Tuesday, March 5, 2013

March Madness

Hellooooo! I know I'm a sporadic blogger, but I've just accepted that it's my style :) I really can't begin to convey how busy the first half of 2013 has been. We really have had something every week and I don't really see any relief in sight until about June! But we're rolling with it and enjoying it!

Stella is becoming such a little GIRL! From protesting about shoes to wanting to see bows in her hair (except that she takes the bows out right after she's looked at herself in the mirror)...she seems to be all girl. I'm absolutely loving all her communication growth because it's making my life so much easier :) I'm not having to guess all the time at what she's wanting since her vocabulary is expanding daily! She really makes me laugh by referring to herself by name when she's doing things like, "Stella running" or "Stella sit in lap" or when she wants something, "Peas, Stella."(aka, please). Her empathy also just makes my heart happy. She's SO ultra aware of everybody's feelings and emotions and will point out if anybody is sad, then they're automatically crying (which when she says crying, it's pronounced without the "r"). She's so funny about wanting to see our friends and family and calling them out by name when she wants to see them (LaLa, Missy, Bone, PawPaw, NeNe...). So, I try my best to make sure she gets plenty of time with all the people she loves and that love her! Her favorite things to do right now are playing with her babies, coloring, and reading ALL her books over and over again. And, all horses are called "Sassy" now! So cute. She's still saying "no, no" to inanimate objects, especially if she hurts herself by falling or bumping into a door she'll point at the floor or the door and tell it, "NO! NO!" I try to stifle my laugh but most of the time I just bust out laughing because I think she's funny. She likes to tease and pretend to lay down on the floor and go "night night." Then, she'll pat the floor and want me to come lay down, too. Well, I could go on and on, but I like to record some of these things just because my memory is so bad and this way I'll have something to refer back to.

In other news, we've had one cow that has had her baby and boy is it CUTE! I didn't realize that the mama cows hid their babies to keep them safe and warm, so that's been neat to see what good mama's these cows are going to be. I can't wait til the day we see the whole herd with little babies beside each mama.

Playing with her Valentine's toys

I could do this every day

Trying to convince Stella that headbands are cool - but she just kept telling us we looked "preely" (pretty)!

This girl loves to read

That robe just does me in....and she loves to come her hair!

Stella has quite the extensive phone conversations

She loves all her babies

Stella likes to put her hands on my coffee mug and tell me "it's hot" and "mama's cocky" (coffee)

Monkey see, monkey do

He turned 30!!

She REALLY likes corn

Stella had quite the exciting trip to Bass Pro - we were WORN OUT

Her baby has to "ride"

She really likes puzzles too

Cutie patootie

We have a new found love of stickers

Man, she loved the bunnies - now she wants to look at my phone all the time to see the pictures of the bunnies

Skeet shooting

Little chickies

That mama cow was not too thrilled about Blake having to tag her baby


  1. LOVE the sunglasses pic! She looks like a little girl!

  2. How adorable!!! I love her words!! It's so fun to listen to them talk at this age!!!

  3. Man, she's cute! Too cute for her own good!