Saturday, February 20, 2010

20 months old

Holland turned 20 months old yesterday. WOW!!! She is learning and doing so much these days. She knows every particle of clothing, takes off her own clothes, and is repeating everything we say. Holland even said spaghetti today. She says "I love you" to us, and when we ask her "can I have a hug or kiss?" she will hug/kiss us. Too cute!!! Holland has been showing affection for a few months now, but I keep forgetting to post it. When I come home from work, I take off my shoes and she will put them in my closet and shut the closet door. Then, she will go get my hair brush and hair clip for me to put my hair up. Holland has my routine down as good as I do! She loves my Blackberry smartphone. As soon as she sees it, she hollers out "baby!" I have her picture as my background and she loves to see it and kiss the screen. She has figured out what all the rollerball does and pretends to be texting and scrolling through stuff. It's hilarious! Holland is much better at self feeding and is now using the sippy cups for 2 year olds that don't have the spout or straw in them. Since she knows her shapes and a few numbers, we have been working more on counting and colors. She can pick out red, blue, purple, yellow, and of course pink! She can say all the colors. Holland knows 1 through 3, so we've been working on 4 and 5. She's almost got them down. As for potty training, we didn't want to push her. We figure it will click sometime for her. A couple of weeks ago, she said she needed to go potty so we went and she did her business on the potty. I was so proud! I'm hoping over Spring Break when I'm home all week, we can really work hard on potty training.

During Spring Break we are going to set up Holland's new bedroom. We are going to buy a full size bed sometime soon. I've already bought the paint and the bedding. I can't wait to get it all set up! We haven't decided if we will move her to the new bedroom during Spring Break or wait until she's 2 this June. Only 4 months left until she's 2! I better start working on Holland's birthday party!!! :)

We took Holland to Parkway Grill for supper tonight and then shopping for Spring/Summer clothes. She had fun! Here is Holland at Parkway Grill.

Holland had so much fun shopping! She picked out clothes, shoes, and her Easter dress. I think we created a monster!

Sunday, February 14, 2010

Happy Valentine's Day!

Over a week ago, we dog sat for my Mom. Her dog, Pru, got sick and was put in hospital. A few days later, our Chihuahua, Precious, was put in the hospital with the infection. Then, after 4 more days, our K9 dog, Piwi, was put in the hospital. Precious ended up being in the hospital for 7 days and Piwi for 3 days with a nasty GI infection. We finally got them home yesterday. They both seem to be doing much better and are very happy to be home. A big thank you to Dr. Gibson for taking such good care of our doggies!

Last night, Kirk and I finally had a date night. I think the last time we went out was our anniversary over 2 years ago. Gaga babysat for us and we met up with JB, Josh, and Suzie to go watch the movie, Valentine's Day. We all had a great time and really enjoyed the movie. It was so funny!

Happy Valentine's Day!

Sunday, February 7, 2010

Super Bowl Weekend

We really only go to the Super Bowl party for the friends and food. This year, Holland had a good time since she could run around with the other little girls. The girls were teaching Holland colors and animals, and she loved all the attention. Unfortunately.............. I just deleted all the Super Bowl party pictures off of my camera after I had thought they had downloaded to the computer. Apparently, this camera is smarter than me.

Friday night we went to dinner at Applebee's with some good friends, Josh and JB. Holland behaved pretty good and actually ate the food we ordered her. Here is Holland stylin' in my sunglasses before we got to town.