Wednesday, September 28, 2011

Minnie: 22 Months

Dear Minnie,

I wish I could remember, catch on video and/or snap every single adorable thing you do for the blog. I LOVE that I get to see most of it and I try to make a little note to tell Daddy when he gets home so that he doesn't feel like he misses anything but you are doing SO much SO often that it's just not possible anymore.

LONG gone are the days of eat, sleep and potty. :) Here are the days of a little GIRL who sleeps in her bed with her OWN "pi-wollow". Mimi made you a few pillow cases for it and you like to "watch". (until you take your hands out of your lap and miraculously the sewing machine just STOPS? :) Ah... that Mimi with her tricky feet under the table. :) Our days have stayed much the same as far as a schedule with waking up around 6:45 AM, having breakfast, going to do something FUN, home for lunch around 11:30 and a nap around noon. You sleep anywhere from 1.5 to 2.5 hours and then it is more FUN for the afternoon, dinner around 5:30 and in bed by 7ish. Eating is still a challenge but I do see the more we work (I keep offering) on it the better you seem to get. You now ACTUALLY eat 1/4 of a PB and Jelly (Mimi's jelly) sandwich, MOST of the time without taking the "cover" off and smearing the insides all over your tray and through your sweet fine baby hair. (click the pictures below to enlarge)
You LOVE LOVE LOVE people. You love strangers, you LOVE your friends and you LOVE your family. You went to Daddy and Doe-Doe's soccer games and when TiTi told you to cross the field to go and see him you thought NOTHING of heading off all on your own to find him. That scares me AND makes me proud. I want you to be an independent leader but 22 months seems a LITTLE young for that. :) You'll talk to ANYONE in the grocery store and even go so far as to call them by name if you think they look like someone you know... in fact in the past couple of days you think you've seen "Un-Mike" at Marshall's and "Judy" (Tricky's wife, Julie) at the grocery store. The STRANGERS you were actually calling by these names tried to deter you but you would hear none of it. :)

We are starting to grasp that your favorite color seems to be blue and we are pretty sure that Aunnie has been brainwashing you :) At the library story hour this week you started to pitch a fit because another little boy was sitting in the BLUE chair and you REFUSED to sit in the red chair that was the EXACT same thing, just apparently the WRONG color. :) Lucky for everyone he gave up and moved over to the red chair. :) We are working through sharing and it IS a tough thing to grasp but truth be told, Mommy still has a hard time with it sometimes :)

You chatter NON-STOP but when you are in the car it is REALLY non-stop :) You're starting to put sentences together. You are constantly telling us about "Big Truck, Trac-tahs, BOX trucks, wello bus, ice ceam shop, apples, Mimi's house, Nana's Jeep, Papa's truck, TiTi's tar," and who you want to listen to on the radio and call on my cell phone. "Wanna tall...." I LOVE it.

You are wearing size 5 diapers, 2T bottoms and 2t-3T tops. These rain boots you LOVE are a size 6 but your sneakers are a size 8. You know when we talk about the day during breakfast (that you call supp-ah) that we go in the "tar" aka car and that you need a BOW in your hair :) I LOVE that. Reminds me of Auntie Heidi's Mom who says, "NEVER leave the house without lipstick."

Sweet Minnie, I am already planning and scheming about your 2nd B-day party and it is already in my calendar. I CAN'T BELIEVE IT. You are so much more of a little girl now than a baby. I so LOVE having you as my little sidekick and enjoy every single SECOND that we are together. You are the BEST thing that has ever happened to Daddy and I. I pray you know how much you are treasured, loved and prayed for.

We love you sweet girl. XOXOXOXO Daddy and Mommy

Semi-Wordless Wednesday

What happens when your whole family goes shopping for your upcoming b-day and YOU get "stuck" with your "Ant" and Uncle? :)and HOW is this girl almost 10 YEARS OLD?? :(

Monday, September 26, 2011


I love this girl... I love all her attitude, spunk, sassy, strong personality, passion, creativeness, smarts and gorgeousness (is that a word? :)

She is perfect to ME and I am so blessed that I GET to be her Mom...

and try to stay ONE step AHEAD of her... :)

Sunday, September 25, 2011

Song for a Sunday

Lyrics Courtesy

I’m lost in her there holdin’ that pink rod and reel
She’s doin’ almost everything but sittin’ still
Talkin’ ‘bout her ballet shoes and training wheels
And her kittens
And she thinks we’re just fishin’

I say, “Daddy loves you, baby” one more time
She says, “I know. I think I got a bite.”
And all this laughin’, cryin, smilin’ dyin’ here inside’s
What I call, livin’

And she thinks we’re just fishin’ on the riverside
Throwin’ back what we could fry
Drownin’ worms and killin’ time
Nothin’ too ambitious
She ain’t even thinkin’ ‘bout
What’s really goin’ on right now
But I guarantee this memory’s a big’in
And she thinks we’re just fishin’

