Friday, June 27, 2014
This month I got:
happy munchies and happy creamies (Hensley loves these things!)
Earth Friendly Products multi-purpose cleaner, hand soap, and hand soap refill (Lemongrass scent)
Ecos laundry soap
Seventh Generation toilet paper
Endangered Species bath crayons and paper set (Tae was excited about this little surprise!)
Kiss My Face deoderant
Rhino children's vitamins
Branam fluoride free toothpaste for kids
Aura Cacia plug in refill
Sunday, June 15, 2014
Hensley's actual birthday landed in the middle of the week and Aaron had to work, but since it was only 75 degrees outside we decided to have a nice picnic in the back yard. I made "butterfly" grilled cheese, broccoli, oranges, and whole wheat blueberry banana muffins for dessert. The girls had a lot of fun eating outside and then played with their water table for a bit. One of our sweet neighbors was outside doing some gardening and when Tae told him it was Hensley's birthday, he came over and planted two irises for Tae and Hensley! It was super sweet! Before we headed inside, we saw a frog that stopped by for a visit. Tae was so excited and Hensley chased it around for a while. Our neighbor picked it up and let the girls pet him (I was not brave enough to do so, haha!). It was a great way to celebrate Hensley turning one!
|Had to capture my pretty summer toes :)|
Thursday, June 12, 2014
Sleep: In the last month Hensley has pretty much cut out one of her naps. On the one or two nights she goes to my parent's house during the week she will take a short second nap, but other than that she just takes one at about 1:30 and sleep until 3:30 pm. She's been a little better about getting to bed a little earlier and is usually out by 10:30 pm. She wakes up anywhere from once all the way up to 4 times to nurse at night. I know we will have to night wean eventually, but right now I am just going with the flow. She usually wakes up between 9:30 and 10 am.
Movement: We have a full time walker people! She's been walking for a few weeks and has gotten really good. She hardly ever crawls anymore. She loves to walk around and carry things. She will pick up a random shoe, basket, or toy and carry it around. It's really funny when she is trying to go fast....if she starts to loose her balance, she will squat down and then stand back up and go at it again. She also loves to climb. She can climb up on Tae's bed, the couch, the dishwasher, among other things. She has also learned to get off of things by either scooting off or turning around and sliding down.
|We were discarding this almost expired seat and she thought she'd test it out first!|
Talking: Hensley says over 20 words now! She says mama, dada, kitty, meow, no, sissy, what, ow, whoa, more, snack, bye, hi, that, baby, ball, and uh-oh, bubbles, woof woof, and papa. She loves to get one of our phones and hold it up to her ear and have a whole conversation. It cracks us up!
Highlight: I think that walking is our biggest highlight this month. It is still so surprising to see her walk. She just seems too tiny to be doing that. She kind of has this sumo wrestler waddle and it is just too cute! Another great highlight would be celebrating her first birthday. Her party was so fun!
Taelyn: I think Tae is just as excited as I am that her sister is walking. She used to love walking her around the living room while holding onto her hands and will still try to do it if Hensley will let her. She had a lot of fun helping Hensley open up her birthday presents at her party and has been having a great time playing with them too!
Blessing: I am really truly blessed to have this healthy happy 1 year old. She has only been sick one time in her whole twelve months of life. I'm blessed to have such a great breastfeeding relationship with her and that I will continue for as long as her and I wish. I'm blessed to have a husband that supports me in all my crunchy ways and is always on board with whatever I come up with. Finally, I am blessed to have a 5 year old daughter who is wise beyond her years and who has the kindest most sincere heart and is so very helpful.
Tuesday, June 10, 2014
Happy Munchies Cheddar Broccoli puffs
Happy Puffs Strawberry
Yum Earth Organic gummy bears
Yum Earth Organic fruit snacks
Yum Earth Organic sour beans
Organic ground pepper
Simply Organic powder ranch dressing mix
Simply Organic fish taco seasoning
Sunday, June 8, 2014
My mom made these beautiful cakes...didn't they turn out lovely?! I again searched Pinterest for cake ideas and we merged a few ideas together and this is what we came up with. I made the pennant cake topper out of leftover paper from the decorations. The cake was chocolate with strawberry filling and buttercream icing. Not only did it look pretty, but it tasted great too!
Sooner Sugar. Christy worked hard to get exactly what I wanted. There were a few last minute changes, but she did her best to make things work!
It was hard to get this banner into a picture, but it says "hensley is 1". I bought the pre-made pennant banner at the craft store and just attached cut out craft paper and cut out letters with glue dots. I think it turned out beautiful!
Of course I couldn't forget to add pictures of Hensley digging into her cake. We practiced singing "happy birthday" and blowing out candles. She got to the point where she would blow whenever we sang the song. Well, the time came to do her cake and she blew out her own candle! She thoroughly enjoyed getting messy with her cake. I don't think she ate too much of it, but she did get messy!