Saturday, August 20, 2011

Day Out With Thomas

I'm on call this weekend, but I managed to be speedy during rounds and make it to a family outing--Day Out with Thomas!  We took both kids, and despite a thunderstorm scare, the ride was great (although a bit boring for the adults), and it stopped raining afterwards.  Jackson got his picture taken with Bob the Builder's team, Sir Topham Hat, and Thomas himself!  He was very well-behaved, and even ended the trip by going in the big potty before we left!

Savannah did great!  She's going thru a growth spurt and can't seem to get enough food lately; we stopped at fast food on our way home because we were so hungry, and I felt so bad...I forgot to bring anything for Savannah, and she was watching Jackson eat his fries and screaming and crying because I think she wanted some too!  Even though she had a TON of milk, it wasn't enough. 

She can wave and say "Ha" for hi; she can play patty cake; and she plays peek a boo! 

Tonight before bed, the two of them were running arouind the room making each other laugh, it was so cute!  Jackson was throwing his blanket on her head and we would say, "Where's Savannah?" and she would pull it off and start cracking up!  It was great. 

That's all for now, I'll add pics later!

Thursday, August 18, 2011

Random Stuff

So I just wanted to note a few things.  First of all, Savannah now has 4 teeth!  Hurray!  They're not even yet, so it looks really funny.  She also has started saying a word for when she wants to nurse, "Na-na."  Cute!  And she has begun to carry around her little bowl of cheerios, spilling them all in her wake.  It's great.

Jackson is very much into the Mickey Mouse Clubhouse.  He will "become" Mickey or Donald or Goofy throughout the course of the day, and we can't call him "Jackson."  He dances to the song at the end of the show, and he now has a Mickey doll he can carry around.  It works really well when Mickey does certain things I want Jackson to do...  He even does "Mousekersize" and runs around like crazy doing flips.  He's a good tumbler! 

Last night, he decided he was Heidi the I proceeded to give him milk and "cat food" (dinner), and he actually ate some!  My plans slightly backfired when I threatened to put him in his cage if he didn't behave, and he actually WANTED to go into the cage, at which point I revealed there wasn't really a cage.  Oh well.  :)

So cute, love my kiddos!

Friday, August 5, 2011

And she's.....One Year Old!

A few days late, but here goes...

Dearest Savannah,
You are ONE YEAR OLD! This year has gone by so fast, I can hardly believe it. Here are some of the things you are doing:
You just started to walk a few days before your birthday, and now there is no stopping you. You walk with your little pudgy left arm held up in the air for balance. It's so cute!
You can do, "So Big!" and "Patty Cake" and "Peek-a-Boo!"
You can say "Dada," "Mama," and "Hi."
You can wave hi and bye-bye.
You can climb stairs all by yourself and practically anything else you put your mind to.
You wear size 12-18mo clothes, size 4 diapers, size 4 shoes.
You weigh 22.5lbs and are 29.5 inches long!
You love playing with your peeping eggs and Little People.
You sleep all through the night in your crib, and when you wake up in the morning you play with your stuffed animals and various toys that play you lullabies, and sometimes you even put yourself back to sleep.
You stopped drinking out of a bottle a week before your birthday, so you drink out of a cup with a straw, and you can drink whole milk now! You are still nursing, but I'm going to stop pumping soon at work, :( because you eat so much food and drink whole milk during the day.
You love it when Daddy's snacking; you make a beeline for his snacks and water.
You still love playing with your brother.
You love baths and just figured out how to turn the water on by yourself, joy.

Daddy was in North Carolina on your actual birthday, but we had your party a week later. Gaga and Papa and Aunt Paula traveled so far to celebrate with you! You had so many friends and family show up to see our little one year old! The cupcakes were not my best creation...Red Velvet...but I can't do everything right, right? I went out and bought you a little cake from Meijer later on, but to my relief, you didn't seem to like it any better than you liked my cupcakes, which you did eat quite a bit of.

I love you so much and I am so proud of you, Princess!