Tuesday, February 26, 2013

Things Amy says...

Tonight, while Amy was coloring at the table, I handed her a marker and she replied "thank you very much" in her best good girl voice.  She then proceeded to tell me that nice kids say "thank you very much" and "may I please be excused?"  I told her that she was right; that those were nice things to say.  Then she continued with my lesson in what to say and not...

"Mama, we don't say "Oh, damn it".  "Oh, damn it" is not okay to say.  Only mommies and daddies and big people can say "Oh damn it."  Right, mom?"

Oh, the places conversations with a 3 and a half year old can go. :)

Friday, February 22, 2013

Crazy Hair Day

Today was Crazy Hair Day at my school.  I decided to use purple hairspray and a big white flower.  When Amy got up she wanted her hair done too.  I only used a little in her hair (I didn't want her to be too distracting). :)

Amy playing

So, we might need more outside toys. :)

Tuesday, February 19, 2013

Things to remember forever...

I sit down to fill in the baby books about once a year.
For that reason, I document little things here, so I can plug them in later...

2-18-13 (President's Day)
Amy asked why we were having a stay-home day.  I told her it was President's Day.  She happily exclaimed, "It's Presents Day?!?!?!?!"  Very funny.  And I like the way she thinks.

2-14-13 (fittingly- Valentine's Day)
Meggie learned how to give kisses- big, open mouthed, eat your nose kisses.  She has been blowing kisses for a few weeks, and waving, but actual kisses are new.  She loves to kiss Amy and Betti the most. :)

Saturday, February 16, 2013

The Little Mermaid

Today I took Amy to Woods Cross High School's performance of The Little Mermaid, and it was amazing!!    There was singing, dancing, flying,etc...and during a few of the songs the characters even danced in the aisles.  The costumes and sets were so well done.  Amy had never been to anything like that, so it was fun seeing her reaction to it all.

On our way out the door

Of course, she had to wear her Little Mermaid shirt and bring her Ariel doll; she was so cute running through the school before the doors opened.  She was so excited.  We stopped at the store on the way to get a few snacks.  She also got a pretty blue diamond from the concession stand that is now one of her most precious possessions.  In all, it was a great afternoon!!!

Thursday, February 14, 2013

Our sick bed...

As I mentioned before, the girls were super sick this past weekend.  We even missed Monday and Tuesday at school and work because of fevers.  So to encourage resting I got the fun idea to make this gigantic "sick bed" in our downstairs playroom.  Amy was so surprised.  We stayed down there all day, playing, snacking, snuggling, and watching TV.  Amy told me several times that she loved it, and was having so much fun.  They were both really under the weather, but we still managed to have a nice time at home.  Even Nurse Betti was on hand to help the girls feel better.

Happy Valentine's Day

This has been one of my favorite Valentine's Days so far.  The girls were very sick over the weekend and into this week; I was so happy they were able to get better in time for the festivities today.  Amy had a party at school, and loved showing off the box she made.  I let her raid my craft supply.  What Valentine Box is complete without pom-poms and googly eyes?  She was so proud of her box.

Amy making her Valentine box.  We worked on it together, she told me "we make a great team, mommy."

Amy's Valentine to herself. :)

Writing Valentine's to her friends at school.

The Chatfield Girls- Valentines Day 2012

Freaky Thursday- The girls switched chairs to be silly.

Saturday, February 2, 2013

Amy's first tumble class

I got a couple of coupons from work for a local dance and tumble studio.  I decided to take Amy to a Saturday class and see if it would be something she would possibly like to do during the summer.  I was nervous at first because Amy was afraid to participate.  After a little encouragement from her teacher she joined in, and had the best time.  The class was an hour long- they ran, stretched, jumped, swung on the rope, did cartwheels, log rolls, and the bar!!  Amy was so proud, and I was too.  She kept telling me on the ride home, "I was scared at first, mommy; but I got brave and did it!  Daddy will be proud of me."
Cutest part of it all- she kept calling it her "crumble" class. :)

Before class- not too sure :)

Playing on the bar

Walking like animals in the zoo

Swinging on the rope

Making new friends

Log rolls

Amy's cartwheel

Water break during class


As you know, Meg was super sick on her birthday.  I had her 12 month well baby visit scheduled, and canceled it because she wasn't a well baby.  Combine that with ice storms, snow days, and freezing temperatures, she was actually 12.5 months old by the time I could actually get her back in to see her doctor for her official check-up.  

I am not sure how many of you know this, but Meg is part Jamaican. :)

Meggie is absolutely thriving.  She is amazing, just like her big sister.

Meg has been walking since she was 10 months old.  She loves to dance, clap, blow kisses, and wave.  She can feed herself (all big person food now), and drinks milk out of her sippy cup like a champ.  Her favorite foods are carrots, chicken, apple sauce, yogurt, and crackers.  In true Chatfield child fashion, she is down to one nap a day (maybe two if she is up early).  She loves to play- especially with her big sisters toys, in her big sisters room.  She is also FULL OF ATTITUDE!!!  I don't know where my calm, reserved baby went?!?!? This girl is down right fiery and feisty.  When she is really upset she buries her head into the floor, and cries (it's actually pretty cute).

She is in bed by 7 at night, and up at 5 each morning.  On the weekends she will go back to bed until 7, but not a minute later.  She usually naps around noon, for about 1.5 to 2 hours.  She can say mama, dada, Betti,  and "all done".  She can also sign "more" while she is eating.  She can also nod and shake her head when you ask her questions.  She has been off the pacifier for about a month now.

Here are her 12 month stats (well, 12.5 month stats)...

Weight- 18.12 pounds (30%)
Height- 29.5 inches (54%)
Head Circumference- 45 centimeters (49%)

Catching up...

I feel like all I post any more are the "catching up" posts.  We are busy.  Plus, we haven't done too much lately that begged to be blogged.  Here are a few pictures from the end of January and very beginning of February.  The house recovered from everyone being sick, Amy had an eye doctor appointment that went very well, the girls spent many an evening being silly, and Mommy turned 29 (insert tear here).

The girls a few days after being really sick.  They love each other so much.

Amy before her eye doctor appointment- Ariel shirt, and Ariel doll.  
When it comes to Ariel, we are covered.

Putting her money from grandma and papa in her piggy-bank.

We had a dance party one night after work, complete with hats and maracas.
And it isn't a true party until Meggie is half naked. :)

Meg is now doing the super cute cell phone thing, where she holds it behind her head and talks. :)  
I love this.

She also loves bouncing and climbing.

Big surprise for mommy- flowers from daddy on my birthday!!
Best.  Husband.  Ever. :)