Thursday, January 15, 2009

The year of Independence!

I have officially declared 2009 the year of independence for Isabel. We have three goals this year:

1. No more binkeys.

2. Potty Training - no more diapers

3. Quit whinning!

So here is our progress as of today:
1. Today all her binkeys broke (aka. I cut off all the tips). She has been crying all day and I have a headache. She didn't take a nap because of all the crying. I am really hoping she sleeps tonight. All day she's been asking me to call daddy and tell him about the binkey. She then says, "dadda fix Boo Boo's binkey". (for you who don't know Boo Boo is her nickname and she calls herself that. So, I am really hoping it only takes a few days to get over this crying over the binkey thing. I'm already tired of it.

2. She does not like do her business on the toilet, however, she does keep her panties dry. About 2 weeks ago she pooped in her Ariel panties. She was so upset about it, but since then her panties have stayed dry. The past few days she has not worn them. In the mornings when we get dressed I give her the option panties or diaper. I am really hoping she gets this faster rather than slower. She just hates the toilet.

3. The whinning is killing me! She whinnes all day long. So, now if she whinnes I turn off her movie or her musics or take away her snack, etc. Then I ask her, "are you going to keep whinning?" She sometimes says "no". I am working on this one, I feel it's going to be an uphill battle.

On a side not Isabel learned about sissors and decded to take chunks out of her hair. He hair was in a pig tail so the short pieces are layered throughout her hair when it's down. Here is a shot of a chunk missing.

Monday, January 5, 2009

Viva Las Vegas

Here are a few things we did while in Vegas with Ryan's family....... Isabel played on the giant piano at FAO Schwards (sp?). It was cute to watch her. This is like the big piano in the movie "Big".
Tim, Ryan's brother, bought this fishing game. Isabel played it nonstop the entire trip. She loved it!

This is us at Excalibur. We played the arcade and won lots of stuffed animals. Isabel is holding en elephant and I am holding a bear. She also got a fish.

Isabel, Ryan, and Spongebob. Isabel was really excited to see a big Spongebob in person.

Isabel at one of the fountains.