Tuesday, January 3, 2012
Monday, October 11, 2010
She loves being independent (as most children her age do). I'm really trying to let her do more and more things around the house. In the morning, she gets up and comes downstairs to wake us up. One of the first things out of her mouth is "I'm hungry". So, she now starts getting her breakfast ready while Matt and I rub our eyes and start fumbling around in our dark room. She gets a bowl out of the cabinet and gets her cereal out of the pantry. With a little help to open the Tupperware container that holds the cereal, she can pour herself a bowl. She grabs a spoon from the utensil drawer and heads to the table...so proud of herself. I add the milk and she is good to go.
She also sets the table at dinnertime and helps to unload the dishwasher. She loves being my helper, and with baby #2 on the way, I'm planning on using this to my full advantage.
Her play has gotten more mature as well. This morning, she brought 3 baby dolls from her room down to my bathroom. She "fed" them all breakfast, "changed" their diapers, then put them down for their naps. Watching and listening from a distance as so not to intrude, I watched her care for her "babies". She is a good little momma, which makes me feel half way decent about the job I do being her momma. She speaks kindly to her "babies", sings to them, and is really sweet. I'm glad those are the things she chooses to imitate, because goodness knows I'm not at all as patient with my "baby" as she is with hers.
She says all the time, "I'm not a baby, I'm a big girl". But the other day she and I were at lunch and she looked at me and said, "I'm Mommy's baby and Daddy's big girl". I'm sure glad she still wants to be my baby.
Sunday, September 12, 2010
Things are starting to cool off here. By cool off, I mean that Matt and I are now actually able to accompany our daughter into the back yard for some play time. With September here, football season has begun and we get to spend time with old friends as we tailgate and cheer on our Raiders! Alli is learning early that football is a way of life in this household. Here we are at last week's game.
Alli also made her debut on the official MTSU athletic website. Here is the link to the site. She is picture #8.
On a different note, we as a family are preparing for baby #2. We won't be finding out the gender of the baby until January when he/she makes their grand appearance. Alli seems to be excited about being a big sister. She is really good at helping and I have her doing all types of jobs around the house.
We have a busy fall shaping up, but I will try a little (a lot) harder to get on here and post.
Friday, May 22, 2009
officially finished with school. I do not know yet when I will get to sit for my boards, but I am busy studying for them. I start my new job on June 1. I am scared out of my mind, but I guess that is why I will orient for 12 weeks.
On another note, Allison is growing sooo fast. She is about to be a year old. She isn't walking well yet, but she is taking some great steps.
More to come...I promise.
Friday, March 6, 2009
Tuesday, February 17, 2009
She is officially on the move. On 2/12, Alli made her first forward progress. Matt and I are equally excited and scared to death. Come see us and she will show you her new trick.
As if her mobility weren't enough to send me into shock at the fact that my baby is growing up, Alli also discovered graham crackers this week. She is too funny eating her snack. She hasn't quite figured out that although her fingers taste good, it does not feel good to bite them. Many a tear has been shed over bitten fingers.
Wednesday, January 21, 2009
On a different note, Matt and I went to a cocktail party on Saturday to celebrate the engagement of Owen and Jill. We got all dressed up and left Allison for the evening. We had a great time. I thought I would post the picture because I never post pics of us here...