Well Alyssa has made it through the first year of her life. Here are
some highlights in case you missed them:
The first and last time she ever sucked her thumb
1 day old
first thematic outfit she wore -4th of July
2 months old
First terrible family picture
3 months old
Best sad/crying picture
4 months old
Documentation of her foot and hand prints
4 1/2 months old
time skinny dipping \
and night swimming with the frogs
5 months old
All dressed up in her "Princess Bib" for her first taste of cereal.
Her reaction: "eh, it's okay"
5 1/2 months
When our floor cracked and flooded at our condo we drew our hand prints
underneath the new flooring. I free-hand drew Alyssa's because she
didn't feel like participating. :)
6 months old
First and last sink bath given by grandma Linda (the other grandma Linda
- not my mom- which by the way might be somewhat confusing - having two
5 1/2 months
Alyssa's baby dedication at church.
She wore the same outfit that I was dedicated in - so cute. I love the
Alyssa's Halloween costume. It's actually a dog costume because it was
cuter and cheaper than some of the baby costumes. And it was more of a
jacket so it was easy to put on and take off if she got too hot which
was nice. :)
Attempting to eat her "Alyssa sized" pumpkin while sitting on the "Great
6 1/2 months old
First 'mom made' costume!
Dressed up as an Indian for Thanksgiving.
In awe of the screen saver with her mouth wide open - so funny!
7 1/2 months
Christmas Eve in her fancy Christmas Dress.
Christmas Morning Breakfast..mmm Rice Krispies
Opening her Big Gift - a Disney Princess Snow Globe that played music
and flew snow. She obviously thought it was the best gift ever. Thanks
(We're also planning on giving it to her next year for Christmas! hehe)
8 months old
Alyssa talking to grandma Coco via webcam - she loves it, but wishes she
could touch her! :)
Oh so early! Eating breakfast after a good long night's sleep with crazy
hair and crazy sleepy face.
"Catch a Leprechaun"
St. Patrick's Day
11 months old
1st Bathing suit fashion show. Trying to figure out which bathing suit
to get. We went with the third one, you know 'cause it was the most
slimming...and it came with a built in skirt trim. :)
11 1/2 months old
Swimming in her "old" swimming suit with her swimming instructor. She
loves the water, so it better be nice and sunny when we come to visit
San Diego because we want to go swimming outside in the sun!
And now last, but not least a picture of her at 1 year old.
Yup, that's right. For her birthday I scheduled her 1 year 'well baby'
doctor check-up. Luke said it was mean because it also meant she got her
shots that day. But I have to say that she's a trooper and while she
didn't exactly enjoy her shots it was a short lived sad cry and soon
So birthday pictures on the next blog...stay tuned.