Saturday, September 14, 2013

Tuesday, September 3, 2013

Thursday, August 29, 2013

Big Week

Annie turned 18 months old yesterday and Icie headed off to pre-k orientation today.  Annie is also sleeping a solid 10 hours a night for the first time in her life in a BIG GIRL BED!!!

Monday, July 29, 2013

17 Months (in bullets)

Miss Annie at 17 months.

  • You will try just about any food still. 
  • You love to wear my old straw hat around the living room.
  • You do a really good job climbing up the stairs, going down not so much.
  • Your cloths are anywhere from 12 months to 2T depending on the brand.
  • You wear a size 4 or 5 in shoes.
  • You still love your binky.
  • You do not like anything to drink other than milk.
  • Your hair is has some cute little curls in the back.
  • You love Doc McStuffins, Bubble Guppies, Mickey Mouse, and most of all The Chica Show.
  • You "sleep" in a big girl bed.
  • You now wear cloth diapers on the recommendation of your dermatologist.
  • You like to color.
  • You love to dance.
  • You sleep best in the car.
  • You are testing your limits, and have been in time out a few times this past month.
  • You love to climb.
  • You know most of you body parts.
  • You chatter a lot.
  • You blow a mean kiss.
  • You love to hug your baby dolls.

Thursday, July 4, 2013

Happy Fourth!

Happy Fourth of July!  
Have a great weekend everyone! 
Be safe!

Saturday, June 29, 2013

Wednesday, May 29, 2013

It Only Took 4 Years, 6 Months, 3 Weeks, and 2 days.

I picked up a pair of barber scissors today at Meijer.  In a flash of self confidence this afternoon, with Dave holding her still, I gave Icie her first ever haircut.  I have been avoiding/dreading this moment for a long time. The dead ends had to come off though.  I cut it dry so I could really see what I was doing.  After we were done playing outside I washed Icie's hair and combed it straight to check my work.  I did a pretty nice job, everything lined up nicely.  
Now that she understands that there is nothing to fear about getting her haircut, I'll take her to the salon for a real cut before school starts in the fall. 

Tuesday, May 28, 2013

15 Months and May Photo Dump.

Miss Antonia at 15 months is a dare devil, and has the skinned knees to prove it.  She has no fear and she makes my heart skip a beat several times a day.  As crazy as she can be, she is also a big snuggler. A few times a day I get the best fifteen minute snuggle sessions.  She gives the best hugs too, wraps those chubby little arms around my neck and nuzzles in saying, "awww, awww"  the whole time.  I'm amazed at how she follows directions most days.  I can send her to put away shoes in the shoe bucket or throw something in the trash and she returns after holding up her hand for high five.  This month her favorite word is still, "bite".  Anyone with food is followed around with choruses of "bite!!!" until they share with Miss Annie.  Annie loves being outside and we are thankful the weather finally lets us get out in the yard at least once a day now.  

We've had a busy May.  So I thought I'd do a little photo dump catch up.  Maybe in June, I'll be a better blogger, maybe.

Icie and I took a trip together to Pittsburgh.  Our original plans got switched around a bit when a dear friend's grandmother passed away.  I was glad I was able to make it to the funeral, but a lot of visit was kind of crazy.  We did manage to visit my mom's horses at the barn.  Icie has been to the barn twice before, but was much to afraid to ride.  It was a major deal for her to ride Darby.  Once she was on him, she loved it and would have let Grandma walk around the arena all day.  The barn had two new babies there, and the one was so loving and Icie got a couple snuggles out of her.  

As soon as we got back from Pittsburgh, my sister-in-law came for a visit.  The girls had so much fun with Aunt Debbie.  The played hopscotch and chalk, read and snuggled, and just really enjoyed the visit.  We think Aunt Debbie had a good time too, Icie can't wait for her to come back.   

The water table and the girls new swimsuits from Aunt Mandy have been getting a good workout.  Isn't that swim cap  the cutest thing ever?  

We went over to Frankenmuth this weekend for a dog show.  Icie had fun watching the dock dog competition. They had chairs lining the pool so that kids could stand on them and get an up close look and a splash.  It took her awhile, but she finally got up on one and really enjoyed herself. Annie clapped after each dog, and was very happy in her stroller as long as no dogs got too close.  

This weekend I showed Icie how to use our old point and shoot.  She took over two hundred pictures, these were my favorites.  

So here's to hopefully a better blogging schedule in June!