Saturday, February 28, 2009

New Wheels

We got new wheels! We got a great deal on our new... yep thats right... minivan!

Yes, I scrubbed out the license plate. Call me crazy, but I did major in criminal justice and I know there are cyber stalkers out there. :)
My husband, who said he would NEVER own a minivan, loves it. And I do too! We can travel with SO much stuff... and we have lots of room for passengers... aka... entertainers for Savannah! Who wants to sign up?! :)

Wednesday, February 25, 2009

Lovin the Boots

I bought my child these boots yesterday at the mall because:
1. They were on sale
2. They are cute
3. She loved them
Now, she thinks she needs to wear them at all times. I even tried to hide them in a closet and she sat at the closet door saying "No shoes. Boots!" Haha. :) At least they are cute!

Monday, February 23, 2009

Funnier than...

Grandad: Savannah, are you funny?
Savannah: Yes.
Grandad: You are a pretty funny girl huh?
Savannah: Yes.
Grandad: Are you funnier than Daddy?
Savannah: Yes.
Grandad: Are you funnier than Larry the Cable Guy?
Savannah: NO!!!

Sunday, February 22, 2009

Our Queen Gets a New Bed

This weekend, our girl competed in the Tiny Miss America pageant. She did a great job! She placed fourth runner up. We thought that was wonderful for her to make the top five in a national pageant! I have more pictures, but here are two to tide you over until I load the others. :)

When we returned home from the pageant, I decided it was just too much to take the pack-n-play with us every time we traveled, so it was time to switch to a toddler bed. I was also thinking this summer when we go to the beach it would make it a lot easier if she could just sleep in a bed there! One less thing to cram into the car. :)

Luckily, our crib is one of those that converts to a toddler daybed and then to a twin bed later. So, Darren got out the pieces and set it up as a toddler daybed. Savannah loves it! She was so excited and if you ask her, she will tell you that she is "big" and has a "bed." She will also call herself "good girl" for sleeping in it. Haha. She is very proud of it.

As soon as Darren set it up, she climbed right in it, stood up, fell down, and bonked her head on the floor. It was awful that it happened the minute we set it up, but it was also a good thing, because now she is super careful getting in and out of it. She will tell you that she has to "coot" (scoot), not stand up.

This thing sure is hard to climb into!

Night, night!


I can get out myself!

And she's off!

So far, she slept through the night in her bed, and also took a nap in her bed. However, I will tell you that at 6:45 this morning, she was banging on her door yelling "Dada! Momma! Sasha, dog!" Haha. Luckily, she gave up quickly and got back in her bed. :) So far, so good!

Thursday, February 19, 2009

No-No and Dressing Herself

Well, we had a funny experience when we ventured out to the mall the other day. We don't do that very often because I find it both chaotic and exhausting to take a toddler to the mall. But, we were dying of cabin fever with the yucky weather and thus decided to take a trip out. While we were there, we were waiting in line to return something at a department store. There was a mother in front of us with two preschool aged children who were not behaving, to put it mildly. When one of the girls started to climb on a display rack of towels, Savannah patiently looked at the mother, waiting on her to scold the child. When the mother simply did nothing, Savannah took two steps in her direction, pointed at the child, put her hands on her hips, and said in a very stern voice, "NO-NO." Shocked, I said, "Shhh. Savannah its okay." She simply shook her head again and said quietly, "no. no-no."

Half of me wanted to disappear... my child just scolded another child...a stranger! Who does she think she is?! The other part of me thought it was hilarious because the child NEEDED to be called out, and Savannah had the guts to do it. And might I point out that she is only 17 months old... correcting a 4 or 5 year old? Haha.

She is also little miss independent these days. Case and point? Her outfit, that she picked out HERSELF. Do you like the hat, sweatsuit, sequined shoes, and purse?! :) Oh and she has to hold her arm like that to keep the purse on her shoulder. I told her she could carry it in her hand but no, it HAS to be on her shoulder like mine.

