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