Thursday, May 19, 2011

The Loss of My Sanity

This is Little A's new favorite toy.
A Winnie the Pooh Train.
A gift from her great aunt who loves noisy toys.
I used to keep it hidden away most of the time.
But the little one has decided it's her favorite.
She loves to push it.
She loves to sit on it.
She loves to push all of the buttons that make noise, talk and sing.
Some days I think it's the only toy she plays with.
And it doesn't have an off button.
Playing with her train makes her so happy.
But it is driving me CRAZY.

Monday, May 16, 2011

Little A's BIG News!

That's right, Little A is going to be a big sister! We're expecting Baby #2 in late November.

Little A, E and I are all very excited about the coming addition to our little family.

We found out about Baby #2 just after Little A's birthday, and just after that a new baby started at day care. She wasn't so fond of Baby N at first, but she seems to like him a lot now. And today we got a baby announcement from friends, and Little A loved it. She even gave the picture of the baby a kiss. So we're hopeful that Little A will be happy to have a new baby in the house this winter.

I'm 12 weeks today. So far I haven't been feeling well, but I'm hoping that I start feeling better soon! I've been especially thankful to only be working part time right now because I've been able to nap during Little A's afternoon naps. My house is a bit of a mess as a result (and I have been neglecting this blog), but the naps seem to help me feel a little better. I told work about Baby #2 this week, because I feel like I'm going to start showing a lot earlier this time around. I gained a few pounds when I stopped nursing Little A, which didn't help.

Anyway, so excited to share the news!

Saturday, May 14, 2011

Our Little Bunny

For Little A's first Easter last year, she was too little to do much. She was still a tiny newborn, so I don't think we even left the house. This year was a much more exciting.

On Easter morning, we got up and ready for church. Before we left, we made a quick stop by our neighbors' house, because they had an Easter basket for Little A (thanks B & B!). There was a fuzzy white bunny inside, and she has been snuggling her bunny ever since (there was also a chocolate bunny, which Mommy was willing to help with).

Easter was one of the few nice days we had in April, so we walked to church and back. When we got home, I couldn't resist getting a few pictures of Little A in her bunny ears. I call her bunny all the time, so I thought it was very fitting.

While Little A took her afternoon nap, E and I hid the eggs that the three of us died the night before. When she woke up, Little A was very excited to go on her first Easter egg hunt, however she thought the eggs we're balls. Every time she saw an egg, she would yell, "ball!" (which really comes up more like, "ba!" She picked up her first egg, and put it right in her basket. The only problem was that because Little A thought the eggs were balls, she would pick them up, and then start crawling with the egg in her hand, causing the egg to crack. She looked very confused every time it happened.
The whole day was a lot of fun, but E and I were both surprised by how "old" she was acting. She really is growing up fast!