Monday, February 17, 2014


*As we begin this new year, I've decided to do a few things differently with our monthly posts. First: no more staged monthly shots. Too dang hard! Now I'll just pick a specific picture encapsulating something fun we did that month. Also, I'm not going to worry about height and weight, number of teeth, number of words and signs and phrases. Instead, I'm going to solely focus on what happened THAT MONTH, mostly so I can remember! So without further ado...


Favorite Activity: Playing in her new kitchen!

Favorite Food: Grapes, cheddar bunny crackers, rice

Favorite word or phrase to say: Big Circles!

Cutest Moment: Saying "Bye Bye Snow" when we left the snow

Naughtiest Moment: Taking toys away from other children while saying "No. LaiLai's!"

How Mom's Feeling: January was such a busy month with Lorelei's birthday and a trip to Lake Tahoe back to back. Lorelei's party was a resounding success. The food was yummy, the decorations were very cute and all the kids seemed to have a great time. The weather was fantastic--even though we didn't go outside. I keep thinking that maybe next year, we'll have her birthday party at a park. This is the second year in a row that the weather has been in the high 60's-low 70's and our house seemed very full! If the backyard was complete, that would be one thing, but odds are, it won't be done for at least another year.

Lorelei and Logan both got to experience snow for the first time this month during our Lake Tahoe trip. Unfortunately, there wasn't much and we actually had to go hunting for some! But find it, we did! The babies were so cute all bundled up in their snow bunny outfits! At first, Lorelei was VERY unconvinced that snow was a good thing. We handed her a chunk and she dropped it and very loudly said "No!" But once she was all bundled up with her mittens on, she got into it and even said "Bye Bye Snow" as we were leaving.

2 Years Old!

2 Years Old!

Weight: 27 pounds

Length: 34.5 inches 

Favorite activity: coloring, cutting up her play food, climbing up and down the stairs, pushing her animals around in a laundry basket, helping mama cook and do chores

Favorite food: tangerines, cookie stars, graham cracker bunnies, grapes

Favorite spot: On the stairs

Cutest moment: helping mama cook

Important milestones: 2 years old! That's pretty big!

Teeth: 15-16

Words: 92 - dada, mama, woof, yes, dis (this), kack (quack), hi, thank you, uh oh, bye, wa (water), pees (please), goat, puppy, ah duh (all done), no, shoe, socks, bawll (ball, but sounds like a southern belle when she says it!), Poppy, BeeBee, Tigee, truck, airplane, cat, cheese, spoo(n), eye, nose, Gamma, book, apple, pear, dip, fork, I do, fly (butterfly), star, circle, triangle, heart, Susan, Sissa (Melissa), Dogan (Logan), Jeshka (Jessica), mik (milk), shirt, pants, pee pee, poo poo, boo boo, fire, potty, Elmo, Big Bird, Cookie, Ernie, car, bus, duck, cow, horse, house, sheep, baa, moo, nee (neigh), woof, meow, oh der (oh dear), up up, tights, lights, Oscar, Grover, Zoe, Red, purple, gee (green), lellow (yellow), hello, bye bye, Lalai (Lorelei), Fi (Fin), Ummer (Bummer), boots, sharp (knife), grampa, Feen (Finn), Ja Care (J-Care), swim, tuk (cup or milk), 

Phrases: I do, Mama shirt/pants/boots/fork, Daddy shirt/pants/boots/fork, Lala shirt/fork/pants, sheep baa, more _____

Signs: 12 (more, all done, dog, please, berry, cheese, grape, water, milk, help, thank you, cat)

How Mom's Feeling: I can't believe we're over halfway through February and I'm just getting around to writing our 2 year post. That is absolutely crazy. But this last month has just been so crazy with birthday parties, trips to the snow and just life! Mostly though, I just can't believe that Lorelei is already two years old! She's been demonstrating some definite "Terrible 2" type behavior--at least for her. She's turning into "not a morning person" taking longer to wake up, and frequently she's whiny when she does. And this is AFTER sleeping 11-12 hours! She's more selective with her hugs and kisses now. While she'll blow kisses, generally, she does not freely give kisses and hugs the way she used to :( She's also WAY more selective about people, even people she normally would smile at. Now, she seems to have a sort of stranger danger/separation anxiety. There are, of course, the people she has no problem with--BeeBee and Grandmama, Mommy and Daddy, Aunt Bonnie, Aunt Mel, Poppy, Grandma Janet and Grandpa Dan, Nick in my office, and Miss Sandra at J-Care. If anyone else tries to talk to her, she'll hide behind my legs or even cry. There's also so much fun stuff going on with her as she begins her third year. Going to the zoo is much more fun. She's actually interacting and playing with other children. And she just LOVES to help mama. Cleaning up, using the big mixer, putting away dishes or clothes. In some ways, it makes things a lot easier. In other ways, it adds more work!