Monday, May 21, 2007

Fun on the Farm

Avila Barn is hands down, Bella's favorite place. It closes for the winter and just reopened last weekend so I took Bella there as a surprise. She worked up the courage to feed the goats and had lots of fun throwing hay on Matea's head. Matea seems to love the barn as much as Bella and really liked it when one of the goats licked her toes.

Big Girl

Matea's almost 10 months old now but sometimes I think she thinks she's 10 years old. She spends a good part of her day just trying to keep up with her big sister and do everything Bella does. She had a well baby visit a few weeks ago and weighed 18 1/2 pounds. We found out at the visit that she's anemic so we're feeding her lots of iron rich foods and giving her iron supplements everyday. She's crawling from one end of the house to the other in less than 10 seconds and pulling up on everything.

Friday, May 18, 2007

Mother's Day

I had a nice, quiet Mother's Day at home this year. My mom and grandma came over for the day on Saturday and we went to the farm and lunch with my sister. Since we're not all together very often, I thought it was a great time for a picture. I propped up the camera on a fence post in the goat corral and kept my fingers crossed that the goat wouldn't get the camera. I hope Steve doesn't read this because I'm not in the mood for a camera usage lecture. On Sunday I did some scrapbooking and we all went shopping together to spend some money my mom and grandma gave me for clothes. Bella gave me a card addressed to "AOM". She wanted to write "Mom" by herself but didn't know how to write an "M" so she told Papa she would just do an "A" since she knows how to write that letter on her own.

Sunday, May 06, 2007

Potty Party at Our House!

Bella has been a terribly stubborn potty trainer. We started the process when she was 18 months old and I almost wonder if we just started too early. She understood right away what the whole potty deal was about but just wasn't consistent about going. She wasn't bothered at all by accidents and seemed to really like that the whole thing puzzled and irritated us. Apparently, she likes to be in control of situations. I can't imagine where she learned that, must be from Steve.

Last week she went all week with no accidents so we had a special "Potty Party" for her yesterday morning. Balloons, streamers, flowers, little presents, a special Winnie the Pooh show, and a cinnamon roll and hot chocolate for breakfast. She loved it and seemed really excited to talk about it with people so we're hoping we've finally turned the corner.