Kelsey is on her second week in “big girl class”. She’s been going to the same school since she was 1 years old and two weeks ago she graduated into the next class. Which means, she has ditched the “sippy” cup and now drinks from a “big girl glass”. She eats “big girl food”, plays on the “big girl playground” and is busy making new friends.
Do you know what else this means?
It means potty training is on the horizon. Ryan and I are pretty terrified, to tell you the truth. I’ve heard stories from friends … but I have faith we’ll get through it smoothly. Too optimistic? If you don’t hear from me in about two weeks, it means we’ve gone mad trying to potty train.
Here’s to big things coming Kelsey’s way and lots of great new memories made … in big girl land.
She’s a chatterbox, just like her mama. I love it when she looks me in the eye and actually has a conversation. Kinda. Yesterday, she grabbed my necklace, as I was carrying her on my hip, and she said, “pretty cool necklace mommy”. Pretty cool? I must say that more than I realize.
Little miss sponge. Little miss chatterbox. Little miss awesome.
Going to Target with a toddler girl means leaving the store with a pair of $6 butterfly wings that you had no intention of purchasing.
Do you leave the kids at home when you shop? Thank goodness for that dollar bin at Target.
Kelsey made us the best Valentine! It’s a paper pink heart, with red painting and gold glitter. I took some photos of it so we can frame it and keep it always. I love the idea of framing kids art and displaying it around the house. Someone once said, “If it evokes emotion or reminds you of a great memory … frame and display it!”
As for Valentines, this year we are not taking paper cards or candy to school – but better yet, Play-Doh for her friends. I found a Play-Doh Valentine Set at the grocery store for $7. It came with stickers and 20 mini Play-Dohs.
The perfect Valentine for a two-year-old!
PS – The parents were asked not to address Valentine’s this year so the teachers could have an easier time distributing the Valentines. I get it. But still … addressing a Valentine to your school crush or your best friend – isn’t that half the fun of it?
While daddy mowed the lawn and Logan played with his ball, Kelsey and I sailed across the backyard. We went this way, that way, up and down. Not sure what we were searching for, but we were enjoying every moment out at sea. She is the cutest captain I know.
You can tell it’s cooling off because we’re actually able to go outside. Last weekend, we found ourselves at the Zoo. Kelsey loved the giraffe (“long neck” – she would say) and the elephant. The cows were “okay”. The turtles were “slow”, but the monkeys – those excited her. There were pumpkins inside the exhibits for the “boo at the zoo” theme. Fun stuff, I tell you.
Taking a quick rest with Dad.
Do you see the slow poke in the back?
We’re so immature (or delirious from the sun) because we both stopped in our tracks, looked at each other and laughed when we spotted this gorilla statue and his … well, giant features.