Tuesday, March 1st, 2011

june: eleven months

Dear June,

It is hard to believe that my little "bug" is now 11 months old. I last wrote to you 5 months ago. You are funnier than ever these days. You are also a maniac that I can't keep still. You started crawling right after you turned 8 months, and have not slowed down since. I can't keep you out of anything. You even started trying to climb the stairs by yourself this morning. You are able to walk around with the assistance of us or your walking toy, but have not started walking on your own. You seem a little afraid of the idea, so I am guessing it will be after you turn 1 before you start walking on your own.

At your 9 1/2 month check-up you weighed 22 lbs. 1 oz. You went in for a sick visit in the middle of February (10 1/2 months) and you were 23 lbs. and 5 oz. with clothes on. You are still my chunky monkey, and I can't wait until you can walk because I am getting tired of carrying you. You love to eat, and eventhough you only have 2 bottom teeth (the first broke through on January 10th and the second one on February 15th), you have moved on from baby food. Even if you are not so sure you like a certain food, you seem determined to eat it until the last bite. Your favorite things to eat right now are cheese, crackers, green beans and frozen blueberry waffles. In 30 days, you are going to pretty much be eating what the family eats. You are a master now at drinking from a sippy cup, so hopefully weaning you from breastfeeding will go pretty smoothly in April.

You really enjoyed the holidays this year. The grandparents can't get enough of you. You seem to really take everything in and are not too afraid of strangers. Nothing makes you too unhappy, but you do get really upset when we tell you, "No."

We took your pacifier away right after you turned 9 months, and you never had a problem. You still sleep like a college student. You have gotten a bit louder, but your only real words are Mama and Dada. You love to wave, clap and give kisses. The dogs are super interesting to you now and you can't stay away from them.

Your favorite thing outside is swinging and you can't keep yourself from laughing when you do. You just seem to really love life!

We are going to have a bluegrass and BBQ party for your 1st birthday. I am sure you are just going to devour the cake. It will probably be even funnier than your sister's first bite of cake. I can't wait to see you really blossom over the next few months. You are so full of personality. You and your sister will probably have us laughing (or crying) for many years to come!

Love you more than you know!


Tags:  dylan, june, update
I can't wait to see June again sometime soon. Can you believe that she's almost 1? How the year has flown! We are going to have to get the children together again soon. We need to take a picture of Tobin and June together and compare it to their first one in May :)
Merritt   Tuesday, March 1, 2011
Why is she so stinkin' cute?! It is ridiculous how much I adore your girls! I love them both so much and can't wait to see them (and you and Denny) again!
Selena   Tuesday, March 1, 2011
OH my goodness she is such a doll baby!!! Hard to believe she will be 1 soon. After her rough start in the world, she has certainly thrived! And you are right about her grandparents not being able to get enough of her! Didn't think any baby could be better than Dylan, but June is just so happy all the time! Happy 11th month birthday to you, June Olive! Love you so very much!!!
Nana Patty   Tuesday, March 1, 2011
She is a hoot! I love her smiles she is such a happy kid. Can't believe it has almost been a year - such a cliche but always so true! Please post pics of the birthday cake eAting I can't wait to see it!!
Moore Crazies   Tuesday, March 1, 2011
I can't imagine what your house must be like on a daily basis with so much going on because of 2 such active little girls! June is really growing and her personality sure does show through in the photos. I bet in years to come they'll both have you laughing and crying....and probably crying b/c you'll be laughing so hard. ;)
Richie & Ashley   Tuesday, March 1, 2011
June, you're totally awesome. You make me laugh all the time. I can't imagine life without you. I love you!
Denny Deaton   Tuesday, March 1, 2011
Happy 11 months, June. I'm sure your 1st birthday party will be one that the family won't forget. You sure are a happy baby--even when you are sick you seem in better spirits than most people when they are well. Keep up the good work with walking--I'm sure you'll be doing that as soon as you think it is time.
LGrant   Tuesday, March 1, 2011
Hey Juney Toon, You are so much fun, such a laid back personality, don't rush the walking thing, you have so many people just waiting on your requests, and you're only going to hear the "n" word more after you get going. Just a hint, your Daddy didn't walk till he was 13 months . You've got plenty more to keep you busy, talking, cutting teeth, etc. I love your smile, so genuine. You are going to have a challenge, keeping up with Dylan, Just be yourself. You will develop your own style and you will have the world on a string. I love you so much, Gigi
gigi   Wednesday, March 2, 2011
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