She’s already pretty, like her mama is
Gonna drive the boys all crazy
Give her daddy fits
And I better do this every chance I get
‘Cause time is tickin’
(Yeah it is)

And she thinks we’re just fishin’ on the riverside
Throwin’ back what we could fry
Drownin’ worms and killin’ time
Nothin’ too ambitious
She ain’t even thinkin’ ‘bout
What’s really goin’ on right now
But I guarantee this memory’s a big’in
And she thinks we’re just fishin’

She ain’t even thinkin’ ‘bout
What’s really goin’ on right now
But I guarantee this memory’s a big’in
And she thinks we’re just fishin’
Yeah, aww, she thinks we’re just fishin’
We ain’t only fishin’
(This ain’t about fishin’)

Saturday, September 24, 2011

Sweet Friends

This week was busy busy. Minnie and I had BLAST playing and visiting with a bunch of friends. Some that we don't get to see that often... So we took advantage :) We met up with HB and An-REW to make a return and get some wiggles out...

There were a LOT of wiggles...

Her Daddy is pretty proud of this "form". He only wishes she was pitched forward a bit more. Her Mom is pretty proud that she ISN'T pitched forward so she doesn't fall and smack her face on the wood or cement :)

This little man gave her a run for her money! :)

Sweet sharing...

Yeah right. :)So just to torture them a bit more we dressed them "old hollywood" style...

and made 'em say CHEESE :) Seriously how CUTE are they!?!? :)

On Friday, Minnie got the THRILL of her lifetime*. She loves this little girl just as much as the rest of us I think :) and the fact that Aunnie B let her HOLD the little love...

Minnie COULDN'T have been MORE proud. She hollered for Pa-Pa to come in from outside to see her and she bossed Nana to get the camera and take more pictures...

Good thing for Sugar....she slept through the WHOLE thing :)

I LOVE spending days with my girl, exposing her to new things and letting her build memories with friends and family. My life is a dream.

*Sugar/Minnie pics courtesy of CountryMUM

Thursday, September 22, 2011


Sometimes I'll let you see pictures of REAL life... Sometimes we get in trouble for doing naughty things...

Sometimes we wear boots with jammies at 8AM...(and we even get them on the right feet)

Sometimes we meet up with our friends...

Sometimes we wear those said rain boots multiple days in a row....Sometimes we are forced to do things we might not WANT to do....

and Sometimes we just have to put on our rain gear and make the most of the weather....

Because SOMETIMES it's just real LIFE....

Monday, September 19, 2011

The WEEKEND Report ~ A whole bunch of 1sts!

Been awhile since I've done one of THESE huh?? We had a TON of 1sts and a BUNCH of family which makes for a GREAT weekend! Course it ALSO helps when your Aunnie and your TiTi let you use their phones and text and call whomever you choose...

also a great start when your hair is SO cute and you are dressed to the NINES at a field hockey game to support your Bri Bri :)

Cousin "Toh" came down and Minnie was BEGGING to go with him when he left early Saturday AM to head to the CountryRents...

kisses all around :)
Little did she know (We told her but obviously she didn't get it :) she had a RACE TO RUN!!! It was the annual road race that Husband and I help out with so we were REALLY glad that MiMi decided to come down and support Minnie in her VERY FIRST athletic event!!

please note the coerceion by MiMi with a lollipop provided by ME... :) MiMi thought that raspberries would have worked as well and I agree... I need to start thinking of those HEALTHY options for my

came in LAST... HAD NO idea what was going on...

walk across the finish line...

studette :) Liz's Mick pointed out to me the photo below is the classic... JUST TAKE MY PICTURE MOM photo... (even though I didn't take the pic! :) I expect many more of these as she gets older huh? :)
we were SO proud of our girl for finishing the race and SO THANKFUL for MiMi for walking the ENTIRE track WITH her (even after all the race stuff was getting packed up and put away :)
After the race Husband left for a golf tournement with Doe-Doe and BIL L so the R girls came to hang until a VERY SPECIAL girl came home from the airport... my girl woke up JUST IN time to head out and meet....

Baby Shi-WHOA! :)
Baby GIRL H is home with her Mama, Papa and big bro PQ and we are all THRILLED! I snuck in on the coat tails of the family since I am family except not REALLY :)

and we all just soaked her up....

Minnie soaked up the fact that her Aunnie Bet-ah was home...

right where she belongs.
I even soaked up some baby lovin'... ooooo I love me some babies... ESPECIALLY when they are wearing my girl's hand-me-downs.

My girl was much more interested in what sort of a ruckus she could cause at "Gammie's House" :) She wasn't a HUGE fan of her TiTi holding new baby "Shi-Whoa" but give the girl a distraction and it goes a long way :)

We came home just in time to play and hang with PEE-BEEEEEEEEEEE!!! :)

Her parent's day of LOVE was Sunday so they were able to go out for a yummy meal... Pheebs hung wout with the R gals, Minnie and I until I took her home to go to bed... Per the norm... the girls had A BLAST!!!

Having fun, makin' memories and loving on people. Afterall, that's what it's all about right?