Wednesday, April 29, 2015

Wordy Wednesday

  • Sweet Pea's favorite animal is a "guck" *Duck* but also loves elephants
  • She loves to talk on the phone, but doesn't understand why you can't see the person, like on the iPad. 
  • She says "hank" for thank you. It's pretty adorable. 
  • She knows the sounds of many animals, but whispers "woof" for dog/puppy.
  • She likes to bring us "buzz" from the floor. *Fuzz* No matter how often I vacuum, there's always buzz! Dang carpet.
  • Sweet Pea gets almost as excited as I do when we get a new diaper in the mail. She loves to throw them around.
  • She just loves Bunjie, our Netherland Dwarf rabbit. She's learning to be very gentle with him, and he's very patient with her.

Saturday, April 25, 2015

Just your average update

Sweet Pea is going to be two in just one short month. I can't believe it. This time last year, I was an emotional mess. Because, I was losing my baby and gaining a toddler. I'm not as emotional this year. I'm more looking forward to what's to come. She's grown and changed so much this year, especially the last couple of months.

Her vocabulary and logic skills have taken off. She's practically gotten her colors down if you ask her to point to them, although she can't quite say them yet. And she can point out her shapes as well. And I've mentioned this on FB a few times, but she's also learning her letters, and can name a few. I know every parent thinks their child is a genius, but I'm really proud of her.

This little miss Sweet Pea skipped her nap for the first time the other day. It was a very long day. You would think that would mean she would go to bed early, and sleep well. Nope! She went to bed at her normal time, and was up every hour. Mama was tired. 

I've been working really hard on losing weight. I'm currently down 124 lbs, and have about 120-130 more to go. It's a bit discouraging thinking I have to lose the same amount all over again. But then I just tell myself, it's not about the destination. It's about the journey. It didn't take a day to gain it (although it 100 of it came on in less than a year, from medication) and it won't come off in a day either. I'm taking one day at a time, and setting small to moderate goals for myself. My current goal? Hit 150 lbs gone. Almost there! 

Tuesday, April 7, 2015

Learning and Easter

Sweet Pea has been working on her letters lately. So far she knows 3.5 of them. I say 3.5 because the rest are "E", including E lol She knows K, O, and S. She can say them and point them out when she sees them. K sounds more like "cake", but she's getting there. We're going through flash cards, and she learns from Sesame Street. 

She also makes a lot of animal sounds, her favorite sound right now is an elephant. But her favorite animal is a duck, or a "guck". She also likes to talk about snakes a lot too, and roar like a lion. Half the time we go to change her diaper, she'll end up crawling down the hall roaring. 

Easter was a lot of fun this year. We celebrated with my mom, and Sweet Pea had her first egg hunt. She caught on right away. She loved finding all her "eggies". My mom got her a big stuffed "guck", which she fell in love with. And a few other goodies. We had a great ham dinner, and I ate way too much. Sweet Pea even had a few bites of ham, which is a big deal, because she's not a big meat eater anymore. 

The next day was actual Easter, and Mister hid some eggs around the house before Sweet Pea and I got up. So we had another egg hunt. Sweet Pea was ecstatic. She got a book, playdoh and a diaper cover from our favorite WAHM, Rock-a-bye Booty. Then we ate leftover ham and had a nice quiet day. It was wonderful. I think a new tradition has been started.
I hope everyone else had a nice Easter as well.