Wednesday, November 25, 2009

Dear Jenna, 35 months

Dear Jenna,
You are now past the 35 month mark! You are closer and closer to officially being 3! We are planning your little birthday party, princess themed of course, and you couldn't be more excited.

Now, for the last three years parents have been telling me, not to believe the term "Terrible Two's", because it really is "Torturous Three's". I am starting to think they were on to something. You are coming up with an major ATTITUDE lately and sometimes I'm just not sure what to do! Just yesterday, your report from daycare was the following:

Jenna wouldn't even take one bite of lunch. She screamed and cried until she was gagging and said she only wanted her milk and to be excused.

Jenna didn't take a nap (she usually naps for 2-3 hours a day at school).

Jenna pushed a couple of kids today.

OMG! Is this my sweet little Jenna?! We had a long talk last night and I hope to see better behavior today. You uses phrases like "Just leave me alone!", "You're driving me crazy!", "No, I am NOT going to do that."

I know you are testing me, and doing it daily! But, then at times you are still so sweet and will just want to cuddle. I'm praying this is just a stage.

So, while this letter isn't all roses, it's the truth. Through it all, I still love you more than words can say. Your Daddy and I are so proud of you and your spunky personality. I look at you some days and can't believe you are the same little itty baby we brought home from the hospital almost three years ago. You are tall, smart, beautiful, outgoing, active, and all the other things three year olds are! So, my little princess, enjoy your last month as a two year old!

Love always,


Wednesday, November 11, 2009

Why? Cause why? But why?

We are at the "why?" stage! I knew it was coming sooner or later, and it's here now! Jenna is busting out the "why?" card all the time now. It's usually right before bed when the conversation goes something like this:

Me: Jenna, time to go to bed.

J: why?

Me: because it's night time and we're tired.

J: I want to sleep in your bed with you, there are monsters in my room!

Me: No honey, there is nothing scary in your room! Your bed is perfect just for you!

J: Why?

Me: because it is just your size and nice and cozy.

J: Cause why?

Me: Honey it's just time to go to sleep, I'll lay with you for a minute.

J: Ok, but I have something very important to say!

Me: what?

J: Why can't I sleep in your bed?

Me: This bed is just for you, it's in your room and time to go to sleep!

J: You're not listening to my words!

This conversation goes on and on with a few changes now and then, sometimes she's scared of something in her room, sometimes she needs a drink...but the "whys" are always there. She is a smart girl and I think she knows these conversations will extend my time in her room! Gotta love her!

Wednesday, November 4, 2009


Jenna had so much fun trick-or-treating! She kept saying, "I just LOVE Halloween!" "I just LOVE trick-or-treating!" She was polite with thank you's for everyone too!

Jenna and her best buddy at daycare! How cute is that?!

Jenna and me before the parade at daycare. She wanted to leave her Halloween pants and socks on!

A "Beautiful Princess" is what Jenna wanted to be for Halloween!

Erik and I went to a Halloween Party! We were Pirates! ARGH!!

Monday, November 2, 2009

Dear Jenna, Month 34

Dear Jenna,
This letter is late! I'm sorry, life, vacation, everything, got in the way. You are so full of life and busy, we just go, go, go! I'll keep this letter short this time, but to sum it up you pretty much are the light of our lives.

You are busy, happy, funny, smart, and of course cute!

You had a fun month of October, you got to stay with your Grandma and Grandpa B. while Mom and Dad went on vacation, you loved getting ready for Halloween, you had fun at the Pumpkin Patch, and enjoyed Grandma B.'s birthday and mine in the month of October.

You continue to make us laugh, especially with your vocabulary and memory! The things you remember, I have no idea how. You use words like: actually, defiantly, and awesome. We came back from vacation with you saying "Excuse me Pig!" when you burp, because "That's what Grandpa says!"

Your love for life is contagious. Although, you do still like to relax and watch cartoons and read too!

Love you SO SO much and I cherish every day with you!

Love always,

Your Mommy