Sunday, January 29, 2012

instagram, yo.


minnetonkafirst pony

1. Baby Minnetonka.

2. I pushed my luck and tried a pony tail since it was crazy hair day at school. This is what I got. OMG.

fucking birthdaybroccoli soup

3. I had a birthday. Shopping we went.

4. Panera Cheddar Broccoli Soup. Why is this important, you say? Because I found this at my grocery store and the nearest Panera is at least 800 miles away. Okay, not that far, but you know.

pink skyyellow and blue sky

5 & 6. Our skies. These photos were taken minutes apart looking east and west. Beautiful.

Friday, January 27, 2012

go outside



We have been fighting it- the weather, that is. We NEED to go outside on the weekends to get some fresh air, to just back away from it all when the house is a disaster, naps aren’t being taken, and she is bored of me. We have NO idea how to deal with cold weather here and I have never owned a rain coat or boots or even really a waterproof padded jacket. I mean, it’s cold sometimes, but then I just stay in my house. Not anymore…

My husband looked at me like I was a fool when I started throwing on leggings, sweaters, glasses to cover my day-before makeup, and put my hair on top of my head.

“We’re going out” I proclaimed.

It worked.



hi, doggies.


girl got her daddy’s eyelashes. lucky.


Everytime my girl rides her horse, she has to say “whoa, whoa, whoa” on repeat the entire time she is rocking. It’s like she can’t make the movement without it. I even saw her doing it at daycare on a different toy and she HAD to make the “whoa” while doing it. She likes to pull the hair off on her horse, but then gets mad because it’s on her fingers.


hello, love of my life. you have a lot of hair now.

I mentioned before that I think I am ready to change a few things for a big girl room. I’m going to have to put together a little mood board for that. The skewer of a chair side table has already been removed.


I’m really enjoying our little parrot right now. She will [attempt] to repeat anything you say. Last night she watched my mouth as I said “zipper”. She tried so hard. I knew what it was when it came out. So cute. She is learning other kid’s names in her class, too.


100 times a day. Stay out of the drawer. You are going to get your finger stuck.


I never get to do anything.

I’m packing up the bottles this weekend. She has been off of them for almost a week. And Daddy and I are attempting naps with no baboo (binky). Lord, help me [Lord help him when I’m not there on Saturday ;)]. I seriously just want to nurse her again.

Stay little!


Tuesday, January 24, 2012

Sunday, January 22, 2012

instagram me sunday


To the park on a chilly, cloudy day


Mama’s Chicken Noo Noo



Listening for dogs and looking for birds on our walk


These bags of fruit are a hit around our house



Our new favorite: “happened??” with hands and all


A morning walk


In Style Red (free with subscription!)


A little warm bug in the car before school

Friday, January 20, 2012

ten little things

Fifteen months old.
Wow. We are not really counting months anymore (since we got to the big O-N-E) and when people ask how old you are, I kinda stumble because I forget where we are.
For breakfast these days, you like to have cinnamon sugar toast and some blueberries or strawberries. I just introduced you to raisin toast and I knew it was going to be a big hit.
You are very happy in the mornings, and complain about nothing as I hustle the two of us through the morning routine. Sometimes I’m hurried and stressed, but you willingly participate in all the nonsense without a peep. You wait patiently as I gather the last of things that need to go in the car. You point to things and try to name them, or sometimes walk around saying “daaaa-daaaaaa…..?” very quietly, wondering if he is hiding somewhere in the dark morning house.
Your favorite time is outside time or playing in your room. We were getting quite the collection of toys in the common areas, and I decided to make an area for toys in your room. I’m having a hard time transitioning to a big girl room, but slowly we will get there. Nine times out of ten, you are at your bookshelf anyway, looking for the perfect book or going through each one slowly until you have made a mountain around you.
We went to the park for the first time last weekend. You took it very seriously. But you are SO big. You really want to play with the much bigger kids (like 5th graders) and don’t understand why mommy won’t let you.
Your favorite new word is no. Unfortunately, it’s about the cutest “no” mommy and daddy have ever heard. We hold in our giggles everytime. It’s more like a “nyo”, and you say it so sweetly because I’m not sure you really get it yet.
It will come.
Sometimes there’s a “NYO. Nyo, nyo, nyo.” I kinda die from the cuteness each time.
You know the hand motions to Itsy Bitsy Spider, Twinkle Twinkle Little Star, and You are my Sunshine, and we do them all frequently. Singing relaxes and you and stops you from crying. I wish we would have been savvy to this when you were like a month old. It would have saved us a whole lotta sleep.
A favorite in the whole world right now is “Boo!”. You will interrupt any conversation with it, say it with food in your mouth, say it to strangers, and say it 46 times until we respond appropriately. Grammy and Poppa found out what the appropriate response was the hard way. You get really mad if someone says Boo back to you. What you want is for us to act scared. Extra loud shrieking gets extra belly laughs from you. You especially like it when we throw our bodies back or cover our faces in terror. Awesome.
I just realized this week that you need the next size diaper. C’mon, really?! Can’t we just stay in this size? Can’t you just go back to 6 month clothing. Nyoooooo. Don’t want to buy size four dipees! Waaa!
You started saying bless you when we sneeze. “blehb ooo” you say quietly while looking at us with a little grin. Oh, heavens.

photgraphed with my canon 40D and my 35mm 2.0 lens

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