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Today’s Cuteness

5 Sep

I totally slacked on Yesterday’s Steppin’ Out and there will be no pregnancy update today. It’s a holiday, you know? But here are a couple pictures of my cutie to hold you over.

Have a happy and safe labor day!

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I am in Love!

2 Sep

With my new camera…and of course this little girl!

I was so glad to see the UPS man after a rough day yesterday. It sure turned my frown upside…well you get the point. It was a perfect evening to venture outside and snap a few photos with with my new Nikon D7000 and my perfect little model. And you know what? She actually smiled and said “cheese” quite a few times. The break from my camera being shoved in her face made her excited for pictures again–I am assuming. But I am loving this camera so far! I definitely need to read my manual more, but I’m getting the hang of it. Here are a few I took yesterday.

She approves. 

She’s a Big Kid Now

8 Jul

Rylie has been sleeping in her big girl bed for a little over 2 weeks. I was so nervous letting her have free reign in her room, but it had to be done. She was climbing out every day and I’d rather have her roam her room a little bit than fall and get hurt. My baby is growing up too fast!

But to say she has adjusted well is an understatement. She is doing so well in her big girl bed and I am so proud of her. The first few mornings she would come over to the gate at her door and yell “Mama, Dada!” but now she just plays quietly in her bed with her Pooh and “Nickey” (Mickey Mouse) until we come and get her.

Naps were a little harder. As soon as I would lay her down she would come to the door and cry. It only lated a few minutes until she climbed into bed and went to sleep. I’m not trying to brag, but I am really proud of the big girl she is becoming. I really thought we would have to fight our strong-willed-stubborn-child, but she has surprised us. I’m sure as she gets older she will protest a bit more, but at least we have gotten off to a good start.

A couple of nights ago I had a good chuckle. See, every night I go into her room to say my final good nights, cover her up and simply watch her sleep, but that night I walked in and found her in a very different place. I grabbed my phone, turned on the light and got a quick picture to show Seth.

I don’t know why she decided to sleep on the itchy floor, but it was the funniest thing I’ve walked into. And not only is she on the floor, she is laying next to the biggest monkey known to man. Just cracks me up. Notice where her hands are–she loves sleeping with her hands underneath her body. Silly little girl.

Dropped The Ball And My Kid Is Crazy

24 Jun

I totally dropped the ball on Inspired Fashion Thursday. Whoops. This week has been a bit out of control. Rylie has been a little sick including a runny nose Wednesday –which required me to wipe every 2 minutes–and then a stuffy nose yesterday. You would never know when she is sick though. She just keeps on keeping on, BUT when she is tired she gets really clingy and overly whiny. And to keep me on my toes she climbed out of her crib yesterday, twice. I stood there and watched her do it the second time because I wanted to know how this wild child operates. She pretty much just pulled herself up and over the crib and then lowered herself down. This kid has incredible upper body strength I tell ya! I guess that means we will be introducing the toddler bed this weekend. Any tips on that are welcome.

Speaking of introducing things, last week we tried the whole potty training deal. I never realized how much work it is. Not only trying to get her on the potty and stay seated, but cleaning up the accidents when she doesn’t make it. The entire week she managed to go on the potty a handful of times, but right now she thinks it’s a game. She tells me when she goes, but it is always after the fact. She also loves to sit on the potty, but only for a minute and then she is up and off doing what she does. I don’t want to push it on her too much for fear of turning her off to it. So once again, any advice is welcome.

I guess this is just me rambling and if you’ve made it this far, you are awesome! I will be back Sunday with another edition of Steppin’ Out. We are going out tonight sans toddler, so it should be a relaxing evening. Hope you have a great weekend!

To Be a Toddler

15 Apr

When your curiosity drives you,

And your feet are so small.

When adventures are as simple as walking down the street, 

and your balance is still off as you run down a hill.

When small mounds resemble large mountains,

and you feel so accomplished as you reach the top.

When digging in the dirt is the highlight of your day,

and drops of rain are like a shower of smiles.To be a toddler is the most innocent joy as your mission in life is to explore.