Friday, July 29, 2011
Tuesday, July 26, 2011
They've got it pretty good.
We moved Charlotte out of the crib, and into Cecilia's room, and into a single bed. We also moved Cecilia out of her little crib/daybed into a single bed, and bought new bedding. The room turned out super cute. We moved them both into the smaller of two rooms upstairs because that room has a window air conditioner and although there is one vent in each room up there, it still gets warm, and Charlotte looks so pitiful after waking up from a nap all sweaty. That's the good news. The good news is the room is cute and they have both graduated to regular beds. The bad news is that Charlotte will not stay in her new bed. She gets into Cecilia's bed and jumps around. She goes out into the hall, or comes downstairs saying she needs to go potty, even if she went potty 3 minutes ago. She gets down and takes all the books off the book shelf. This morning I found close to 10 books in Cecilia's bed, including 2 or 3 big books under the covers and down by her legs. Most of the time, if they aren't screaming at each other, I let them work it out. This usually includes going up there about 3 or 4 times a night to scare them with my mom voice back into their beds, and occasionally ends with the crib rolled into the room and Charlotte in the crib in the air conditioning.
John had to work on Sunday, and when I went up there to lay them down for a nap, I noticed two wall hangings were off the wall. They are framed trees that my Grandma Gen made out of fabric and ribbon. I was really, really mad. Cecilia said Charlotte ripped them up, pieces of fabric and ribbon was everywhere. =( I put Charlotte in the crib, yelled, searched frantically for all the pieces of the trees, and yelled some more. Cecilia hid under her covers. As I was leaving I told Charlotte that if she ever did anything like that again I was going to "beat her butt." Cecilia asked, "what does beat mean?"
And in that moment, instead of feeling embarrassed for saying such an awful thing to my child, I felt proud that my children don't know what it means for their parents to hit them. Progress. Evolution.
Sunday, July 24, 2011
the poster outside (it was hot and sunny)
the display inside
We took the girls to their first big screen movie, Winnie the Pooh. It was a short one, a mere 1 hour and 9 minutes, but I was pleased as punch that Charlotte did not decide to roam the halls. When the movie didn't entertain her, the popcorn did. =) Cecilia was a natural, she watches TV and movies like no one I've ever seen. She can't take her eyes off it, and can not have a conversation either. We've been talking about the Backson (from the movie) ever since. There's a new Muppet movie coming in November I'd like to try to brave.
Saturday, July 23, 2011
Labels: sweet child o'mine
Monday, July 11, 2011
Charlotte's Actual Birthday
We celebrated Charlotte's birthday back on May 1st, but I just got her professional pictures taken last week, and am posting the pictures from the party in May today. Better late than never. =)
Saturday, July 09, 2011
Charlotte is 2
Two months after her second birthday we had a minute this morning to get some pictures taken of Charlotte. I tried to get some outfits to show off her nice eyes.
Thursday, July 07, 2011
Toes in the Sand
Wednesday, July 06, 2011
Just Look at Her!
We went to Tower Grove Park on the Fourth of July for their Compton Heights Band Concert, and helped them set the world record for kazoo players. The girls loved it too, Cecilia played her kazoo the entire time, even through the songs we weren't supposed to hum to, and Charlotte ran around like a crazy woman (like she does every other day.) I did happen to get some nice pictures of Charlotte though, which is rare. She is a cutie.
This is my favorite new picture of Charlotte.
Charlotte, 26 months old
She looks like my niece, Emily, to me at this age.
This picture is a little blurry, but can you see that mischievous grin? It's captivating and quite possibly the ace up her sleeve.