So this morning I was at my first physical therapy appointment (“What??!” you’re saying, “PT? Why?” Apparently I have scoliosis, who knew!) and I was talking to my uncle (so nice to have an uncle in PT) and he asked what I was going to do the rest of the day other than take care of Charlotte. He jokingly said, “Write a blog post” and I said, “Yes, I don’t have one for today so I need to do that.” He and another therapist were kind of taken aback that I try and post daily. And yes, if you haven’t noticed, recently I’ve been trying to post daily. Not actually type it and post it daily but have something new for you to read each day. Obviously, I’m not too fastidious about it since I don’t have a Recipe Wednesday post today but still, I try. But I feel like most of my posts lately have been recaps of what we’re doing. And while the point of this blog is for my memory years down the road since I can barely remember what my name is some days, I also love the blogging community and like to post about things that interest everyone else.
So on that note (before I get to a recap of what we’ve been up to lately) I’d like to throw it out there that if there’s something that you’d like for me to write about or a question you want to ask me just post it in the comments and I’ll try and get to it. I’m more open on this blog than I probably am in real life and I’d love to answer questions so if there’s something you’d like to know or something that you’ve seen me do that you want to know more about just let me know and I’ll try and fulfill some of those requests!
And now on to our lives…..
(And seriously, how many run on notes within sentences can I use today?!?!)
Today C is 16 months old. I can’t believe that we’re almost to 18 months! We are starting to see a more determined side to her that is at times adorable and hair-pullingly frustrating. For instance, last night we went to Family Night which is made for kids but our child decided she didn’t really want any of her favorite foods and wanted to be held. And then once she got put down on the ground there was no way that she was going to be picked up again — she just wanted to run around! She is definitely stubborn — I don’t know WHERE she could have gotten that from! 🙂
But Charlotte is so sweet these days. I keep telling everyone that this is my favorite age because she can communicate with us but isn’t really independent yet. She gives out “I love you’s” very generously and has started giving kisses again. She also loves rocking her baby/animal/whatever is in her arms and loves sitting in your lap to be read to. She is answering questions now and asking for things which makes life so much easier and enjoyable. And she is soaking everything up like a sponge!
It’s a chore to get her down the stairs these days since we have to go back for almost every animal in her room in individual trips. This is what we came down with on Monday:
And when did I get a teenager?!?! Yesterday, Charlotte learned how to unlock my iPhone so if any of you get a call from my cell with no one there just start talking to C because she’s staring at the phone trying to figure out how you’re talking to her if she can’t see you! And these pictures crack me up! She loves her monitor and the other day we noticed her typing on it with her thumbs as if she was texting! She’s growing up way too fast!
And if you’re read for any length of time at all you’ve probably learned that we are diehard Alabama fans. In the below picture C is wearing her pre-game pj’s that she wears every night before a game. We’re not superstitious, just big fans! We are also big Erin Andrews fans even though she went to that school with the gator. Regardless, on Saturday morning when we tuned in to watch Miss Erin’s show at 8 am this is how we found Charlotte — and no this wasn’t staged!
Fall is in full swing for us and we are super busy. I feel like I’m rarely at home any more and looking at my planner our days are about to get a lot fuller. And I’m so excited because one of my best friends since preschool is finding out whether she’s having a little boy or a little girl in February in about 15 minutes and I can’t wait to hear!! I’m dying to get to buying for this little one! I’m also about to work on some new outfits for C with some new Amy Butler fabric I bought yesterday. I’ll be sure to post pictures if I ever find time to finish one of them!
I hear my little monkey saying “Up! Up!” from her crib so apparently nap time is over. Back to work! 🙂