October 31, 2007
October 30, 2007
Don't get me wrong, she appreciates the occasional pumpkin, but snowmen are where it's at!
Tomorrow she's gonna be a kitty-cat for Halloween, but gosh, had I known this obsession for snowmen was going to be, I would have tried to find a snowman costume for her!
October 25, 2007
We took the most precious Halloween pictures of her. I'll have to share those later so we don't spoil our Halloween card that we're sending out. She was totally workin' the camera, which doesn't happen very often these days. She usually wants to get far away from me when I have the camera in hand. Hope I haven't scarred her for life with all of the picture-taking I've done the last 15 months.
Well, it's almost time for The Office, and since we no longer have DVR, I gotta go catch it now. DVR is the one sacrifice for the sake of pinching pennies that has been the hardest to make. If you don't have it, don't get it because once you have it, it's so hard to live without it!!!
October 23, 2007
The one my mother-in-law gave us is in our front yard and says, Give Thanks. This really hits home for me because I have so many blessings in my life to give thanks to God for right now.
First of all there is my dad's health, which isn't perfect, but it could have been so much worse following the stroke. I am thankful that he is home and his speech is improving and that he didn't suffer from any other effects like paralyzing limbs or loss of vision or memory. No permanent damage was done. For this I give thanks to God!
October 22, 2007
October 8, 2007
October 3, 2007
October 2, 2007
We've been enjoying the cool fall mornings lately. It's still really hot by like 9:00 a.m. so I try to take Hattie outside after breakfast. I can't wait to have a backyard again, so we don't have to get the stroller out every single time I want to take her outside. I can't believe we'll be in our new house in less than 2 weeks! It kinda scares me as I look around at all of the empty boxes that still need to by filled.......hhhmmm.......yet I choose to get on blogger!
Hattie's newest phrase as of yesterday is, "Come-ere." (come here). She says it just like I do. It kind of runs together as one word and has a little bit of a Texas twang to it. Part of me feels like I should pronounce words correctly when speaking to her so she doesn't learn them incorrectly like she's doing. It's so funny, though, the way she imitates me. I can't help but smile when she says it.
She's also very into shaking her finger and saying "no-no!" all the time. This is not as cute, especially when I am trying to get her to eat something. She's become a bit of a picky eater and refuses many of the things that she was willing to eat just two weeks ago by saying "no-no" to almost everything I offer her. It's a great way for her to comfort herself, though. For instance, if she's walking and bumps her head on the table, she'll shake her little finger at the table and say "no-no!" and then she's over it. That's pretty nice.
Another new thing she's doing is she puts anything and everything "night-night." Her dolls, her stuffed animals, a book, my shoe. Anything she can get her hands on. She picks it up and says, "nigh-nigh" then puts it on the couch or back on the floor or whatever. She's such a little mama!
I can see her incisors on the bottom trying to cut through, and her poor little nose has been running and dripping for going on two weeks now, but other than that, life is pretty good for my little girl who will soon celebrate her 15 month birthday.
Now, back to those empty boxes again......