Monday, December 14, 2009

Sentence Explosion

It is like we have a whole new daughter the last few weeks. There has been an explosion of sentences and conversations in our house. One thing is clear, Georgia has definite opinions and now knows she can express them.

"Pants fall down"
"I shut door"
"Paul, come back here"
"Rocky, no barking, good dog"
"Baby clothes on"
"No wear sweater"
"I paint hand"
"Where is Sibyl?"
"Socks off! Socks off! Socks off!"
"Go away"
"Birthday cake barrette in hair"
"My turn now"

Saturday, December 12, 2009

First snow!

Last weekend we had our first snow stick. Georgia loved running around and stomping on snow bits in her new boots! It disappeared the next day :( Hopefully we get more for the holidays.

Georgia the abominable snow toddler

After snow smiles!

Georgia was so excited about the tree. She kept saying "tree! lights!"

Friday, December 11, 2009

Star talk

Kara (carrying G to the car from school): "Hey Georgia, do you see the star up in the sky?"

Georgia (pointing at star): "Star! I find it! Hi Star! Star! Star! Star! Star! Hi Star!"

(Kara puts Georgia in car seat)

Georgia: "Bye bye star!"

Big News

O.K. First let me say I feel slightly guilty for posting this so all the world can see. Second, I am slightly disturbed by the things that make Brendan and I jump up and down with excitement.

Here it goes...please forgive me baby girl...

Georgia has asked for and used the potty successfully three evenings in a row!

She is so proud and keeps saying "Big girl. Big potty. I read on potty."

Monday, December 7, 2009

Conversations with little G

Georgia was sitting in her chair tonight reading an Elmo book.

"Are you ready for bed?" I asked.

"No! I read book!" she said decisively.

So saucy...

Here is a conversation in the car this weekend:

Brendan: "I love you Georgia"
Georgia: "I love you Mommy!"
Kara: "I love you Georgia!"
Georgia: "I love you Mommy!"
Kara: "I love you Georgia!"


Brendan: "I love you Georgia!"
Georgia: "I love you Mommy!"
Kara: "I love you Georgia!"


Kara: "I love you Daddy!"
Georgia: "I love you Daddy!"

Kara: "Georgia, what's in mama's belly?"
Georgia: "Baby"
Kara: "What's in your belly?"
Georgia: "Baby"
Kara: "No, no. A baby is only in mama's belly. You have a waffle in your belly."
Georgia: "Mama, baby"
Kara: "Right, a baby is in Mama's belly. What's in Daddy's belly?"
Georgia: "Baby"
Brendan: "No honey, muscles."

Thursday, December 3, 2009

Big Potty

Georgia informed me last night that she wanted to sit on the "big" potty. I went ahead and showed her how to best sit on the big potty without falling in. She was thrilled (although no pottying was actually taking place). I turned my back to put some towels away and heard some splashing. I turned back around to find her perched on the back of the potty, happily kicking her legs around the water as she beamed at me and said "kicking mama!" Needless to say, she got a bath soon after.

Wednesday, December 2, 2009

Early birthday festivities

We had a great Thanksgiving visiting with Great Grandpa Al, Great Grandma Jackie, Grandpa Bob, Grandma Sandy, and Auntie Jackie. As part of the week, we had an early birthday celebration for Georgia with the Crowley bunch.

Everyone together!

Georgia loved, loved, loved opening her presents.
She also insists on wearing this dress to all special occasions.
I tried to get her to wear her pink fairy dress but she insisted on wearing this.
She also keeps trying to wear her piggy pjs to school.

Great Grandma Jackie helped G open her new legos!

Auntie Jackie got Georgia a tea set and G hasn't stopped playing with it since.

Here she is carefully eating a banana mini cupcake made by Grandma Sandy.

I had to throw the video in. Georgia has been wanting to wear this hat around the last few days. Also, you get to hear a mother daughter rendition (musical interpretation???) of "The Lion Sleeps Tonight" towards the end of the video. Poor girl has no chance of any musical talent with a teacher like me.

Tuesday, November 24, 2009

Painting and Reading

Georgia loves to do anything we do. We were painting the hallway trim this weekend, so she wanted to paint as well! As she basically gets anything she wants when saying the magic word, we set her up with paints. I came over a few minutes after this and found her painting her foot (see the video).

G getting ready to paint.

G reading the newspaper, just like Daddy.
Don't you love her outfit?

G very pleased with her body painting.

Thursday, November 12, 2009

It's a Boy!

Looks like Georgia is going to be a big sister to a baby brother! Pretty crazy stuff.

Friday, November 6, 2009


G and Daddy having a blast on the swing.

Halloween and stuff

According to Auntie Dana I am really slacking on my posts. Now that I have been bashed thoroughly on my Facebook wall, here are some new pics of G.

Here is G in her Tinkerbell costume that Grandma Sandy sent up from DC. The hat was an addition since it was a little chilly. Halloween Day was gorgeous at 73 degrees!

On Friday we went down to the Halloween Parade in our town with friends Emma (bee) and Bella (ladybug).

Here is Daddy and Georgia admist the many trick or treaters. This is post #2 post candy meltdown. Poor girl never did get a nap that day.

Georgia LOVES candy. Here she is enjoying some sweet tarts.

Apparently she thought they tasted better after adding a little toe jam.
Yum Yum is what she said. I'm not sure what to make of that...

At least she had something to eat that weekend!

