she is in the bathroom trying to splash in the toilet water (Gross, I know. I have caught her doing this more than once ....) I am now trying to keep the bathroom door closed. Easier said than done with 2 other little people who usually forget to close it when they're finished.

I thought she would be walking by her first birthday but now I'm not so sure. She likes to walk when I hold her hands but she seems pretty content to crawl. She did climb these steps by herself though! Yikes!

I have been feeding Chloe more table foods lately. She is enjoying much of what I give her and is willing to try a lot of foods. The downside is that it is making mealtime quite messy! We gave her lasagna the other night and this is what she looked like at the end of the meal:

She loves to rake her messy fingers through her hair. Yuck.

Since the weather is so nice now, we are spending a lot of time outside - playing, swimming, riding in the stroller. Like most little ones, Chloe loves it outside.

Chad entitled this photo: "The last thing a Cheerio sees..." :)

We all sure love this girl!


Brianne said...

love the pics! and now that i know you love to back and decorate cakes, i think i should invite myself over for a lesson. :) i dream of making cool cakes for my kids over the years but as of now i am lacking skills big time!

patricia said...

It is hard to believe she's almost a year old already! Loved the pics.. especially the "Bozo" and the "Last thing a Cheerio sees!" lol ...really cute!