Saturday, January 30, 2010
Tuesday, January 26, 2010
I am happy to say that Julie has been paci free for over 3 weeks now.
Yes, she had her paci for quite a while, but it was the last bit of baby she had, so we didn’t push the issue. She only had it for naps and at night, so it wasn’t like she was taking it to school with her.
On New Years Day, she went to Memere’s just like any normal Friday, and there was no paci there. So, she took her nap without it. When she woke up, she called me and said, “I am a big girl now, I don’t need a paci anymore!!”
John and I leapt at the chance and found all of her paci’s that had been hidden behind furniture and under beds and put them in a drawer and vowed that we would not give them back, no matter what.
So that night, she asked for her paci. We tried to talk to her about how she didn’t need them anymore and how she was a big girl. She wasn’t buying it.
My mom always told me that when I was really little, she had a hard time getting me to give up my bottle (I was way younger than Julie and don’t remember this) so she had me bag them up and leave them for the bottle bunny.
Remembering this story, I asked Julie if she wanted to send her paci’s away to someone who needed them. She asked who would need them and I said “there must be a baby somewhere that needs a paci.” She jet out of bed and said “Yeah! Christina’s baby in her belly needs them!!”
We went into where the paci’s were hidden, put them in a box which Julie completely wrapped in tape and put them on the front step for the mailman to pick up and bring to Christina’s baby.
The next morning, Julie woke up and ran to the front door and the paci’s were gone. She was very happy that Christina’s new baby would be able to use them and for a few days asked me if he had them yet. I kept telling her that his mommy was holding them until he was born and ready for them.
There were a few rough nights, a few missed naps, and a few, “can we go to the store and get a new paci?” But, for the last week, she has not even mentioned her paci.
I am so proud of her. Not for giving up her paci, I mean, eventually she would have done that on her own. But for thinking of a baby that she wanted to have them more and being so willing to give up someTHING she loves for someONE she loves (or will love, as soon as he is born).
She is officially a big girl.
Thursday, January 21, 2010
Monday, January 18, 2010
And, as if her vocabulary wasn't extensive enough, she has been saying the funniest things! Some of her new sayings are:
And she needed a little help. But her friend Colby was more than happy to help her out.
We are so proud of our big girl and how much she is learning and growing. As always, can't wait to see (or hear) what she comes up with next!
Friday, January 15, 2010
Sunday, January 10, 2010
Julie loved being a big girl with Mommy and cousin Sarah.
Of course, she asked Stephen if she could help blow out his "candles" I use quotes because we didn't actually have any candles and had to use matches from the fireplace. you should have seen the smoke!
Andy didn't like the way Arlene's kitchen was arranged, so he helped her out a little. Limes in with the bake ware, makes much more sense!
A few days later, we got a visit from Bess and Matt! We had a great time visiting and having a little Christmas with them. Unfortunately, I was really bad at taking pictures and these are all I have.
This is a great picture of Bess and Mel.
Like I said, wish I had gotten more! But it was a very nice, quick visit! We are so lucky to have such an amazing family!
Wednesday, January 6, 2010
Sunday, January 3, 2010
Here is Andy loving on May.
This is in the barn where all the momma goats are waiting for their breakfast. They were so friendly. We went into the pen and they came right up to us and loved on us. The also tugged on our pants, jackets, shoes and even Julie's hair, but just a little bit. We have been home for a couple hours and Julie has been asking to go back ever since we left. Huge hit, thanks for a great morning Mom!
In other fun news, Julie is still cracking us up with her funny way of putting things.
I am so excited to post pictures from the Cisneros wedding, but I am waiting for them to go first! This afternoon we are going to celebrate Stephen's birthday and Auntie Bess and Uncle Matt will be here this week, so great things to follow!!!