Sunday, July 19, 2009

Rainy Days

7AM Saturday morning playing in the rain.

Like seriously it has rained like 90% of the spring/summer, we have done like NOTHING yet. Quite depressing. She has 2 swimsuits with tags on them still, never before worn swim shoes, tons of tanks with tags still on them, tons of shorts that are brand new and lucky if they were worn once, and towels and a "hoodie" for over the swimsuit. I guess I should have stalked fall clothes instead! :( I soo want to move to warmer state..soo bad. Warm though..not HOT 90% of the time! Any ideas? In Maine right now. Cold, long winters, and most boring state ever, with shitty shopping.

Looking at the snails. We call 'em "Gary's" know..from Spongebob, lol. She still likes that show..*sigh*.

Hugging my leg looking up.

The picture quality of these next ones are horrid, lol. I took a couple somewhat decent ones (above) then just snapped away carelessy while running barefoot with Tehya (who had boots) in the mud puddles and field. :) Pics may be slightly out of order..stupid blogger. *sigh*

Water in the eye.

Catching rain. One pic I didn't uploaded her eyes are closed cause just as I snapped a droplet dripped into her eye from the roof, lol.

Wet and for once in her life, ready to go inside, lol.
PS, two new blogs below this that I posted today as well. :)

Play Hard, July 12th

We went to the Elementary School where my mom works at night. We would go to park but the parks around here suck and are not for little kids and have few toys and the ones they have are not that fun for a two year old.

It works out great here, there are 3 playgrounds, big kids, little kids, and preschool kids. The preschool one is OKAY but not too fun for Tehya for a long period...too babyish for her I guess. The little kids one was the funnest, the big kids one she just liked the big slide and teeter totter. There was also a huge hill dividing them she loved running up and down.

We had perfect timing too, we were the only ones there the entire time until a few bigger kids showed up 10 minutes before we left.

So anyway...

When we first got there we sat down to put her shoes on. She ALWAYS kicks them off in the car (I do it too, I hate shoes) so these days we don't even dress her feet until we get to where we are going.


Down to the big kid playground..from the little kids.
First time teeter tottering. She LOVED it! Everytime she went up she giggled uncontrollably, lol. It's my mom on the other end.

Now up at the little kids playground again, lol.
Run away. Headed to the preschool side/playground. Phew. This one to that one back to this and to that..and back...something like so.

Back on the little kids side, lol.
She loved the tunnels and loved to echo in them.
Big kids showed up, she's watching them. She was blocking tunnel exit and the big kid says, "excuse me" and Tehya says "what?" so he says excuse me again and Tehya proceeds with "what?". It went on and on. The way and tone she said was funny, so serious.
Toddler in a bubble...kinda.

July 5th - July 8th

I've been really lazy and posting mostly my flickr photos even though I have tons more. It's just is SO easy to post and when I upload from pc it takes forever, they go out of order, the make my paragraphs get ridiculously spaced, ugh. So I'm cheating, just posting flickr photos in this post, lol.

I already posted her 2 1/2 year post so a few of these photos I have back tracked a lil, oh well.


Getting ready to go for a walk.

Book Worm. LOVES books So much. This isn't even close to a fourth of the amount of the books she owns, these just happened to be the ones I had packed away in a bag that she found.

We Love Hello Kitty, we got Hello Kitty coloring books, Hello Kitty Crayons, Hello Kitty Board Books, Hello Kitty states and world, HK miscellaneous and plush...all of it. :) Girls loves to color.


Speaking of kitties, she playing with the neighbors cat here with some funky necklace she found from somewhere, lol. The watch is my moms, Tehya likes wear it and calls it a "minute" instead of a watch. Those are her socks with soles, kinda goofy but convenient and she likes them. I didn't intend on her wearing them outside, which I guess is fine, but she got her way and went out. We just got back from walking here.

Took advantage for a couple pictures while out there.


Tuesday, July 14, 2009

2 1/2

Guess who's officially two and a half? :) As of July 7th.

Been awhile for stats so here it is and very long. :P


Books. Puzzles. Coloring. Drawing. Play Food. Tea Parties. Dress Up. Swinging. Sand Box. Stroller Rides. Running. Spinning. Wiggling. Stickers. Small spaces like boxes, baskets, drawers, etc. Corners. Blocks. ManiPeds. OUTDOORS! Baths/Showers. Animals. Learning. :)


Bugs, yet fear and all, she is fascinated by some. Dirty or Wet Feet. Dirty Anything. The Dark. Strangers. Bird Chirping! Loud Noise.

