Thursday, March 22, 2012


There is nothing more rewarding than witnessing the unconditional love of a child.

  Here's what life with a toddler looked like this week... 
A few of my favorite moments with our B

My little flower behead-er
We have been outside enjoying this fabulous summer-esque weather almost every day this week... And she has discovered a deep fascination with all flowers, even the dandelion weeds that grow in our lawn.

She loves to help Mommy tune up the landscaping...
Which usually involves her new watering can!
{this was only the umpteenth time these daffodils were watered that day}

Cute Little Bed Bug
With all of the flowers, comes allergies... Or at least is does for me, and apparently for B as well. :(
She ended up in our bed for about an hour the other night because she just couldn't get comfortable with her congestion. As an RT, I know that 17 month-olds aren't technically supposed to have "seasonal allergies," but I can attest that my child does.

One of B's Easter gifts... Her first trike!
It definitely looks a lot more overwhelming than it really was.

{M and B with the jaguar}
 FYI: those bars are also surrounded by thick Lexan

We took a trip to Mesker Park Zoo with Miles-Man to see Dora and Diego!!
They had so much fun experiencing all of the animals too... With Uncle Aaron, Yay-Yay, and Grammy along for the ride!

{watching the river otters swim}
She would follow "My" {Miles} to the ends of the earth...

"Um, Dora... Your eyes look a little funny."
I was totally sympathetic to whomever was inside "Dora" and "Diego"... It was over 80 degrees outside.

Oh, how I love surprises... 
{i.e. scattering baby wipes everywhere! the perpetrator is top-center... in the purple}

Meet my new cleaning lady... She's a BIG help!

I love watching B care for her "baby"... It makes Mommy feel like she's a pretty good example :)

My 1st Goose-Egg
 This is what my fast-flying fairy got last night when she was running without watching where she was headed. :( Don't you just hate those moments when you know what's about to happen, but you're powerless to stop it? Sigh.

As for B's separation anxiety issues... I'm very happy to report that they have almost been completely resolved. I've been reading up on the issue, and made a few changes to our daily routine, plus added a brighter night light to her room... And she is much happier to go to bed now! Well, maybe not happy... But, thankfully, we're not taking turns to go into her nursery every 5-10 minutes anymore because of her hysterics!

This photo was snapped during one of our bed checks Wednesday night.
She literally fell asleep standing up!!
After we snapped a quick photo, Mommy laid her down and she happily succumbed to horizontal slumber :)

I hope you all had a great week! Can't wait to see your photos.

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Joeylee said...

I can't believe she fell asleep standing up like that.

Katie said...

Oh my, the picture of her standing up sleeping is PRICELESS! I'm glad sleeping is becoming marginally better for you:) Looks like you girlies had a great week!

Lauren said...

Hmmm I may need to do some reading up too, we're going to switch our B to a big girl bed in two weeks when it comes. It should be interesting :)

Love how she's helping out so much!! Does she like laundry and loading the dishwasher too?? Those are two beloved tasks at our house, which I find to be hilarious.

Olivia said...

these pictures are so cute! your daughter is beautiful!!! My favorite picture is definitely of her asleep standing up -- too funny!!!

Just the Two of US said...

Your daughter is georgeous! love all the pics!

Laura {a spoon full of joy} said...

Fell asleep standing up! How precious!

Thanks for stopping by my blog and for your lovely comment!

Have a wonderful weekend!

cathryn said...

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Anna said...

oh, so sweet, asleep standing up!! wow. new to your blog, from Life rearranged - your daughter is just precious! <3

MomLaur said...

What a precious little girl! Love the tutu shot and the slide one! I have a little girl just turned 3 - and I can relate to the messes - oh my! They sure can make messes! Visiting from Friday Favourites!

Tracy said...

such sweet photos!

Laura Hernandez said...

Found your blog via Instant Friday. I’m your newest GFC follower!