Apr 24, 2010

2 Years Old

Scarlett
     sleeps in her crib
     eats her vegetables
     sings several songs from memory
     lets me paint her toenails
     has never had a haircut
     insists on doing things by herself 
     enjoys "cooking" in her kitchen and "setting" her table 
     says, "Ta Da!" when she shows me something she did
     gives lots of hugs and kisses
     identifies most letters and single digit numbers
     loves scrambled eggs, fresh fruit, pickles, chocolate and popsicles
     weighs 29 pounds
     sleeps with a slew of stuffed animals in her bed
     is day-time potty trained
     talks on the phone
     loves Curious George & Caillou
     would choose a potato chip over a cookie
     has a large vocabulary 
     persists until she (usually) gets her way
     tells Daddy, "Be careful!" when he leaves for work
     used the word "patient" the other day
     peels the paper off of crayons
     talks from the instant she wakes up until the moment she falls asleep
     hates having her face washed
     goes to bed at 7:30
     pulls her kitties' tales
     is seriously fearful of going to the doctor 
     loves to get "cozy"
     takes a nap after lunch
     pulls out her hair bows any chance she gets 
     cries when I leave her a church
     does not cry when I leave her with my sister
     says, "walkie, walkie" instead of just walk
     loves, coloring, play-dough, animals, cars, and her "little people"

Scarlett is two now and so full of energy, curiosity, life, and love.
What an amazing little girl! We love you sweet Scarlett.

Apr 20, 2010

Bluebonnets 2010


And, WOW, what a difference a year makes.

Click here to see more from last year!

Apr 19, 2010

Poo Poo Scawy!

Tacky title maybe, but it sure is funny when Scarlett says it! Today is definitely a day for the record books. Potty training is going pretty smoothly so far, and Scarlett had no accidents all day!  And she actually told me every time when she needed to go. Before today she was doing a good job going #1 in the potty. No big deal anymore with that, but she refused to go #2. She would hold it until I put a diaper on her at naptime or would just go in her “big girl underwear.” When she does do that in her “big girl underwear” she gets very upset even though I don’t scold her. I just try to tell her where that is actually supposed to go, but she gets so upset and says, “Mommy, poo poo scawy!!” I kept thinking oh great, my daughter is afraid of poo! How will I ever get her to go in the toilet!


Well, yesterday we transitioned from the potty chair to just using the ring on the actual toilet. She seemed fine with that change. Today, she actually told me she needed to go #2, and she went in the toilet! She was almost in tears though, and she kept saying, “Poo poo not scawy” the whole time she was going as if to reassure herself.  I had to hold her hands too, but hey, she went! She also surprised me several more times today. When we came home from grocery shopping, her pull-up was still dry, and she woke up with a dry pull-up after naptime. Way to go baby girl! I can’t wait to quit buying diapers, but I am most looking forward to not changing dirty diapers anymore! Whoo Hoo! At least we're on the right track...

Apr 14, 2010

Birthday Bash

Scarlett turned two on Friday, April 9, and her party was on Sunday. On Saturday most all of our family were already in town so we had a cook-out at my sister's house. It is so funny to watch the three girls play. They are wild! There's lots of high pitched squeals and running around. We were all having dessert and the next thing I knew, Scarlett was opening her presents! One turned into two and so on until I just let her open everything from my parents. She is really good at ripping off the paper now!



The next day we had the actual party at a nearby park. It was a gorgeous day and a beautiful location. We rented a clubhouse that overlooked the park and a pond. Scarlett's favorite thing to do is go to the park, and her favorite thing to eat is pizza, so that's what we did, and that's what we ate! This is the invitation I made and sent out; I chose a barnyard theme because Scarlett loves to sing "E-I-E-I-O" and loves to look at farm animals in her books. 