Thanks for the Dora doll Grandma Gaye. G loves her!

Monday, October 26, 2009

Paul's Bday Party

Georgia had a wonderful time at her friend Paul's B-Day party. Paul turned 2! Here they are sitting together reading books after the major fun was done. No better way to unwind after chaos.

Note: Georgia had given Paul his first kiss the weekend before. That was his best birthday present!

Look what I drew Mama!

Georgia was drawing a picture yesterday, held it up to me and said "airplane!" It was the first time she told me what she was drawing. Now, it is debatable whether the scribbles did indeed look like an airplane but to a proud Mama there was no better representation. We love you G!

Sunday, October 18, 2009

Jump! Jump!

The Dragos were forced out of their house this week due to construction. They came over for a dust free dinner. Oh, and jumping on the trampoline.

Emma is a jumping maniac on the trampoline!

Georgia is adorable although a little less coordinated with those daddy long legs.

Wednesday, October 14, 2009

PM Fun

Just a few pics and video from this week.

Before taking a bath G runs away naked, so I have to catch her!
I'm not sure while running away from me in the buff makes her laugh so much...

Here is our crazy girl in the bathtub.
Like her hairdo? It is getting so looooong!

Here she is reading a book in her chair.

G learned how to close the closet door on herself.
We have another longer video that is hilarious but I couldn't get it to load.

Sunday, October 11, 2009

Weekend fun

We have a fun relaxed weekend at home. It was nice after lots of travel.

We took a walk at Breakheart reservation. Here is Georgia playing in the tunnel.

And on the slide. She definitely likes the curly slides best.

We taught G how to make silly faces.

Here is a video of her singing "hot cross buns" and making a silly face.
Don't mind Brendan sighing in the background...

Georgia also had a play date with Emma. We even let them watch an episode of Dora after their wild trampoline and dance party. Here they are zoning out. Georgia watches T.V. like Daddy.

Oh and a trip to Costco. G helped us pick out boxes. She was very helpful.

Saturday, October 10, 2009

CA Vacation

We went out to CA for a fabulous vacation. We spent about 6 days with Grandma Gaye and Grandpa Kirk and then Mama and Daddy went to Tahoe for a wedding sans Georgia. She had a great time with the GGs. Here are a couple of pics from the trip.

Georgia in the rental car. She was such a trooper. A 6 hour fight followed by at 3 hour drive. Isn't much fun for a 2 year old but she did great.

Georgia sitting on hay at Grandma's and Grandpa's

For some reason Georgia thought it was so much fun to put a bucket on her head and run around. I had a funny video of her running into the wall but it somehow was erased.

Here is Georgia with the chickens she visited in May. They are all grown up now and laying eggs! She loved chasing them around.

Thursday, September 24, 2009

Georgia is going to be a big sister!

Georgia is going to be a big sister. Here is a pic of the new little bean at about 9 weeks old.

Georgia loves babies. Real babies and dolly babies. I keep telling her I'll get her a real one. I don't think she quite gets it yet. She is going to be a great big sister.

Sunday, September 20, 2009

Life is full of firsts

The thing I love most about having G in our life is all of the firsts. She makes everything a little more exciting.

Here she is eating her first Fudgesicle. What a mess!

Hiking at Walden Pond. Man is she getting heavy!
She just outgrew a bunch of clothes too.

We really didn't make it past the pond. What with our water baby.

Clothes are off when water is near!

Cooking daddy up a treat.

Here is a video of Emma and Georgia running down the road by the beach house from a few weekends ago. It cracks me up. Most of all because G runs like Grandma Gaye!

Also, we are pretty sure she is a left handed lady. She uses her left hand for drawing and eating with her utensils.

Saturday, September 12, 2009

Big Girl Videos

You can see what a big girl Georgia is becoming in these videos.

Here she is playing on the climber. She can climb up, go through the tunnel, and go down the slide on her own. This was in July. She is even faster now!

Here she is singing to and playing with her little people.

Thursday, September 10, 2009

Summer Pics

Auntie Dana is freaking out about no new pics on the blog. Here you go little sis....

We have had a crazy summer. Lots of visiting with friends. Most of these pics are from our trip down to Emma, Amy, and Paul's beach house. We have been going there every year for almost 10 years. Pretty crazy. Especially when you compare what happened there in our 20s versus 30s with kids.

Here we have Lilah Grace, Georgia Grace, and Emma Grace. All born with 7 months of each other. Note the Mommies all got married in 2006 too!

Here are the girls in the bathtub.

Georgia making a funny face for the camera.

Emma and G hanging in their little chairs.

Georgia on the beach. She was turning blue so I had to take her out. She was not happy about it!

Georgia peaking from around the corner.

Georgia eating watermelon. She ate 5 pieces that day and her shirt was ruined!

I guess she does love her Mama.

Georgia and Emma rolling around like Monkeys on the bed.

G and E playing in the sand in their pink.

Sunday, August 23, 2009

Katy Perry and a Balloon

Really, what else does a girl need except Katy Perry and a balloon? Maybe a bubble popper and a nap?

Georgia the Tie-Dye Model

Georgia finally fits into the cute tie dye romper from Willits that Marilyn got her. Here she is modeling it with a bunch of winter accessories Mama was going through.

Man do I look good in rainbow.

Whad up?

White is such a basic.

Fierce! Supermodel in the making?

I work hard for my crackers...uh hun, uh hun