Her favorites phrases right now are, “what dat?!?”, “hi Dad”, “Parker NO!!!”, and “ppaaaallleeeeezzzzzzzz”. She will also start counting down when she hears us doing it. She doesn’t take crap from her brother anymore and you can usually find him in a head lock if there is a disagreement. She loves taking care of her baby dolls and pushing the stroller around the house. She calls all of them dolly expect her favorite, which is baby. She is still a very good eater but prefers strawberries, yogurt, and gold fish. When the door bell rings she immediately says,
“pizza here!”. <– Mom fail right there… She loves getting her hair combed and brushing her teeth, although it’s mostly just sucking the water from her toothbrush.
Although it wasn’t planned we ended up heading to New Jersey a few days early which meant we would be there for all of my favorite Christmas Eve and Christmas Day traditions. We did some last minute shopping, decorated the tree, read stories, wrapped gifts, and ate all of our traditional favorites with lots of cookies in between.
We carved out time while home to meet up with one of my closest friends at Hershey. It was a little chilly but it didn’t stop us from having a blast. The kids absolutely love the rides and of course the sweet snacks!
There was also a lot of down time which the kiddos desperately needed. They enjoyed wagon rides around the orchard, hot coco, and playing with all of their new toys.
Rob and I were able to spend the New Year’s weekend at the beach with friends AND had a date night out.
Our local Chick-fil-A saw us several times over the course of our stay getting our nugget, milkshake, and playground fix in.
December 27, 2016.Reading time less than 1 minute.
Saying good bye to Sammy & Sophia is always bitter sweet. While I don’t have to worry about nightmares of forgetting, I miss the joy on the kids faces each morning… Although we were really busy this year we had a lot of fun each night. We remade some of our favorites from last year and came up with a few new ones for this year. FYI, putting sprinkles in pancakes makes them taste like funfetti!!! Until next year…
Here is a little insight to our ever growing little miss sassy pants.
She is talking in 3-4 word sentences, can answer questions, and for the most part pronounces words correctly. The few exceptions are manna (bananna), gwenguin (penguin), and top it (stop it). One of my favorite things she does right now is lifts her pointer finger saying “wait” to go and get something. It’s hilarious to witness especially with her sass behind it. She will also always say, “hi Mom or hi Dad” when she walks into a room. If we are on FaceTime with them and both Rob and I are not in the picture she will say, “mommy go? or daddy go?” Some of the cutest words and phrases she is saying right now are love you, hi, Parker (in a sing song yelling voice), have it, no like it, and huggles.
She is laying down for naps on her own but still wants one of us to hold her hand until she drifts off to sleep at night. She has a bedtime routine that she strictly enforces. Quite play, brush teeth, stories (Jungle, Paw Patrol, Frozen, and then Gorilla), then tuck in with her baby and hold hand.
We have pretty much stopped using the stroller. She goes in the cart or I wear her, love my Tula. She is no longer using a high chair or booster seat. Most days I throw a diaper in my purse or forgot the diaper bag all together. She can drink out of a normal cup if necessary but prefers her Sassy sippy cup.
Favorite Song: Little Piggies (during every diaper change, with both feet)
Favorite Show: Paw Patrol and Bubble Guppies
Favorite Food: Anything brother is eating
Favorite Activity: Huggles and playing chase with brother
Favorite Toy: Hands down her baby doll, a very specific one
She is hands down our little dare devil and LOVES carnival rides, going fast, and climbing high.
Over the last few years I have collected quite a few outfits for Sammy and Sophia that I just adore. They mostly wear the aviation jacket and plaid skirt but every once in awhile they come back from the North Pole in a different outfit, sometimes specific to the mischief they have gotten themselves into. Here are a few of our favorites!
The robes are definitely for the marshmallow bath and the pajamas are perfect for Christmas Eve morning. The t-shirts are new this year and I am excited to start changing them out throughout the month as well.