As you can see, Scarlett got her little hands on the cake when we were decorating the clubhouse. She just couldn't stand it! I had the baker make a bandanna and cow print cake to go with the theme. They did a great job I think! It was also delicious! Money well spent....man, cakes are not cheap.


Here you can get a good look at the clubhouse view; it was so pretty! We couldn't have asked for a better day.


And here's my precious birthday girl on her big day. These have been the most wonderful two years of my life.



Grandmas!
Grandpas!

GG! (my grandma)

Sisters!

Cousins!


I guess it was too hectic for the three of us to take a family photo so here's a really cute one of my sister's family instead! 

I let Scarlett drink a Dr. Pepper with her pizza (she still keeps asking for more "Pepper") and at one point, she took a big gulp of it and declared, "I love it!" We all laughed; she's a pretty funny little girl.


Time for cake!

Listening...

Blowing...

Clapping...

Thinking...

Going for it!


Time for presents! All the kids were very interested in this part!



And then Scarlett opened some cars from my sister's family, and it was over! She just wanted to play with those!


Then at the park's playground...what better time to practice the big kid swing than at your 2nd birthday party?


We had such a fun day celebrating your birthday Scarlett! You are such a joy. We love you very much!  Happy Birthday!


My sister took the majority of these photos; thanks Auntie!

Happy Birthday to Scarlett

Scarlett is now 2! I've got lots to post about her party and her 2 year old stats, but for now, here's a video of us singing to her. It was so windy that I couldn't get the all the candles to light, but she didn't seem to mind. What she does at the end is quite a hoot. She's been singing the "Happy Birthday" song constantly!

video

Apr 6, 2010

Toddler Talk

Beacause these are things I never want to forget but will if they're not written down....

It's warming up here now, and when I turned on the air conditioner in the car the other day, Scarlett yelled: "Mommy it's windy!!" 

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Scarlett's favorite question right now is:

Scarlett:   "Mommmy, what's your name?"
Me:          My name is Mommy. What's your name?
Scarlett:   "My name is 'Karlett!"
Me:         Very good!
Scarlett:  "Daddy, what's your name?
Chris:     My name is Daddy! What's your name?
Scarlett:  "My name is 'Karlett!"
Chris:      Good job!

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Scarlett was awake from her nap calling out to me:   
"Mommy! Mommy! MOOOMYYY? WHERE ARE YOU? Mommy?" 

When I (finally) poked my head in her door, she beamed and cried out,
"I found her!"

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I was watching Oprah the other day just before we were heading out the door, we were almost to the car when Scarlett stopped, furrowed her brow in concern and asked: "Where'd Oprah go?"

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While I wasn't watching, Scarlett sprinkled a trail of cat food from their dish, into the kitchen, and on into the living room.  So of course, I asked, "What are you doing, Scarlett!?"  She answered, "Mommy, kitty hungry!"

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While grocery shopping the other day in the produce section, we were right next to a worker who was stocking vegetables. Scarlett looked the elderly man over and shouted, "Mommy, man scary!!

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Lately, whenever I correct Scarlett or even just tell her no, she retorts in a bossy voice, "Mommy, be nice!"

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Apr 4, 2010

Happy Easter

We had a very low key, relaxing Easter this year.  I worked on Saturday so we just went to church Easter morning and all came home and took a nap.  It was great! We are gearing up for Scarlett's 2nd birthday party next weekend. She'll be 2 this Friday, but I'm not ready to discuss that right now...

Family photo after the church service!  Scarlett looks sad because she is not a fan of the church nursery.  They say she cries off and on and doesn't ever want to eat their snack.  We haven't been going consistently which is probably part of the problem.  We need to go every Sunday so she can get used to it. I do think she did a little better this week than last week.

My two favorite people in the whole wide world. This is from my iphone which I think takes better pictures than my actual camera, but that's another story....


And finally, with frilly socks and shoes off, hair pulled out of bow, and stripped down to her bloomers, Scarlett was much happier!

 Happy Easter from our Family!