Friday, March 25, 2011
I am also looking forward to Anyah's 1st Birthday Party, even more than I am looking forward to my own birthday, and I have finally gotten all the invites for her party in the mail and her little tiny wish list written up.
If anyone needs a copy of the wish list, just send me an email. <3
Thursday, March 24, 2011
Also, Jon starts a new job position at a new location on Monday the 4th.
Speaking of which, please support the cause by donating towards my walk. You can click the link to make your super awesome donation.
Wednesday, March 23, 2011
My Little Ani-Bee,
Let me just start by saying I call you my Ani-Bee like a honey bee mainly because I call Layla my Layla-Bug like lady bug... but this month "ani-bee" couldn't be more accurate if I tried. You are all a-buzz with newness. Suddenly, repeating new words, mimicing songs, copying hand motions, making funny faces and walking...well... with one hand holding mommy's finger anyhow. At this point the only thing stopping you from walking is the fact that you crawl so dang fast you don't want to be slowed down by going upright for mobile transportation. I figure I've got a week, maybe two, before you change your mind.
It's already been almost a year. Eleven months seems like a long time sometimes but this year it just flew by. Perhaps because now Mommy has 2 kids and a night job and Daddy is all sorts of busy at home and work too... or perhaps... more likely... because you are such an easy baby that for the most part we don't have to focus on surviving the moment like some people with little babies do.
For the most part you sleep through the night now that daddy has insisted you have your own sleeping space (in the form of a small bed at the foot of Mommy's side of the bed) and we've all but phased out bottles. You're a great eater, have been since we stopped doing baby food months ago, but now you have 8 teeth so your options for dinner are expanding. We also put you on whole milk this month and upgraded you to the big car seat. And then, mommy cried, oh where has my baby gone???
You're a cuddler, an explorer and most of all a stuff taken out of it's placer. What that isn't a term? What else would you have me call someone who can empty every container in a room in the time it takes mommy to go to the restroom? You're sister calls you a swiper because you steal her stuff when she isn't looking.
What ever we call you... you're darn entertaining, a perfect fit for this family and a wonderful bit of competition and love for your big sister to deal with.
You make me laugh, you make me sigh and just 3 minutes ago you made me swear like a sailor... but always you make me love you, and you don't even have to try...
Almost a year and yet it feels like you've been here forever.
Wednesday, March 09, 2011
Today I went through baby clothes and toddler toys. I'm less than half way through both and I am hot and tired.
24 days left...
Lord help me.
How did we get all this stuff in such a tiny place?
Lynn's cousin Bonnie took an entire truck load of baby stuff. A WHOLE truck, when did that happen??
Despite gifting an entire truck of equipment and several small bags of baby clothes to two seperate families, the girls are not wanting. An entire little bed room filled to the brim plus piles of abandoned toys in every room. Nope, no shortage of stuff here.
It's not just them though, someone promise me the next time you see me holding a service dish that you'll have a STu -Uff stopping intervention.