I let Maggie paint her own nails. If you click on the picture you can see what a professional job she did. Her fingers are covered from the top knuckle up. Lovely.
After posing for a manicure picture she insisted on showing the camera her purse.
I walked back out a few seconds later, and with her huge eyes, she looked up at me and said, "All done, Mommy". And that was it. She was scared and no amount of convincing was going to change her mind. I was bummed.
She immediately had me remove the skates, asked for her treat, then wanted to leave. I was so glad we drove almost an hour for that!
We brought her old stroller in to clean it and get it back in working order for baby #2. After I did a quick wipe-down, Maggie commandeered it for play. It's been her favorite toy since. Really, really awkward for such a small house.
And I made these coconut cupcakes from Martha Stewart. These were way good. I highly recommend these. This was my first time making Seven Minute Icing although I grew up on it. My dad is the master of Seven Minute Icing. After I finished making it and frosting the cupcakes I turned to Patrick and said, "My dad would be SO proud!".
I bought Maggie an umbrella at Old Navy. It's been a fantastic purchase in that she uses it every single day. We wander through the "rain" in the houe all the time. You have to be careful though or you might lose an eye.
Sunday family picture. It's really the only day I hit the trifecta of shower, makeup, AND hair!
Maggie got a huge box of Valentines toys and candy from church. Included in the huge stash were these very cute sunglasses with little red hearts on them. Oh, how she loves them. After digging through the box, trying on the heart socks and sunglasses, and eating all the candy she asked if she could go back to church tomorrow. Hmmm.
We had one day of snow (gone by 2pm that same day). This was the first time this winter season that she actually wanted to get anywhere near the snow so, although it was 7am and I was in my robe, we bundled her up and went outside.
I made these peanut butter and jelly cupcakes from Martha Stewart. Um, the cupcake itself was WAY yummy but the frosting was icky. Good thing I only frosted 3--the rest are all good for eating.
Patrick gave me roses, a big Valentines balloon, card, and the indulgence of some celebrity trash magazines. Good stuff.
More pictures of us 3 (4). Way into pulling faces aren't we Maggie? In this picture I'm 28 weeks. Figured I might as well throw in some pregnancy update:
gaining lots of weight
baby is kicking like crazy and keeping me up at night.
and immediately picked it up saying, "Look Mommy, cow beans!".
I sliced up an apple and arranged it on a plate with some Nutella in the middle. After a while I looked over and noticed she was taking each slice, dipping it once, biting, then moving on to the next slice. One bite out of each, then starting over. She quickly ate through the Nutella, looked at me and said, "Oh, no! I'm out of mud!"
Little Addy Crapo gave Maggie the book Little Miss Tiny for Christmas. I read it to her upon opening the gift. She carried the book around all day saying, "little miss tiny sat on a tuffet".
We finally ventured on a date leaving a girl from our church with Maggie. We were quite surprised to find that Maggie actually had gone to sleep at bedtime and things looked to be just fine. After dropping off the babysitter I came home to Patrick with a very funny look on his face. He said, "you need to check on your daughter". As I was walking up to her room I hear Patrick say, "I'm sure Emily did everything right...". I walk in. Maggie is asleep with covers up around her neck but under the covers was a buck naked little girl. She had somehow managed to squirm out of her pj's AND her diaper before falling asleep. Oh, and she also managed to hide the diaper somewhere in the room. I searched for a good 10 minutes before finding it.
Walking into Target one very cold day Maggie said, "My eyes are cold".
The bus was a favorite ride until another little girl (from another group) peed in it. The staff came right away and sterilized the whole thing but at that point we were over it! I tried not to think of how often this happens so I could get through the playdate without totally freaking out.
Discovery Days has a little table in the back--usually for play dough. Maggie loves it. This time, however, the table was covered in shaving cream. A little too messy for our little girl. She hates getting her hands messy. It took a good 10 minutes of just staring at it and poking it with a stick before she FINALLY put her hands in...and liked it!
Another regular table. I kept trying to get her to look up for the picture. This was her attempt to look at me.
I mean, how many guys can lay on the floor with their 2.5 year old and just laugh?? They were just laying there cracking each other up!