Tuesday, May 27, 2008

Scenes from Sydney's party

Sydney with two special presents-her push around buggy, and her new playset for outside.

Time for lunch...the rain moved many of us to the garage for lunch :)

Time to open presents!

Sydney's own cake...how fun!

She did not like cake :)

"Hey Avery, it's time to start playing with all my new toys!"

Being pushed in her new buggy is the thing she has enjoyed most so far.

Last night for dinner...she still didn't like her cake (so she had grilled cheese and grapes and Daddy and I ate her cake!)

It was a very happy birthday for all three of us!

Monday, May 26, 2008

Sydney's highlight video

Enjoy the slideshow/movie of Sydney's 1st year(Have your audio turned on for music). This was played at her birthday party today. A report and pictures of the party will be up soon. Sydney thanks all her family and friends that came to the party and/or sent presents. We all three are so blessed to have such wonderful people in our lives :)


Sydney's First Birthday!

One year ago....5/26/07

Current....one year old picture

Memorial Day 2008...Sydney's first birthday!!!!!

Here's a snapshot of Sydney at one year. She still loves to wave and smiles at just about everyone she sees. She doesn't clap as much as she was just a month ago. Her favorite thing for the last few weeks is to point at things, or bring us things to show us what she wants. She is still doing the "crinkled up nose and show my big teeth smile." In the past month, she has added "that" to her list of words. In total, here are the words she is saying at one year (in order of her preference): Dawg, Dada, That! (pointing to what she wants), ByeBye (for both hello and goodbye), No! (smiles), Uhoh (any time she drops something, etc), Mama, Nana, Yhea. Sydney is still a pig, and for the past couple of weeks has completely turned down her baby food (as she shakes her head back and forth) for the better stuff.

She is doing a lot of cruising and she just lights up when she notices "George" or her walker (and loves to walk with the walker or holding onto us), but doesn't have the confidence to take steps on her own just yet. Her favorite toys right now are her walker, her farm, books, and the ball popper. She loves to listen to music as she plays in her room. She wants to take a bath all the time, and often crawls into the bathroom to point "THAT!" to the tub. Also, when one of us is laughing, she joins in with her own silly laughter. Another love of Sydney's is to go swinging at the park, and I'm sure will be really excited to get that new swing in her own backyard that she'll be getting for her birthday. She is eating almost everything (sometimes she turns her nose up at certain vegetables). Some of her favorite foods are strawberries, grapes, sliced cheese, sliced ham, bread, black olives, and crackers.

As far as her personality, she is almost always very happy...several people have commented to us that she is the happiest baby they know.

We can not believe that it is already time to celebrate our precious daughter's first birthday. We are so proud of the little girl she is growing up to be :)

Thursday, May 22, 2008


I forgot my camera on the last day of our MusikGarten class, which was Monday, April 14th. Here is a picture of the whole class :) that one of the other Mommy's passed along to me in an email this morning.

The ages ranged from 11 months (SGM) to 18 months.

Monday, May 19, 2008

One Year Photos

One week from today Sydney Grace turns 1! Since this weekend will be full of travelling, friends, family and partying :), we got her pictures taken today.

Enjoy the photos!

Saturday, May 17, 2008

Yard sale weekend...it's a slam dunk!

Sydney enjoyed riding facing forward today for the first time in her new big girl car seat :)!

Sydney working to figure out how just exactly how to work that new toy I picked up at a neighborhood yard sale today.

It didn't take her long to perfect the two handed slam dunk!

The third Saturday in May always marks our Hidden River neighborhood-wide sale, and Sydney, Daddy, Nana and Mommy have all been working hard to put on a successful yard sale of our own! It was a lot of work, but it really paid off, and actually we had a lot of fun! The past couple of days have been a reminder that there is a lot of truth in the saying that goes "one man's junk is another man's treasure." :)

Wednesday, May 14, 2008

Summertime, funtime!

Sydney has been enjoying the beginning of Summer as her Mommy will be off work until August 26th :)

Sydney's plate from Monday night. She loved eating the strawberries, and roll, and managed-with a strange face-to eat a few grean beans :)

We are continuing to introduce more and more foods, and she still loves to eat, but is tiring of her baby food.

Earlier today, we made the switch from formula to milk. So far, so good on that.

Monday, May 12, 2008

Happy Birthday Nana!

Sydney wants to wish her Nana a very Happy Birthday today!

We got to celebrate last Friday in Louisville!

Sunday, May 11, 2008

Sydney says, "Happy Mother's Day!"

Sydney celebrated Mothers Day with Mommy this weekend. She loves her Mommy! She is very lucky to have such a great Mother!

Mommy and Sydney in their matching dresses.

Sydney with her Mommy at the WKU baseball game

Sydney helping :) feed the ducks at the park.


Sydney having fun at the park again in the baby swing. She loves being pushed in the swing.

Wednesday, May 7, 2008

"Splish, splash...she was takin' a bath" (and our pig)

Here are some pictures of Sydney from the last week just hanging out and doing some of her routine things at home.

She loves to splish splash in the big tub
One of the college students called this Sydney's Derby Outfit...I guess he was right!

Sunday night at home

Just as a sidenote (and for archiving reasons), at this point in
her young life, Sydney is a PIG :). She loves food, all food. I don't know of anything now she won't eat, and we're letting her try almost everything... Sydney's Monday night's dinner menu: 6 oz sippy cup, baby green beans, baby pears and blueberries, bowl of mashed potatoes, bowl of mac and cheese, cheerios, and for dessert, some dried bananas and pineapple. She ate all of this...every bite, and still wanted more. Combining our best judgement, and her Grandpa's observation that "she's gonna have some problems" :), we stopped until snack time an hour later!

Saturday, May 3, 2008

Sydney's First Trip to the Park

Today was Sydney's first trip to the park. She loved the swings, the slide, and everything else we let her (or helped her) try :)

No fear at all...just smiling and laughing...and the higher we pushed her, the better!

I'm not sure who had more fun between the three of us...but I am sure our next park adventure will be soon, and will likely feature feeding the ducks, along with more swinging and sliding.