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Some of this and that and a lot of pictures

4 Jun

Hi there, it’s been a while.

I always say I’ve been busy, but who hasn’t been busy…I guess that’s just life.

We are living life with a 2 year old and that is always exciting. You never know what you are gonna get. Some days we get the most-spirited little girl who is go with the flow and the next day brings an opinionated, grumpy little person who you have to stand on your head to get a smile out of. I enjoy a challenge though. She is incorporating new words into her vocabulary everyday and it is making this communication thing a little easier. There are still plenty of things we have to guess at but she lets us know when we hit the nail on the head. My favorite word she is saying right now is water. When she says it, it sounds like “what-errr”….I make her say it over and over again because I love the way it sounds. This kiddo loves being outside. It doesn’t matter if it is raining, 120 degrees or snowing. The elements don’t seem to phase her. I think her favorite climate is rain, she loves to bring us the umbrella each morning and when it actually is raining she is head over hills.

The new daycare is still going really well. She doesn’t want me to leave in the morning and she doesn’t want to go home in the afternoon. I can always tell she has played hard when I pick her up. Β Up until recently we would give her a bath just because that’s what you are supposed to do…not really because she needed one. Well, now the baths are definitely out of necessity. I swear, 2 year olds might be the stickiest thing in the world. At the end of a typical day she is equal parts sweaty, grimy, sticky, dirty and sunscreeny <—-made that one up. I cherish our time after bath when she is squeaky clean and smells good, that is prime snuggle time.

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Josh and I attempted our first real DIY together this weekend. We installed several bookcases in our living room and then took it a step further to make them look like built-ins. The good news is we didn’t kill each other. Hopefully I will share the finished product after we get all the final books in place and touch them up with some paint. It has already made a huge difference in the room.

What else have we been up to lately? We got a zoo membership for the year and plan on taking Lila once a week through the summer. I have still been busy with mobile orders and have been sewing pretty much every night…no complaining here, I love it:) I have also been keeping my running up since the half marathon and I am hoping to do another one this month. I have been trying to squeeze my runs in during my lunch break so most afternoons I am a sweaty mess. I bet my co-wokers love me. Luckily I have an office so maybe it’s not too offensive. I also have a trip planned in August to see my brother in Seattle! I am so excited. I have my plane ticket booked. However, I am not that excited about flying. I am hoping I will just sleep through most of the flight.

Here is a little bit more cuteness as of late…

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Short Stories

16 May

This weekend I was putting fresh sheets on our bed and Lila was helping me. When I say she was helping, I mean she was making kissy faces at herself in our closet mirror. I turned around to talk to her and she was slipping her little feet into my favorite flats. Once she got her feet in, she started shuffling around the room and laughing. She was so proud of herself for putting on mommy’s shoes. Next thing I know she has picked them up and started to walk out of the room with them. I was curious, and she needs constant supervision so I followed behind her. She carried my shoes into her room and cleared off a spot on her shoe shelf and lined them up with all her shoes. I died of utter cuteness.

This morning Josh went and got her out of her crib and brought her in the bed to snuggle with us for a bit. She wasn’t interested in snuggling but she was reaching for Blossom, our dog. Josh called Blossom over so Lila could pet her. She came and nestled right beside Lila and Lila laid her head on top of blossom’s. She then started patting the top of blossom’s head and we told her she was being very sweet. She then quickly applauded herself. All we could do is laugh.

An Afternoon With Mommy

29 Mar

Yesterday, I had a rare afternoon off in the middle of the week with Lila. Her babysitter had an appointment so I left work early and we spent the day playing.

I just love watching her and the changes she goes through everyday.

She was being incognito in the park.

We came home and frolicked in the yard. Yes, I am aware we need a goat…or we could probably just mow it.