Wednesday, April 30, 2008

Tuesday, April 29, 2008

Rainy Day

Today it pretty much rained from sunup 'til sundown. We did have a few minutes respite and you better believe we took advantage of those precious few minutes that we were able to be outside. This morning I was feeling a bit like a caged animal, so I packed J up and we went over to the indoor play area at the mall (affectionately known as Baby Thunderdome). We had a pretty good time though Julianna didn't last quite as long as she usually does. I was thrilled just to get out of the house. Then this afternoon during a rain intermission, we went out and splashed in the puddles.

I just wanted to post this picture because she looks SO tiny.

Since she was already soaking wet I figured why not let her play with the hose!

Saturday, April 26, 2008

Just Pics

A few cute pics from the past couple of days:

Thursday, April 24, 2008

More Pigtail Pics

Julianna has just been the biggest hit the last couple of days in her pigtails. I don't even know how many people said how adorable, beautiful, cute, etc. she was today at Wal-Mart. She is a MESS of the highest order - but we wouldn't have it any other way!

Can you tell Julianna adores her Grammy?

Outside in her pj's.

This is the second post this evening and the third in the past 2 days, so be sure to see the following couple posts if you missed them!

Feeding Her Babies.

Julianna has a little "Furr Real" kitty that has a little bottle. The kitty even makes little slurping sounds when she feeds it. Well she now loves to feed all of her babies. She is so cute. She will do it completely unprompted and will even make little slurping noises for the regular lo-tech stuffed animals. These pics aren't great, but I finally did catch her a couple of times:

Wednesday, April 23, 2008


Julianna does not love to have her hair messed with. She has a TON of hair. People often think that she is older than she is because of how much hair she has. Anyway, she pretty much pitches a fit anytime I try to do anything other than brush it and put a barrette in it to keep it out of her eyes. I haven't ever truly known whether she has a sensitive head (which I cannot relate to at all. Really, I would have made a great cave woman...) or if she is just stubborn as a mule. I am now leaning toward sensitive head because I have found that if I do her hair while it is wet she doesn't protest NEARLY as much. I think that while it is wet little individual strands don't pull and hurt. So anyway, today is the first day that I put pigtails in and was able to leave them in for more than 3 minutes. She didn't really mind a bit and left them in pretty much all day. I took a ton of pics and she was too cute.

What a mess!!!

I can't pinpoint why, but I love this pic.

Saturday, April 19, 2008

Julianna the Menace

We were stuck inside this evening due to the rain (though it was pretty nice and we were able to play outside some this morning) for the first time in a while. I wouldn't (by any stretch of the imagination) call myself an outdoorsy type, but it is no fun being stuck in my little house with a one year old whose mission seems to be "seek and destroy"!! Ryan and I often shut all the doors down the hall except the one to J's room and then we are able to sit at the table and she can wander between us and her room. Well I guess that our bedroom door wasn't completely latched and she went in there and pulled all of my newly folded, but not yet put away clothes out of the laundry basket and threw them ALL over. I went looking for her when things were, as you moms know, "too quiet". She looked SO proud, but I wasn't able to stop myself from saying "OH NO!" Well her little face just fell and her bottom lip started trembling. I felt awful. Ryan heard my "oh no" and Julianna crying and rushed back to the room. He then promptly put all my clothes back in the basket and ENCOURAGED Julianna to throw them out again while clapping for her! Not exactly the lesson I wanted to teach her today, but I couldn't blame him. We just can't stand to see her sad! By the way, throwing my clothes out of the basket is preferable to pouring the glass of water from my nightstand on the newly washed and folded laundry of last week! The moral of the story - QUIT PROCRASTINATING AND PUT YOUR DARN LAUNDRY AWAY!!! Hee. Wow, that story took a lot longer to tell than I anticipated! Your reward for staying with me - a couple of pics from today:

Friday, April 18, 2008

More pics

Just dropping off a couple pics from yesterday and today. More beautiful weather, more playing outside until dark!

Dead Air

Sorry it has been so long since I have posted! I have been taking SO many pictures, but having trouble finding the time to upload them all. I am working on a slide show because there are just too many cute ones to post, but I wanted to post a couple in the meantime.

Not much new to speak of. It has been GLORIOUSLY beautiful here the past few days. It has been in the mid 70's. My very favorite weather. We have been outside as much as possible including going over to the park after dinner tonight until almost sundown. What fun we are having. Julianna was watching a little girl, about eight or nine years old, jumping rope today and just clapped and clapped for her. It was too cute and the girl loved it and played with Julianna the rest of the evening.

I'd better head to bed as it is getting close to 1:00 am, and it will be a rough day tomorrow if I don't start moving in that direction.

In the "sandbox" Grammy and Poppy made for her at their house. She LOVED it!!!

A rare picture of her asleep in my arms. I just don't usually have the camera nearby.

Having fun at the "baby thunderdome"!

Eating ice cream with Daddy.