Sunday, September 26, 2010

20 months and vacation

The past month has been so busy for our entire family. We have been going non-stop for what seems like months now, but its really only been a few weeks. Some things were adult only, like our 2nd trip to Atlanta, but others were for the whole family, like our vacation to North Myrtle Beach, SC.

Monthly fun:
**Aubrey has become obsessed with puzzles. Which means we are constantly looking for puzzle pieces behind the couch, inside other toys, and even inside our vehicles.
**Her last canine tooth finally(!) came in. Hopefully we are teething free for a few months until her 2 year molars start.
**She now tells us after she has done a number 2. She's still in the same place with sitting on the potty, but that is a huge step towards training. After she's done with her business, she looks at us and says "potty" or "diaper" and we know its time to change.
**She is thisclose to learning how to jump off things. She hasn't quite figured out that both feet need to go together, but it should happen soon. Joy.
**She learned the word up gets her on the couch and uses it as her new favorite game. So, we put a step stool by the couch so she can get herself up and down as she pleases.
**I've lost count of her new words but she loves to use them over and over and over and over....
**When she wants to eat she looks at us and says "eat, eat" which is then followed by her walking to her chair and scooting it out for us to put her in it. And we better not ignore her because she gets louder, whinier, and more insistent as she goes.
**She is starting to love Yo Gabba Gabba on Nick Jr. She only watches tv for a little while on the weekends, but when that show is on, she actually manages to sit still for about 30 seconds at a time, which is pretty unusual for her at this point.

We spent the last week on vacation and it was pretty awesome. We rented a condo behind the Barefoot Landing Resort so we could cook and bring the dogs. Its been a long time since Todd and I have been to Myrtle Beach so we were excited. We did the ocean a few times, the pool a few times, Alligator Adventures, Barefoot Landing, and Ripley's Aquarium. Aubrey seemed to like everything, even the ocean after 3 times of trying to get her in it. It was nice to spend the week together and I am sure she will hate me in the morning when I leave her at daycare. Hopefully it won't be too long before we go on our next vacation because once a year just isn't enough.

Wednesday, September 15, 2010

Where did my toddler go?

For giggles, I decided to put Aubrey's hair in pigtails for the first time. She doesn't have enough hair in the back to make it work, but the sides went up pretty well. But, she was not happy with me tugging and pulling at her hair. Actually, that's a gross understatement. She despised me putting her hair up. So, it wasn't exactly even on each side, but I loved it. I then put her backpack on her and was shocked when I realized she looked like a 1st grader or something. I didn't have fast access to my camera right then so I grabbed my phone and this is what I got. She is growing up so fast and I sometimes forget that until I see her like this.