Saturday, July 25, 2009

Friday, July 24, 2009

Friday Fun...

So, I have officially declared most Friday's from here on out as Mommy/Daughter (M/D) day. It will be a day of no cleaning. It will be a day that is all about enjoying my little angel...doing things that are all about her!  On this particular M/D day, we started out our morning at the park. We swung on the swings, we slid down the slides, we walked around the lake, and finished with a snack on a bench. Ella must have really enjoyed herself as she was sound asleep within 2 minutes of being in the car. After a 30 minute power nap, we shared a lunch at Chili's...I wish I had a picture of Ella eating corn off the cob. Where is the camera when you need it?
We finished our outing with a ride on the train in the mall. She had a good time, although I think next time we'll try out the carousel. At this point, we were getting close to nap time and Ella was in meltdown we made a dash for the car.
When Andrew got home, we decided to enjoy the little personal park we have...our backyard. Ella finally understands how to throw bread to the ducks. I wish I had a way of recording her little squeals of delight! SO, that is the conclusion of M/D day. It was so wonderful and I am glad that I have started this tradition for us. Andrew said he was jealous of the things we did. It makes me realize that I am so lucky to be at home most of the time with my little girl.
Sorry that I do not have any pictures from our day. I know it's shocking!! Me, without my camera?! 

Thursday, July 16, 2009

Catching Up...

I know. It's been a VERY long time since I have posted. I almost don't even know where to begin to catch up. In summary, Andrew and I have a speed walking, very energetic 14 month old who loves constant attention. At the moment, she knows the following words: Mama, Dada or Da-Deeeee, "gat" (translation: cat), "dat" (translation: that),  "a done" (translation: all done), and "buh" (translation: bye). Although she is not talking a lot, her understanding of instructions constantly amazes me. She seems to understand most simple instructions and (for the moment) obeys. Of course, along with good comes the bad...we are also now dealing with little temper tantrums. *Sigh*
All in all, she is becoming a lovely little girl who is very social. She absolutely loves the water and the outdoors. She also loves her baby dolls and enjoys feeding them fake, plastic food. Have I mentioned that there is nothing better than watching your child enjoy themselves? Watching her pretend play and use her imagination make my heart feel so good. This must be the phase where you start to see the fruits of your labor.
Anyway, what's a post without some pictures of the little princess?...

...although the days are long, the weeks go by fast. What a joy this little girl is...even on those days that she is being difficult!