Annabel's been having so much fun now that summer is here. She LOVES to play outside on her swing set and especially likes to push her baby doll on the swing and down the slide :)
As she nears 3, she gets mouthier and mouthier! I am always so surprised at the things that come out of her mouth! I know I put a lot of this on my facebook status, so I'll try not to repeat myself too much!
The other day I was wearing a tank top that kept riding up. She kept saying, "Mommy! I don't want to see your belly! Put your shirt down!" And pulling my shirt down for me. Sometimes as she walks by, she absentmindedly runs her hand over my belly and says, "Got a big belly?"
*I told her I was feeling exhausted. She told me, "Exhausted is a fancy word for tired." (Thats for you, Tera, I know your girls love Fancy Nancy, too!)
*She loves to tell people that her baby brother is coming "in June." And she's going to help change his diapers!
*She's also very interested in cookbooks. She just sits there and flips through them... I hear her saying things like, "Mmm, that looks good!" and "When I'm big, I'll make that!"
*the thing that wears me out the most right now is all the changing of clothes. She will quite literally change her entire outfit (including underwear, shoes, etc) 9 or 10 times a day. I get so overwhelmed by the piles of clothes on the floor, not knowing whats really clean or dirty, that I usually end up washing it all (which is ridiculous, I know) and creating so much work for myself. I'm hoping that once I'm not so enormous and exhausted that I'll stay on top of it better! I've contemplated putting childproof locks on her dresser drawers, but I really hate to do that. I mean, she is occupying herself so well and she really seems to enjoy picking out outfits that I don't want to stifle her creativity! :)
*After she gets in trouble she often comes back with a hug and a "I do like you, mommy. Sometimes I don't like you, but I do like you." *sigh*
*She also tells me, "I didn't mean to hurt your feelings!" and my favorite- "You'll be okay."
This weekend (Memorial Day weekend) we travelled down to my parents one last time before the baby is born. We went swimming several times and had a really nice time. The weather was sunny but HOT! I really needed the opportunity to sit back and let other people take care of Annabel for me ;) She's a lot of work!
We ordered A's big girl bed this week! We did shop around in Indy for one, hoping to find better prices than online, but no luck. While we were shopping, though, we could tell she was really excited about getting a new bed. She kept shrieking at the girliest, frilliest beds telling us, "this my new bed!" So I guess we'll see how it goes when it gets here! I don't have any high aspirations for her taking to it right away, but at least there will be an extra bed for guests that stop by!
I know all mamas are proud of their babies, but I just can't get over how beautiful and sweet my big girl is. She's tender and compassionate, while at the same time sassy and independent. She's a very special little girl and even though I'm not winning any "best mother" prizes these days, I sure do love her ♥