Today is Juliette's first day at school. She woke up in a good mood, unaware of the day that lay ahead of her. I thought I was going to be a hot mess, but thankfully I was ok. I am so excited for her to meet and mingle with other little people her age. I'm thrilled at the idea that she may try to eat other things (something other than macaroni and cheese). My baby is growing up!
We dropped her off and as soon as she walked into her classroom, she ran off and started playing. She didn't even noticed that we left her. We did sneak Chuck in...in case he is needed. It's only been two hours...I wonder how she's doing? Daddy will be by to pick you up later Cheekie!
Juliette was 19 months two days ago. This was the first time I did not get her picture on the actual month birthday. Sorry kid. We've just been having too much fun to stop and take pictures (and you reallllly don't sit for more than 1.6 seconds). Juliette blabs non-stop. If only we could understand her. Tomorrow she starts "school" two days a week. I'm sure I will cry. And I bet she won't even notice her dad and I aren't there. She is so independent. Every day is more fun than the day before. She LOVES to go swimming. She has become quite fond of taking long bike rides with her pops. If she's in a bad mood, just give her Chuck and take her outside and she's instantly in a better mood. Juliette, we are so lucky to be your parents! And just when you think you can't love someone anymore, somehow you do. You are such a joy and we love you to the moon and back! Happy 19 month birthday! p.s. To make up for being two days late, we are heading to Publix shortly to get you a cupcake ;)
Happy 1/2 Birthday my dearest Juliette! You have grown into such a beautiful little girl! It doesn't hurt that you look like your ma ;) Taking pictures of you is hard...you are a wiggly crazy gal! Your mom and dad love you to the moon and back! Keep smiling!
This is what a one year old sugar addict looks like.
Last week was my 34th birthday...and that was my cake. Juliette LOVES cake, cookies, chocolate, and anything else that is mostly made with sugar. We started the day with some sugar at the Old Spanish Sugar Mill at De Leon Springs. We are huge fans of this place. You make your own pancakes at your table. Ingenious! After breakfast, we walked around the park, Juliette & Daddy went for a swim in the cool springs, and we rented a paddle boat. It was a sweltering hot day! We had a great time!
Juliette is 17 months old today...where has the time gone!!!???!? Now that she is walking, she is in to EVERYTHING. Even though she has tons of toys, she would rather play with anything she can get her hand on in the kitchen or in my jewelry box. Thankfully, there is nothing of value in either! She has also discovered chasing the dogs, how to get Chuck to drink water from the dogs water bowl and how to climb on the couch all by herself. She is still the world's pickiest eater...ugh. She will eat hotdogs, mac n' cheese, bananas, cereal bars, chocolate chip cookies...and that's about it. We've tried to get her to eat lots of other things, but she wants nothing to do with them. She's got a full mouth of teeth now. Her curls continue to grow and get blonder. Even when she's running around like a lunatic yelling at the top of her lungs, she's cute.
Happy 17 Months my spunky, crazy, adorable, sweet, sassy little girl! You get cuter by the day!
Happy Fourth of July from the spunkiest gal I know! After a long week and a half, Juliette is healthy! Time to celebrate! Hope you all have a safe and fun Fourth!!!
We made it back from our Kentucky trip last night. Unfortunately, these trips go way to fast. The drive is definitely harder with a toddler. Juliette overall did great in the car. After 12+ hours, she was restless...but then again, so was I! We first went to Grams house for a few days. We got to watch the US vs. Ghana game with Uncle Chris at Longneck's, went to Mt. Adams and had lunch at Teak, visited the new Jungle Jim's, saw Cousin McKenzie, and visited Uncle Matt & Aunt Anne in Indianapolis. The second leg of the trip was also jam packed. Juliette saw all of her Louisville family, went boating on Lake Patoka for Pappaw's birthday, had a cookout at Granny's house, went to Trader Joes, toured Bardstown Road (while Mommy and Aunt Mandy spent hours shoe shopping at Zappos/6 p.m. Outlet!), and got to hang out with Cousin Olive (and Cousin Dillon & Collin!). We can't wait to come back!
Last Sunday, we took Juliette to the beach for her first "real" beach day. The kid was very skeptical at first. She didn't want her feet to touch the sand. After about 15 minutes, she opened up and started to like the water and the sand. Then we couldn't get her out of the water! We stayed for a while...long enough for my back to burn where I couldn't reach to put sunblock on. Now that I have Sunday's off, we plan on taking her back each week!