Toddler Tidbits: 19-Month Edition

Delaney Enjoys Some JuiceIt’s fall!  The leaves are changing and dropping from the trees.  Mums are everywhere and the Yankees are back in the World Series!  Ahhh… finally, all is right with the world.

Fall also signals Laney’s latest visit to the doctor not necessitated by projectile boogers, whooping sneeze or any ear-related engorgements.  It was time for her 18-month checkup.  Or in this case, her 19-month checkup, because Laney likes to do everything to the EXTREME!!!

Laney is currently weighing in at 29 lbs. (93rd percentile), has a head circumference of 19 1/4 inches (95th percentile) and is about 35 inches tall (>97th percentile.)  I say “about” because we’re not really sure how tall she is.

Since her last visit to the doctor’s where they gave her a strep test, she’s not so fond of the fine folks at Arboretum Pediatrics.  As soon as they laid her down on the bed, she went into super-squirm mode making it difficult to mark off her height.  Not happy with estimates, I was able to entice Laney onto the scale after she was done with her exam in hopes of getting a more accurate reading.

How hard can it be to measure a 19-month-old?  They’re knee high for cripes sake.

Well, Laney's Pigtailslet me tell you how hard it is to measure a 19-month-old.  As of right now, I’m no longer allowed in Arboretum Pediatrics.  At least not until the heat dies down.  See, although I was able to get her on the scale, apparently the little bar that you pull down to measure height is to Laney what a machete is to most of those teenagers in the Friday the 13th movies. (Nice Halloween tie in there, huh?)

Laney looked up and saw the bar coming down and let out a blood-curdling shriek that caused 20 nurses, doctors, parents and children to stop everything they were doing so they could look at me in abject horror.  (I found out later that the good folks at Chik-fil-a across the street also notified authorities of an animal in distress.)  Needless to say, Laney took off for the safety of Mommy and left me standing there trying not to look dangerous.

All in all, Laney is doing fine.  She is enjoying school very much.  She’s learning new words every day and if Mommy is not careful, she is going to learn a few – how should we say – “colorful” words sooner rather then later.  She’s got her Tinkerbell costume all ready for Halloween thanx to Nana and is working on some new tricks for Thanxgiving involving turkey and ceilings.

We look forward to spending time with the family and can’t believe it’s almost the end of the year!   Stay tuned…

Delaney Waters The Flowers

Laney Picks Her “Mumkin”

Holy pumpkins on a stick.  it’s already mid-October!  The air is crisp.  The leaves are changing.  Christmas displays are showing up in the stores.  It must be fall!

It so hard to believe that it’s been a year since we took Laney to a local farm for her first pumpkin picking trip.  Things are a little different this year.  She can talk.  She can walk.  She’s got attitude.  She’s got an opinion.  She knew exactly what “mumkins” she wanted and she wanted several.  She also got her hands on some gourds that looked a little too PG-13 for this blog.

She also met a bunch of farm animals for the first time.  More on that later!

Delaney Picks Pumpkins 2009

Delaney Picks Pumpkins 2009

Delaney Picks Pumpkins 2009

Delaney Picks Pumpkins 2009

Delaney Picks Pumpkins 2009

Delaney Picks Pumpkins 2009

Delaney Picks Pumpkins 2009

Delaney Picks Pumpkins 2009

Delaney Picks Pumpkins 2009

Laney Flashback: Xmas 2008 at the Heyward’s

I was moving some photos off of my hard drive and came across the pictures I took last year around the holidays.  Here’s a picture of Laney at the Heyward’s house Christmas night.  She wasn’t feeling well, but still took the time to dress up.

Laney Celebrates Christmas at the Heywards

Laney and the Gators Snack on LSU

Laney showed her school spirit this Friday before #1 Florida’s big game against LS-Who?  She snacked on Tiger Nibbles while Florida’s defense chowed down on the former 4th-ranked LSU Tigers.

Delaney Cheers on the Gators over LSU

The Real Bat Mitzvahs of Atlanta

It’s been a few weeks, (and I’m well aware that I still haven’t posted the Cape Cod photos,) but I finally finished the photo gallery from our trip to Atlanta for Cousin Margo’s Bat Mitzvah.


Photo Gallery: Margo’s Bat Mitzvah – or – Laney Takes Atlanta!

The Schragers at Margo's Bat Mitzvah

Delaney At Margo's Bat Mitzvah

Laney and Margo

Laney Plays in the Grass at Margo's House

The Family at Margo's Bat Mitzvah

Laney Leaves

I was working on the photos from Margo’s Bat Mitzvah and just came across this beautiful shot of Laney outside the temple.  More shots are coming, but I had to get this one up ASAP.

Delaney at Margo's Temple