Food Faves:

Broccoli. Pasta. Ramon Noodles. (vegan)Bacon. Garlic anything. (vegan)Chicken Patties. Rice. ABC Tater Tots. Fries. FROZEN fries. PLAIN Bread. Pickles. Cheerios, dry or w/ milk. Snacks: Potato Chips. Popcorn. Cheerios apply here too. Beverage: Water. MY Tea. :P

Food Dislikes:

Too many to name. I think it's more of not wanting to eat or try things than it is not liking it because even when I KNOW she likes it, she still won't eat it. Or in the morning she says "yucky" to it, yet later that day she says it's "yummy". Once a good eater, now a (super) picky eater. I hope it's a phase.

Favorite Shows:

Wow Wow Wubbzy. Binka. Ni Hao, Kai-Lan. Spongebob (<--bleck @ Spongebob).

Achievements, Milestones, Challenges:

Speech wise she's a talker. She speaks in sentences almost always, and is pretty understandable most of the time. No speech issues or delays, imo I think she is slightly ahead.

Hmm let's see. She knows and can recognize ALL her letters. It's actually too easy for her, no challenge at all. She can write a few letters on paper on her own. She was actually teaching her almost 4 year old cousin the alphabet!! However, although she knows, can recognize and say each letter, she cannot sing the alphabet song beginning to end.

90% of the time she recognizes numbers 1-10. Can say up to 5 numbers consecutively. Example, "3, 4, 5, 6...", "5, 6, 7...". She doesn't always start from 1 though, lol. If you show her any number between 1 and 10, she can tell you what it is.

Shapes is a hit or miss. She knows and says all the shape names..but doesn't always know what shape she's talking about. She knows them, but only while we talk about them..the next day she will forget again, lol. If she sees a shape she randomly says a name..some times she's right, sometimes she's not. She pretty much knows the circle and square though.

Colors, everything is usually yellow to her. I think out of everything, colors is what she is most behind in.

Animals she does excellent, what kid doesn't.

Potty training: I sometimes think she will be still be wearing them at 4 at this rate! 8 MONTHS ago she pooped on the potty and ever since she has been like traumatized and has not used the potty since! She can, is capable, knows how..but she won't. She wears "unnies" a lot and never pees int hem, she holds it, but she wont pee on potty, only in a diaper. She hates dirties, holds it, doesn't pee while she sleeps, don't pee wearing undies, sits on he potty a lot, knows when she has to go (most the time), but will not under ANY circumstance go on the potty. *sigh*

She is very independent and has been since forever. It's kind of sad. She has not let me feed her since she was 13 months old, she's been using real forks/spoons for almost a year, she has been completely off the sippi and using big girl cups ONLY, since 21 months old. She can dress herself (and un-dress), shoes included. She tries to comb her own hair. She plays independently and tells me to leave her room and physically pushes me out! I thought that was a teenager thing? Well I'm glad she at least invites me in sometimes.

She has major sleep issues. Not a typical toddler who is having off days but I am almost positive she has a sleep disorder. One in particular called, non 24 hour sleep wake syndrome. It fits her to a t. She has not slept well ever, not since birth, not now, not ever. I have tried and done EVERYTHING you and I can possible imagine. I've developed anger issues and bad depression dealing with this. I also had depression/anxiety/panic disorder to begin with but this is pushing me over the edge. I won't get into detail, the link tells it all mostly, but know we ARE looking for a doctor and hope to find one we can appreciate SOON.

Cute and funny things she does or has done:

When she means "oopsies" she actually says and pronounces it, "soupies", lol.

She has an accent and it must be from all the non American shows she likes because noone around here has an account, lol. There's only like one American cartoon she likes, and I agree with her, the non American shows are so much better! :)
In the morning to wake me up she says while grabbing my head, "wake a mommy, wake a mommy.." in her cute girly voice until I well..wake up.

While hollering to me she says "mommy....louder" gets a lil louder and says "mommy....louder", raises her voice more and more until I answer her. It's funny she actually SAYS "louder", lol.

She has good manners and she is always apologizing too, saying "I sorry" over EVERYTHING, lol.

