It's almost overwhelming to think back to where I left off with the blog. Since I last posted, Sydney has basically gone from a baby to a toddler. She is walking, practically running now, starting to talk and definitely understanding what we are saying.
|Family shot at Ingrid's wedding|
We had a busy summer, including a road trip to Roseburg, Oregon to celebrate one of my besties getting married, a weekend in Sacramento spent with the extended Lederman family, a visit from MarMe & Grandpa Billy, lot's of play dates, a pool party with my colleagues and their kids, and meeting one of Sydney's new best friends, Luca.
Looking back at my notes, the first thing on my list of notable milestones to mention since I last posted was Sydney starting standing without holding onto things. That seems like ages ago now. Her progression to walking was similar to that of crawling. She had no interest for a long time. She was perfectly happy just standing and crawling. Then, one day (finally), she decided it was time. She quickly went from standing, to cruising, to taking a few steps, then she was off. She started walking at 14 months, and basically hasn't crawled since.
She is doing a lot of other cute things right now. She will move or set her bottles and water on the coasters on the table. Animal sounds are really popular. She is really good at all farm animals, so naturally, she also likes the song Old MacDonald Had a Farm. She say/sing "E-I-E-I" and help with the animal noises. She still loves her books, and now has an opinion of what she wants to read. She will bring a book over to us, then turn around and sit in our lap to read it.
We bought her a huge teddy bear from Costco, who we named Freddy. Every time she walks into her room, she'll run over to Freddy, give him a kiss, then sit in his lap.
On to the photos. It's been a long time, so there are a lot:
Sydney isn't attached to any toys or blankets and she doesn't sleep with anything in her crib. A few times, I have tried putting something in her crib with her but it typically just distracts her.
|Flopsy bunny ended up on her head (taken from dropcam)|
|Couldn't pull her sunglasses away from her before nap time. |
Checked the monitor and she had them on!
|This was one of Sydney's favorite games, she loves being held upside down and when we lift her into headstands and somersaults|
|She is still a fantastic eater. The one thing she has never liked is fresh tomatoes.|
I can't even trick her with green tomatoes.
|MarMe & Sydney. |
My mom made this dress for Sydney out of one of Brian's old work shirts.
It's still one of my favorites
|Ingrid & I. Such a pretty bride <3|
|With our friends Shannon & Nick at the wedding|
|Back at home, getting messy at the water table|
|Playing peek-a-boo at the water table|
|Just another cute one|
|I had about a 2 week window where she would let me put bows in her hair|
|Billy working hard to push Sydney around|
|Sydney and cousin Lux getting serious at the water table - Lux is 5 months younger than Sydney|
|Back at home, we had a few beautiful summer evenings|
|Finding new toys at the park|
|Park date with Becky & baby Tyler|
|How sweet is this? Sydney will make a great big sis someday|
|These are big decisions for a 1 year old.|
Sydney loves riding on her scooter and truck, they have been favorites toys for a while now
|Just cooling off, reading on of her favorite books, on a hot summer day.|
|Playing with Dada|
|Loves her scooter|
|This one is one of my favorites from when she was learning to walk|
|I took this photo because I thought it would be one of the last times I would see her crawl|
|These moments are the best|
|Sophia & Sydney - cute as can be|
|She loves sunglasses|
|I just think this is the cutest. She is looking through a hole in one of her books|
|Story time with Grandpa|
|Waving to her shadow.|
|Best thing ever!|
|Meeting baby Luca - such a sweet baby girl|
|Studying up on London for our big Europe trip|
|Practicing her animal sounds with Freddy|
|This is just heart melting. Billy & Sydney are besties.|
Sydney is feeding Billy some Cheerios
|Being silly, and looking like such a big girl|
Next up: our adventure abroad with a 16 month old