Monday, April 14, 2014

Quick Picture: Fairy Garden

Jellybean saw a fairy garden at a local nursery last week and fell in love. So, here is the result of today's endeavor. A little fairy house is next on our project list.

Have a Happy Day!

~MJ

Tuesday, April 1, 2014

She is Four.

Jellybean just passed her fourth birthday. She basically had an entire four days of celebrating, which was a bit difficult for Buddy. (It is so hard to see someone else getting all of the attention and presents...) Jellybean had a blast and then fell to strep throat the very next day. At least she wasn't sick on her b-day.
She started her weekend of fun off at the Natural History Museum with some of her cousins. The next day, she got to eat her birthday cake at her grandma and grandpa B's house. She had specially requested an Ariel cake with a castle. She helped me put the fish on. She loved the end result and if it doesn't end up on Cake Wrecks, I'll be happy.
Monday, she received a special visit from her other set of grandparents. Then, on her actual birthday, she woke up to some presents. Later that day, we took a family trip out to buy books at DI and then to get cupcakes. Living the high life.
Jellybean is fun, loving, sweet and creative. She is always up for a craft or art project. She loves, kittens, puppies, princesses, dress-ups, ponies, barbies, baby dolls and "mommy time." She enjoys being read to and has learned all of her capital letters. She is also well on her way to learning all of the lowercase letters and sounds. She will be starting preschool this fall and is very excited about it.
This girl loves to play with both of her brothers. Teddy Bear loves her especially. She can always get him excited and laughing. It is so cute watching her play with him. Jellybean is my helper. She sometimes likes to play "helper bot" and is always up for helping me cook or get the table ready for dinner. She loves to listen to music and sing. She can often be heard belting out a number or two in her room. Right now, she loves to sing "Let it go," but can also be heard signing songs that she has just made up.
Jellybean enjoys riding her bike and will likely be ready to take off her training wheels this summer. She always wants to play and really likes role play games. She is always happy to assign people roles, not so happy if they deviate from their assignments. If you ask her where she'd like to eat out, she'll most likely say Wendy's. If you ask her what color her hair is, she'll say orange. Which is still her favorite color as well. She always has a secret for you and will not let you leave without a hug.
Jellybean started ballet this year and D and I are so impressed by her focus in class. It is clear that she loves to dance. Jellybean loves to spend time outside, even just exploring the backyard. She also is a great helper in the garden, an excellent rescuer of worms and she can't wait to help me with a vegetable patch this summer.

We could not be prouder of her. She is such a bright, sunny girl. I am so glad that she's mine. Here's to another year of awesome.

Have a Happy Day!

~MJ

Wednesday, March 26, 2014

Teddy Bear is 11 months old!

One more month and this big guy will be an entire year old. D and I were just saying the other day how funny it is that we thought lugging his weight around was a big deal a few months ago. Yeah, it was nothing. It's weird though, now that he is going to be a year old, he just doesn't look that big anymore. A different perspective can really change things.
What Teddy Bear has been up to: He is into any cupboard that he can get into. He loves to be read to. He tries to climb anything he can. He can stand on his own.
He says, "Wassat." I have witnessed him flirting with cute girls at church. He is my most cuddly child, though it is very hard for him to stay still. Still a Mama's boy. Hates having his diaper changed. Hates having his nose wiped.
His top two teeth will be coming in any day now. Will only eat bananas and graham crackers consistently. Other than that, he will try anything once and then he's basically done with it. This makes feeding him solids somewhat tricky. Though texture doesn't tend to bother him as much as it bothered Buddy and Jellybean.
Here's the progress from bringing him home until now. I can't believe how much he has grown.
Have a Happy Day!

~MJ