Wednesday, December 28, 2011
Monday, December 26, 2011
Oh, we also were having issues with one of her Christmas Presents. She got this teddy bear that has bandaids and comes with a stethoscope and ear thermometer. So the bear talks and says "I'm ready for my check up." But when he says he has boo-boos she gets upset and cries. I am wondering if it's ok for her to be so sensitive. I don't have the first idea of what I would do to "correct" the situation, but I hope it's ok.
She has been doing super with her manners today. Usually you have to say "What do you say?" to get her to say please or thank you. But there were a few times today where she used please all by herself, and once Pretty Please! :) Do you know how dang hard it is to say no to a voluntary pretty please in a little toddler voice? Wow! She is so special.
One last sweet thing she did today, when we were watching Wall-e, the girl robot and Wall-e were hugging. Stella said, "They love each other!" It was so sweet, she is super perceptive just like me.
She also had an amazing Christmas, we all did!
Saturday, December 17, 2011
Stella is so special and I love her so much! I just wanted to type out a few if the cure things she does. I'm afraid I will forget. Her most used phrase for at least the part couple months is, "Come back soon!" She says it to people and things, even if she's the one leaving. Another thing she says a lot they it's so sweet, "Mommy need to hold you!" She is a mommies girl, so if someone else has her and she wants me, that is what she says. A few mornings ago we were in the car and Someone like you came on the radio. It was a really neat moment to be in the car singing with my baby. She melts my heart everyday.
Tuesday, December 13, 2011
Since she fell out, I didn't want her to be in the crib anymore. That happening one time was more than enough for me. So, I have been busting my butt to try and find a bed rail to go on the side of her crib. She slept in it last night with the one side completely open. She did pretty good. The first time she woke up, she was standing in the bed. I don't think she had realized she could get out. The second time, she was standing at the gate I put up at her door.
She is growing up so fast...
Saturday, November 26, 2011
Wednesday, November 16, 2011
One, Two, Big Fat Bewy (Belly)
It is so cute and funny. She just cracks me up all the time. Last weekend she was sleeping in our bed and she started waking up. She sat up and said, "Hey Guys!" lol It was so adorable.
She has a kitty book from Valentines Day. She can basically read the whole thing from memory. She has also memorized her first song all by herself. Someone Like You by Adele came on the radio when we were in the car. Next thing I know she is singing the chorus. I was flabbergasted! She has not heard that song all that much, just when it comes on the radio in the car. I think she also may have paid closer attention because I sing along with it. It was just mind blowing to me that she knew the words.
She has seemed to be getting into the terrible 2s lately.
Monday, November 7, 2011
Last night I told her we are going to Ellie's birthday party. I asked her if she was exited. Later I said where are we going tomorrow? She wasn't sure, so I told her. Then she said, ecited? Haha
I wish I could remember how long she has been spelling her name, and saying her ABC’s. I think it’s been at least 2 months.
When we read My Mommy Hung The Moon, there is a dragon at the end of the book. She has noticed that he looks sad. His head is kind of droopy, I think it’s supposed to look like the Mommy caught the dragon. So, she decided that the dragon needed medicine. When we get to that page she pretends to give him medicine. Then she says, “So nice to see you dragon.” She is so funny.
Monday, October 24, 2011
This morning we were home and I told her I was going down stairs to do some laundry. So, I hear her talking and I can't make out what she's saying. Finally I hear her, she's saying Mommy I need help. Plain as that. So, I go running up the stairs and pick her up. She asks me what's wrong. Lol, she was just wanting needing help with her alphabet puzzle.
Then at the grocery, we had been shopping for a while, out of nowhere she says, Nice to see you mommy. It was hilarious, then she repeated it over and over. She also has memorized the Care bears theme song already. It's so cute because they sing Lala lala la, and she does that part.
Oh yes, she also is ahead of her time in another way. We were reading her Elmo ABC book this morning, she has only had it a few weeks. So, I start reading, Is A Elmo's favorite letter. She said, you skipped a page. I was like huh? Sure enough I did. Lol.
