Monday, September 29, 2008
Friday, September 26, 2008
I've been feeling awful about not getting Maggie more outdoor time before winter takes over. I finally gave in and went to our local park. She really did enjoy it!
That's a stick of sunscreen--not a big tube of chapstick like Maggie thinks it is. She probably ingested some of it for the sake of me getting a shot of it. Oh well...
Thursday, September 25, 2008
Wednesday, September 24, 2008
Tuesday, September 23, 2008
I know I've been overly excited about Maggie's art lately but I can't help it. I'm such a first time mom! Here is a picture of a "mosaic" we made. Maggie wanted a house on it and found the scraps in shapes that work and then drew the door and two windows--all by herself! I didn't teach her anything about doors windows, etc. See how she even tried to put a door knob on the door??
The one item on the agenda was to move Maggie to a big-girl bed. No more crib. She danced around her room singing "big girl bed, big girl bed...." while we disassembled the crib. The transition was a huge success. We had one nap (her first in the bed) where she was just too excited to sleep and after about an hour we went in to find her shoes all lined up on her bed and her wearing a pair.
These were the shoes she chose to wear rather than line up. If you look closely you can see how she colored on them. She was SO proud of her handy work. Luckily they are last years shoes and are a little small for her. If they were a new pair I would have been so mad!
Thursday, September 18, 2008
She had her first tea party and totally melted my heart.
And she rocked one of the dolly's to sleep. She even wrapped it up in her own beloved "pink mimi".
Wednesday, September 17, 2008
Um, I'm 70% similar with John McCain....and 65% similar to Obama. Huh!?! How did THAT happen?
All those ads, all the talk in the media. For a 5% difference?
I'm most unlike McCain on Environment & Energy and Abortion & Birth Control. I'm most unlike Obama on Trade & Economics and Taxes & Budget. I guess the combination of what I think is important and by what degree (and my positions on those topics) got me that statistical result but it sure didn't tell me how to vote.
I think I need to use a few more sites to narrow my choice here. Thanks GlassBooth...for nothing.
Tuesday, September 16, 2008
As fall/winter sets in and we're left without very many outdoor options, this will be where you will find us. It's great to give Maggie the opportunity to play with glue, paint, etc. without messing up my own house!
Monday, September 15, 2008
We painted a little. After several experiences with watercolors I've finally relented and allowed her to have a set at home (I'm such a bad mommy--wanting to avoid a messy clean up).
Maggie has finally decided baby dolls aren't so bad. This one (purchased to teach her how to pee-pee in the potty (didn't work)) was getting sung to and rocked. I wish this was a video instead of a still pic--she was singing Rock-a-Bye Baby and swaying with her.
Friday, September 12, 2008
Thursday, September 11, 2008
We start with a little free play time then move to circle time (songs, sharing, stories, etc). We then do a craft and end with another free play. I think we're really going to enjoy this. I might even sign us up for the next one.
Wednesday, September 10, 2008
On Saturday we made the drive up to Estes Park to show Ellen the "moutnains" and stumbled upon the Scottish Festival! Ellen has wanted to attend the festival for years and we just happened to pick this date to see Estes. It was LOADS of fun.
We saw some dance competitions.
We saw and heard so much more but most of my pictures didn't really turn out. Bummer. Here are some pics I found out in cyberspace to give you a better idea of what we did.
Friday, September 5, 2008
Thursday, September 4, 2008
Here's a photo of Ellen holding Maggie at about 2 weeks old.
Tuesday, September 2, 2008
Monday, September 1, 2008
And this pic is SO cute. I stole it from Vicki's blog (check out her post about the WOW Museum HERE).