Wednesday, February 15, 2012

We're alive-no worries!

So I guess it's been awhile. And for those of you wondering we are all still alive. :) January was not one of our favorite months and we are glad that is behind us and that we only have a few months left before it's spring. Just thinking about spring makes my heart smile a bit. 

Part of the reason I haven't blogged in awhile was that I just wasn't sure that we had anything blog worthy. Boo got tubes in her ears-I don't think I really notice a difference but maybe that is because she is getting her two year old molars in (just noticed them tonight-that could explain some of the crankiness.)

Boo has been a bit of a handful lately. She is becoming very independent and everything is "boo's turn" and she says this as she takes both of her hands and points to herself-over and over again. It's a bit exhausting. She was in a bit of a biting phase but she hasn't done it since Christmas. Bedtime and naptime is a gamble whether she is going to fight or just go with  it. And when she fights, she fights. She climbs out of crib screaming and crying and then bangs on the door (I'm sure our neighbors love us). 

Since the crib is not "containing" her anymore and I'm worried that she'll hurt herself diving into the crib and/or tumbling out, we're transitioning to the toddler bed tonight.....I'm crossing my fingers for a smooth transition.

GG is busy, busy, busy. It's been busy at school, church and he's doing a practicum for his masters. After this practicum he has one more class and he's done!

Valentine's was wonderful. Last weekend, GG (love) and I went out (love) with my family (love) for dinner at Olive Garden (love) and then went to our church dance (love). The next morning we had a family "I Love You" party (a family tradtion that I love).  If you couldn't tell, I LOVED it! It was perfect. 

(This is not an actual picture from the valentine's date but just us from one of our other dates since I didn't think to take a picture of us looking good for the dance). ;)
On Valentine's day Boo woke up early -usually this means that it would be a rough day- but she came and laid in the bed with me. I stroked her cheek and every once in awhile she would lean over and give me a kiss (unsolicited) and stroke my cheek back. So wonderful. I LOVE this girl so much.

We had a really nice week weather-wise in the middle of January. Here she is soaking up the sun on the deck like an old person on a rocking chair watching the cars go
This is my crazy beautiful girl! This is the outfit she insisted on- TWO skirts, a dress, a sweater and SKATES! :) 

Sorry this was long-but I'll try and not be a stranger again.


Steph and Jeff said...

Cute. I love the picture of Boo's tantrum. I really think that Kenna should have gotten mention for the biting stage.

My Everythings said...

:) Sorry to hear your month was rough! Good talking to you today.

Becky said...

I have totally been wondering if you guys were alive. So glad to hear you are. Sorry about the hard month. Boo is growing so much! What a lovely girl...I LOVE her style. Love seeing your face too! And GG's. I didn't know he was working on his masters! And almost done! What great news!

I just love you and miss you. I'm so glad we got to be friends. I almost tagged you on my blog (I hate to do tags, but I love to read them) so, if you would do it...if you have time. I'd love to read it. If not...that is totally fine. Just don't be a stranger. I love stalking you.

L said...

So fun to hear about boo - I love the pic of her watching the cars go by! Hilarious. I'm so glad its almost spring too!!

Kristie said...

I was wondering where you were, although it has been terribly busy around here too, I still tried to peek in on the blog.
Boo is so big, what a cute, cute girl.

We miss you guys and love you!

Dalan said...

Good to know that you guys are still alive! Boo is growing up so fast!