Checking out the train depot.
Monday, November 29, 2010
Saturday, November 27, 2010
Bella got a girl's bomber jacket and a set of puzzles from Grandma and Grandpa. Loved them!
Monday, November 22, 2010
Friday, November 19, 2010
When you have a baby or toddler in your home (in my case, three toddlers), you have to decide just how hardcore you want to be about child-proofing. I've read a lot of articles that suggest accepting your current state and removing anything that has decorative or sentimental value from your home until your child is about 5 years old. This is just not me; I can't remove everything I love from my home, and especially my living room.
As a stay-at-home-mom who has to see the inside of her house all day, I want to take pride in my home and how it's decorated, and I don't want the whole room to be decorated in exersaucers and sippy cups. I want to be able to clean up at the end of the day and have it look like a "normal," adult living room. Maybe this is just asking for a headache, but it's what we've chosen so far.
The risk you run, of course, is when a small human and your decor collide. In this case, Rex (one of the toddlers I watch) decided to use my caroler figurine as drumsticks against the side table. And since I've already put way to much dialogue into this blog, can I just whine for a moment and say that chasing three toddlers around the house, while also trying to keep the room intact, can be EXHAUSTING! There, I whined. Now I'm off to find some super-glue...
Thursday, November 18, 2010
The back that shows the outline of her hand. She's so cute and pudgy!
Wednesday, November 17, 2010
Bella is also working on her first cold of the season, and I think Rex is, too. I always make sure I'm stocked up on tissues - they sneeze a lot and toddler noses are not cute with snot! We're extremely thankful that Bella's colds tend to be mild. Steve and I were commenting last week about how thankful we were that we had never had to take Bella to an E.R. or urgent care facility. I think that's a miracle for a toddler! We have a tough little human!
Monday, November 15, 2010
Believe it or not, Steve wasn't nervous...I think this is his "waiting" face. :)
We had eight people on the other side of the camera trying to get Bella's attention and make her smile, but no such luck! I think she's staring at Auntie Mel right here.
Saturday, November 13, 2010
Wednesday, November 10, 2010
Next...I know it's early (okay, VERY early), but I've already decorated for Christmas. I usually hold off a little longer than this, but we had a free weekend - very rare for us - so I decided to drag the boxes out of the attic and get some of it done. Having Bella be a little older inspired me to make some homemade decorations. I might be able to claim that Bella made them, because they definitely look like a child did them! I'm just telling myself that it makes it more "homey".
This is the only picture I took of the homemade crafts. I made a snowman and a bunch of paper snowflakes to hang in the windows. It won't snow in Georgia in time for Christmas, so this is the best I could do!
And my favorite...a nativity set given to me by Steve's mom. It's from the Willow Tree company; I have quite a few of their pieces that are "maternity" or "parenting", and I just love this set! It always goes on our mantel.
I'll put up some more pictures when it's closer to the actual season!
Sunday, November 7, 2010
Friday, November 5, 2010
2. I no longer think it's disgusting when she eats something off the floor without even using her hands.
3. I go the the bathroom with the door closed and the lights off just to have a moment of peace and quiet.
4. When I go to the Kiddie Play area in the mall, I want to hit the other children.
5. I let the three toddlers in my house trade sippy cups like it's their job.
6. I strongly believe that "Repeat Play" should be an option on every Disney movie's menu.
7. I gave up forcing my child to eat green vegetables and now just feed her pears from a can.
8. My proudest moment was when my child blew on her own french fry to cool it down.
9. I've yelled at my child while she was throwing a tantrum.
10. I've had to call Poison Control three times in the last year.
Thursday, November 4, 2010