S: Brynne Elizabeth Russum: Volume 2
BC: Made by Mommy, with love.
FC: Brynne Elizabeth Russum | Volume 2 January 2010-June 2010
1: The love she gives so freely Is a rare and beautiful gift. She brings the sunshine right indoors And gives your heart a lift. With every busy, happy year She’s dearer than before, Through every stage through every age, You love her more and more.
2: January 2010 | January was a great month for you! You got 2 more teeth! You finally started taking baby food off of a spoon. In order to get you to realize you liked it Mommy had to put some in a bottle for you. You ate good off a spoon after that but you mainly preferred finger foods. You had enough teeth that you could eat finger foods easily!
3: 1/13/10 | 1/17/10 | 1/31/10
4: scrub-a-dub-dub! | You loved bath time! You always had so much fun and you loved to splash and play until the water was cold! | 1/13/10
5: Rockin' Uncle Matt's hat! | Uncle Matt came over and you borrowed his hat! Of course you looked better in it! | 1/24/10
6: February 2010 | This month you turned 8 months old!!! On that very day, February 11, 2010, you pulled yourself up to standing at the couch for the first time! What a big girl! Then on February 12th you pulled yourself up in your crib!!!! For the first time, Mommy had to lower your mattress! You got sick for the first time this month. You got a little cold on February 13th. Needless to say your first Valentine's day was spent cuddling with Mommy on the couch. Because of your cold you have give up your binky. You couldn't suck on it and breathe at the same time so you decided you didn't want it anymore This month you also learned to wave and throw your arms up for "so big". You have mastered crawling and can even pull yourself back up when you want to sit! You're getting so big so fast! Where does the time go? | 8 months old! 2/11/10
7: A thing of beauty... | is a joy forever. | 2/12/10 | 2/22/10 | 2/24/10 | 2/27/10 | 2/2/10
8: Big Girl! | 2/12/10 | You pulled yourself up after your nap! I guess you were done sleeping!
9: Once you started pulling yourself up, you pulled yourself up on anything! Even a case of water bottles! We left that case there for you to play with for about a week before we needed it! | 2/25/10 | 2/26/10
10: March 2010 | March was a pretty exciting month! You had a Doctor's appointment on March 3rd. You weighed in at 20.25lbs and were 29 inches tall! Such a big girl. You have learned a lot this month, you point at everything and you are always yelling and talking! You mimic almost anything that Mommy and Daddy teach you. You can say "woof woof" with your stuffed puppy and when Daddy growls, you growl back! On March 8th Mommy and Daddy found out that we were expecting a little brother or sister for you! This month we also started using cloth diapers! You looked so cute with a little fluffy butt! The extra fluff actually helped hold your pants up! | 3/21/10 | 3/26/10
12: New Bathing Suits! | Mommy bought you new bathing suits for our upcoming vacation! Of course you had to try them on!! | 3/6/10
13: 3/9/10 | Big Sister | November, 2010 | You helped us tell Grandma and Grandpa on, March 10, 2010, that you were going to be a big sister! You were such a good messenger! | Big News
14: Daddy's Little Gamer! | Y | You wanted to play with Daddy's controller, so he got you one of your own! You were having so much fun playing video games with Daddy! | 3/12/10
15: April 2010 | April was a pretty exciting month! We went on vacation to the Outer Banks with Grandma, Grandpa, Uncle Matt and Uncle Kris! A little before we left you started standing on your own! You would stand up and get so excited that you were doing it all on your own that you would lose your balance! This month you also got 4 molars! You got them all at once too!! Mommy didn't even know they were coming until you were giggling when Daddy was hanging you upside down!! You are such an amazing teether! | 4/1/10 | 4/26/10
16: Your First Easter! | Your first Easter was April 4, 2010 and it was very exciting! Your beautiful dress was the one given to you by Briana for Christmas. After church we went and visited family members and ate dinner at Grandma and Grandpa's.
17: The Easter Bunny brought you some goodies! You got some snacks and some baby legs. Thanks, Easter Bunny!
18: Is there something on my face? | On April 9, 2010, while eating your snack, somehow you got a puff stuck to your face! You thought it was so funny and you were even going cross eyed trying to see it! | silly girl
19: On April 2,2010, we walked down to the park in Oriskany. There you got to swing for the first time! You had so much fun that Grandpa went out and bought you your very own swing the very next day! You liked your own so much that you fell asleep in it! | 4/2/10 | 4/3/10
20: Outer Banks 2010 | You went in the kiddie pool with your floaty and you could walk around all over the whole pool! You loved it so much!! The water was a little chilly, but you didn't care! | You loved playing in bed with your uncles! Even with crazy hair! | 4/20/10 | 4/21/10
21: Uncle Matt made the mistake of letting you get a lick of a lollipop! He couldn't enjoy a lollipop in peace for the rest of the week! | You loved your stroller. It was the best toy in the condo! | 4/21/10 | 4/22/10
22: We're going to the beach.....
23: On April 22, 2010 you played in the sand for the first time and you loved it! You loved the feeling of the sand. You and Daddy had so much fun playing together!
24: May 2010 | 5/21/10 | 5/23/10 | 5/14/10 | 5/28/10
25: April showers bring May flowers | May was such a fun month! You are getting so big and developing such an amazing personality! This month you started walking and climbing on everything! You learned how to climb onto the couch all by yourself! We still can't get you to drink from a regular sippy cup but Daddy taught you how to use a straw so you love drinking juice out of a straw cup! You are eating more and more foods these days. We haven't found anything, so far, that you don't like! We opened up the pool this month and you loved it! You were such a little fish! | 5/29/10 | 5/31/10
26: On May 26,2010 the pool was warm enough so Mommy and Daddy took you in. You had a ball! You kicked your feet while floating in your raft and you loved to splash in the water! You also liked to watch Daddy jump off the diving board! Right before he would jump you would close your eyes to prepare for the splash. After spending time at the pool we went home and you fell asleep eating your dinner! I guess swimming really wore you out! | SPLASH | SPLASH | AWAY | AWAY
27: June 2010 | What a month June was! This month you turned 1! You're such a big girl now! On June 20, 2010 we had birthday party for you at Grandma and Grandpa's house. It was a pool party and a lot of people came! Almost the whole family was there! We spent a lot of the month at the pool. You just love the water! You also like to walk around the pool area and play with the dogs. Towards the end of the month, your cousins Alex and Jenna started staying with us. They came to stay with us for most of the summer, when Aunt Diane had to work. You loved them and had so much fun with them! | 6/8/10 | 6/26/10
28: HAPPY BIRTHDAY! | You weren't sure what to do with the cake. You had never had anything like that before! You seemed more interested in the balloons! Your Uncles made sure to show you how to get the cake all over your face! You didn't mind at all! We cleaned you off in the pool after you were finished!
29: gIFT tIME! | You got a card that sang when you opened it and you just didn't understand why the rest of the cards didn't sing too! You just loved opening up all your gifts! Especially the soft ones like the blanket from Aunt Diane. When you pulled that out of the bag you rubbed it against your face and giggled!
30: The Set Up! | The theme of your first birthday party was Tinkerbell. You had no idea who she was but Mommy really likes her! Unfortunately you showed no interest in her and I don't think that Mommy's love of her will rub off on you! haha.
31: Exactly 1 year later! | These pictures were taken at exactly 3:29pm on June 11, 2010. Exactly 1 year to the minute from your birth! Thank you for giving me the most amazing year of my life! I love you, Brynnie Bug!