Thursday, December 23, 2010
The TrygKerz family was a bit late in a lot of their Holiday festivities this year. We still have a present or two to purchase (crossing our fingers there is still things left at the store) and we just tonight went to see Santa.
This is the second year we've trekked out to Santa's Village at Rheault Farm in Fargo. The Fargo Park District does a fantastic job making it feel like the north pole (and Santa is the best Santa I've ever seen.) Last year, we went out there with my good friend Penny. Check out some photos from 2009 here.
This year (because of our lateness) we weren't able to make it until this evening. Edie has been referencing Santa for a couple weeks now. In fact, every thing with a red hat must be "santa, santa, santa!" She even knows that Santa says "ho, ho, ho!." However, tonight she wasn't too sure about that Santa guy. However, trains are still cool.
Monday, December 13, 2010
Recently, Edie has bee a little eating machine. We all know what that means, right? Yep. Growth spurt. And man, oh, man has she grown! Within days she had outgrown a good chunk of her clothes and I'm fairly certain this has been her quickest growth spurt to date! I guess it's time for another shopping trip.
Picking up new words every day, Edie has gone through a vocabulary growth spurt as well. It's becoming easier to communicate with her and she makes sure to tell us exactly what she wants (eat! go! bubbles? bath!). She is becoming increasingly curious and asks "what's this" or simply "this?" when she wants to know what something is.
Lately, she has been very, very, very passionate about a few things in her life... her tooth brush, her entourage (blankies, puppy) and her boots. It's been so fun to see her pick out and become attached to her favorite things.
Monday, November 29, 2010
We spend the entire week of Thanksgiving in Minot with Kim (Kris' sister) and her wonderful family. It was a super week full of absolute laziness, wonderful food and some of the best people on earth.
I tried to do a super neat collage with the Thanksgiving pictures, but blogger made it really, really tiny. So, for the holiday in pictures, check out my photo blog: www.brittatrygstad.com
Monday, November 15, 2010
Who needs television when you have a 15-month-old? This month has been a hoot as Edie's personality has really shown through. She is happy and active, curious yet careful... oh, and if you ask her she's absolutely hilarious. We think she's pretty funny too.
Her vocabulary has about tripled over the last month and she knows the sounds to about seven or so animals (including an owl, a lion and Onslow the cat). She has put a few words together but our favorite, by far, is "where is it?," which she picked up while looking for my missing phone last week.
She has really started to become attached to objects within the last few weeks and insists on having two of her favorite blankets with her when she sleeps along with her doll and her puppy (a super adorable corgi stuffed animal).
At her doctor appointment today, we found out she is pretty tall (in the 72%) but still a string bean (weight still below 22 lb). I guess it makes sense why she has been so hungry lately! All that cheese and peaches have gone straight to her bones.
Sunday, November 7, 2010
Wednesday, November 3, 2010
This year, our little Edie dressed up as a wee Owlet for Halloween.
Kris and I posed as trees.
The costumes were all handmade and pretty darn easy at that. Edie's Owlet costume was a inspired by this costume from AlphaMom, the base of the bonnet/hat pattern was found at Made by Petchy and her wings/capelet pattern was found (and altered a bit) on my fave sewing blog Grosgrain Fabulous. Kris and my costumes were even easier... fake leaves from JoAnn's Fabric hot glued on to thrift store finds.
I'm already brainstorming for next year!
Wednesday, October 27, 2010
Last night, in anticipation of a huge (possible) winter storm, I made Edie her first winter hat of the year. It was my first time working with fleece and I must say it was a great experience. Plus, considering the price of fleece plus the amount kids lose their hat and mittens, I think fleece and I will become the best of buds.
Tuesday, October 26, 2010
Monday, October 18, 2010
Monday, October 11, 2010
Little Miss Edie Pants continues to be movin' machine this month. She has gained some new foot skills that only can be described as "happy feet," and her climbing skills are almost scaring us. It's really fun to watch her bop around, but we're starting to get a bit scared for the upcoming years. We have already nicknamed her the Edie Tornado. Several times already, I've heard the comment from the random stranger "Oh boy, she sure likes to move." Yes, yes she does.
Edie is perfectly charming to strangers. Her new thing? Waving and saying "hi." She also waves at buses, trucks and doggies.
Lots of new words this month. She loves the letter Z, the sound a horse makes (Nay!) and Fihsh (fish). She uses new words every day, but it seems like everything is still a "doggie" or "Zee."
On the dental front, Edie has gained one new tooth with three more ready to make their debut any day now. Lots of red cheeks and a bit of drool.
Quirky Edie fact of the month: Edie can make the OK sign.
Wednesday, October 6, 2010
Can you believe that Kris and I are a (super duper) Great Uncle and Great Aunt? Our wonderful niece Dana gave birth to the darling Dayson this past summer. He is such a gem.
The entire TrygKerz family are big, big fans of the Seidler farm. It's a super special place and this time around we've coined it the "Seidler Sanctuary."
Edie has been to the farm just once when she was a wee babe (all the way back at Christmas, during a blizzard), so it was really fun to watch her explore the place for the first time. She saw "doggie" (a cow) and a "doggie" (a horse) and a "doggie" (a dog) and a few "meow"s (kittens). She also (safely) rode a 4-wheeler for the first time and explored the hay bales. Pretty darn cool.
On a side note, expect Edie's 14 month report sometime within the week. It's been busy around here so sorry for the delay.
Thursday, September 30, 2010
Over the last couple weeks, the letter Z has morphed into Edie's favorite thing. She loves to say Z. She loves to point at Z. She even knows when to say Z in the abc song and locate where it occurs in Dr. Seuss' ABC book ("I'm a Zizzer Zazzer Zuzz as you can plainly see.") So, I made Edie a Z shirt to celebrate her love for the letter Z.
Monday, September 27, 2010
Oh, Sundays... we at the TrygKerz house LOVE Sundays. Here are some pictures from our Sunday home together (also, Kris' birthday!).
Oh, and here is are a couple pictures from this morning. My wonderful friend Ashley sewed this adorable cloth diaper (as well as another one with a porcupine) as a first birthday gift for Edie. Ashley, by the way, is an amazing (AMAZING!) quilter based out of Bismarck, N.D. Check out her business Sew Addicted.