Saturday, July 30, 2011

Mayborn Museum Waco

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Cousins 2011

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Tuesday, July 26, 2011

First Filling

and I hope her only!

Elizabeth had her first dental exam last week, and Dr. Powell found a cavity! We returned to day to have it filled. Elizabeth did GREAT! She's ready to go back. She got to bring home her pink, bubble-gum flavored nitrous mask and she's enjoyed playing with it today. I did have the rest of her upper molars sealed, so hopefully we won't deal with any more cavities in her deep-grooved molars.

New Splash Park

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Monday, July 25, 2011

Elizabeth sings (again)

She sings all the time! Mary Poppins, Annie, and Sound of Music is in my ears all day long. Love it!

Fiesta Texas

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Hot rocks

I got this idea from a friend, and it was a fun activity! The hardest part for us was finding smooth rocks. You heat a smooth rock in the oven on 350 for about 15 minutes. Peel crayons while it is heating. Take it out and touch the crayons on the rock. They crayons melt into pretty designs on the rock.
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Sunday, July 24, 2011

First Dentist Visit

 Elizabeth had her first dentist appointment last week. I went in knowing she'd to great! And she did. BUT, she has deep grooves in her molars (like I do) and she eats more candy than her sister ever did and she's my second kiddo which means sometimes she falls asleep before we get to brushing her teeth. . . SO SHE HAS A CAVITY! I may have thought I was a good mother, but now I know for a fact that I am not. And that is OK. We'll get this cavity filled and have the rest of her molars sealed so I don't have to be a good mom, just good enough with the help of medical technology. We go back Tuesday to have the cavity filled. More pics then, I'm sure.

Friday, July 15, 2011

Saturday, July 9, 2011

Two and a Half

Posted by PicasaElizabeth turned two and a half yesterday. And we celebrated by letting her have a night away from mommy! (Yeah, bad timing on my part, maybe.) Elizabeth weaned (very much mommy-led) about two weeks ago. She still asks to nurse every morning, but we get out of bed instead and go watch "Nick and Sally" AKA Cat in the Hat, instead. We are still working on using the potty. We were there. And then we went to the lake for spring break, so there was regression. And we were there again, and then we went on vacation and regressed again. And now I just figure we'll be done at some point, but I won't worry about it!

She and Caroline play so well together now. And they fight so much. Really, for the first time, I see the girls as a reflection of my childhood with my sister. Such fun. And such fighting. And I sympathize now with my mom, especially when they are both fighting for my lap for reading time. Elizabeth knows so much about "big kid" stuff, like Star Wars and Captain Underpants. Really, should a two year old even be able to say Captain Underpants, much less recognize him?

Her language has totally exploded. She is fully communicative now. Her favorite book is SISTERS. When she likes something, she asks to do it "moragain." Things she doesn't like to eat are "lucky." She likes eating popsicles, swinging, spinning, and dancing. When there are four of anything, she classifies them from biggest to smallest as Daddy, Mommy, Caroline, and Elizabeth. She confuses blue and red; green and pink. Any word she sees written is "my name."

Elizabeth not only looks like her daddy, but she shares some of his personality traits, as well. He'll admit to it, too. They are STUBBORN! And I adore them both!

Thursday, July 7, 2011

We made playdough

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Monday, July 4, 2011

Boat Ridin' (or boat nappin')

Posted by PicasaAnd we capped the weekend off with a much-anticipated and practiced-on-land boat ride. Elizabeth loved it so much that she fell asleep!

Fishin' (or more like minnow'in and worm'n)

Posted by PicasaThen we headed to Poppy and Nana's at the "big lake" for some fishin'. Elizabeth spent more time torturing the worms and shiners, though.

Buddy's Birthday Party

Posted by PicasaOne of Elizabeth's BFs had a birthday party at the beginning of our Independence Day Weekend.