Friday, February 25, 2005

My big girl/my baby girl

How can one person be all of that? Today I saw both in Lauren. She is so big and independent minded, and then, she cries for "Momma!" I took her to a daycare for a trial day, actually just for a trial few minutes. She was fine until two little boys screamed in her face. After they were scolded, they came over to apologize and she screamed, "NO! NO! NO!" Guess she learns quickly to stand up for herself...
I still see my baby when I see her, but her big girl side is starting to show. Damnit...

Sunday, February 20, 2005

Isn't she lovely?

Everywhere we go, people comment on how cute Lauren is! I mean everywhere. Like I didn't already know. ;)! Anyway, I think she is beautiful and she is turning into such a person. I know, she has always been a person, but now she seems more like a person and less like a helpless baby. She even put on her own pants after her favorite aunt changed her last night. She has also mastered socks (almost every time they are on with the bottoms on the bottom) and she loves her shoes, my shoes etc.
Earlier in the week, she was clomping around the house in two of my (mismatched) high heels and a long sleeved t-shirt draped over her like a cape while wearing a headband and sunglasses! What a beauty! She just glows! Even when she is sleeping, she is the most beautiful person I have ever known.

Tuesday, February 15, 2005


We went to the park for an hour and a half, ate lunch, Lauren napped for 3 hours and then went back to the park and played for another half an hour and then came home and played in the backyard. Lots of fresh air will wear a girl out. She was asleep 10 minutes before bedtime.
Sleep well my beautiful girl!!

Saturday, February 12, 2005

Not about Lauren, but read anyway!!

I have a new link at the bottom of the page. It is a link to my stuff I am selling on eBay. TOO COOL! Feel free to look and buy as often as you like.
If it's not nailed down, it's for sale! (kidding, I'm only kidding. Kinda'...)

Friday, February 11, 2005

Peees Mommy! No!

Every day at naptime, I hear these words while walking down the hall toward Lauren's room. This is followed by 2 minutes of crying then who knows how long (since it varies day to day) I hear "Uh-oh! Mommy? Apple. CaBry?", then music from her crib toy, then singing and jumping, then "Uh-oh!" then more singing. On and on and on.
I'm sure she would love for me to let her have one whole day without forcing a nap on her, but that day is so long in the future, I can't even begin to imagine it.
At least the crying is short lived and truthfully, the talking is sweet to hear and I like that she can entertain herself.

Tuesday, February 08, 2005

Words, words, words, words, words

Talking all the time. All of the time. I mean, non-stop. More words everyday. Just today, she added:

And recently:
Mulk (milk)
Done (feed me, I am starving)
Chhh (cheese)
Coke (sprite)
Bluh (blue)

Man!! What a girl!

Saturday, February 05, 2005

Days like today

Days like today are the best days of all. We ate lunch, went to the park to "wing!" (swing), went window shopping, came home and played outside where we used our"wing!", played with two hoola hoops and played fetch with the dog. We did all of this together. Outside. In February. I feel like an all American family. Later this weekend, we might even grill out for our First Annual Super Bowl Bash. (Still working on the name...)
Gotta' love Indiana weather! And, gotta' love family time. Together. No real plans. Nothing pressing that has to be done. Just us and our girl.

Friday, February 04, 2005

Tuesday, February 01, 2005

Curly Girly (kinda')

I have now put hot rollers in Lauren's hair twice and twice the curls are there just for a split second and then fall ever so slowly out of her beautiful, shiny baby hair. This time I added mousse in order for the curls to stay. It didn't help. She is just as beautiful with the little wispy curls, I just wondered what she would look like with "little orphan Annie" curls. Maybe if I wait a little longer, she'll get those curls. For now, she's my sweet little princess with the hair God gave her.
So beautiful!