Friday, June 18, 2010

There is no "I" in team

But there is an "m" and an "e".
Just saying!

Tuesday, June 8, 2010


When you translate "P-P-Ba-Pa-Eee" from 2 year-old to adult it means "I need to pee pee in the potty". This isn't a conversation starter but a call to action. It means I need to go potty now or I've already started to go potty. (The first one involves rushing her to the bathroom and post pee pee in the potty celebration. The second involves a clean-up on aisle 5.)

The downside is the Wee-One has started to use it as a manipulation tool. At least twice a week, after I've put her in her crib for the night, I hear through the monitor, "MOMMA, P-P-Ba-Pa-Eee". She also uses it as a way to get me to hang out with her if I'm working around the house. She knows I'll stop whatever I'm doing and go into the bathroom with her. Sly little fox!

I can't tell you how excited I am that Maddie has started to let us know when she needs to go to the bathroom. One more step towards potty independence. Woo-hoo!

Sunday, June 6, 2010

Madeleine Grace is 2!!

Birth day - 2008

1st Birthday - 2009

If you ask Maddie how old she is, she will reply, "I two."
(Yes, Maddie's eyes were blue on her first birthday. They are now hazel. How crazy is that?)

We started the the birthday celebration on Thursday with cupcakes at school. That was messy!!

Then we had her family party on Saturday. The theme was flowers since it is one of the words she says very clearly.

Aunt Kate and Grandma watching the gift extravaganza.
After she opened her first gift, she went into the kitchen to play with it. She was not interested in coming back to the living room to open the rest of her gifts. She told me, "No Momma!" We had to coax her back and convince her she wanted to open more gifts.

Luke hanging with Grandpa.

Unwrapping Grandma Carol's gift. It's an American Girl Bitty Baby and a Bitty Baby Stroller. Yes, it is a HUGE hit!!

The cake! I have learned my lesson (see her first bday post) and took a photo before the party started :)

I couldn't believe that on her 2nd birthday she stuck her face in her cake.
Isn't that 1st birthday phenomena?

Of course, you do it over and over once you get a reaction from the crowd.

Welcome to the terrific twos, my love!!