Tuesday, October 26, 2010

5 new posts...

Ok...I'm really bad about updating the blog in a timely manner, but at least I'm updating it! Check out the 5 new posts below. I'll have a 6th later once I take a picture of our finished craft!

Carving Pumpkins

Frank and I realized that we have never carved a real pumpkin since we've been together. We figured this year was a great year to start since Jillian is old enough to "help."

The finished products:

Unfortunately, the pumpkins had to be tossed out with the trash this morning because they were already rotten. This weather is not good for carved pumpkins...dead after only a week!

I also roasted pumpkin seeds and had a nice treat all last week! Yummy!

Dewberry Farms

Frank and I decided to take a trip out to Dewberry Farms to let the munchkin play and see the pumpkins. We were a little apprehensive about the 1 hour car ride (we've never taken her on a trip more than 30 or so minutes) but she did great there and back! Unfortunately we picked the HOTTEST possible days to go. It was probably 90 degrees with NO SHADE. Oh well, Jillian had fun anyway!

Unfortunately, my child wouldn't sit still for a picture with the pumpkins. She was too busy trying to run and check everything out. Maybe next year!

Why I blog

For moments like this....

Background story:

Frank went out of town a couple weeks ago for business. It happened to also be a week I was testing so things were a little hectic! I came home one afternoon after picking up Jillian and opened the door to let the dog out and Jillian followed. Not a problem, she normally follows him out most days. I ran to the microwave to throw something in for dinner. Not even 2 minutes later I go outside to find this lovely scene. Can't blame a kid for wanting to swim, right??

Normally something like this would frustrate me, but instead I ran inside to get my camera so I could blog about it and had myself a little laugh!! :)

New shirt

My grandmother got Jillian this shirt and I think it's hilarious!

While she really is very good for her age...she has her moments that make this shirt 100% true!

18 months

Little miss turned 18 months on Sunday, October 3. I know I'm so bad about updating the blog, but I have to get the milestone's in.

The day before with Daddy getting ready to go to Hudson's birthday party.

The day of Jillian's 18 month birthday we took her to the park to run around because the weather was BEAUTIFUL!! Unfortunately the weather has since turned back to Summer like heat....yuck! Here are a few of the munchkin running around at the park.Running around

Couldn't ride in the wagon...she had to push it!
Mom...haven't you taken enough pictures???

New stuff for 18 months....

  • 20.9 lbs. - 5th percentile, 30.5 in. - 18th percentile
  • 12 month clothes, but we have to buy longer shirts because her belly sticks out of the shorter ones. We tried 18 month clothes, but they are huge on her and fall off or are WAY too long.
  • She still wears size 5 shoes.
  • She has 16 teeth.
  • Dr. McAtee suggested we start giving her PediaSure at night to combat our little picky eater. Jillian took one sip and refused anymore. Guess that's not going to work!
  • She no longer walks anywhere...she only RUNS!!! We have to tell her to "go slow" or we're going to end up with broken teeth from the face-plants she does when running.
  • We don't have to worry about using the gate on the stairs anymore. If she goes upstairs, we just have to ask her to come down and she does.
  • For the most part she minds very well. We rarely have to use time-out anymore. If we tell her to not do something, she listens for the most part...sometimes we have to count, but she definitely understands everything we say.
  • She LOVES Happy Feet the movie and The Wiggles. She knows all the Wiggles songs by heart and will dance and sing along. She knows Happy Feet by heart and will let you know what is about to happen in the movie.
  • She has started singing along to the ABC song...she doesn't know all the letters, but she makes sounds that sound like it. And she sings "Twinkle, Twinkle Little Star" and does hand movements along with it.
  • She loves being outside and we go outside in the backyard every evening to play with her.
  • She thinks it's hilarious to watch anyone run and loves to chase or be chased.
  • She is definitely putting more words together "mo pease," "tain too DaDa," etc.
  • I think my favorite new word of hers is "Dee lee dee" or DVD. Cracks me up to hear it!
She is SOOOOO much fun at this age! Frank and I can't get enough of her!

Holiday Crafts

A few weeks ago we went over to my friend Amy's house to do a little holiday crafting. As most of you know...I'm not crafty at all, but I was pretty happy with how the finished product came out. Jillian wasn't too into the crafts and had a meltdown towards the end because it was a MDO day, also.
You can plainly see what she WAS interested in.

The finished product....

Thanks Amy and Evan for having us over for some pre-Halloween fun!!