I just haven’t been in the mood to do anything lately, much less blog. But I thought it was time for a MUCH needed update!
Addi turned 21 months old on the 4th. I guess I better start thinking about her 2nd birthday. That makes me so sad! She’s growing WAY too fast and I just want time to slow down. Her are a few things about my baby girl:
*She loves the word “purple” – it’s one of the few words that she says very clearly and will randomly shout it out – haha!
*She loves to ride in the car and watch “Elwo” and if you mention watching “Elwo” she comes running.
*”Me” and “mine” are also popular words these days
* She’s still carrying around a plastic pumpkin from Halloween and putting toys in it and then saying “out” so I will dump them out and she can put them back in again – this little activity keeps her busy for a while ha!
*She’s become a pickier eater and LOVES to dip her food in anything – ketchup, honey mustard, ranch, whatever! We went to Chili’s the other night and we caught her dipping her fingers in the ranch and licking them – yuck!
*I think we won’t be going back out to eat w/her anytime soon….she’s so busy and never wants to sit still in a high chair. 🙂
In other news…Christmas is going to be really hard this year. In fact it’s already been a lot harder than I thought it would be. We all miss my dad so much and he loved the holidays. As sad as this sounds, I kind of just want to skip over Christmas, that way I don’t have to deal w/the sadness it will bring. HOWEVER, i’m trying to get in the Christmas spirit. Addi will have so much fun opening gifts. She already loves the lights and trees. I just need to focus on the true meaning of Christmas and just having fun w/Addi and family.
I found the following idea on Pinterest earlier this week. It’s a felt tree that Addi can decorate herself! I started on it after she went to bed and it only took me about an hour to make. All you need is felt and a hot glue gun. I KNOW she’s going to have a blast putting the ornaments on herself. The only thing you have to glue on are the presents at the bottom and any other decorations that you want on the ornaments. I was happy w/how it turned out…
Here’s our tree this year and an ornament Addi made at daycare…I love anything that includes her handprints!
We have a lot on our to-do list over the next few weeks that includes a trip to see Santa, Christmas shopping (I haven’t really started yet), and Christmas parties. Maybe I will find time out of my busy schedule to blog more than once a month 🙂