Friday, November 8, 2013

Daylight Savings Time, I declare you victorious.

Sure, one night with an extra hour of sleep is great.
I am not a fan of it getting dark earlier or how much it disrupts life with a toddler.
This week was ROUGH. There were lots of tears, tantrums, and early bedtimes.
Thankfully, there were lots of good moments too.

New words! Little Bean will repeat a lot of what we say, but she is doing so much better with saying words unprompted. A few favorites: bus, dance, and dip.
 Sophia visited the zoo twice this week. Sophia would ride the 'choo choo' all day long if you let her.
We spent two afternoons watching the little ones next door. Sophia was so helpful with the baby. She can't say the word yet, but she signs baby whenever she sees a little one (even if they are her age).
Sophia actually sat through story time this week - instead of running around. Being tired has a few perks I suppose. There were lots of cuddles and snuggles this week too.
Ripe bananas equals banana nutella helado. Wish I could eat this every day.
Oh, and I actually finished reading my first novel since Sophia was born. Sad that it has been twenty months since I read a book for pleasure.
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Sunday, November 3, 2013

Ault Park, I love you

I love discovering more gems in this city.
Fall in Ault Park is stunning.
Wishing my very active toddler could be still for more than a second at a time.
I can't wait to head back to soak it all in again.
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Saturday, November 2, 2013

Insta-matic October

Here are some of my favorite instagram pictures from October.
As always, obsessed with my little lady.
Target and turkey hats make us happy.
Rainy day and ringlets.
So big!
Our new version of Monday morning meetings.
Getting braver at the playground.
First ponytail.
Story time with the library mascots.
My little wild thing.
Super Sophia exploring the zoo.
Always happy to ride the train.
Giraffe love.
Out for a walk on a boo-tiful afternoon.
Picking her first pumpkin.
Laughter - the best part of every day.
Always so serious.
This is her 'meow' face while she looked for the neighborhood stray.
20 months!
First carousel ride.
Reading on the kitchen steps with baby.
Lil Red.

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Friday, November 1, 2013

Halloween 2013

This year Sophia dressed as Little Red Riding Hood. Dave was excited to be The Big Bad Wolf and I joined in as Grandma. We didn't have many trick or treaters thanks to the rain, but Sophia loved passing out the treat bags to all 17 of our little visitors.
A look back...
2012 - Monkey
2011 Ultrasound of our Little Bean

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