Saturday, July 30, 2011

Weekend in Photos

It's been busy, busy, busy lately and I couldn't believe after making Bug's chair photo that the last pictures taken were from the July 4th weekend. I am usually snapping away all day every day!

T's in San Antonio and Coco's in Chicago....another planning mishap. (I blame T.) The Grands had to come down and play with Buggy for a few days. Although, they weren't complaining! See for yourself:





Monday, July 25, 2011

At 29 Months



* She's singing the ABC song all the way through! I hear her singing quite often in the tub while playing with her foam letters that stick to the sides.

* Her love of coloring continues and we have finally found a few coloring books for her to enjoy. We still have to be careful with the ink pens laying around, she's quick on the draw!

* I had to laugh when we were standing in line to buy groceries and she pointed to the candy saying "M's." I didn't think she would ask for candy at this young age. I decided to teach her the "You Can't Have Something Every Time we go to the Store Lesson" another day.~

* She knows all of the colors' names, especially blue and pink but sometimes she gets the others mixed up, so she's not 100% yet.

* Her talking keeps getting better and better every day. She will repeat anything that you say and she'll make her own 4 word sentences fairly often. Her favorite is, "Up please there Mama."

* She's still sleeping in her crib, but when I see her stand up in it I realize how tall she is and that she really could just jump out anytime even though she doesn't. We are currently trying to decide if we are going to move her to the regular size bed.

* Ladybug's weight is 26 pounds and she's wearing 24 months clothing. Her shoe size is a solid size 5 and we're buying size 4 diapers even though they seem a little big.

* Look at her pretty hair that is finally growing!

* You can see last month's chair photo here.

Wednesday, July 20, 2011

The little bridge







This little bridge is sitting in the yard at Mamo's house in Mississippi and has been there since I was a little girl.

I remember doing exactly what Ladybug is doing, walking back and forth across the bridge over and over again.

I also remember over the years taking many family photos in that same little spot.

Now I remember how much fun Ladybug had on that little bridge....I want her to remember it too.

Huggles,
Deana

Saturday, July 16, 2011

Card Love






It's been awhile since I've shared anything scrappy related. Yes, I'm behind in my pages but making cute cards by the dozen!

This was made with a couple of the new Stampin' Up stamp sets, Simply Soft and Kindness Matters. I'm in love with the colors Crumb Cake and Cherry Cobbler.

I have a Card Club meeting at my house on the second Wednesday of every month and we make 3 cards while enjoying some snacks. Email me for more details if you are interested in joining us!

Happy Weekend,
Deana

Sunday, July 10, 2011

The Beach




On our trip to Mississippi, we took a little side trip down to the coast. I love the ocean and everything about it...the smell, the wind, the sand, the touristy feel of a beach town, and how you can see water all the way to the horizon.

I wanted Ladybug to experience her first trip to the beach without getting all wet but it didn't happen that way. As you can see, she loves the water and was ready to dive right on in.

Next time we will definitely take our suits for a little swim.





Wednesday, July 6, 2011

Picking them up one by one...



I have waited a long time for Buggy to want to play with her crayons and color at the table. We've experimented with the Color Wonder and the chunky style crayons...she just wasn't very impressed.

Earlier this week I bought her very first box of regular crayola crayons. Since that day, she hasn't wanted to do anything but color. In fact, this morning she didn't even want to have breakfast...she was chanting "colors, colors" right away.

I gave her only 3 crayons the first day and I was reprimanded for limiting her color choices so I went ahead and gave her the entire box. That wasn't a real good idea, she enjoys dumping them out and spilling them all over the floor! We're now using a recycled ice cream container to keep them contained. She can get them in there a lot easier, but she still likes to dump them out every chance she gets.

Umm, I picked them up the first 2 times, but now she's picking them up herself, as you can see. Her little legs would scurry under the table coming out with one crayon. She'd drop in the container and dive back down for another. So cute!

Enjoy the day,
Deana

p.s. Now I'm in search of some regular old fashioned coloring books, they are pretty hard to find.

Monday, July 4, 2011

Fireworks



We headed down to the Little Elm fireworks display tonight. Bug made herself comfortable on our ice chest and played with her ipod since we were there sooo early. (Have I ever mentioned that T is never late, always super early?)




When the fireworks began to light up the sky, Buggy started whimpering a little bit. My girl does not like noise and she jumped down and wanted to be held! She buried her head in my shoulder but I kept saying how pretty they were with a few oooh's and ahhh's thrown in. When I started talking about the colors, I could feel her peaking around secretly watching.

By the time it was almost done, she was watching and telling me what colors were flying through the air!




Perhaps by our next July 4th, I'll figure out how to take a picture in the dark.~

Saturday, July 2, 2011

I Love a Parade




It was an early start to our day with a Fourth of July parade. We were near the tail end and the parade people looked so hot, I felt a little bad for them.




Buggy didn't really understand what we were watching, but she understood perfectly when the parade tossed a few candies her way!

Of course, one in each hand is only a problem when you need to wave.



So, let's just stuff our pockets full of candy!