Tuesday, June 30, 2009

Here Comes Trouble

I thought today was going to be such a great day. We had no plans and were just going to relax at the house. The first sign of a crazy day was while I was brushing my teeth Stella found some sunscreen and decided that it would do a great job of cleaning my counters. Yes, she is able to climb up on the stools in the kitchen. I walked out to her telling me, "Mommy, I wash"After I got that mess cleaned up we spent a good portion of the day outside playing in her pool and other outdoors toys. She was having a lot of fun and it seemed that the day was making a turn for the better.

We go inside and have lunch and nap time. While Stella is down for her nap I decided to go and pick up the backyard a little bit and I remembered that she had taken my cell phone out and put it on one of the chairs, I thought, not my luck, she had left it on the ground and our lab thought it would make a wonderful lunch! Needless to say I was not making any calls for the rest of the afternoon. Well, miss thing woke up with the energy like you would not believe! She would not stay off the couch and ended up knocking her father's wedding ring into the kitchen sink, thankfully it just went into the disposal and I was able to get it out. While I was working on getting it out of the sink, she went into our bathroom and found my self tanner, I guess she was feeling a little pale today and decided to put it all over her face and arms, and of course my floor! So, off we go for a bath. While the water is running I was putting spray and wash on her clothing and cleaning some of the mess up in my bathroom, Stella was busy adding things to the bath tub. Things like three of her baby dolls, two of mommies shirts, and other such items! Once again, she said, "Mommy, I wash". Apparently we are doing a lot of washing at our house and things should be nice and clean!
These are photos of her after her bath sitting on the stool that had been moved to the living room so I could clean up the mess with out her getting in to everything. I think that at this point in the day even she was ready for daddy to get home because all she had heard from me all day was "Stella, no no!"
Everyone keeps telling me that I just need to wait until I have a boy running around, well for those people they have never meet my daughter. I think that she is faster and has more energy than any little boy could ever dream of having. (Did I just jinx myself into have one crazy little boy?)

P.S. Thanks Gracie for bringing me your old phone to use until I am able to get a new one!

Monday, June 29, 2009

Happy Birthday Timothy!

This evening we got to help celebrate Timothy's birthday. It was a lot of fun and of course the kids loved swimming. We hope Timothy had a wonderful birthday.

2 Year Check Up

Today I took Stella for her 2 year check up at the Dr.'s office. She did really good and got her last shot until she is 4 years old. She is now 36 inches and 35 pounds. This keeps her in the 100% for her age group. They said that she is one healthy little girl and we did not have anything to worry about at this time. That always makes her momma feel good. In the photos below you will see that she likes to "read" and did not want me to take her photo and the Dr. office, she kept telling me, "I big girl, no baby!"

Sunday, June 28, 2009


Saturday, June 27, 2009

2nd Birthday Party

Happy Birthday Stella! Today we had Stella's 2nd Birthday party. It went really great considering how hot it was outside. I decided at the last minute to put the pools and sprinkler out in the back yard because I was worried about all the kids getting to hot which I think ended up being a really good idea because they seemed to have a blast. We had a candy bar for all the kids to make goody bags to take home with them. (I am sure the parents were loving me!) We had a pinata that Lorena made full of candy for all the kids to get to break into.(Once again I am sure that the parents were thrilled with me!) I just want to say a big thank you to everyone for coming and joining in the celebration of Stella's big day, I know that it was really hot and thank you for being such troopers through it all. The candy bar.
All the food.

Lauren and Stella playing in the pool and playhouse.
Stella and Jason having the birthday song sung to her and blowing out her candle.

Stella opening presents with a little help from daddy.

The wonderful butterfly pinata.

All the kids making a grab for the candy once the pinata had been broken.

Stella trying out her new lawn mower.