She also says her last name pretty clearly. And she will say her whole name, Stella Westenhofer. It is freaking adorable. Trying to get it on video soon!
Sunday, October 16, 2011
Stella says so many funny, cute
things. I'm going to try and start blogging some.
We were in the car and I was giving Stella some sun chips. She was sizing off so I stopped giving them to her chips. When we got home and I got out of the car, she started crying. I went to get her out and asked her if she was sleepy. In a sad sniffly voice she said, "Need more chips." It was so funny!
She also likes the book Where the wild things are. Except she thinks the title is, Be still. Haha, it's so adorable. She'll say read be still?
Sunday, September 25, 2011
Tuesday, September 20, 2011
Sunday, September 11, 2011
She also really loves money now. She loves to collect change and put it in her piggy bank. She can say "money" perfectly!
Saturday, September 3, 2011
Last night when we were rocking to go to bed, she took her sweet little hand and put it on my cheek anf gently patted it. It was one of those moments where you just want to shout because your heart is over flowing with live and joy. Priceless.
She loves Mickey Mouse clubhouse sooo much. She also loves money, we found some change one day. Now she wants any change she sees, and we put it in her piggy bank.
I crocheted her a hat anf a matching one for her baby doll.I was hoping if the doll wore one, Stella would want to wear hers. No luck with that. But Pawpaw was coming over to see her, so to convince her to wear it I told her pawpaw wanted to see her with the hat on. She still didn't want to keep it on, but when dad got here she looked out the window and saw pawpaw and she said HAT! With urgency, because she knew he wanted to see her with the hat on! It was so adorable.
She was just drinking milk and spilled a little on the floor, and right away she said, Come here Darcie! while patting her leg. I guides she really picks up on what we do. Lol
Thursday, August 25, 2011
Thursday, August 11, 2011
Wednesday, August 3, 2011
Last week I painted her toes for the first time. I was amazed she sat still. So I told her Don't touch! For the rest of the day she would show off her toes and say Mama. She would also say Ooooooh! And Don't Touch. Then after hearing it a couple times she can now say Mama paint toes.
She was pretending this morning. She ha a plastic lid that resembled a bowl and a crochet hook. She seemed to be acting like the lid was a bowl and the hook was a straw or a spoon. She was saying Mmmmm good! It's so cute, and I love it when she says Thank you very much. Thank you much is what comes out, but its so sweet. Nobody coached her to say it with the very much, she just picked that up all by herself.
Last night I read her one of her new books, My mommy Hung the moon. I think the repeat the title 2 or 3 times. By the end of the book she was saying Mama Hung moon. She is so bright, it really fits that her name means star.
She also really loves the nursery rhyme Hey diddle diddle. She loves the part about the cow jumping over the moon. We went to Borders last weekend and the have a huge cow jumping over the moon hanging from the ceiling. She really liked it. She can say Cow Jumping! With a huge emphasis on jumping!
I love her!
Thursday, July 14, 2011
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Tuesday, July 12, 2011
This morning she had on a new top and it was SO adorable! So, I said "Oh my gosh" a couple times because she was just so cute. Then she started saying "Oh gosh". So cute and funny!
Monday, July 11, 2011
Friday, July 8, 2011
She has started calling my Dad Pawp instead of Pawpaw. She used to call him Paw, and so she has moved on to adding the second P but not the whole word. It's pretty cute, so I don't know if she will call him Pawpaw or Pawp! lol
She also said Pee Pee when she woke up from her nap a few days ago. When they put her on the potty she really did pee!! I am not trying to train her hard core, but I do want her to understand it.
Oh, and a facial feature to her repertoire, Chin! :)
She is the best thing ever, and I love her so much!
Thursday, June 30, 2011
She can say SO many words! She will just pick them up after hearing them once. When she is in the bath tub she has a big cup with a handle, and a little "cup" that is really a shaving cream lid. She can hold the little cup and take the big one and pour water into the little cup.
