Monday, January 30, 2012

Already Sweet Enough

      Amelia is 18 months old and the only "sweets" she has is fruit.  She would eat fruit all day if we let her.  We didn't want to get her "hooked" on candy and junk food.  You know, the stuff that I like.
     After Family Swim day, they hand out Lollipops.  I was a little hesitant on letting her have one, but glad I did!  It was so cute seeing her make a sour face.  She liked holding the Lollipop, but didn't care for the taste.

   Do you let your kids eat candy?  When did you start letting them have it?

Tuesday, January 17, 2012

Puddle Jumper

    We have been taking Amelia to the local indoor pool for Family Swim.  She absolutely loves being in the water.  I have heard great reviews about the Puddle Jumper life jackets from friends, so we decided to get one.  Plus, they are Coast Guard approved.
   Doesn't she look so cute in her floaties?  She couldn't wait to get in the water and yell at the other kids.  There was a guy there with a really long beard and Amelia kept saying "Hey Clause!!".  She thought he was Santa.

The best deal we could find was on (super cheap this time of year!)  

Friday, January 13, 2012

Toddler Bed Try #1

       We have been having a difficult time with Amelia's sleeping for a few weeks.  She doesn't want to nap and she wakes up at 1am EVERY night crying.  I thought maybe we could try to transition her to a toddler bed.  She was a big help in putting her "big girl bed" together.  Notice the tongue sticking out:

     When the bed was finally put together, she realized what it was.  "Oh Wow!", she said along with "Nice!".

    Nap time rolled around and she wasn't having any part of that thing.  Running around the room like a mad woman, jumping on the bed, and crying screaming.

   I decided she wasn't ready for the "big girl bed" yet and back in the crib she went with her backup Binky's.  

       What have you tried for your toddler's transition?

Wednesday, January 11, 2012


       Amelia was a pretty cranky baby for the first 7 months of her life.  The doctor said it was "colic".  We tried everything under the sun. 
 Mylicon DropsColic Calm,  Gripe Water Colic Care Gripe Water Blend, and the list goes on....  All of these products seemed to work for short periods, but this girl's got some lungs on her!  Even the doctors would say "We know her lungs are clear".  

       There was one thing that we forced onto her that quieted her down a bit (and gave  Mommy and Daddy's ears a break).  The BINKY!  We called it "plugging the scream hole".  
     At the time, we didn't care who thought it was "wrong".  Some people are totally against Paci's, but it was way better than her constant screaming.  She loved the Binky and soon began to call it her "NahNah".   I'm assuming it's because we always said "Night Night" when she went to bed.

            She is now 17 months old, and CANNOT go to sleep without her Binky.  I tried laying her down without it, and you would have thought the world was coming to an end.  We don't let her have it unless she is going to sleep, but I have to keep 3 of them in her crib in case she drops one!  How will we ever free her from this addiction???

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We Have a Booboo

It's been one of those days....
         Amelia woke up bright and early at 7am crying for no reason.  I didn't even have time to fix a cup of coffee.
         When I was coming down the stairs with her, I slipped and jammed my big toe.  She was cracking up because she thought it was fun (I'm glad she didn't get hurt).  My toe hurt so bad that I started crying.  She started hugging me saying "alright?".  It was so sweet and really made me feel better.
        We decided to take her to the park and let her play.  Bad idea.  She ran and fell onto the pavement, head first.  Well, lip first.  When Josh picked her up, there was a pebble embedded into her upper lip and he had to pull it out.  She screamed as blood dripped. We immediately took her to the MedExpress to check if she needed a stitch or if there was any debris left from the pebble.  Everything turned out fine, but her poor lip will be swollen for a bit.

Monday, January 9, 2012

Wee Read

I took Amelia to the “Wee Read” at Adams Memorial Library today. At first, I was a little worried that she would be pitching a fit the whole time. 17 month olds tend to have short attention spans...
She absolutely LOVED it! There were other girls her age there, and they sang and danced the whole time. Oh, she was a ham for attention. When we began to do the Itsy Bitsy Spider, she got in the middle of the circle and “performed”. I wish I could have gotten more pictures, but I didn’t want to make the other moms feel uncomfortable.

Saturday, January 7, 2012

Southerners in the North

Well, we up and moved to PA for my husband’s job. Never even seen more than 2 inches of snow in GA, so this should be different. In the month that we have been here, it has only snowed twice. The people from here keep saying “just wait, this is very mild”. The first time it flurried here, we ran around in it like we had never seen snow in our lives.

The second time it snowed, we were able to take Amelia sledding for a bit. She LOVED it and cried when we had to get back into the car. Now every time she sees the sled, she wants to ride on it. I think we may have a future Hannah Teter on our hands!

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