Thursday, December 23, 2010

Feeding the baby doll

Playing with Jaydis

Wednesday, December 22, 2010

Mmmm, peas!

Friday, December 17, 2010

More pictures from gymnastics!

One day a week, Bria goes to play with her friends Karli, Sam and Piper. This week they went to gymnastics, which looks like it was super fun! I posted one photo the other day, but Karli sent me a few more pictures, and they were too adorable not to share. Thanks Karli!

Thursday, December 16, 2010

Baby Bjorn Little Potty

Posing for pictures with out new potties.

Wednesday, December 15, 2010

FWD: Gymnastics!

Baby musician

Bria rocking out on the drums, playing Band Hero with the kids.

Bria was napping in the cradle next to the piano and I had gone downstairs for something when I heard the piano being played. I came upstairs, and there was my baby girl, standing up in the cradle so she could play.

Saturday, December 11, 2010

Look, I did art!

Bria, Piper and Karli went to an art class at the James Memorial, and Bria brought home some art she made -- or at least art she and Piper watched Karli make, because they weren't especially interested.

Coffee Shop

Out to coffee with the girls, waiting for Maurice's to open!

Wednesday, December 8, 2010

Piper kisses

I love her! She's my friend!

Monday, December 6, 2010


So worn out!

So much to say

At 12 months, Bria is doing lots of talking. It seems like her favorite words change week-to-week (and sometimes she'll say a word today and then you can't ever get her to say it again!) - growing and changing as fast as everything else in her life.

Right now her favorite words seem to be "Yes" "Wow/Whoah" "What"

She will repeat most things if you can catch her interest long enough to figure the word out. She says all of her friends names occasionally, and spends a lot of time talking about "Dadda."

Instead of saying mamamama like she used to, now it is distinctly "Mom."

She is also becoming proficient in the sign language that suits her -- right now she signs milk when she wants to nurse, and will often say "milk" as well. She waves good-bye, and sometimes signs please and thank you, as well as shaking her head for yes and no. (If you tell her not to get into something, she always shakes her head no to remind herself!)

Bria's favorite thing continues to be music and dancing. Anything that comes on TV with music in it will catch her attention (she LOVES Glee), and she had a fabulous time at her foster sister's dance recital this weekend.

Sunday, December 5, 2010

Big spill

Look, Mom! I had a coke!

Saturday, December 4, 2010

Drummer girl on the potty

Friday, December 3, 2010

Bria's favorite blogs

Bria can have favorite blogs, right? Of course she can! Here are her top SEVEN these days...

Curtiss Kids - Cameron, Maia, and Ella's blog is full of pictures of big brother and sisters, so of course it's her favorite!

Helen H Originals - Gran's site is the bestest place in the whole wide world, of course. Quilts, jewelry, baby socks...lots of stuff that makes Bria happy!

Curly Hairdo Ideas - One of Bria's very best friends is the "model" for this site -- she and her mommy do such adorable work, and it's a really great site for people wondering what to do with their babes' hair!

Stashable - Bria's Auntie Liz has a beautiful website where she sells her hand-painted yarn, and some other fun goodies. (Note that prices on the website itself are in New Zealand dollars.)

Little Diva Tutus - Bria is totally in love with her leg warmers from Little Diva Tutus, she wants to wear them all the time. This morning we were looking at the pretty pictures of the tutus on the site, and we entered a contest to win free tutus for a year. Fun!

Bijou Originals - A friend of Mommy's who is just starting out selling her gorgeous crafts on etsy. She does beautiful work, and we are so proud of her! (Check out her garden journals - wow!)

Megan Wold Photography - Love Megan's work, love Megan. :-)

You can also "like" them all on Facebook!

Helen H Originals
Curly Hairdo Ideas
Little Diva Tutus
Bijou Originals
Megan Wold Photography

Monday, November 29, 2010

Sitting at the table, cuz I'm big!

Sitting up at the table eating cereal. So big!

Saturday, November 27, 2010

Bria's First Birthday Party

Aren't I adorable in my crown? What a princess, right?!?

Cutting the cake!

Some of the special people who shared my birthday with me!
(From left, big sister Ella, Piper, Decker, Kristin and baby Denli)

Ella and Piper munching down on some cake and ice cream.


I like this stuff!

Piper putting two of my big sisters down for a nap.

Opening presents with Maia and Piper.

After everyone left, I decided to shed the skirt
and just play in my super cute leg warmers!

Thursday, November 25, 2010


One year ago today, Bria and Mommy and Daddy were celebrating their first Thanksgiving together -- in the hospital. This one was a little different! The weather was terrible, so the guest list was a little shorter than expected, but it was still a big (busy) day, with a house full of family to hang out with. Bria loved the turkey and pumpkin pie, and got tons and tons of snuggles. She also slept until 11:30 and had to be woken up to greet company!

Thanksgiving / Christmas

My big brother and sisters are going to be in Arizona for Christmas this year, so we had one big combined holiday on Thanksgiving. Gramma and Grandpa, Uncle Justin, Uncle Jonathan, and Aunt Cindy joined us for the holiday. We had a big turkey dinner, opened presents, and played lots and lots of Wii games! I got to get in on the Wii Band Hero fun because I got a guitar for Christmas from Gramma and Grandpa!

