Tuesday, October 19, 2010

We are Moving!

I have started a new family blog.  So be sure to check updates there.  I will no longer be posting on this blog.


Sunday, August 22, 2010

2 Years old!

Emily is well on her way to being a full blown two year old.  All of a sudden she has become a little bit more independent, decisive and can I say attitudy????  This kid has had more temper tantrums the last week than she ever has in her entire little life.  We are being firm though.
She has gained a new sense of independence that I find somewhat sad and somewhat comforting to know that she is developmentally on track.  She has to bring her baby doll with her everywhere now, along with her purse filled with sunglasses, cell phone and baby pacifiers.  It really is the cutest thing.
Emily has also become more decisive, especially when it comes to food.  She used to eat whatever she we put in from of her, but last week she barely ate dinner.  I admit that one night last week she did have a bowl of ice cream for dinner.  Granted, she is teething HARD right now.  I can feel molars coming through.  If she doesn't want something she howls "nooooo".
She is obsessed with Yo Gabba Gabba.  Every morning she wakes up and as we pass the living room says "Party party party on"  Meaning she wants to watch her show.  I don't really know why she calls it "party" except that they dance and sing.  She has never been one to sit and watch TV so I am taking advantage of these little TV breaks here and there.

Saturday, July 24, 2010

Almost two!!

Okay let me just start off by saying I suck at blogging!  Sorry for no updates in over a month!  Summer has been pretty hectic so far with birthday parties, vacations and just everyday life.
I can't believe my little peanut is going to be two in about two weeks.  She has really blossomed the last 6 months.  Things she has learned the last couple months:

-successfully drink from an open cup
-successfully eat from a fork and spoon
-sit in a chair without falling
-put her shoes on and take them off
-Help getting dresses and undressed
-Can walk up and down the stairs holding the rail
-Points to picture or object when called by name
-Can name her body parts

I am planning a Yo Gabba Gabba birthday party.  Picking out the cake is going to be so much fun!  I have a ton to choose from.  This website has so many possibilities!! Gabba Friends

As for decorations, Yo Gabba Gabba party decorations are only sold on-line and a little expensive for 25-30 people!
Therefore, I went to Target and they had a bunch of solid color decorations so I am going with the blue, orange, red and yellow plates, cups and cutlery.  I will also be getting multi-colored balloons and table cloths.

For the kids, I will have the kiddie pool and I bought THIS at Target for $8!!

For her birthday, we bought her this Step 2 Arctic water table

And this Fisher price Bubble Mower.  She will love to "help" daddy mow the grass!

I might cave and get her this slide as well.  She absolutely adores the slide everywhere we go.  I have had zero luck at garage sales and people don't respond on Craigs List.

 A few recent pics!

Thursday, June 10, 2010

Holy word explosion

The last few weeks Emily has started repeating pretty much everything Adam and I say (which means we need to watch what we say!)  She learned how to say cow last week and loves to point them out when we pass them on the way to the mall.  I will be driving and all of a sudden she will belt out "COW!" and "Mooooooooooooooooooooooooo" follows.  It is so cute.  I really need to get this recorded because it really is adorable.  She likes to say this over and over too, no matter where we are.  "Cow.  Moooooooo"  "Cow.  Moooooo"

We are also entering the temper tantrum stage.  She will throw herself on the floor and roll around if she doesn't get exactly what she wants at that very second.  I have learned to just walk away.  She will get over it.

I want to start operation no paci....again.  It seems like everytime I decide to take it away, she starts teething and there is no way I am taking that away when she is teething.  She needs some comfort.  Maybe next month.
Here she is eating ice cream.  She LOVES ice cream!

Saturday, May 22, 2010

Lilac Festival 2010

Adam had off today so we ventured over to the Lilac Festival!  Unfortunately the lilac trees/bushes had already bloomed.  The lilacs were sparse.  We did happen to find a couple trees!
We got some cool photos of Emily sitting on these giant benches which are part of theThe Benches on Parade all around Rochester.  Pretty cool!