Saturday, February 19, 2011

What do you do on a Rainy Day...

Go "Jumpin' in the Puddles" of Course!

Miss M. got the cutest puddle jumpers from Randall and Misty for her birthday.   She has been wearing them everyday, patiently waiting for it to rain.    Today was the day.   She was soooo excited to put on her boots and try them out.  The boots did not disappoint!  She was a little leary at first but, it didnt take very long for her to get the process down.  
I think we have a new favorite past-time!  
Thanks Randall and Misty for the awesome present.  They are just perfect!!

Sunday, February 6, 2011

Something New

I have really talented and creative sisters.   My sister Heidi can crochet like nobody's business.  I mean totally amazing things are created with her crochet hooks.   She is starting a little side business selling her creations, so while we were at my parents house on Saturday we went outside to take some pictures of the things she has made.   Here are some of the pictures, go ahead and check out her new blog as well if you would like to see more. (I promise you wont be dissapointed!)

Oh Yes... and you may have noticed all the pictures are of my baby sister - she's the pretty one (again, why didn't I get those genes?) and loves the camera or the camera loves her :)  (If you couldn't tell).  

Tuesday, February 1, 2011

Happy Birthday Baby Girl!!!

Gosh, I guess I cant say "baby girl" anymore.   My baby is turning 3  years old today.   Where does the time go?   It seems like yesterday we got the call that she had been born but then it also feels like there has never been a time when we didnt have her.   
I love this little girl more than anything.  She has truely made my life complete.   She is such a big girl now and definately has her own mind and personality. 

There are so many great things about this little girl but here are a few of the recent highlights:

She rarely smiles for the camera.   It is a joyous occasion when she asks me to take her picture or I can sneak one of her smiling.  Typically when the camera comes out, she looks the other way.

She is obsessed with brushing her teeth and does it frequently.

She LOVES money.  she will gather up change from around the house and put it in her bank.  We now have 3 banks of which she puts money in on a regular basis. (We have even turned this love into bribery for going potty... our fingers are crossed and we hope this method works )

The dog is still her best friend- she drags her around, cuddles her and kisses the dog all day long

Oatmeal is an essential food group at our house.  She would have it morning, noon and night.

"Yo ho, yo ho, pirates life for me" is heard regualrly at our house.   However on Sunday she followed that phrase up with "Follow the prophet"

Her desinated spot for eating, cleaning, or helping mom is on top of the kitchen counter.  It's my fault,I have put her there since she was tiny and now she just sits up there to do most anything.  
She has an obession with between her toes.  She does not like to have socks on but when she does and they come off, she immediatly has to check between her toes for any "goobers"

She can say the ABC's and count to 10 but she can really only identify the letter "M".  When you ask her what the letter is she will say  "Maggie"

She is very excited about going to Mickey's house again.  She has been wearing her mouse ears non stop for the last few days.

She is such a big helper and loves to help around the house.  She is very good at dusting

She loves Popcorn or "Popping" as she calls it.

After we went and saw the movie Tangled she spent the next few days just stroking her hair. (she loved the movie so much we went and saw it twice)

She is turning into quite a little artist. She loves to draw.

She is so loving and randomly comes up to me, throws her arms around my neck and says "I Love you Mama, to, to" (I dont know where she got the "to, to" from but it's pretty darn cute)

I am so lucky to be her Mama.  She makes everyday a little bit brighter. 
I love you...Miss M.   Happy Birthday!