FC: 2011-2012 | Layla's 1st Year of
2: Weighed in on September 26, 2011 (2 month birthday) at 9 lbs 9 oz. and 21 inches | The days of September were filled with lots of weather related issues...Layla survived her first 5.8 earthquake, hurricane Irene, and flash floods. This was the month she began to show that beautiful smile, hold her head up on her own, and show her great personality!
3: September 2011 | Pop Pop Henry
4: Layla smiled and smiled during the month of October. She began to recognize faces and respond to others smiles. What a joyous Baby Girl! | October 2011 | O C T O B E R 2 0 1 1
6: Little Ladybug Layla's 1st Halloween!
7: Layla was a pumpkin for the Halloween Parade at Freetown Elementary School. On Halloween night she attended her first Harvest Party at Fresh Start Church, where she dressed as a ladybug. Layla enjoyed spending the evening with Mommy, Daddy, and Nana Monie!
8: During the month of November Layla just loved her hands. She began to reach out for objects, loved sucking her thumb and fingers, and held on tight to anything she could wrap her little hands around. Layla turned 4 months old on November 26th and measured in at 23 inches and 14 lbs. and 15oz. Layla also began to recognize her own voice and experimented with lots of sounds and volume to express herself! Mommy and Daddy's little turkey was a joy to watch grow! | NOVEMBER 2011
10: Layla's 1st
14: Layla's 1st Visit to Santa!
16: Layla spent Christmas Eve at Aunt Marilyn's house for Game Night and Appetizers. Jamar, Aunt Nonie, and Nana joined the family for a night of fun! Jamar, Daddy, and Cousin Lenny watched football, while the "ladies" played a few games of Bingo and Left Right Center. Nana was quite lucky...she won the first round of Left Right Center...$24. Our gift exchange consisted of $10 worth of scratch-offs...only Aunt Lynn walked away winning $7!
17: Christmas Eve 2011
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19: Layla's first Christmas was full of GERMS! Layla had her first cold on Christmas Day. We spent the morning having breakfast with Nana Monie, Granny Diane, Pop Pop Henry and Pop Pop Lumpy. Poor little Layla was so sick that while opening gifts, she fell asleep....nose running like a fountain! Later we ended up having to go to Righttime Medical Center. Christmas 2011 will always be a Christmas to remember...over the next couple of days Layla passed her germs on to Mommy, Daddy, and Nana Monie!!!
21: Mommy, Daddy, & Layla all spent a quiet evening at home recovering from stuffy noses, sore throats, congestion, and sleepiness! Layla decided to put on her "little black dress" with pearls to bring in the New Year!
22: January 2012 | Layla turned 6 months on January 26th and weighed in at 17 lbs 14 oz. and 24 inches long! Little Miss Layla enjoyed sitting up on her own, laughing out loud at just about everything, and just being a little "social" snowflake! She really enjoyed looking at books and playing in her activity saucer. | Happy 1/2 Birthday!
23: Layla's 1st day at Daycare! January 3, 2012
24: The future School Counselor... Ms. Layla Johnson Layla at Mommy's job in her office chair! | January 2012
25: Layla was invited to her first birthday party to celebrate Kylie's 3rd birthday! She wore a tiara like the big girls! | Layla with Chelsea & her daughter...Mommy taught Chelsea in 3rd grade!
26: Layla turned 7 months old on February 26th. Layla began eating food. Gerber sweet potatoes and bananas were her favorite. She celebrated her first Valentine's Day with her Valentine Myles at daycare and then at home with Mommy & Daddy. During the month of February Layla loved sitting up on her own, singing and talking, and sitting in her playard and playing by herself. Layla was and continues to be a "little sweetheart"!
28: At 8 months old, Layla weighed in at 19lbs and 13 oz! Far from her 5lbs at birth! During the month of March, Layla loved to stand up in her playard, spit out her peas during dinner time, and say "da da da da".
29: March 2012
30: Layla's first field trip with Ms. Barb, Mr. Roland & Myles to Chesapeake Beach | March 2012
31: Layla & Aunt Heather at Chick-fil-A Night | Enjoying Arby's Night with Ms. Hillary & Ms. Karen | Layla with Nana Vera in Mommy's office at Freetown Elementary
32: April 2012 | My first Easter Dress!
33: Layla turned 9 months old on April 26th and weighed in at 21 lbs and 6 oz. Layla grew 3 whole inches in three months and stood at 27 inches tall. Although her height put her in the average range for her age...her weight landed her in the 85th percentile...just about 35% overweight. Layla wasn't overweight...just full of love! During the month of April Layla learned to stand up on her own. She also got 2 little "can openers" (as her Daddy called them) - teeth! Clapping her hands to celebrate just about anything was a true sign of how little Layla was growing to be a big girl!
34: Layla's Christening Celebration Sunday, April 15, 2012 .
35: . Fresh Start Church Bishop Craig N. Coates
37: Layla's Christening Celebration Brunch @ Annies
39: Layla and Mommy celebrated their 1st Mother's Day together by going to church together and then having a cookout with Nana Monie and Granny Diane. Daddy and Layla gave Mommy a great gift....a remodeled deck and new patio furniture to enjoy the upcoming days of Summer!
41: LJ Loves Daddy!
42: Layla literally walked right into the month of May. Layla started taking her first steps in early May and by the end of the month she walked a hole in whatever carpet or floor she could get her feet on. She loved waving hello and bye-bye to everyone she came in contact with. Layla loved to dance to music, especially Myles playing the drums at Ms. Barb's! As Daddy called her..."Little Destructive" was into everything she could get her little hands wrapped around. She loved to carry around a cold water bottle and her hair brush...LOL!
43: May 2012 | Walking @ 9 months!
44: In June, Layla took her first plane ride to Michigan (to visit Aunt Rea & Cousin Shma as well as Godbrother Aiden, Uncle Ronnie & Aunt Tershia) on Southwest Airlines. Layla made a new friend...Comet!
45: June 2012 | Layla didn't need to "beware" of Comet... She loved Comet!
46: One of Layla's favorite things to do (if she could get the bathroom door open) was to take all the toilet paper off the roll and then eat the toilet paper! | Day out with Aunt Sue and Granny Diane!
47: July 2012 | July 2012 | July 2012 | July 2012 | During the month of July, Layla began self feeding. She enjoyed baked beans, waffles, scrambled eggs, and her favorite....CHEERIOS!. Her way of showing you she was finished was to rub the food all over her hands and her highchair!
50: First Time on the Merry-Go-Round at Watkins Park! | July 2012 | First Time in the Splash Pool!
51: Day out at the Mall with Aunt Kendra, Kai, Karrington, Myles & Destiny | July 2012
52: Day out at the Baltimore Harbor with Mommy & Daddy! | July 2012 | Splish Splash!
53: July 2012 | Spending time with my best buddy Myles! | Sitting in my beach chair that Mr. Kevin gave me!
54: Truxton Park Pool | splash!
55: Swimming | laughs | July 2012
56: Layla riding the bus like a big girl!
57: Layla's first visit to the National Zoo in Washington, DC with her friends Bailey, Kennedy, and Madison....and "big sister" Destiny!
58: Layla's 1st Birthday Celebration! Saturday, July 28, 2012 MWR Bayroom Annapolis, MD