From an early age my little girl has always been a climber...went up the stairs (unannounced to me) at 7M..and it has just escalated from there...where there is a way to get higher..she will find it. Her newest accomplishment is climbing into our bar stools and kitchen table chairs (both of which are high)...scary as I know one of her cousins had a huge spill doing the same thing...granted he has about 20lbs and 2 years on her..haha..but still...you just always have to keep your eye on her. She also has decided that she is too big for her little booster seat chair at the table and R-E-F-U-S-E-S to sit in it...so, she sits like the rest of us..again, insert scared mommy..as i don't want her to topple down.
As I share these stores with the Fam..my mother loves to laugh and point out that..."She is her mothers daughter." apparently I was a little monkey as well! :)
Since hanna is at that lovely age of 16M she has been in time out often..somedays more than others..and some days not at all..but nevertheless..when I tell her to go to time out, she knows where to go! ha!
Here is my sweet little girl in timeout...
Then the inevitable happened...See the lovely crib in the back in the pic below..and you might be wondering if she had a friend sleepover with the pack n play in her room....here's what happened..
Last week, Travis was going to help ty do something after they were already put to bed (you never know with that kid) and on his way he poked his head into hanna's room since she was having a hard time going to sleep and just happened to see her holding on to the outside of the crib just about to bust on the floor.. saved by the daddy! Travis rushed in and grabbed her before she completely bit it. UUGGHHHH!!!! while she was soooo proud of herself..her mommy and daddy were a little shocked! it was already late since neither kid was wanting to accept the time change...soo..we skipped my dad's idea of nailing plywood to the top of the crib..thanks dad..and went with the pack n play for the night! SILLY girl...
and again, I heard from my mother, "you did the same thing at that age." but unlike my parents who just pushed a mattress next to the crib to give me a soft landing...I actually put her in a safe spot! lol.
See...that was mine and my sisters crib when we were babies...and when we had the shock of our lives and our baby girl was born and had nothing girly...my parents got the crib out of the attic and I spray painted it white (it was oak colored)... so, like my mother keeps reminding me..."like mother, like daughter." and like I keep telling my mom..."then she is an angel." hehe.
So the next day my mom brought over their toddler bed they have for the grandkids( well, mainly just Hanna now since none of the GK fit..haha...so, to buy time until I can figure out exactly what I want to do with her room...she is in the toddler bed for now..
I put her bumpers on bc..she is still my baby and I don't' want her to bonk her head...
The first night, naturally, she got out of bed, cried and banged on the door for a good while...probably 20 minutes before finally giving up and feel asleep at the door. Trav went in later and put her back in her bed..then at 3:30 she woke up and I heard her on her monitor but could tell her voice was becoming more faint and all of a sudden she was by my bed..haha...so we "slept" 4 strong in our bed since of course, Ty had already come in...meaning..mommy didn't sleep at all.
Nap times are usually good..she stays in...
Bedtimes are getting better. She'll still get out initially, do the cry/bang on the door thing..but in about 5-10minutes goes and gets back in her bed and sleeps all night.
Travis always tells Ty she is smarter than he bc she goes back to her bed...whereas Ty would always fall asleep by the door.
Our little girl is growing up.
still not ready to put her in a higher bed..so for now the toddler bed works great! :)
And this is how Ty has been sleeping lately...after we put him to bed in his full size bed...he decides to make a "pallet" on the floor!
It's been absolutely beautiful here lately....so we have been outside a lot...which is great!
here's the "yogurt picnic"
yes, hanna uses utensils to eat...whatever big bro does..she has to...so..she is ALWAYS a mess but whatever it takes to get her to eat! :)
Today is the first day back to MDO..and i must say, I feel like I need to go check on them bc it's quite...but then remind myself they aren't here...aahhh...peace! lol. but, 3 will be here before I know it and I'll have my entertainers back....wouldn't have it any other way...I.Love.my.Babies! :)
Happy 30th birthday to a great guy, who just happens to be my best friend and husband...and a great one at that and an amazing father!
Travis is so smart, funny, of course, handsome :), has the biggest heart, a friend to all, makes me to be a better person, has a great personality, loves the outdoors and is spot on with his bow and rifles, extremely entertaining..and the list could go on and on....
Today he turned the big 3-0..is down 25 lbs and 15" and ran 4 miles last night with the intent to run a half marathon soon! I am soooo proud of him.
Although Travis is the socialite of the fam he wouldn't allow me to do anything for his birthday....all he wanted was a family dinner...
So, this morning we had whole wheat egg and turkey bacon biscuits and for dinner he wants salmon! :)
For lunch a few of his friends/co-workers took him to Furr's...see, he's getting old! (actually, we love furr's..lol). So, I hope he enjoyed his lunch without his 2 kiddos making a complete mess.. :)
In honor of his birthday I thought I would share how our little Travis has grown up into such a wonderful man, son, husband, father and friend.
The month of february and march has been/and will be nothing but busy for us...birthday parties, weddings, wedding showers, baby showers..and on top of that life! So..yesterday was the first day in a long time we had nothing planned...which was good bc nobody slept well in our house the night before bc of the kids coughing. They were up all night..which made them SUPER CRANKY all day...so...wednesday, we skipped storytime at the library and just stayed inside and we were lazy. Whoever deemed Chicago the "windy city" has never been to west texas in the spring! UGH, it's terrible! with all the wind blowing everything around...allergies and sinus' act up! boo!:( so...we had a very lazy day!
Ty will watch tv but only a few shows before he gets bored with it..Hanna still has yet to learn to sit and watch tv...but, yesterday..ty actually laid on the couch and watched tv..poor guy was tired and not feeling well. Hanna's a different story..but these girls are something else! haha.
We were going to just go on a stroll outside that morning since the wind hadn't picked up yet...but..our stroller tires are out of wack (we went off roading last summer in our double bob and the tires have never been the same)..haha...and so we still tires from the single bob...and back and forth! ugh. So, since our single bob was ready to go..Ty thought he could "ride his bike and I could push hanna"...good idea, Ty...until we realized his bike was at my parents....so, there went that idea. which, reminds me..i told ty i would get his bike while he was at school today. (insert mental note).
Anyways, I know there is soooo much junk going around so we stayed in and kept the germs to our house...and it was great!
whatever ty loves..so does hanna.
While ty and I sit...Hanna runs.
until i bust out the cheese balls..
Hanna was the hardest eater ever....but all of a sudden she is the bottomless pit. She still won't eat meat..but she eats anything else you give her (for the most part).
When travis got home..we went for a little walk...Ty wanted to "run with daddy" so off he went. Love the west texas nights and sunsets...
we only have 1 birthday party this weekend and nothing else planned so I think it'll be a great weekend of just family time! :)