Thursday, September 17, 2009

Remember Wendy?

My blog has been lacking some Wendy ever since she turned 1 and I stopped doing those monthly pictures. Now that she's almost 18 months old !?, here are some recent pictures and (mostly for myself) a long list of her current quirks:

She has grown up so much in the past month or two. She's still OBSESSED with yo gabba and is turning into a daredevil climbing up on anything she can.

Wendy's current vocabulary
"Hi" (said as 2 syllables with a cute little wave)
bye bye
mimi =grammie
mam-uh = grandma
papa =grandpa
got? (what do you got?)
wassat? (what's that?)
hot! (usually referring to food or her carseat)
bubee =brobee
pleh pleh pleh! = plex (always said at least 3x's in a row)
mumow = muno
coocoo = cooper
ah-geee & an-you = audrey & andrew (her cousins that live next door)
baba (bottle)
baby (at the site of any doll or baby up to about 1 year older than her)

itsy bitsy spider
pop corn popping

If you ask her:
Where are your pretty eyes? She'll roll her eyes and blink
Where's your nose? She'll scrunch up her nose and breath in & out of it really fast
Where's your mouth? She'll stick her tongue out and say, "BLAHH!"
Where are your hands? She'll rub them together like she's washing them
Where's your belly button? She'll lift up her shirt & show you
How big is Wendy? Raises both hands up in the air

*at the park wearing her muno beanie that great grandma witten made her!

Thursday, September 10, 2009

In my dreams... enclosed patio room would look something like this image I found in a Better Homes & Gardens. I love the bench under the windows that goes all the way around the room. It makes for lots of seating and great storage. I also love the window coverings, maybe one day I'll get crafty and make some. 

But as a mom, I realize there are far better uses for this room (like a place to store all the BIG toys instead of letting them take over the house). What I really needed was a place to occupy Wendy while I run my 2 miles on the treadmill. So, last Thursday was spent putting together this little play area for Wendy. The BEST part about it was that the whole setup only cost me $14.07! (thanks to some great toysrus coupons and Ryan's aunt next door).

*and I still get to have my "pretty to look at/hangout/read a book and feel like you're outside without the bugs" space on the other side of the room

Wendy loves her play area. And, as you can see, the bird has found a lovely home NOT inside the house, but not quite outside either. So everyone is happy. 

Tuesday, September 1, 2009


For those of you who were as bummed as I was to hear that Polaroid film was done, here's some GREAT news!!  It's a little pricey, but, I believe, a product that's worth it. Get it here.

*The last polaroid I thought I'd ever be in.
Ryan & I at my mom's 45th birthday party. I was about 5 months pregnant with Wendy.