She had taken the lid off Daddy's blue highlighter and decided to taste it!
Oh yeah, I can't remember if I already talked about this, but she can name and point out facial features. She says them all really well, and gets Hair, Ears, Mouth, Teeth, and Eyes right every time. Sometimes she will point to a mouth when she says Nose, but she usually gets it right. I wish I could remember every word and every cute thing she says. I will upload photos soon, been slacking on that!
This morning she was doing more word combinations, Sit Down and Silly Dog. She has said Sit Down before (sit sounds more like shit). Oh yea, and she is usually very clingy to me over her Daddy. But I had to wash my hair this morning and she woke up 30 minutes early at 6 a.m. So, I took her into our room, and told her she was going to lay down and sleep with Daddy. I thought I would just lay her down and she would cry and say Mom. But she did the exact opposite, she said Bye Mom, and went back to sleep!!!!! Haha, I was like what, huh?!?
She has really perfected her "Fish Face"!
Monday, June 20, 2011
She has mastered some more animal sounds, these are the ones she does:
Sheep - Baa (she has been doing that one for months!)
Cow - Moo (sounds more like Mmmmmmm)
Duck - Quack (sounds like ack)
Snake - Ssssss
Bear - Grrr
Goose - Honk
Donkey - HeeHaw (she just does the Hee right now)
Rooster - Cock-a-doodle-do (so far she just does cock)
Puppy Dog - Bow Wow ( this is my favorite :)
Kitty - Meow Meow
Chick - Peep
Puffer Fish - Phfft (Like blowing air out your mouth)
Horse - Neigh
Owl - Who
There are probably a couple I forgot! She is just so bright and amazing. I am beyond blessed!
A few pics from our Father's Day trip to the lake!
Sunday, June 12, 2011
Stella is so funny! She is totally into the copy cat phase now. She doesn't repeat everything yet, just certain ones. So, I was changing her diaper and I burped. I said excuse me, that burp was out of control! All of a sudden she says Control! I was like wow, so I repeated the phrase and she said it too. Sounds more like Outa-troll but it's so funny! Then later I am trying to get her to take a nap, rocking her and she starts saying Outta-Troll, Outta-Troll! OMG it was so hard not to laugh.
She also started calling me Mom this week. She will ask for me now which is so sweet.
Sunday, June 5, 2011
Stella is getting so big! I am so sad I don't have more time to blog. I really need to make time! She does so many things every day. The other night I was rocking her for bed and I don't remember why, but she laughed and rolled her eyes! She is doing pretty good eating regular food, we've been doing that for about a month or two. She refuses to eat ANY vegetables, I have tried everything! I have found two ways to get her to, making spinach nuggets & putting mustard on the veggies. She loves mustard, she gets that from me! She really likes things that are sour like lemons and pickles. She has also does something really cute when I play Words With Friends. If you shake the phone the letters rearrange, and make a bubbly sound, Stella will shake her head back and forth.
She still LOVES books, and she is saying quite a few words now. I am making up a list and will post it soon! She is so smart, she will get my keys and go to the door, she even knows which key goes to the door and puts it up to the handle. She is 15 months now, so its only been a month since she started walking, but she is a pro at it! She is even really good with stairs.She can do itsy bitsy spider hand motions when I sing the song. She has such a great personality, and she is so funny!
She loves books, her favorites are:
The Lion's Paw, Wherever You Are, On The Night You Were Born, Knuffle Bunny, Little Blue Truck, Time For Bed, Where The Wild Things Are
Knuffle Bunny is a really good book, it's so cute! There is a part in the book where the 2 year old is mad because she lost her bunny. So, Trixie (the girl in the book), is yelling at her daddy in toddler babble. She says, AGGLE PLAGGLE FLABBLE! Wumpy Flappy! Snurp! Everytime I read that part Stella says "Yea!". It's so cute and funny, like she totally agrees with Trixie. Ahh I love her so much!
Practicing our Fish Faces!
Stella & Daddy!
Fun in the Pool!