She likes to sing 'Rock a Bye Baby' to her babies. Only her lyrics are similiar to this...
"Rock A Baby, Rock A Tree Tree...Tree Top......Rock A Baby....Rock A Tree Top"

She hates when her dad goes to work and newest prevention is grabbing his shoes and running away with them. She tries making him "play" and read books, etc, to distract him from going to work.

I think she is starting to grow out of her lovely and long loved moon obsession. :( She used to be very very VERY much obsessed but not so much these days.

She can and will eat an entire brocolli bushel in ONE sitting.

She likes to wear my camera around her neck and is starting to like the camera and get her picture taking. If I only I could get a picture of her wearing my camera. That's difficult. My spare camera needs a card.

She jumps on her bed singing "5 little monkeys jumping on the bed".

The word "no" she says to me more and more these days. *sigh*

Still co-sleeping and nursing. Plan on letting her nurse until 3, if she don't wean before then that's when I'll start weaning. Co-sleeping will continue for a couple years unless she decides to sleep in her bed. Agree or disagree, to each their own, but if you don't have anything nice to say..don't say anything at all.

In the car everytime we stop she says "1...2...3...go!"

Whenever she don't listen I call her "kitty" and then she will cooperate and listen.

If she's hungry OR her belly growls she tells me she's "huggy" aka hungry.

(I'll insert more lil tidbit's tomorrow and finish, I have to log out now)

hair length: 3 inches away from touching her butt crack, I measured. :P
weight: (will update tomorrow)
height: (35" but I swear it said 36" last time I checked so I'll double check tomorrow)
shoe size: (currently wearing a 7)

She looks way bigger than she actually is here and I actually don't like this photo much BUT it's the ONLY picture I took when she was EXACTLY 2 1/2.

I'm not completely finished posting/writing this, I just ran out of time, lol. I'll add a bit more when/if I have free time tomorrow.

Friday, July 10, 2009

4th of July

Posting late but I'm playing blog catchup still.

Well the fourth it mostly rained and thundered, and let up just long enough to take a picture of Tehya in her outfit. Our plans were cancelled, it was rained out. We went to my moms for a visit but that's about it, just hung around the house.

All dressed up and nowhere to go. We couldn't go anywhere, but I was determined to get a picture of her in her outfit, at least. Yes we are (I am) a Boston Red Sox fan. :) The hat was all Tehya's idea, she will not leave the house without putting a hat on, she'll break out in tears if she can't pick out a hat.
An old Gymbo line we bought new on eBay. I love eBay!
Other random pictures while being stuck inside. Fake sleeping.

Sprinkles = Happiness. And makes her be still...if only for a minute. :)
Pictures taking at mums...

She loves to scream. She loves hallways and corners to play in. She loves rooms too where her voice echos.
Back to..
Her tattoo for the 4th. She loves fake tattoos and knows how to apply them herself.
Okay mommy, I've had enough.....

Trying to wipe off the water thats outside..from the inside...

Wednesday, July 8, 2009

June 27th - July 3rd

In her carseat, still rear-facing. The best and safest (convenient or not) way to be. She will remain rf-ing until she reaches the rf-ing weight limit, then will continue to be in a 5 point harness convertible carseat. I dread the day I have to turn her around.

Sipping water, her favorite beverage. :)

Pickle eater. Yummy.

Just being the monkey that she is. I swear she is going to be a should see the things she does, lol. :) She is very flexible, great balance, great jumping height,and she loves it. Oh and she can hang from things and swing from it....I'll dedicate a blog to her "gymnast" abilities soon.

Walking some trails. It was sooo buggy! I hate bugs that bite and make you itch! And spiders! That's my mom in the pic with Tehya.

Back at my moms house. "Dubba's" truck. AKA Grampa. She loves herself. Really.


Colorful. Still sporting and loving babylegs.

Tree elf? lol. It's what she reminds me of here. :) Got her good ol' snack ball. People swear by those snack catchers, but we love the boon ball WAY better. It could be a lil' bigger but otherwise we love it. Got one in each color. The snack catchers are hard to get the snacks out and Tehya's hand gets stuck and food goes flying if we can even get it out. So Boon it is. :) We love all their products. My goofy girl. :P

She's obsessed with this wind up "at-a-pellar" (Caterpillar).

Girl has no fear. Not in this particular picture but she kept sliding down the biggest slide (which is really big) over and over again, head first!