S: Tempe's 2nd Year
BC: Made with love by Mommy and Daddy 2011
FC: It's the little things that make life beautiful
1: Temperance Allyssa Bowers | "A daughter is a miracle that never ceases to be miraculous...full of beauty and forever beautiful... loving and caring and truly amazing."
2: Thirteen Months | You wear a size 3 diaper and 12-18 month clothes. This month was busy with Thanksgiving and getting ready for Christmas. We rode the Jingle Bell Express with MOPS, made cookies with your cousins, and saw Santa several times. You didn't like Santa too well this year! Hopefully that will change next year. You also made your first trip to the ER this month. I thought you were having a hard time breathing but you just had a cold. | Nov. 2010~Dec.2010
4: You weigh 22 lbs this month! You are always in the 50 % of weight and height. This month we celebrated Christmas. After Christmas we had to turn the office into your playroom because you had so many new toys. You don't really go in there by yourself yet to play but we go in there with you and it is a good place to keep your toys. They are all on shelves and labeled so you know where they go. We also moved you from your infant car seat to a big girl car seat. You love it! You ride and look at everything. If we say let's get ready to go you run and get your shoes and grin.
5: Fourteen Months | Dec. 2010~Jan 2011
6: Fifteen Months | This month you started gymnastics! You did not like it at first but each week gets better. You got to bowl for the first time with MOPS. That you loved! You love to ride your trike and when we go outside you start down the driveway running full force. You now wear a size 4 diaper and still wear 12-18 month clothes. You are a mommy's girl and do not like me to leave you, even if it is just leaving the room. You did stay in the church nursery for a little while one Sunday though! You have learned to climb, and are climbing all over everything! We call you our little Monkey!!
7: Jan.2011 Feb. 2011
8: Feb. 2011 March 2011
9: Sixteen Months | This month was a month of first for you. You had your very first hair cut! We took you to Silly Scissors and you did so good. You sat so still. Then we went to Lazy 5 Ranch afterwards. You also had your first eye doctor visit. You did great there as well. Dr. Moore was so surprised at how well you did. We celebrated St. Patrick's Day with a visit from the leprechaun and green food! We played at the park and fed the ducks or "acks" as you call them.
10: Seventeen Months | March 2011 April 2011
11: You are growing so fast! You weigh 23.2 lbs. And finally have another tooth! It is your third one, first on top! Your newest toy is a BIG outside play set. Daddy worked days to get it together but you love it. Your favorite part is climbing the rock wall. It is spring so we have had a lot of rain, great for puddle jumping!
12: April 2011 May 2011 | You continue to eat and sleep great. We have not found any food you do not like to eat and will sleep 12 hours a night and take a 2 hour nap during the day, right after lunch. I painted your toes for the first time this month. You sat so still! And loved it! You are a girly girl that is for sure.
13: Eighteen Months
15: May 2011 June 2011 | Nineteen Months BEACH
16: Twenty Months
17: We cannot believe how fast you are growing! You actually sat through your first movie this month. That is a really long time to sit. And you did great. Your favorite part was the popcorn. You also love cars. And anything that goes for that matter. | June 2011 July 2011
19: You pee peed in the potty for the first time this month. It only happened once but it was a start. We went on our yard sale trip and you fell in love with baby dolls. We bought you 7 of them. | Twenty-One Months July 2011~Aug. 2011
20: Twenty-Two Months | Aug. 2011 Sept. 2011 | You are really starting to talk! I made a list of about 65 words you are saying. Anytime you have something you shouldn't you say "Mommies" or "Daddies". You also love to dress up in anything you can. Mommy and Daddy's clothes, dress up clothes, anything! We also found you in the bathroom sink brushing your teeth this month. You climbed up there all by yourself! At least you like to brush them!
22: You are wearing 24 month clothes and starting to become a "Big Girl". You want to do things yourself. You are strong willed and sometimes even stubborn! You do not like to ride in the buggy seat and will let everyone know that. You have started walking backwards and love to show that off. You have also become somewhat shy around strangers. You don't mind telling them "bye" but you do not want to say anything else to them. You have started watching a little TV and love Dora and Minnie. You continue to eat and sleep well and want to play with others. You found out about Santa this month and danced to him singing while we were on vacation.
23: Say Cheese! | Twenty-Three Months Sept. 2011~Oct. 2011
24: Twenty-Four Months | Oct. 2011 Nov. 2011
25: Another year has passed and you are growing into a beautiful, caring, strong-willed little girl. You are learning so much every day. You have developed quite the personality and we can't wait to watch it grow even more. Our hope and prayer for you is that you will learn to love God, and yourself. You are our precious miracle and we love you. Mommy and Daddy
27: The King is enthralled by your beauty; honor Him, for He is your Lord. Psalm 45:11