Monday, August 25, 2014

Catch Up


Time to play catch up, I guess. We moved! Moving sucks! It's super stressful and leaves things like blogs in the dust. You just have to deal with it ALL THE TIME. So, sorry I've neglected this blog for so long but it's time to catch up!

Here's our new house. It's cute and we love it. We mostly love it because it's right near our dearest friends but also because it's in a sweet neighborhood with tree-lined streets and you guys can walk to school and it's just what I wanted for you guys as your childhood home.

We also had a crazy summer full of fun and fun and more fun. We joined Round Hill pool, which turned out to be one of our better ideas. Then of course we spent a month in Michigan doing everything fun there is to do. We ate SO MUCH ICE CREAM. 

And of course you got to meet your cousin, Charlie Coconut, for the first time. You adore him. You call him Chowlie Toe-ta-nut.

When we got back, you stood on your chair and managed to fall right off backwards and that landed us in the ER. You ended up with this: 

Luckily, you're just a pretty happy roll-with-it kid so you aren't that bothered. Phew. 

The other thing that you've been doing lately, which I think is so funny, is getting super into one toy (or type of toy) for like 1-3 weeks and then basically forgetting about it altogether. You got a Rainbow Dash Equestria Girl and it was THE THING. You carried it everywhere. You played with it every single second. Until you found Magic Clip Green Anna. Then you only played with Magic Clips. Next it was Thomas and "greenie greenie" the Trains. Now it's Sultan of the Disney Palace Pets. It's exhausting and hilarious. And expensive because you beg and beg and beg and you just have to have whatever it is....

I love you, Buggy. You are so funny and sweet and feisty and you just make us all so happy. I love it so much when you wake up at night and say, "I wanna snuddle you." and you put your hand right on my cheek. I just melt, kid. 


Sunday, March 30, 2014

Don't Tiss Me, That's Yut

Junebug, you're THREE!

Even though I can't even remember life without you, I also can't believe you're already 3. You're already the age that Zoe was when you were born. Crazy insane how time flies, kid.

You have been talking about your birthday for weeks and weeks and were not the best sport about other people's birthdays leading up to yours. For example, when we tried to sing to Grandpa David you said, "It's MY birthday!" (although when you say it it sounds like boat-day) and then you sulked. But this time it really was your birthday and you had the best time. You are obsessed with the movie Frozen and you got A LOT of Frozen toys and clothes for your big day.

I love this picture of you looking so pleased with your Frozen dress and Elsa doll.

You just learned how to go on the potty a few weeks ago and that was SO EASY, I can't even believe it. You're a smart cookie, kiddo. I always gear up for things like this (starting preschool, weaning, potty-training, etc) like I'm driving straight into a hurricane and you guys always show me up. You're all, "Um, nailed it. Good thing you got all nuts, Mom. Ain't no thang, fool." 

You are so funny;  you hardly ate any of your birthday cake because you did mostly this: 

It's awesome. And messy. Luckily your Dad seems to totally get it so he's happy to let you go to town. The desire to squish your cake must come from his side. It's lost on me, man. 

I love you SO much! You're growing up into such an awesome little kid. You're so sweet and funny and rascally and feisty and I love you to bits and bits. 


Thursday, January 23, 2014



You at almost 3...I can't even tell you how adorable you are.You are the spunkiest little rascally kid but you are also the biggest sweetheart. You sit in my lap and smooch my face and say things like, "I love you so much!" In the middle of the night when you come into my bed you will say, "Can I cuddle with you?" and when I say yes you say, "Oh Goody!" (but it sounds like oh doody). I can't get enough of it. You also still say, "You da bess!" when we say yes to you. Which reminds me that you really don't like it when we say no to you. You'll sometimes say, "DON'T SAY NO TO ME!" or "Say yes!". Sometimes you get so mad when we say no that you cross your arms and say things like, "Don't look at me. You're mean. I don't like you anymore." Lately you've started saying, "I hate you!" because you love to be just like your teenagery big sister. And that big sister would NOT be your teenage sister Josie but your 6 year old sister, Zoe.

Whenever you and Zoe play games she always names someone Ella. It's like her go-to name. You, however, always choose Dayla. Dayla is your go-to name. Which is really hilarious since it's just something you made up and not actually a name you've ever heard.

I have been telling you stories at bedtime of when Grandpa David was little and when Aunt Jess and I were little. So you have started telling other people stories about yourself when you were little. You say, "When I leedle, I get stuck in mud! I say, 'MOMMEEE HELP MEEEE!" and then you laugh and laugh like that is the best story anyone has ever heard and you feel so lucky to be able to tell it.

For the longest time you said "I want somepoo eat" when you were hungry but just lately you have started saying, "Mom, my tummy is so hunn-ry." You'll often say, "I so thirssy. I need my wah-ballah (water bottle)." I know you'll outgrow saying things like this is a flash so I'm savoring it all right now. Just like 1/4 of all mom blog posts tell me to do.

You always want to be a part of the conversation so sometimes you'll hear me say something like, "well, that's on Saturday" and you'll say, "SATURDAY?! I hate Saturday!" and you'll kind of roll your eyes like, "sheesh, man? you know?"

Right now we are starting to learn potty stuff. I'd say you're about 10% in. You're not opposed exactly, but you kind of act like this is just another one of my crazy schemes and you'll humor me for a while until I get on some other jag. So we'll see. You're kind of sick right now w/ a crappy cough so I'm not putting it high on my list of priorities.

Well, guess what? I love you. I love you like crazy. I was listening to this book on tape and the main character has a baby and she said, "this love is so big it's TERRIFYING." Yup. That's exactly how I feel. Love you so much it hurts.