Wednesday, November 28, 2012

2 1/2

Jacie is officially the big 2.5! It is so hard to believe that it has already been 6 months since her birthday and then in another (most likely fast) 6 more months she will be 3!!

She is truly the best thing ever and I love spending every second I can with her. We can now have the best conversations and she says the funniest and something craziest things. I love when she says something and my thought is "where in the world did she learn that?" That just truly shows me how smart and observant she really is!

I couldn't even tell you what has changed in the past 3 months although I would love to try...

- She has become a huge Toy Story fan, but her favorite TV show is Peppa Pig. Around Halloween she LOVED watching Disney's Halloween Treat (a bunch of older Disney shorts put together that fit into the Halloween theme). After Halloween she got her to watch Mickey's Christmas Carol and now that is almost a daily thing she wants to watch. She loves to say "Bah Humbug!"

- She loves reenacting experiences that we have or do (example... she is still giving her Dora people a "hayride" and we did that back in October). Her imagination just keep growing and growing!

- She loves to pretend to be animals, the most common ones she pretends to be is a dog, cat, frog, butterfly, bee, and a spider. She loves to get "squashed" (by her blanket) when she is a spider.

- She can use zippers now so she can take off her boots or take off her jackets, which is normally followed by "I take my shoes off all by myself" or "I take my jacket off all by myself"... She is in the independent phase where she wants to do everything "by myself" or "me do it" "me help"

- She now says her whole name (first, middle, last) when asked what her name is. People don't expect 3 names at once so they get thrown off sometimes =)

- She is now telling us when she is hungry. For some reason she use to just scream "want cookie eat" over and over when she was hungry. No idea where that came from but we knew what it meant, Lately though she was finally been telling us "I'm real real hungry (while rubbing her tummy)"

- She is really into emotions of people around her or in books/ t.v. She knows lots of different ones such as (happy, sad, mad, angry, scared, frustrated) We have a book on emotions that she likes to read.

- Started dance/ gymnastics class. She did such a great job! Hope she continues to love it

- Can tell if someone is a boy or girl, and likes to go through our families and tell us who is a boy and who is a girl.

- potty training? hopefully I will have more to report in the next 3 months...

- she already loves Christmas and it just started. She loves looking at the Christmas lights outside our neighborhood, she wants our tree on 24/7 and loves going to find "cookie the elf" every morning. I can't wait to see her face on Christmas morning!!



Friday, November 23, 2012

Cookie the elf

Today we introduced Jacie to the elf on the shelf. We have already watched the show a few times so she is aware of the idea of the elf. We watched it again today and then after the show was done "someone" knocked on the front door. She ran to the door to see who it was. She opened it up to find the elf on the self box. She was excited and carried it in. We came to the couch and opened it up and read the book together.

Afterward, we asked her what she was going to name it and she refused to answer. She wouldn't say anything and just grunt or make funny noises. We kept telling her the elf needed a name or he was going to back to Santa and be so sad that she didn't name him. This went on for a while. Finally, like an  hour later she said she wanted "Cookie" to be his name.

She was finally excited again about Cookie. We put him on the mantel in his box and she kept saying "hi Cookie" over and over. We left the house later and she made sure she told Cookie "bye"

I think Cookie is going to be a good addition to our house this season =)


Sunday, November 18, 2012

Santa

I still can't believe she actually did it!! 

Yesterday was suppose to be more of a "trial run." We just got done watching a movie and it had Santa on it and she was all excited and said she wanted to go see Santa now and give him a big hug. Our plan was to go somewhere else in a few weeks for our pictures but I thought going to see him wouldn't hurt anything. I didn't even dress her in her Christmas outfit (although I tried to make it a little Christmasy) because I still thought she was going to freak out and refuse to go near him, but I was so wrong!! 

We came in from behind and we had to walk around the whole set up. There was no line so we got in and she was still so excited, we walked up and the lady working there said "Is she going to be okay because we can have them go away and come in from behind?" my response was "I have no idea how this is going to go!" We went around and as soon she saw him she ran right up to him and put her arms up for him to pick her up. They talked for a while, she had a smile on her face the whole time and as soon as Mrs. Claus came back they took pictures. When Santa asked her what she wanted for Christmas and she said "TOYS!" I guess she isn't too picky this year..... 

I can't wait to start our Christmas activities advent calendar in just 2 short weeks!

For giggles here is last years Santa picture

Thursday, November 1, 2012

Happy Halloween!

So happy about going to get some candy! 

Jacie did awesome for her 1st time trick or treating. We walked in big circle around the neighborhood. She wanted to hold her bucket the whole time. She would tell everyone "trick or treat" and "thank you" She only tried to walk into a few homes... not all of them =)

At one house she was asked what she was an owl and Jacie wouldn't respond so he asked are you a bird? and Jacie said "NO, I a owl" 

9:00pm at night and Jacie was still ready to party!!! She was not so happy when I woke her up this morning!!!