May 31, 2015

Month 8

Month 8 we took our first family vacation to Florida! I think you thought you lived in a cold world. Being born in September it was a long few months of cold! You loved the warm weather.  We had a great time.  Mommy was nervous and diligent about keeping you in the shade and in sunscreen and hat as much as possible.  Florida rays are dangerous especially for sweet baby skin.  I am happy to say you came back with a healthy base. Baby's first tan!

To get there we had to take your first flight! Mommy and Daddy were very nervous but you did really good! Take off and landing were a little rough, I'm pretty sure your ears did not like the changing pressures.  Fair to say everyone hated us for about 20 min each way but that's ok.  You gave everyone smiles and no one can stay mad at that sweet face.  You were so good while we were there too.. we took you to eat and all over and you were an angel.  You love being outside and looking around at new places and people.  Some times I think you get bored of us.  We will try so hard to make you smile sometimes and you give us the stink eye then a perfect stranger walks up to you and you are bright eyed and grinning from ear to ear.  Whats up with that?  I am greedy and I want smiles all the time!

You also started giving me kisses in month 8! Amazing.  You went in the pool for the first time in Florida.  You were a little unsure about the pool at first.  But after a few minutes of feeling it out you became a water baby just like we knew you would be.

The Ocean on the other hand you could do with out for now. Mommy is ok with that!  You liked hanging out on the beach with mommy while daddy went for a swim.  We have a beach baby! 

The main reason we chose Florida for our first trip is so that you could meet your great grandparents.  To say they are crazy about you is an understatement.  They couldn't get enough.  Especially Great Grandpa.  You two really hit it off.

Like a true beach bum you took awesome naps in Florida.

Couldn't be happier to be outside in the sunshine

We obviously had to get you a personalized beach towel for the trip

Back home in NY the weather has gotten a little warmer at this point and we have been doing lots of fun things outside; walks, parks and White Post Farms.  we thought this would be a big hit since you love watching Molly run around.  But you were not a fan of the goats. 

However, you are a big fan of the swings..

You are also a big fan of the NYPD.. Daddys Girl mean muggin

Little lady in blue..

Uncle Robbie moved back to South Carolina this month.. we are going to miss him so much!

We have been having a lot of play dates this month.  You really enjoy being around other babies.  You are quite the social butterfly..

You are sitting up 100% now.  You have started to play around with starting to get up to all fours. So close to crawling!  For now if you see something you want to get to you roll on over.

 You are obsessed with Wyatt form the super readers show on sprout.  Whenever you hear the theme song you get so excited and when you see him you is really so cute.. You watch the tv and daddy and I watch you..

You also continue to make the cutest faces..

You will put anything and everything in your mouth!

You are such a happy little girl.. we love your smiles!

Month 8 came and went.. look how much you have grown!
 You are 18.1 lbs and 27 inches long

It is getting harder and harder to take your monthly photo..busy little bee

You are still Daddy's little clone but I am starting to see just a little mommy, sometimes.. Your hair also really started coming in this month. I think you will be a blondie this summer.  We love watching you grow and achieve new milestones. You make life so much fun. Everything we do is for you.. You are the best blessing we could have ever hoped for.  We love you Rylan Lark.  Happy 8 Months!

May 23, 2015

Month 7

Month 7 was another one for the books.  You are continuing to grow like a weed. We aren't sure of your exact stats this month because you now only have to go to the doctor every other month.  But mama's arms and your clothes are telling me that you are a healthy, growing girl.  It is getting harder and harder to take your monthly pictures.  You are a busy little girl.  You just want to move and play and grab everything you can reach.

We hung out a lot with Mimi and Uncle Robbie this month.  It was his birthday and we went out to eat where you enjoyed your first ordered meal in a restaurant.. avocados! mashed, ofcourse.  You are also obsessed with what everyone is drinking.. you love glasses and always try to get your hands on them

 Because of the infatuation you have with glasses/drinks I decided to introduce you to your very own cup.  I let you try your first sip of juice.. I dont think you were ready for the sweetness..

I often think about how quickly time is flying.  I find myself really trying to soak up and enjoy moments with you.  You are constantly changing in so many ways. It is so bitter sweet.  I love watching you grow and do new things but I just love this time with you and get scared thinking it will all be over before we know it.  I know one day you will be a teenager and you might think you hate me or be embarrassed by me, as all teenage girls are at some point. These days wont last forever but I am trying to enjoy each and every moment with you while I can.


You still look just like your daddy.  It is kind of freaky sometimes.  I look at you and I see him.  I still can't believe you are our baby.  I do see glimpses of myself sometimes too.  Mainly when you smile.  I can't get enough of your precious face.

You are still loving bath time.  We introduced some bath toys this months since you are sitting up so well.  Did I mention you sit now?  Yes,  still a bit wobbly to be completely alone but you are so close to mastering it. Can't believe it!

We are going to Florida next month so mommy had to stock up on some bathing suits obvioulsy. Daddy doesn't want you in a bikini because he is already over protective of his little girl so I compromised with the didn't mind modeling for me..

The weather is continuing to warm up little by little and we broke out your big girl stroller and have been hitting the town for walks.  You love being outside.  Sitting up high so you can see everything is the only way you will have it. 

You adore Molly and she loves you too.  She really does.  Whenever you cry she runs over to you.  She continues to howl when you cry (something she never did before you came along)  You are very gentle for the most part with her and she is very patient if you forget.  I'm so happy you guys are buds.

We celebrated Easter in Month 7!  We had a great time celebrating with both the Larks and O'Rourkes.  One of the things I love about you is that you go to everyone.  You let everyone hold you and are happy with everyone's company.  You make everyone smile.

You handled meeting the Easter Bunny like a boss.  Honestly, a six foot bunny is scary in my opinion.   I mean you weren't thrilled but you tolerated it so mommy could get her fix with a cute first Easter picture.  I also had fun picking out your Easter outfits.

We channeled the Maria VonTrapp look here (dont worry you will know who she is very soon)

You are a very animated little girl.. you have the best and cutest expressions.  You want to speak so badly.. you babble pretty constantly.  You will get there soon enough but until then I am pretty sure I know what you are thinking when you make some of these faces..

Things you love: Bath time, being outside, Molly, Sprout, Food, glasses/drinks, the car, anything mommy will let you put in your mouth, your baby einstein MP3 player

Things you dont like: getting dressed, taking naps (unless its with mommy and daddy) Not being able to see everything that is going on, taking pitcures, sitting still

You continue to be a joy each and every day.  You make me and your daddy so happy.  We love you so much.