k's 1st birthday

It's hard to believe our little angel is one year old already! Reviewing this blog, I realize I have not recorded many stats and happenings over K's first year (well, I have recorded them, just not blogged.) I'm trying to carve out more time in my schedule to share some of these memories, but here's a little bit about K at 12 months:

  • Overall, she's a very good sleeper. She started sleeping through the night around 6 months. Currently, she goes to bed between 6:30 and 7 and sleeps until about 5:30, when we give her a bottle of milk, and then usually we can get her to go back to sleep for at least another 45 minutes. I keep hoping she will "sleep in" until 6:30, but so far, no luck. She naps great at home, taking 2 naps on the weekends, but her napping at school hasn't been so successful. She usually only naps for about 30 minutes.
  • We took away her bottles (except for 1 in the morning) after her 1st birthday and there's been no issues with that. She does great with her sippy cup and she's also off of formula and drinking whole milk.
  • Lately, she really prefers me. There's times when she will cry and cry unless I hold her.
  • She's taken a few steps, but no consistent walking yet.
  • Her latest phrase is "uh-oh." But when she says it, her voice sounds kind of deep. It almost sounds like a grunt.
  • She's become very good at feeding herself. Some of her favorite foods now are bananas, ravioli and graham crackers.
  • She loves her big brother. You will mostly find her following him around, interested in whatever he's doing.

We headed over to Moses Lake for a joint birthday celebration with my dad and niece, Tia (who share K's birthday), and my other niece, Tressa (who's birthday is the next day.) I was a little nervous about how K would do sleeping in the pack n play, but she did great, going to sleep on her own both nights.

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night out

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Last Friday, Scott's work had a happy hour event at a Japanese-Style karaoke bar. We had our own little party room for up to 35 people and controlled all of the karaoke songs ourselves, just by entering them into an iPad. Afterwards, a group of us hit up another bar and then ended up at this pizza joint/bar, where I managed to get one single picture with my Fuji X100T. I guess I was just so excited to be out without the kids, I forgot to get any snaps! Anyways, it ended up being a really fun night and a reminder that we need to make an effort to do things like this more often. One of the teachers from the kids' daycare brought them home for us and baby-sat them.

Oh, and for the record, I sang Bad Romance by Lady Gaga, Torn by Natalie Imbruglia and did a duet of Shoop by Salt N Pepa, where my inner rapper really came out. (This was after a couple glasses of chardonnay, of course.)