Wednesday, February 19, 2014

A Look Back at January...

Man, I just can't seem to get my month-in-review posts up until the next month is almost over! is what we were up to in January...
Daddy was home at the beginning of January for New Years so we got extra play time!
And Aunt Ziza was here so she came to play a lot!!
I learned lots of new words this month!
My vocabulary is growing so fast & I understand so much!
We got pictures of my little brother!
And we found out it's going to be another boy!!!
I'm going to be a great big brother!
I went for a ride with Garfield while mommy & daddy went shopping.  
We celebrated Cousin Christmas with the Busters!
I watched the Panthers games... and was sad when they lost! 
Some days the weather was really pretty & I played outside!
One of my favorite toys this month was my remote control car. It was daddy's favorite, too!
Aunt Ziza babysat a lot... she's great! 
I love smoothies. I could eat them all day!
I like to wait for daddy to get home. I'm a daddy's boy for sure, right now!
I went on field trips with Aunt Ziza. 
I'm a really good eater. I am completely independent with my fork & spoon now. 
So sometimes I make a big mess!  :)
I have lots of friends & love to play!
We celebrated Eliza's birthday & had to say goodbye to her.  :(
Other than my remote control car, my favorite toys are tools & balls. 
I started sleeping with a pillow & blanket! 
Uncle Isaac & Aunt Caroline came to visit!!
I'm so much fun & keep my mommy & daddy on their toes!  :)
I like to crawl through my tunnel & play in my fort!
I made shape cookies with daddy!  He's so creative & fun.
I like to read. And throw my books all over the ground.  
I tried a little finger painting.
I ask to FaceTime with Aunt Ziza a lot!
It snowed a little bit which was fun!
I liked running around & exploring the snow
I went to the Greensboro Science Center with mommy & daddy.
I got to look at the animals in the zoo because there were some warm days!
These months go by so fast!!

Tuesday, February 18, 2014

Valentine's Day without my Valentines!

This Valentine's Day, I was in Denver with my sweet friend Anneke!  I was sad to not see my two Valentines on February 14th but I got to talk to them a lot and they got to have a candlelit dinner together... :)  And I got to spend good time with Anne! 
Romantic candlelit dinner!  :)
When I got home Sunday night, Aaron surprised me with a perfect Valentine's gift!! He (and my awesome parents!) had worked on Davis's big boy room while I was gone so now it's almost ready!!! I was SO excited. I'm not a huge gifts person, but all this hard work is definitely my love language!! Here is a sneak peak of Davis's soon-to-be bedroom: 
Aaron put together Davis's dresser!
And his bed!
My mom also helped a lot with the bed - she gave us a mattress, the comforter & the sheets!
Since it's hard to find a top sheet for a toddler bed, she bought a twin size sheet & cut it down to fit.  
Using his tools to help!  :)
Checking out the bed he's (hopefully!) going to sleep in in a few months.
And the biggest surprise was that Aaron & my dad put up crown moulding in his new room!!
This was the only room that didn't have it so I was really excited they added it!!
The Big Boy, himself. 
I'm already praying that this isn't what nap & bedtime looks like when he moves into a bed! Oh boy.
I'll be honest though. Aaron made my job look easy-peasy! He took great care of Davis for the week I was gone and had fun doing it... and he managed to set up most of Davis's bedroom.  There are definitely days I can't even manage to get dinner on the table.  I guess I need to step up my game!!  :)

Monday, February 17, 2014

While Mommy's Away (in Denver)...

the boys will PLAYYYY! This past week, I went to Denver with a friend. It was a lot of fun to spend time with Anne and explore Denver... but mannnnn I missed my boys! Technology was a lifesaver. I'm not sure I could have made it without being able to FaceTime with Aaron & Davis and daily picture updates. The day after I left, it snowed. A lot. Like 8 inches. Since Aaron ended up having the rest of the week off from work, he & Davis had so much fun doing boy stuff.  :)
Look mom! We snooped & found our Valentine's gifts in your closet!
Lots of snow!!
This is how boys play in the snow when mommy's gone!
Playing outside!
And trying to stay warm.  :)
Riding the train around the dining room.  :)
Barnes & Noble field trip.
Lots & lots of FaceTime dates!!!
And this gem is the one & only picture I took of Anne & me. Sad!
The view from our hotel room. So pretty!
As much as I missed them, I am really grateful for the daddy-son time they got to have!