G is for GENIUS!
Now I have your attention, huh? Okay let's face it... we all think our kids are pretty grand. Well, not all the time of course... but we are proud of them for their accomplishments; we love to see your little prodigy master new skills and retain new knowledge. Heck, some days I'm just thrilled to not have to send my sweet darling to time-out!! But, I'm also really excited that Grace Anne knows her alphabet and loves pointing out upper and lower case letters-- or as she calls the lower case letters-- "baby letters". I love that she makes all kinds of animal noises and sings non-stop. I love all the time we have with her (Kris has a lot of flexibility and gets to spend a lot of time with her too). I love hearing her say "I love you, Mommy" or "I love you, Daddy" or even "Love you, Brewski" (which, in the case of Brewski, its a one way street most days). I love that she says 'please' and 'thank you.' We are so lucky to have our sweet little family and I'm very thankful I made the decision to stay home and help our little girl grow up!
We just got back from an awesome trip to visit my aunt and extended family in Tennessee/Kentucky. It was a great trip... Grace Anne truly is a natural traveler. I was so proud of her for staying with me in the airports since I decided to check the stroller. I was so glad she could pull her own suitcase of toys-- her "HooHoo Case" which is what she calls her owl suitcase. I'm also beginning to think I may be able to train her to be a pretty darn good shopper... In a 48 hour span we covered 4 malls (and all that entails), 9 baby boutiques in several different little towns, 1 Target, 3 TJ Maxx, and 1 Home Goods... She was great. Of course she had her moments but she spent a lot of time in the car and shopping! She never once had a potty accident (she's only had like 4 since the week after we potty trained!! ((I must say.. 4 accidents in the first 2 months of being potty trained isn't bad! I probably over exaggerated how bad potty training was going to be... but that first week did stink))
It was so great to see family and of course SHOP, but I'm really looking forward being back on a semi schedule!!