Friday, April 24, 2009

Mama Is A Big Time Slacker

K, so I know I'm the worst Mom ever b/c I haven't been keeping your blog updated. But when I had to buy more space on Picasa Web Albums to store all the pictures from my blog and yours, I decided I'd better just keep mine updated. Then I'll just have all your pictures printed out into a book, but I'm not going to put them on this blog. It was too hard to keep your blog and mine updated everyday. I would rather spend time w/ you creating memories instead of blogging about them on my blog AND yours. Anyways, if you want to know what's going on just check out my blog.

Saturday, March 7, 2009

Colors Anyone?

IMG_8598 Lately you’ve been interested in the tupperware (I was hoping we had skipped over the phase where most kids take all the pots and pans out of the cupboards).  Anyways, this morning you were playing w/ the tupperware lids.  You kept holding them up to your face, so I took it as an opportunity to teach you about colors.  “Where’s the red one?”

IMG_8601 “Where’s the blue one?”

IMG_8599 “Where’s the purple one?” (red & blue together)

IMG_8602 We had the Disney Channel on and I went to get us some cereal.  I came back and you were lounged out on the couch like this, just enjoying watching your shows.  You crack me up!

IMG_8604 I looked over to see what you were doing and you were sitting on the floor talking to the animals on your little bench.  I don’t know what you were saying to them, but you were very animated and serious about it.  LOL!

IMG_8612 After you woke up from your nap, you wanted to watch ballroom dancing.  Luckily I taped it the other day when we were watching it, b/c you have wanted to watch it a few times since then.  When one dance is over you clap and then you turn and look at me and do the sign language sign for “more”, b/c you want me to fast forward through all of the commentary and get to the next dance.  You had me put on your ballerina skirt and then you danced around w/ your babies.  You crack me up.  I’ll have to look into getting you into some dance classes when you’re a little older.

IMG_8617 When I went to WalMart today they had kites for $1, so I bought us one.  I love flying kites and figured you might like it too.  I was right, you did.

IMG_8628 You had enough kite flying and wanted to jump on the trampoline.  You are such a cute little bug.

IMG_8633 You are such a girl and love shoes, purses, dresses, dolls, etc.  You found my pink shoes and were trying to put them on and walk around in them.  You crack me up!

IMG_8634We went for a ride in the car to go get some Sonic drinks and mandarin chicken salads at Wendy’s.  You were trying to sing along w/ the songs in the car and of course had to have a baby w/ you.  You are so stinkin’ cute and kept saying “more” when you wanted a drink.  I think you probably drank 1/2 of my drink, but I’m more than happy to share.

Wednesday, March 4, 2009

Ballroom Dancing W/ Don

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Before we went out to Cheddars tonight, Don came over and you wanted to watch ballroom dancing. Not only did you get to watch it, but you got Don to do some ballroom dancing with you. You had so much fun and were laughing like crazy.

Sunday, March 1, 2009

Ghetto Diaper Princess

IMG_8530 Today when you got up from your nap I was changing your diaper.  You went to grab the new diaper just as I did, and the little tab on the side ripped.  Diapers are expensive, so I decided you were still going to wear it, so I just taped it up w/ some black tape.

IMG_8534 You looked so pathetic w/ your diaper all taped up like that, but you didn’t care and just wanted some mangoes.  LOL!

IMG_8543 After that, you were playing w/ your dolls and you found your princess hats from your birthday.  You put one on and then wanted me to wear the other one.  You were in such a silly mood.

IMG_8544 We decided to go w/ a ghetto theme and even wear our hats off to the side.  You had a mango in your mouth and stuck it in front of your teeth so you look like you have an orange grill!  LOL!

Thursday, February 26, 2009

Warm Winter

IMG_8445Tonight the weather was so nice (82 degrees) that we went out and ate dinner out by the pool.  Papa brought home a fun treat for you…dates.  You LOVE dates.  These dates, however, weren’t pitted so Papa had to take out the pits for you.

IMG_8444 These dates were BIG, and next thing we knew, you had stuffed the whole thing in your mouth!  You couldn’t even close your mouth b/c it was so big.  Talk about a big old dog bite!

IMG_8454 The pool water was actually nice and cold, but not too bad so I stuck my feet in.  I love you, my little Autumn Bug.

IMG_8460 You’ve been on a booger picking kick lately.  You think it’s so funny when I say, “Eww!  Gross!”  You’ve even started coming over and trying to wipe your nose on me.  SICK!  You picked a booger and tried to go over and give it to Mimi and she freaked out and you thought you were so hilarious.

