Ok, it should be noted that my very sweet husband planned a surprise birthday dinner for me at the restaurant I am a tiny bit obsessed with, Parlor Market. So, my birthday wasn't quite as bleak as the picture I painted in my last post. But I was still pregnant, so I still want a do over, I'd like to be able to toast my aging self with something other than a Diet Coke. But since Percy planned such a great night for me this year, the do over doesn't have to be quite the blow out I was planning-we might be able to cancel the live music. But there will still be a do over. Pictures of this year to follow when a friend emails them to me. Thanks again, Babe!!
Tuesday, January 25, 2011
Saturday, January 15, 2011
How can I not document this moment in my child's life? She did great with potty training! The week after her 2nd birthday I got a plastic potty and put her in panties and started asking her every five minutes if she needed to go. She had some accidents but all in all it was fairly painless- and she seems to have enjoyed it! I mean, she felt like going on the potty was something one dressed up for, so in the very least she has some respect for the dress code of the potty.
Wednesday, January 5, 2011
We had Chesley's cousins and their respective parents over for playtime on Chesley's new playset that she got for Christmas and supper and cupcakes for her birthday. And of course her Aunt A, Aunt Woo Woo, and all the grandparents were there as well. It sounds very low key, right? But it was like a zoo! It got too dark and too cold to play outside pretty quick and then it was just three two year olds going full speed ahead inside! Chesley was in heaven! Happy Birthday Baby Girl!!
This might be the first picture ever that I would say I kind of think she might look like me a tiny bit, and it's probably just because she looks confused, or aggravated-I'm not sure.
No clue what cracked her up, but she is standing in a chair over the cupcakes so maybe she thought that was so fabulous it was funny!
Tuesday, January 4, 2011
We went out to Gammy and Pops' to celebrate Chesley and Aunt Casey, aka Woo Woo's, birthday, January 5th.
Uncle Buck had a very special present for Chesley. I was told not to freak out when I saw the shape of the gift. He did to well with her cute rain boots and rain coat for Christmas that this really blindsided me. I think that might have been the point...
She looks confused but she caught on that everyone thought it was funny pretty quick!
Time for the cakes, (we did this kind of backwards). One for them to share and one for Casey to teach Chesley how to stick her finger in the icing and lick and repeat! Oh, and the mound-o-icing cake is a Dora cake, which was about the coolest thing in the world to my little girl- Gammy knew what she was doing with that thing! As she said, "It may not be pretty but she loves it!"
Monday, January 3, 2011
We went to the Gator Bowl for New Years and watched the Bulldogs beat Michigan!! But I apparently didn't take a single picture. We had a blast, I swear! But it was kind of a whirlwind trip right after Christmas, so we were beat when we got home. It was no where near naptime yet but Percy was more than ready and had already taken position, so of course Chesley had to as well. I asked her what she was doing and she said, "I take a nap like Dada."