Thursday, September 18, 2014
Monday, August 25, 2014
Eloise definitely takes the cake. But let's be honest, both have had a staggering amount of pictures and videos taken of them. Yet, I still feel bad that I never did monthly updates for Penny. And I sometimes feel guilty that I have more pictures of Eloise and have been a much better blogger for her first year than I was with Penny.
I bought a baby book for Penny, but never finished it, and I have given myself permission to call blogging enough. If I keep up the blogging, my girls might even be annoyed that I share so much of their lives on the internet... I guess its a good thing that just a handful of family and friends read this blog!
So Miss Penny, when you are older and look back at this blog, I hope you aren't too upset with me for neglecting to take monthly photos of you! I could probably find a picture from each month of your life if you are really hurting, and if Instagram is still a thing, there are plenty of pictures there!
I tried really hard to narrow down the amount of pictures in this post, but I could help myself! I love them all too much!
Miss Eloise, you are just too cute! I can't handle it!
Thursday, August 14, 2014
"Oh no Penny!!" - This is usually said after she does something a little naughty that she knows she should do (like make a mess). She will act surprised about the mess or naughty thing she just did, almost like she's passing the blame on someone else. She will probably learn that this works a lot better when you don't use your own name.
"No, No, Eloise! That's MINE!" or "My turn!" - Eloise is pretty mobile now, so she has started getting into Penny's things, and Penny is not happy about it. She can scold Eloise like a pro, pointed finger and all. And "my turn" is pretty much code for, "I want what you have, give it to me now".
"What's your name?" - I have been trying to teach Penny how to respond to this question, but whenever you ask her she just smiles sweetly and nods. Instead, she has taken to asking Andrew and me this question over and over and over again.
"Dubba-lu" ("W") - Penny is learning to recognize letters and likes to try and sing the ABC song. Her favorite letter is "W" and her pronunciation makes it the most adorable thing she says.
"I got chu" (I got you) - I started saying this to Penny to reassure her in the swimming pool that I wasn't going to let go. Now she says this anytime she wants me to hold her. She says it in her sweetest little reassuring voice that is very hard to resist.
"Oh! Baby! Go help her!" - Penny used to go rush in Eloise's room when she would wake up from her nap. She would climb into her crib and give her a binky. Now she just tells me to go.
And the best one of all:
"I love you, Momma" - I love you's are usually reserved for her kitty, but every now and then I get one. And it makes my day!
Costco had racks of Disney costumes a few weeks ago and Andrew and I let Penny get one. I wanted her input so I held up a few different princess dresses to see which one she liked best. Penny didn't care which one we got, as long as she got to put in on right that second. She started taking off her clothes right then and there. In the middle of Costco on a crowded Saturday. So naturally, she burst into tears when I told her she had to wait and I helped get her arms back in her sleeves. When she finally got to try the Cinderella dress on, she was thrilled! She kept saying it was "ritddy" (that's Penny for pretty). For the first time ever, she wanted to pose for pictures. So we went outside and she twirled and posed for me and it was the greatest thing that ever happened to us.