Friday, January 14, 2011

Superstition Farm

All week we had been practicing "What does a cow say?" "Mooo!" - to no avail. But I couldn't help it - I was so excited to take Liberty to a local dairy farm 9 minutes from our house. Superstition Farms is a family owned, hands on, fun farm. We skipped the hay ride/dairy tour and the "milk bar" samples to instead focus on the petting zoo. My girlfriend Chelsea (supermom with Ella and baby Jack) came too and we fed baby goats, a sheep, cows and a horse. There was also chickens, roosters and a donkey. Liberty and I liked the bunny and the baby cows the best. A calf was born when we were there but we didn't take the hayride out to see it (next time!). Even though hand feeding farm animals is not my cup of tea, I enjoyed having lunch there and watching Liberty squeal with delight and want to touch every animal. We'll go back.

Saturday, January 8, 2011

9 month old checkup

9 months old. Notes for our shrine to Liberty aka baby book:
  • 22 pounds 12 ounces
  • 30 inches long
  • signs "more"
  • dances (bobs up and down while standing) to music.
  • favorite song: Hot Dog from the Mickey Mouse Clubhouse
  • still won't say mama
  • responds to "No" (I think it's amazing actually how babies know what No means!)
  • wears 12-18 month clothes
  • crawls FAST and cruises along all walls/furniture
  • walks with push-wagon
  • sleeps 7:30-7:30, 2 naps (1.5 hours and 45 min)
  • loves books - especially touch-and-feel and lift-the-flap

We love her little personality. She is getting to be a more independent eater - she rips off her bib when she is done, grabs the spoon, only really wants to feed herself finger foods. She's SO EXCITABLE! If you just say "I'm going to get you" she will squeal so loud and start crawling to be chased. She flap her arms and hurries over to you when you ask her "do you want to read this book"?

Friday, January 7, 2011

Playing at the Park - 6th Wedding Anniversary - 9 months old

January 7th, 2011 - Liberty turned 9 months old and 6 years ago I became Mrs. Wyatt. Our little family of 3 celebrated by sliding down the slide, playing in the sand and racing our remote control car. It was a fun evening at our neighborhood park.

Sunday, January 2, 2011

Happy New Year! 2011

We hosted a "kid-friendly, early and short" New Years Eve potluck with a few friends. Liberty's pals Sienna (14 months) and Adalyn (8 months) came over and even newborn baby Jack made a short appearance (too bad I forgot to take the group picture when Chelsea and Jack were here! dangit!) Thanks to the Marti's and Heppner's for the good food and good company. My oh my what a difference a year makes.