Thursday, January 31, 2013

My baby is 17 Months old!

My baby girl is 17 months old today! I can not believe it. Next month she will be a year and a half! That is so bittersweet. I absolutely LOVE this age. I wish I could freeze time. She is learning so much every single day.
Here are some stats:
Weight: 25 lbs 3 oz
Height: 33 1/2 inches
Clothes: 24 months/ 2T
Favorite Book: Good night Moon
New Words: Papaw, tree, keys, cheese, sky, eyes, cow, lots of animal sounds, kitty,taco,  book,  her name, and lots of other random words.
Favorite food: Cheese. She could eat cheese all day everyday if I let her. 

New Styles: Pony Tails! So glad we have reached this link finally. I have to do something with her hair everyday because her bangs are in her eyes now. I want them to grow with her hair, so no trimming!

Fun new things: She is getting really good at doing the actions in songs exactly when they are sung. She is great at If You Are Happy and You Know It. She also likes Itsy Bitsy Spider, Wheels On the Bus, Two Little Sausages, and the Row Row Row your Boat with the Alligator.
New Developments: She can rock her wooden horse by herself now, and so somersaults. She actually has been doing somersaults for a while now. Her running is getting a lot better and she loves stomping her feet.
Happenings this past month: She had her first ear infection this month which lead to her first antibiotic.
New Activities: Gymnastics. She is a bit apprehensive, but I hope with time she gets used to it because I know she will love it. She loves doing all the tricks at home. 
She is such a GREAT kid. I look at her and smile. I am so so so very blessed to be her mommy.

Wednesday, January 30, 2013

Worless Wednesday: First Pony Tail

Little Miss's hair is just long enough to squeeze into a pony tail. This melts and breaks my heart at the same time. She looked like such a little kid with her hair this way. My baby is growing way too fast. Somebody send me a time machine!

Monday, January 28, 2013

Tot School Day 1

I am linking up with 1+1+1=1 today for my first day of tot school with Little Miss! 

Today I started tot school with Little Miss. I just planned a few activities for us to do together and she really enjoyed this time. I planned for our first week to be themed towards farm animals. She is really into learning all the animal sounds right now so I thought this would be perfect.

We started the morning by reading two farm themed books.


I told her it was time for school and showed her how to sit cross cross apple sauce on the rug. She was so excited and listened so well to the stories. She loves the Baby MacDonald on the farm because it is a touch and feel book. She also knows all the sounds to the animals inside. She brings me this book a lot to read so I knew it would be a hit for our first day.

After we read I pulled up some farm themed songs on YouTube. We sang Old MacDonald, Baa Baa Black Sheep, Jack and Jill, and Mary Had a Little Lamb. she loved dancing to the music. In fact this is how she choose to dance to one of the songs:
She is so silly.
I let her play with a farm themed sensory bin while I set up for a craft. She didn't know what to think about it because she had never done a sensory bin before. She spent a lot of time taking the oats out of the bin and putting them on the floor.
Our gluing craft was a little challenging for her, because she does not like when things stick to her fingers. She enjoyed it for the first two pieces and then wanted to be done.

The biggest hit of the day was the markers. She was pointing to them the whole time we were gluing.
We finished our first day of tot school by making pigs in a blanket for lunch. She was just trying to steal all the cheese. :)
I am very excited to be starting this little adventure with her. I look forward to seeing her grow and learn, and just look forward to the special time together.

Friday, January 25, 2013

Five Question Friday: 1/25/13

I am linking up with the wonderful My little Life today for Five Question Friday. Come join in on the fun!!!

1. Do you embrace or dread snow/cold weather days?

Honestly, this depends on the day. A lot of the time I embrace staying inside with Little Miss in sweat pants all day. It just seems so cozy when it is snowing out. Then there are the days that Little Miss is bored to death and I wish it was not so nasty out. Today for instance it is snowing, the roads are getting bad, and I desperately need to go to the grocery. Not a good combination.

(She is like her momma, she likes the snow for the first 15 mins, then is way too cold)

2. Which game show or reality show could you totally win?
Definitely Let's make a Deal! I love that show! Silly people always pick Zonks, I could totally win big :)

3. What is your preferred climate?

I would prefer to live somewhere where the weather was a comfortable 75 degrees year round. Not too awful hot where you do not want to go outdoors, but not chilly either.

4. What do you buy every time you walk into the grocery store, no matter what?
Milk!! My daughter and my husband go through that stuff like mad. We almost go through a gallon a day. It is a tad ridiculous.

5. If you see a spider/bug in the house, are you brave enough to kill it, or do you call for your hubby?
Usually for my own safety I have to kill it because he is at work. There has been a time that I left a huge spider in the bathtub (barely alive because I tried to drown it) until the Mr. got home to kill it. Spiders really creep me out.

I hope everyone has a great weekend! Little Miss has two ear infections, so hopefully she is up for gymnastics in the morning. She is a little trooper when she is sick. She does not act like the bother her too much which I am so grateful for.

Thursday, January 24, 2013

Whitney Boutique Minnie Mouse Bag Review

Little Miss is definitely all girl. She loves dresses, bows, shoes, purses, jewelry, and all girly things in between. We spend the majority of our play time changing clothes and putting on lip gloss.

When I saw the princess tote bags made at Whitney's Boutique I knew Little Miss had to have one. We picked the Minnie Mouse bag, because Little Miss loves Mickey Mouse Clubhouse. She calls them "hot dog."

The bags are absolutely adorable and so girly. They are very well made with tulle to make the skirt poof. I love watching Little Miss tote it around the house. She will take it with her to the kitchen, put a can of pop in it and bring it to her dad. It's adorable.

(Here she is putting her pack of tissues in it)

Whitney's Boutique offer many different styles of bags, and you are sure to find one your little Princess will love. Some of my personal favorites are of course the Minnie Mouse Bag, The Alice and Wonderland Tote, and The cupcake Tote. She has many more and is a wonderful person to do business with. If your little Princess loves dress up as much as mine, be sure to go check out Whitney's Boutique!

This was not a paid post and honest opinions were used. The opinions are solely my own and may vary from others. Thank you to the company and/or pr agency who supplied the product for review and giveaway.

Wednesday, January 23, 2013

Wordless(ish) Wednesday: Finally Back!

I haven't blogged since before Christmas. My husband took some vacation time, and we have just been enjoying each other. Now everything is getting back to the normal schedule and I really am going to try to get back into the swing of the blog. I want to start keeping better records for Little Miss, and for myself to have the little memories wrote down.  It is one of my many new years resolutions.

Over the holiday we got hit with a lot of snow! I was so excited for Little Miss to get to experience it. Our weather has been so crazy, we had not had snow in two years. It sadly is gone now and just frigid cold :( I would much rather have snow around than just the cold air.

Here is Little Miss and Daddy in her first time out in the white stuff :)