Thursday, October 31, 2013

Our growing pumpking

The month of October wouldnt be complete without a trip to a pumpkin patch :)
I think Sienna would agree - she was all about picking them up ( or trying to) and throwing hay - which wound up in her hair and somehow in her diaper. She was too busy for pictures so we only got a few...they were too cute not to share.

Can you even believe this is the same baby??
2012 vs 2013

I asked her to smile, this is what I got. 
Shes such a character

all about the "pannn-kin"

Wednesday, October 30, 2013

Happy Halloween!

I have been working on Siennas Super girl costume for quite some time now and I'm so excited to show it to you all :)

Hope everyone has a great Halloween!

ps: I learned my lesson with last years Halloween pictures and decided to watermark this time


Saturday, October 26, 2013

The Age of Maximum Cuteness

Sienna is ridiculous, you guys. Ridiculously adorable. 
I've decided that 1.5 is the age of maximum cuteness

This girl will do just about anything for an ice cream cone. (best bribe ever)
She calls it "acam come"

She will tell you and show you how old she is when asked, say please and thank you at appropriate times and inform you when she has "nasty poop" in her diaper

A couple of weeks ago we went to 2 birthday parties back to back so at the end of the day she learned the "happy birthday" song. Its the cutest thing I've ever heard.

See for yourself :)

I wish I could freeze time to have this age just a little longer, because before I know it she'll be talking back and thats when I'll really be wishing she was this little and sweet still

Wednesday, October 23, 2013

Makers of memories

Some time in the distant  future Sienna will be grown up and think back to being little. So many of these days seem ordinary- sitting on the floor playing, grocery shopping, park dates and long walks. But somehow they all weave into something that lasts forever; something she will look back on, something that will be so many parts of her future- her childhood.

So I try to make these everydays count. To be present, and to make ordinary things extraordinary, the regular somehow special. And when it comes to the holidays, I try and make new traditions for our family and create warm memories that she can carry with her as time goes on. Sometimes it's the little things- like the other day we just sat on a hill while Sienna searched for pine cones and chased Charlie with a stick she had found....the sun was just going down giving the whole field a golden glow..Dan & I just watched her laughing at her silliness and just savoring the moment. Or last weekend when she went on her first carousel ride...yelling "hi mommy!!" every time it went around past me.


In a way Dan and I are getting to relive our childhood all over again; we're able to revisit our own memories, dip into the nostalgia we both feel for times gone, and make them fresh again with our daughter. Isn't that one of the best parts of parenting? To be able to make a choice that you'll do things differently this time around, or in lucky cases, do things in exactly the same ways you experienced as a child.

It's amazing to think of our children's memories as blank canvases. We are the creators. We make these days count. We have a lot of roles as parents, but the maker of memories is one to be taken so seriously, and I hope one day she can look back and feel warm, and happy, and know she was so very loved.

Tuesday, October 1, 2013

18 month update

Stats: 19.8lbs (10th percentile) , 31.5" (50th percentile)
Clothes: 12-18 months
Shoe size: growing out of 4 at the moment, moving on to 5

Favorite foods: soups, plain yogurt,bread with sunbutter & jelly, frozen berries, hot dogs ( I hate that she even knows what those are) but luckily we found a brand that makes grass fed beef, organic ones we are comfortable giving her.Still not liking pasta or mashed potatoes

Favorite activities: putting on mama's shoes, drawing with markers or chalk, jumping, jumping and jumping. She was just gifted a trampoline and shes constantly in it, bubbles.

Milestones: 100% paci weaned, says how old she is when asked and even show one little finger :) answers questions like "where does Babcia live?" with the cutest little "newwww York"

She loves babies & is surprisingly good with them and not jealous, this is good news for our baby #2 plans :)

Loves going on walks but wants nothing to do with a stroller, miss independent free spirit makes shopping trips a little difficult.

This is what I get when I ask for a smile

Love you my little sidekick,