Wednesday, November 24, 2010

They say it's your birthday!!!!

Wow, one year old!!!! On one hand, it seems like she couldn't possibly be a year old already, but on the other hand -- wow, those pictures of her from one year ago seem like an eternity ago! She has grown and changed so much in this year (as babies will), and we are so excited to celebrate her first birthday.

Bria will be celebrating with her friends and family with a party on Saturday. Tonight she celebrated at her friend Denli's birthday party -- so she's going to be an expert by the time her party comes around! Denli was born the day before Bria, so they'll always get to party together!

Tuesday, November 23, 2010

Recovering from a bug

Hanging out, being a sickie and watch Dancing.

Sunday, November 21, 2010

One year photos

Bria spent the morning with Megan from Megan Wold Photography today, having her one year photos taken. (We also did family photos, which were a lot of fun!) We love Megan's work, and are so excited to share the photos with everyone!

Thursday, November 18, 2010

Big kisses

Awww! Bria's favorite thing to do today is take out her pacifier and give big, sloppy kisses. It puts a big smile on her face AND Mom's!

Tuesday, November 16, 2010


Boo, Bria is getting a nasty cough. Not a great day to be a cute baby girl!

Monday, November 15, 2010

Baby socks

Check it out! My Gran makes the best baby socks ever (they were the only thing that would stay on my feet for a long long time!), and everyone can get some for themselves!

Guess How Much I Love You?

Bria and Daddy reading big sister Aleisha's "Guess How Much I Love You" book.

Saturday, November 13, 2010

Theater day

Today was a big day! I got to see my big brother and sisters perform in the Missoula Children's Theater production of the Princess and the Pea.

Then in the evening, I hung out with my Mom and Dad and watched Little Shop of Horrors. I loved it! Music is my favorite thing ever!

Playing in the cupboard

Bria looking for a snack.

Friday, November 12, 2010


Apparently Bria is hungry. She just crawled into her high chair and started to cry.

Wednesday, November 10, 2010

Static queen

Apparently the toy box has a bit of static!

Tuesday, November 9, 2010

Cleaning up

Bria was cleaning up the toys this afternoon, picking them up and putting them into her toy box. One of the daycare kids took one out, and she yelled at him! She was not impressed!



Monday, November 8, 2010

Play date

Bria had her first play date with her friends Karli and Piper today. She had so much fun! She came home saying "Piper, Piper, Piper."

Friday, November 5, 2010

Cold snack!

Mmm...yogurt pops. *shiver*


Jhordyne got her hands on my hair! She wanted to try out something she saw on Curly Hairdo Ideas, but Bria's hair was a bit short. So she got these pigtails.

Wee tiny baby

Bria was at the health unit to get weighed and measured Tuesday, and she's being encouraged to eat, eat, eat! She weighed in at 15 pounds, 4 ounces (6.9 kilos), and measured 26" (66.04 centimetres). Her height to weight ratio has dropped a bit over time and is now at about 26th percentile, which means they would like to see her chunk up just a bit! They also tested her blood for anemia, and her iron levels were 11.5 (10.9 would be a concern at her age).

She doesn't care to drink from a sippy cup or bottle (she chews on them rather than sucking), but is still nursing, and we are going to start encouraging her to have some whole milk with meals to see if that helps a bit. She HAS been growing a bit lately (we've noticed she is outgrowing clothes!), so hopefully it's just that they caught her mid-growth spurt!

Tuesday, November 2, 2010

Monday, November 1, 2010

Beautiful sleeping princess

I sure take a lot of photos of her sleeping...but how could I resist?

Sunday, October 31, 2010

Baby's First Halloween

Bria had a great time on her first Halloween. She dressed up like an elephant and went trick-or-treating with Jhordyne, then went to visit Gramma and Grandpa, and wrapped up her night with a visit to the community Halloween carnival.

Trick-or-treating was adorable because the first two treats she got (a bright yellow box of milk duds from the fire station and a rice krispie treat from the first house) she held onto tightly for the rest of the night. Fun, fun!

Bria's first Halloween

Thursday, October 28, 2010


Such a peaceful nap

Wednesday, October 27, 2010

Tuesday, October 26, 2010

Couch potato baby watching TV

Having sweet dreams during her afternoon nap, staying warm and cuddly inside away from the snow!

Monday, October 25, 2010

Loooong weekend!

Sunday, October 24, 2010

Eleven months old

Bria is 11 months old today, and not having a happy time with tooth number four! They are all four on the bottom, which you would think would make eating hard, but she doesn't seem to have any problem in that department. In fact, she is a super star eater! She loves just about everything you put in front of her, as long as she feels like the big people are eating it, too!

Monday, October 18, 2010


The kids were trying to get her to walk to them so they could video her, but Bria had other plans. :-)

Saturday, October 16, 2010


Bria singing and playing the piano.

Musician girl!
Worn out from Pam's baby shower and a walk in the fresh air!