IMG_8467 You found your favorite outside toy…a broom.  You were going around sweeping the patio and thought you were hot stuff.  You even did a few twirls w/ the broom.

IMG_8469 I love this look.  “Yes, I know I’m cute…and???”

IMG_8474 After sweeping you wanted to go and feed Gigi.  You aren’t scared of her and all and she is finally starting to warm up to you.  You just went and sat on the ground w/ Papa outside of her little dog house she stays in.  You kept trying to feed her w/ your hand, but she wanted a lot more than what your little hand could hold, so she went straight for what was in the pan.

IMG_8477 After that, it was time to head over to the fort.  Papa said you fell off the stairs the other day while you were out there playing, so now he is putting some hand rails on there!  You are the most loved little girl ever, and you have Papa wrapped around your little finger.

IMG_8478 After that, it was over to the garden.  You took Papa’s finger and led him in there.  Then you took Mimi’s finger and led her into the garden.  Then you came and got my finger and led me into the garden.  You can’t go anywhere w/out your little entourage.  You were so cute and helped Papa to pick some onions.

IMG_8484 After being outside and feeding Gigi, it was definitely time for a bath.  You have the cutest little facial expressions.  Look at that precious smile!

IMG_8488 After your bath  you proved even more that you have Papa wrapped around your little finger.  You got him to give you a foot/leg massage w/ lotion.  You are such a lotion fiend.  I am so glad that you are surrounded by so many adults that love you so much.  I hope someday you realize and appreciate how great we have it.

Wednesday, February 18, 2009

Dancing Rose

IMG_8353 Tonight after daycare/work you demanded that you be allowed up on the counter.  I’ll usually let you sit up on the counter while I am getting dinner ready, b/c otherwise you are holding onto my legs and I almost trip.  I soon found out the main reason you wanted to get up on the counter…you wanted to smell the roses.

IMG_8354 They have gotten prettier the longer they’ve had to bloom.  They are so full and gorgeous right now.  It’s nice to see that you appreciate nature and things of beauty just as much as I do.

IMG_8357 Lately when we go pick Alison up in the morning, I’ve had the same CD in the car.  One day you were super fussy, so while we waited for Alison to come out, I put on the song “Don’t Know Why I Didn’t Come” by Norah Jones.  I reached back and held your hand and sang it to you, and it calmed you right down and you actually tried singing along w/ me after a while.  So, that is now “our song”.  As soon as we pull into Alison’s driveway, you start grunting, which I have come to figure out means you want me to play “our song” and you always insist that I reach back and hold your hand and sing it to you.

Tonight I was messing w/ my laptop and you wanted my attention, so you kept coming over and grabbing my hand from typing.  I have itunes on my laptop, so I decided to play “our song” and you stood on the table while munching on some Pringles and you and I danced to “our song”.  It was exactly what I needed after a rough day.  You bring me such happiness and joy and unconditional love.

Tuesday, February 17, 2009

Grapefruit Girl

IMG_8336 Sorry this picture is grainy, but it was too cute not to post.  Papa & Uncle Nick went and picked you up early from daycare.  You were outside working w/ Papa in the front yard when I got home from work, and you came RUNNING across the grass towards me.  It made my rotten day just melt away and I was SO HAPPY to see you.

IMG_8338 After working in the yard w/ Papa it was time to go play on the fort.  You usually like going down the slide, but for some reason you weren’t wanting to tonight.  You wanted to play hide-n-go-seek w/ Papa instead.

IMG_8339 You were REALLY unhappy when Papa made you swing w/ him.  I don’t know why, but for some reason you have always hated swinging.  Most kids love it, but not you.  But then again, you are not like most kids.

IMG_8344 Another way you are not like most kids is that you have interesting tastes in food.  You love to eat veggies, dates, Vietnamese food, and now grapefruit!  How many 2 year olds would consider it a treat to sit and eat a grapefruit?

IMG_8342 Papa spoils you rotten, and you LOVE it!  You have him wrapped around your little finger, and you are the best of buddies.

IMG_8348 Tonight you learned  a new trick.  I was in doing dishes when all of a sudden the light went off.  I came around the corner and this is what I saw…you had gone and gotten your step stool out of the bathroom and had pulled it over to the light switches!  You are so stinkin’ smart!

IMG_8349 “Hey!  Get that camera out of my face!  I don’t want you to have any proof or evidence that I was the guilty party!”