I tried to dress her in tennis shoes, and she said "no-no." And then she pointed in her closet to the pink ones. "These." I figured it wouldn't hurt, so I put the pink shoes on. Then I started to fix her hair. "No-no. Hat." Haha. Well then! What does she even need a Momma for anyway?!

Tuesday, February 17, 2009

A New Tooth and My First Ouchie

Savannah took a fall in our yard on Sunday, and she got her first real ouchie as a result. Yikes!

And... she woke up this morning with a new tooth! One of her canines on the top came though. Only three more to go - hooray! We should have known it was coming when we saw her doing this yesterday... yep, thats our windowsill. :)

Every day is a new adventure with a toddler!

And in case you were curious, Momma has finally recovered from the stomach bug as of today, hooray!!! Use lots of lysol because this thing is going around, and trust us, you don't want it!

Monday, February 16, 2009

Stomach Bug for Momma = Daddy Time for Savannah

In case you wondered why we have been MIA for a few days...

Savannah had a stomach bug last week, and it was terrible. Well, this week, Momma has the same bug and has rarely emerged from the bathroom. As a result, Daddy has gotten a lot of quality time with Savannah. Momma sure feels sorry for the way her baby felt last week!

On one of my rare trips out, I caught these cute pictures of my two favorite people.

Please pray that this awful bug passes quickly so Momma can join the fun!

Thursday, February 12, 2009

Hilton Head... Last Part

These are a little late, sorry!

We had a great last few days in Hilton Head!

Savannah wanted to show everyone how cool you did NOT look watching the Super Bowl commercials. :)

And then, while the Mommas were distracted, a whole box of Fruit Loops got dumped out by someone. I have my guesses at who it was. Look who "cleaned" them up! :)

Then Gina, Emily, and I went to an awesome cafe for lunch. This was our dessert. MMMM!

It didn't stand a chance.


Love these girls!

We made t-shirts during the Super Bowl.... didn't they turn out cute?

Savannah was little miss mommy on this trip. She always wanted to pick up Emma and carry her around. She was never successful.

We went for a bike ride one day. I tried to make her wear a helmet (good parent points, mark it down) but it only lasted about three seconds until she was screaming and I let her take it off (there go the bonus points.)

Might I point out that I don't think I'd ridden a bike in 10 years or so. But I was very careful. :)

Here is the whole group...

And the backs...

And sides :)

And we had to have one last night in the hot tub. Until a very annoying/interesting young man decided to do a cannonball into the middle of the nice, relaxing scene. WHERE WERE HIS PARENTS?! Oh, thats right. They were right there. And they said nothing to him about his lack of hot tub manners.

We hit the road early the next morning and the seven hour trip was a long one. Emily actually chose this seat because she liked us so much. :)

The ride got pretty boring. The kids found their own entertainment.

Or did Emily teach them new tricks? Hmmm.

It was a very fun trip and I can't wait to do it again next year!!! :)

Thursday, February 5, 2009

Hilton Head 5

Last night, we had the opportunity to have a girls night out while the babies slept and Marlene sat with them. So, we loaded ourselves into the car and drove 45 minutes to Savannah, Georgia. I enjoyed driving through the picturesque old town that my sweet baby is named after. It is a town of timeless beauty and southern romance, and it will always hold a special place in my heart. We enjoyed the gorgeous scenery while driving under the trees covered in Spanish moss and the view of the boats in the water. What a fun drive!

However, we had chosen to go see a movie in what was apparently the ghetto section of Savannah. Who knew?! We were the only three people in the whole theater. Seriously. And only one guy worked there. Seriously. And they had the worst popcorn EVER. Seriously. And it was 50 degrees in there. Seriously.

So we did what three good friends would do. We sat right in the middle of the theater, huddled close to stay warm, and laughed our heads off. It was a fabulous night!

I'm so thankful for these girls!