Friday, July 25, 2008
I put her on the potty and she immediately said, "all done" and hopped off. She then tried to flush the toilet and I told her that until there was something in there to flush down she couldn't. She climbed back up and did it! I freaked out. Clapped. Squealed. Then gave her ice cream.
My guess is she won't do it again for a long while so I'll just be happy with what I got.
Thursday, July 24, 2008
Then Julie left Luke with us so she could go out on a lovely date with her man (I do mean her husband). Luke and Maggie were hysterical with each other. Fun fun.
Wednesday, July 23, 2008
Monday, July 21, 2008
Friday night we hit the Longmont Art Walk. It was really fun! Main street was blocked off so we wandered the street, window shopped, checked out all the booths, and of course, ate.
She likes to stack up her books and then knock them all over. It drives me nuts.
Friday, July 18, 2008
She quickly found her binki, popped it in and rolled over--not bugged at all.
**Karla, notice how she's got a hold of her blanket? She's obsessed with rubbing the silky part between her fingers--it's what calms her. How did she get this trait from you, huh?
Thursday, July 17, 2008
The messy hair is from an afternoon in the backyard playing in the water.
Wednesday, July 16, 2008
I came downstairs one morning, got my breakfast started, and sat back to relax and eat it. Patrick said he had to get back to work and started to head upstairs. Maggie looked up at him and said, "ok Daddy. I'm coming". She got up and started following him upstairs to his office. She was none too pleased when I grabbed her and took her back to the kitchen.
Did I mention Maggie has a stamp collection? She was constantly trying to help her dad with his (not a good idea when Patrick is actually working with very valuable stamps or trying to sort things into specific categories). So Patrick took one of those tiny stamp envelopes and filled it with 50 or so valueless stamps. It sits in his office on a shelf at Maggie's eye level. Many days I'll find Maggie perched on the floor next to her dad's office chair playing with her collection. Patrick has even taught her to use the tweezers to pick up and examine the stamps.
Whenever we strip Maggie down to her diaper (or nothing) for bath time we let her run around a bit and yell NAKED BABY over and over again. The other day she and I were sitting on our bed and her dad came in to take a shower. He stripped down to his underwear and Maggie asked if Daddy going nite-nite. I said no, it's daddy's bath time. She looked at him standing there in his underwear and said, "Daddy Naked Baby?".
She's JUST 25 months old and this full, complete sentence came out of her this morning: Let's do the alphabet train game Daddy. Come on!
Terrible twos have struck. Maggie is much more demanding, opinionated, and stubborn these days. Tasks that used to be a breeze are now a major hurdle in my day. This is definitely the funnest/funniest stage....and the hardest!
Sunday, July 13, 2008
Saturday we went to Rhythm on the River. What a great time! Maggie was able to enjoy more of it than last year (which you can check out HERE). We did so much!
Sat in a firetruck.
Learning how to make this darn thing spin (it took her a bit)!
Ate the yummiest mango sorbet ever.
Tried again and again to hula hoop.
Went round and round in a swing.
Made and decorated our own little drum.
Phew! What a crazy day...but not over. That night we had the Crapos and Dowens over for a night of pizza and cards. We wanted to focus on the card game so we kinda let the kids run wild.
Nothing special about Sunday. It was hot. She got wet.
Friday, July 11, 2008
I'm sure she's programmed 732nj9f899 and f8ie4njmciuu in case I need to call them.
Thursday, July 10, 2008
Unfortunately this is what she actually wears to bed. Dora pajamas! She passed them in Target the other day and HAD to have them. All polyester and dripping in fire retardant chemicals. Ugh.
I could have said no and kept walking. After all, I am the mother. But she LOVES them! How could I deny her that? It would just be cruel.
Monday, July 7, 2008
I gave Maggie her first fudgesicle.
Our Sunday afternoon walk had a highlight of...a big swarming pile of ants. cool.
Pre-dinner watermelon snack.
Post dinner chocolate ice cream.
Now that we are disgustingly full of holiday-bad-for-you foods we're ready to start our week!