Wednesday, December 31, 2008
(PS Yeah, that bow I made for that sweater could use some tweaking. I'm gonna add some white ribbon to it.)
Anyone who's heard the stories of David growing up knows where Rylie learned this from! Ive been told David was always putting things in electrical outlets...and got himself zapped a time or two. I guess that's where his hobby of playing with wires & cords today comes from! Well, Rylie has her own fascination for outlets. She loves playing with the little plastic outlet covers. We have them in every outlet, but sometimes we plug in the vacuum & leave the little covers on the floor when we're done. Rylie finds these & TRIES TO PUT THEM BACK IN THE OUTLET! She knows where they go & tries so hard to put it back. Here's some video David got of her last night...
Tuesday, December 30, 2008
I tried all last night & couldn't get any shots of her back, front teeth, but here's a good shot of all her bottom teeth-8 total (each on bottom & top). The 2 gaps on the bottom there have tips of 2 teeth broken through.
Just for the heck of it, here's the bow I made for her outfit.
Sunday, December 28, 2008
The birthday girl in her adorable dress!
Bouncing on the trampoline!
She was sooo cute sitting at the little "big girls" table with Savannah's friends. She wouldn't eat much pizza, but she was obsessed with that juice box!
"Happy Birthday to you..."
Yum! Chocolate frosting!
After Savannah opened her gifts, Rylie felt it was necessary to show Savannah how to use the piano Kendall gave her, since Rylie has one of her own. They both were so cute dancing to the music on it!
"Bye, Savannah! Great party!"
That red wagon was her #1 gift she asked for!
Mimi, David, Rylie
Our little family!
Then we all headed over to Dave's Dad's house for dinner & more presents!
Rylie showing Grandaddy her tricks
Rylie & Grandma reading
Goofing around with Uncle Daniel!
HAPPY HOLIDAYS! LOVE, THE MCCRARY'S
After the service, we went back to Mimi's for dinner. Rylie was so cranky & still wouldn't nap so her & I went ahead & came home. David had to go back to the church to direct the broadcast of their later service. Rylie & I got in our pj's, finished some cleaning, set milk & cookies out for Santa, read "The Night Before Christmas" & then watched "The Santa Clause" as we waited for my mom to arrive & David to get home!
Wednesday, December 24, 2008
Monday, December 22, 2008
*Completely off baby foods as of a couple of months now
*Is obsessed with doors! she'll sit there & open & close a door over & over again!
*LOVES flipping pages whether it's a book, magazine, newspaper, etc.
Also, for our loyal blog followers I thought I'd post an updated to the "near-dog-attack" blog from a few weeks ago. Some of our neighbors also were chased by this dog & agreed with me that it is in fact a "bear." lol They also spoke with the dog's owners who said they've had the cops called on them before about that dog getting lose & trying to attack people. So obviously our 2 incidents weren't the only ones! Our neighbors are going to report them to animal control & so will we now. Hopefully soon they'll either learn how to freaking control their animal responsibly or it'll get taken away from them. I'll let you know what else we hear!
PS David made both of our large wreaths in our house. I gave him the credit for the lights outside, but forgot to mention his other job-well-dones!
Saturday, December 20, 2008
*11th tooth came in this morning, lower right side, 3rd from center
*calls everybody "mama" lol
*wants to feed herself everything!
*takes 1 step alone, but walks all over with her push toy
*has a favorite button she pushes on each toy & remembers which button makes those favorite nosies! it's so cute!
*climbs onto the first step of our stairs, but cant get back down
*if we ask where anything is, she thinks we're asking "where's Rylie" & puts her hands over her eyes to play peek-a-boo....then she wants to play peek-a-boo all day! lol
*she "raises the roof"
*claps anytime she hears "yay" or the word "clap" or other people clapping
*she waves to every single person we come across! lol
*she gets shy sometimes with strangers & squints her eyes & smiles really big & cheesy
*she doesnt do too well with any male holding her that's not her Daddy! she'll let any female hold her though for some reason!
*she "shares" her food now & anything she comes across & picks up, she holds up for me or David, but if we do take if from her, she screams! haha
*she dances any time she hears music, either bounces up & down or sways side to side
She's also ready for Santa to visit in less than a week! =)
Thursday, December 18, 2008
Fake is definitely better to manage & looks "perfectly" shaped, but you can't beat the smell of a real one & sometimes I prefer to have a non-perfect-looking tree because it makes it more unique!
Favorite Christmas song
"Carol of the Bells" & "Christmas Canon" (both are on my Christmas song tracklist at the bottom of this blog if you wanna hear them!)
Going around & looking at Christmas lights on other people's houses. We've only gone through our neighborhood so far. We usually do the bigger neighborhoods in downtown Houston on Christmas Eve before the church service. We also started a new tradition last year of reading Rylie "Twas the Night Before Christmas" on Christmas Eve & then leaving milk & cookies out for Santa.
Hmm....I dont really remember gifts. Just having my family every year is a blessing! I will say though when I was 5 years old, all I wanted was a Little Mermaid Barbie & that year I got three so at the time I thought that was the best Christmas gift ever. lol
All my kid memories are good because Christmas is more "magical" when you're a kid, but I also really enjoyed last year with Rylie's first Christmas & being able to give her an awesome one! It was also pretty cool doing the nativity scene with Rylie as baby Jesus last Christmas Eve.
I dont remember meals either! lol I guess what I'd be craving for Christmas is some yummy mashed potatoes or green beans or asparagus & dinner rolls. Doesn't matter what the main meat served with those sides are!
My double vanilla delights I made last night-to die for! I ate 2 after dinner tonight ;-)
"The Santa Clause" and "Christmas with the Kranks" I always watch one of those on Thanksgiving & then of course a few more times until Christmas! lol