Friday, June 26, 2009

Can I...can I...can I...

This is becoming a very common start to sentences in our house now. While I appreciate that she is asking and saying full complete sentences, it can get a little overwhelming!

Can I buy this sucker?
Can I have some of that?
Can I help you?
Can I have some chocolate?
Can I do it?
Can I go to school?
Can I watch a movie?
Can I have another sucker?
Can I have a snack?
Can I do that?
Can I go outside in the pool?
Can I...Can I...Can I!


Friday, June 19, 2009

Dear Jenna - 2.5 years old

Dear Jenna,

Today you are two and a half! Time does go by so fast. You are such a little girl now and it's hard to believe you were once 6 lbs. 12 oz. I wish I could say this last month has been all happiness and great, but you've been carrying a bit of an attitude lately! I really hope it's just the age, but I have a feeling we are in for it when you turn 13!

You are now picky about what you wear. Almost every morning you cry and get upset.
"I don't WANT to wear this shirt"
"These pants are too small!" (honey - Capri's are supposed to be shorter. You always say, "wait, I have to pull my legs down!")
"I don't want to wear these shoes, they are BOTHERING me!"
"Leave my jammies on!"
"I am NOT going to wear that!"

This could possibly be paybacks from when I changed my outfit four times a day! Sorry Mom!

You also are in a new "scary" stage. You don't watch scary shows so I'm not sure where you discovered the word MONSTER. You were always so fearless, and with somethings you still are, but you will ask me to hold your hand as we go down the hallway because you are scared on Monsters. We are also in a band-aid stage. We have to put a band-aid on somewhere every night, on your hand, foot, knee, wherever you decide you have an ouchie.

Even through the challenging times you are our little peanut. We love you so much and cannot imagine our lives without you. You make us laugh everyday and we are amazed at your intelligence. You also are getting quite an imagination! The other day I asked you to tell me a story and you said,
"Once upon a time, there was a beautiful princess...and a monkey. They jumped into the castle in a faraway land."
Can you tell we read princess and fairytale books a lot? Yes, you still love to read and I love that.

You've moved up to the Tyke room at daycare, no longer classified as even a toddler. Your teachers say you are a social butterfly and very caring to your friends. If anyone gets upset or cries, you are the first one there telling them it's okay.

I feel like I've learned so much from you and I hope you've learned some from me too. We are so lucky to have you Jenna Noelle!

Love always and forever,

Your Mommy

Wednesday, June 17, 2009

Strike a Pose!

Jenna's slowly moving away from the cheesy smile for the camera. This is her newest pose. These pictures are from three different days and this is what she does. What the heck kind of look is that?! She is a total ham!

Friday, June 12, 2009

Yep, She's my daughter!

I'm not the one with a green thumb in my family. Erik wanted to do a little vegetable garden this year, and so since we didn't know where we would want one permanently, we made use of Jenna's too -small- for -her baby pool. We just did a few tomatoes, green peppers, peas, and cucumbers.

Jenna was digging in the dirt of the garden with her shovel when all of the sudden she said,
"This looks like chocolate. YUMMY!"

Leave it to my daughter to connect dirt with chocolate. My Mom and Grandma will be so proud too!

Monday, June 8, 2009

Lights, Camera, Action

Jenna saw her first movie in a movie theater this weekend! I had to work, so Erik took her with some friends and their son. I was a little sad I missed her first movie, but now I know I can take her anytime!

She did SO good, she sat still and watched the whole thing. Towards the end, when it was a kinda sad part of the movie, she looked up at Erik and loudly said, "I love you Daddy!" He LOVED that and the whole theater got to hear it.

Which got me thinking about my first movie theater movie. My mom took me to see E.T. Now, I think it sounds scary for a toddler, but at the time I loved it, I even had an E.T. doll that I brought with me.

What was the first theater movie you saw?

Friday, June 5, 2009

Listen to the 2 year old!

Michigan is often teased to have only two seasons. Winter and Orange Construction season. Well, construction season is in full bloom. Here you drive through and see 18 workers and about three of them doing something. It makes most summer travel plans a pain.

Here is our conversation from the other evening.

Jenna: This road is bumpy!
Me: Yes, it is!
Jenna: Somebody needs to fix it!
Me: You're right, who do you think should fix it?
Jenna: Hmmm...let me think. I don't know, SOMEBODY!!
Me: Do you think you should fix it?
Jenna: No, I don't think so. Probably somebody else!

There ya have it! SOMEBODY needs to fix all these pot holes and bumps!

Tuesday, June 2, 2009

Can't believe she said that!

So, this post may give a visual image you don't want to picture, but the story is too cute not to share.

This morning I was bending down to Jenna's level while I was zipping up her jacket (it's a whole other story that it's June 2 and still chilly).

As I was bending down Jenna leaned forward and pulled down my shirt and saw cleavage. She then said,
"There's your butt!"

I said, "No, that's not my butt." through laughs. I just wonder what she was thinking...why does my mommy have a butt up high and in front?

She knows about her butt, and is a bit more aware of it since we are working on potty training, so this could have made her more confused.
I guess I have to be thankful that she didn't say, "There's your boobs" or something like that. I'm glad she doesn't know that, but still find it so funny.

So, Jenna, this story is getting documented and I'm sure will be brought out years from now to embarrass you at one of your birthday parties!