Friday, August 26, 2011

Our evening at the Fair

We ventured out to the North Texas State Fair in Denton late in the evening after it cooled down some. This was a completely different experience than last year because she is mobile!

We didn't even take the stroller and she was just happily walking around while asking to hold both of our hands. (I love that she knows she has to hold at least one of our hands while outside, but she always holds out the other and says "hand" to be right in the middle of both us.)

Our first stop was the exhibit hall and a sidestep into a face painting booth. You can see how elaborate the designs were but I just asked for a cute little ladybug, of course.

We walked around the midway area and noticed several rides geared for the younger kids. She was barely tall enough for any of them...

When she saw all the other kids on this little car ride, she couldn't wait to hop on too. I love how she was trying to "steer" the car and blowing the horn. Every time she would pass by us we'd yell and wave like newbie parents taking their kid for her first fair ride!

Snack time and her first experience with cotton candy! It was a big hit!

Thursday, August 25, 2011

At 30 Months

Ladybug's 2 1/2 today and that means she's closer to 3 than she is to 2 now!

*She is learning about feelings and will come over and give you a hug if she thinks you are sad. If she runs into you on accident, you'll hear a "sorry."

*I'm really amazed that she knows many of her alphabet letters. I haven't worked with her on letters because we've been focused mainly on numbers and colors. She will color and draw in her notebook and then hand me the pen and say "R"....I'll write an R and then she will name another letter. I also watched her pick up T's weekly medicine box and then point to the days of the week while naming them "M T W S." Amazing!

*Conversations are becoming more and more frequent. The words she will say may be single or a few at a time, but it's definitely a back and forth conversation.

*Buggy is now sleeping every night in her big bed! I can tell that she really likes it. We placed a step stool at the foot of the bed so she can actually crawl up and down into it herself. (We did have one little fall out mishap before we bought a side rail.)

*She's wearing size 5 shoes, size 3 diapers (back to 3, the tummy pudge is gone again) and is 26.4 pounds.

Thursday, August 18, 2011

Let's go Outside

Bug has learned that our good friend Lori is fun and has some awesome little "toys." (They play ipad together.) So when Lori said, "I'll be right back." Bug jumped on the chance to see what she was up to and said, "Outside."

Of course, my little Buggy had no shoes on but she grabbed the closest ones she could find (her daddy's) and took off after Lori.

Monday, August 15, 2011

Big Bed

Look who has been sleeping in her big bed for the last several nights.

Saturday, August 13, 2011

Happy Birthday T !!

Happy Birthday to my sweet husband!

We started celebrating earlier today at a friends little 3 yr old birthday party. I'm so glad the weather was cooler so that we could go outside and enjoy this huge water slide in the backyard! I didn't think Buggy would climb up there and slide down, but she did.

I love how the other little kids were trying to help her up the "steps" by pushing on her little tush!

I see her little feet...she's about to slide down!

There she goes! Weeeeee!

By the way, she didn't want to do it a second time. I heard a resounding "no way." Hehehe

A quick snap of T and Bug on our way home to get ready for our own little party.

Lasagna and german chocolate cake! Yum yum!

P.S. Only 1 candle....we left off the other 40.~

Friday, August 12, 2011

Hi Fish...What's Wrong?

I've been hearing Buggy say that statement a lot this week. Tonight, she's running back and forth and spouting, "Hi Mama...what's wrong?"

She also does this little motion with both of her hands when she's asks. (Do I do that?)

I'm pretty sure she learned this from me...when she's pouty or crying I always ask her what's wrong. Now, I'm trying to say more "How are you?" and "What's new?" instead.

You don't realize you do or say things in excess until your little girl starts doing the same!


Wednesday, August 10, 2011

Girls Night Card Class

The girls are coming over tonight for my second Wednesday of every month 3-4-5 Card Class! We are making three cards that you can take home with the gorgeous Stampin' Up! products. Cost of the class is only $5 OR place a $20 order with me...hence the name 3-4-5. Yay!

The above card was made with the stamp set Delicate Doilies and you can order it here. While you're shopping, be sure to check out the clearance rack section for some great deals and the designer series paper is buy 3 packs, get 1 free during the month of August.

If you are interested in joining us for the 3-4-5 class or want to host your own class with your friends to earn lots of free stamps, just drop me a line!

Tuesday, August 9, 2011

First Movie

Ladybug went to see her very first real movie in the theater a few weeks ago. We gave her a choice between Cars and Winnie the Pooh...I really thought she would pick the Cars, but Pooh won out!

The experience started out great, but even though the movie was just a little over an hour long she was ready to get out of her seat and walk around after about 45 minutes in.

Even though you can't tell it from this expression, the movie popcorn was definitely a hit!

Monday, August 1, 2011


Ladybug's new favorite toy is a piece of wood carved into a horse head with pvc pipe attached to it. G-dad made this! She's been galloping around all over the place since G-dad gave it to her.

My job is to paint it....and I'm thinking a pink horse is definitely in order here.~

p.s. Can you believe it's August already?!