Friday, September 28, 2012

First Cookies!




We made cookies together for the first time today. This is something I've always dreamed of doing with a daughter! We were going to make sugar cutouts, but I waited too late and so we made chocolate chip instead. You pulled up a chair to sit in so that you could watch me add the ingredients. Then, you tasted the dough several times! Then, I let you help me spoon them on the cookie sheet and then you watched them cook through the oven door. After they had cooled, I let you try one and (of course) my little Cookie Monster loved them! You are such a good helper! I am blessed!

Love,
Momma

Word World




You are saying so many words now, that I don't even bother counting anymore (praise God)! You are still in speech therapy 3 times a week and still need it for now, but you are seriously catching up! Here's a few funny and impressive things that you can say:

* You love to say "go" and love to pull on my hand and take me to what you want. It's usually the pantry where you go "knock, knock, knocking". You knock and say knock several times wanting in to get a snack.

* You have been saying "that baby happy" about your sister. It's too cute. I think "happy" is your new favorite word.

* You can say your colors and identify them. You are learning your letters and numbers too and shapes. We are really working on this hard at home. You have most animal sounds mastered and can identify most animals.

* You love to say "scat cat" when Sam is on our way which is at least once a day.

Love,
Momma

Monday, September 24, 2012

You!




You are my favorite two year old in the world! You love drinking smoothies, stickers, playing with your little people toys, eating Popsicles on the swing, blowing bubbles on the back deck, eating cookies and cake and ice cream, dogs, Minnie Mouse, saying colors and letters, wearing jewelry, saying "no", saying "Momma", running at full speed, tormenting - I mean playing with our cat Sam, balloons, twirling in circles, reading books, playing games on my iPhone, watching Blues Clues and Dora, to "go" and you LOVE to laugh. I love all of these things about you plus so much more! I just can't get enough of you and miss you after I put you to bed at night and can't wait for you to wake up in the morning. You are my world and my happiness!! I love you to the moon (and back)!

Love,
Momma

Sunday, September 23, 2012

Fall Fun

With slightly cooler temperatures over the weekend, we decided to do a few fall things as a family. First stop, to pick out our pumpkins! Daddy let you pick out your very own pumpkin! You had so much fun finding one. You were telling us they were "orange" and couldn't quite say "pumpkin" yet.


Here's you and Daddy with your pumpkin!


Aren't you precious?! Here's you "cheese"ing.


The next day, we went to a pumpkin patch in Bryant. You loved the petting zoo. They had miniature horses, bunnies, goats, sheep, chickens...you name it!


And, of course, you LOVED the dog named Molly.


Next, we took a hay ride which was really fun. They had built a small western "town" which we took a stop at and you had fun playing there.


There was also a train ride. It was bumpy, so no pics. Here you are posing in the cutouts.


Time to pick out one more pumpkin at the patch! You were more interested in the bounce house. You played there for 30 minutes.


My only picture of the two of you! You move quick!


After dinner, we came home and I told you to kiss your sister and you gave her a cheek. Ha! You are my funny girl!


Love,
Momma

Friday, September 14, 2012

Sisters!





Just wanted to let you know what a GOOD big sister you are! I know Ava is too small to play with, but you enjoy being next to her during her playtime. You have been so patient and sweet to her and Momma both. I can't tell you just how proud I am of you! I think you and Ava are going to be thick as thieves someday soon!

Love,
Momma

Monday, September 3, 2012

Choo Choo!

You had your first train ride at the zoo today! You loved it when the whistle blew and looked at me every time smiling. You also leaned in for a long hug which made my heart melt.




This old train has been around a long time. Here's a picture of Momma on it when I was about 4 (with a friend).




Love,
Momma