Jayla will be 14 months old in 2 more weeks! On the 4th of July while we were waiting for the fireworks she stood alone on her own for the first time without holding onto anything. Once she realized she could do it she did it over and over and over and laughed hysterically at herself each time. She has taken a few steps on her own, but no more than that. And, don’t even think about trying to help her to walk on her own….Miss Independent makes it clear that it has to be HER idea, and in HER own timing otherwise she will scream at you. Really. She will. Hmmmm….we’ve also determined that Jayla is possibly going to be a singer. She has the LOUDEST cry out of any baby that I have ever heard. It is just ear piercing when she cries. And, she can cry for a really long time. Just ask the nursery workers at church. Another thing we have found out about Jayla is that she loves swimming. No, I am not talking about sitting in the water and splashing. She wants to go right in, up to her chin, have you hold her belly, and then she kicks and flaps away. And, she loves it. She laughs the whole time, swallows tons of water, gets water in her eyes, the whole bit. This girl LOVES the water! Even cold water! It is crazy. Another thing that Jake and I are always talking about with Jayla is how social she is. I know she got this from her Daddy! When Jayla sees anyone familiar she will hold out her arms and beg to be picked up. She does this every time with Coach Julian, Uncle Miller, and Nana Yaw. Once they pick her up she wastes no time to get started slapping them on the face, jabbering with them, and then laying her head on their shoulder for a quick snuggle. You would have never ever in a million years found JJ doing that at her age. We have two very different kiddos…..but you would never guess it when they are in the backseat, light shining in on their red hair, clutching their blankeys, and sucking their thumbs!
Here are some pictures of my sweet ones….
Daddy rigged up this one!
Ashton & Jayla like the splash park because of the snacks!
JJ's new thing is that he likes to dress up this bear and brush his hair!
Jayla helps Daddy at camp.
We took Nyla back to Green Mountain to meet Grandma & Great Grandma!
'Hey Mom, I'm going to the gym...see ya later!'
Too fast to catch my picture!!!!!!!!!!!
Watchin the boys play some hoops in the driveway.
Waiting patiently for the fireworks.
We are a crazy bunch!
She stands alone!