Wednesday, November 23, 2011

Arielle at 2 years!

I have been the absolute worst at posting your monthly updates, but I will kick myself if I don't start back up again. You are saying and doing so many new things each day, i don't want these moments gone forever in the far reaches of my forgetful brain!

I took you for your 2 year appointment on your actual birthday. That was mean. I will never make you get shots and a finger stick on your birthday again. You weighed in at 29.5 pounds and 35.25 inches tall. You are finally coming down in the weight percentile a little but remain at the top for height.

You are talking up a storm, in full sentences. You sing and do a halfway decent job of getting the words right. The other day Natey was singing "Santa Claus is Coming to Town". After he finished you piped in, "Santa a list, checkin' a list, a find out, nice! Santa Claus es coming a town!". You were very proud of yourself after that.

You seem to think that "Christmas Songs" means one of 3 songs, the afore mentioned Santa song, "Tingle Bells" or "Frosty the Snowman". You will yell for Christmas songs in the car, but when I put on the station, you don't seem to understand that there are A LOT of different songs about Christmas.

You like to tell people that they are "Sows, sows" (so, so) pretty or handsome. Only girls can be pretty and boys are handsome. No one can tell you otherwise. You started this a couple of months ago, but I think it is so cute.

Every morning when you wake up you want "Nuggles" with mommy in our rocking chair before we can get you dressed. I will take your snuggles as long as you want to give them to me. I wish it could be forever.

When anyone is doing something you don't like you say they are teasing you. Your brother can just laugh at something and you will declare, "Natey teasin me!".

When I drop you off at daycare I started telling you, "See ya later alligator." You have turned this into "Later the gators".

You have a few funny names for things. You call the sun, "sunny day". Any group of trees is a jungle and there are "piders in dare". The stuffed animals that sleep in your bed are your "friends" and your blanky is a bank-a-let.

You are using the word "my" instead of I or me. I love it. The other day I pretended to be scared and you patted my head and said, "My a-tect (protect) you mommy". I almost died from the cuteness.

You can recognize the colors yellow, pink, purple and orange 100% of the time. We are still working on the other colors.

You count to 3 but then you just want me to do it, so you don't continue.

You continue to torture me by taking your socks and shoes off EVERY time we get in the car. This and the tornado-esk activity of upending everything can end any time now. Please. No, really. STOP!

You like to do "wimmin" (swimming) in the bath tub and insist on brushing your teeth every time we enter the bathroom.

Until next update, I love you puddin pie!

Tuesday, November 1, 2011

Halloween 2011

As you can see our theme was Piggies and Power Rangers. Ok, so it's not really a theme, but how about cheap or free costumes? Yes, I like that theme much better. I found Natey's costume at the consignment sale I participate in for $12.50! I tried to find it online and it is a Disney costume, which was $50+ dollars if I had purchased it new (I never would). Arielle's costume I was going to buy, but that lovely trait of procrastination bit me again. I didn't know what I wanted her to be until I saw this get up. I found it online for $24 which isn't terrible, but since it was too close to Halloween, I would have had to pay $17 for shipping. That kinda defeats the purpose. I found someone at work who had it and was able to borrow it instead! I like free much better. Too bad it gets dark here so stinkin early because I didn't get good pictures, but they looked so cute and we had a great time. I will not have a great time wrestling with my a-hole will power when it comes to resisting the candy. Luckily my hubby has hidden it from Nathan me. I will pretend I don't care and not search for it. My thighs will thank me.

I hope everyone had a safe and fun Halloween!!