So, I decided to whip out a fall wreath last week one day during nap time. Seriously it only took me 10 minutes. I had a spare leaf garland in my fall decorations and I bought this wreath for $4.99 at Hobby Lobby.
I used twine that we already had to tie the garland onto the wreath and it turned out like this! I think it is great for $5! And it satisfies my desire for a new fall wreath.
Friday, May 20, 2011
Wednesday, May 18, 2011
Tuesday, May 17, 2011
**Update- We went to your 18 month check up and you are sure growing. You haven't gained much weight since your last check up. You still weigh 25 lbs but you are now 34 inches tall (95th percentile)!
I can't believe you have been around for a year and a half, L! You have grown more that I imagined you would in this time. It seems like you have only been with us for a few months, not 18! You think you are so big but you are still so small to me.
You are saying so many words I can't even count any more. You love to just say all the things you know. You are getting into everything. You can reach the kitchen counter tops and most other things now. You are climbing on all chairs/couches you encounter just because you can. I let you climb on most things but the rule is that you must sit on your bottom. We are having some battles over that. You love to get into the computer armoire which is also a definite no-no but there is just something about touching the keyboard and mouse.
You are getting more affectionate with us and we love to get a Liesel hug and kiss whenever we can. You love to play chase and for us to hide and jump out and scare you. It is so fun listening to you scream and giggle. I love it so! You are fast too and only getting faster. You are beginning to try to take the steps without sitting down or holding on to anything on your way up or down. You are quite the daredevil.
Playing outside is one of your favorite activities. You don't have to be entertained. You just like to walk around and look at stuff and add to your rock collection from the backyard. You are amassing quite a collection which you like to bring inside and carry around with you. You always like to carry around something small in your hand. I guess it is a comfort thing. You have to have your blankie or "Na-Na" as you call it and your sheep "Ba Ba" to sleep. You are such a great sleeper at night time and naps.
You are such a delight and I love being your Mama!
Wednesday, April 27, 2011
So, yesterday we returned from our long Easter weekend in southern Kentucky; Russellville, KY to be exact. We met up with Tarren's younger sister and her family from South Carolina and this place was just about in the middle. Tarren's dad researched and chose this vacation rental house here. It was built in 1811 and was pretty cool. It more than accommodated all of 12 of us. There were even beds to spare. We didn't break many of the antique items in the house. They were repairable a least. Everyone had a blast. Liesel got to meet three of her cousins for the first time. She loved them of course and learned so much from them over the weekend. Here are some pictures of the fun. It did rain the whole time but we still managed to have fun. This first picture is from when we made a pit stop in Metropolis, IL. And, no, Liesel did not get that Nerf gun in her Easter basket. It was just in the picture and belongs to someone else.
Thursday, April 14, 2011
Tuesday, March 29, 2011
Finally, something worth posting about! Haylie came over for a visit today and the girls had tons of fun. Liesel kept trying to give Haylie her cup of milk It was almost compulsive but Haylie was always gracious and took her milk every time. Thanks, H! Then they fought over who would get to sit in the child size rocking chair and thankfully took turns in the best one year old fashion. Then they played chase around the couch which is one of L's favorite games. You can watch here. It is kind of bad video but at least you can see how cute they are!
Friday, March 25, 2011
We are participating in a garage sale at the end of April (courtesy of the Cornell fam). I am going crazy going through stuff that we need to get rid of. It is so weird how this desire to purge and organize just hits me. It is also crazy that even though we had a garage sale just last year that we still have more stuff to get rid of. Does anyone else do weird stuff like this besides me? My only hindrance is a certain toddler that won't allow me total concentration on anything except her until she goes to bed. Thus there are only a few truly productive hours in the day but we make do.
Wednesday, March 23, 2011
I want to start posting on here again but it has been so long I don't know where to start. So here is my start. I am sorry to anyone who actually reads this. I will try to think of some good stuff to blog about. Don't worry. It will include Liesel. I am sure it will be mostly about my sweet Liesel.