Oh how I love Christmastime! It is such a magical season...especially when Meghan Lewis of Meghan Vail Photography can get awesome pictures of a crazy toddler! Meghan is a true miracle worker! I have not been able to get Juliette to sit for pictures (for more than a second) for a while now, but Meghan was able to do it! She captured the real Juliette!
Juliette hung out with Santa for a little while today. She didn't seem too impressed by him. She even let him hang onto Chuck. I wonder what she was telling him...hmmm. They had a nice chat and that was that, As she walked away, she did turn back and look him over a few times. Not so sure about that fella.
Happy 22 months Kiddo! Juliette has a mild cold...just enough to make her not the happiest of the happy. So today we hung out around the house. You insisted that an hour nap was plenty. I beg to differ, but wasn't in the mood to fight you since you weren't feeling well. Juliette is now in school five days a week. Her teachers say she is doing great and fitting in well. The last few times I dropped her off in the morning, she entered her classroom and ran off to one of her classmates to steal whatever they were playing with. Sweet little girl. We are so excited for Christmas this year! Not too much longer!
Happy 20 Months Juliette Margot! You are such a joy! It is hard to believe that you are only months away from turning two. Where has time gone? You are such a light in our lives! I tried to put a bow in your hair for your picture today...which you immediately started pulling at until your dad took Chuck from you. He then proceeded to make Chuck dance...hence why you are smiling so big in these pictures. You are in love. With a lion named Chuck. He may be the only fella your dad may ever agree is good enough for you. Anyways, we love you dearly and cannot wait till you can say more words even though we may change our minds when you do talk more. But we will always love you.
Happy Halloween! Juliette took a late nap which totally threw off her groove in the first part of trick or treating. She didn't want anything to do with this Halloween thing. Thankfully, she recovered and woke up to enjoy the evening. We took turns running up and down the street with the cutest little lady bug. Of course, she had zero interest in the candy (she doesn't eat in case you did not read the previous post). She loved the freedom of running like a mad woman while droves of kids flocked down our street. Someone gave her a a glow stick which made her night. Coolest thing ever to her. After a few hours of chasing the kid, it was bedtime. Can't wait to do it all over again next year!
Juliette has proven that the terrible two's start at 20 months, not the previously thought of 24 months. She now refuses to eat mac n' cheese and hotdogs (her old trusty staples). She now is down to cheesey poofs, crackers, cookies and icing (not the cake, just icing). I try daily to shove some yogurt in to which I am 50% successful. She is usually wearing the other half. We give her more milk to compensate and up her calorie intake intake and up her vitamins. If anyone knows how to make a kid eat, I'd love to know!
School is going well...she hugged a little boy as soon as we walked into her classroom the other day. Thankfully the teacher saw it too cause I could not believe my eyes. She LOVES going outside. She has not bitten or slapped anyone since her first week. However, she still throws her lunch plate on a daily basis.
She now knows how to throw a temper tantrum. And we question her reasoning as to why out of nowhere she fake crys and then all of a sudden smiles and goes on with her day.
But, she is still cute as can be and we love her more each day. She's on her way to being a strong independent young lady!
Happy 20 Months Juliette Margot! You have become quite the crazy kid! You LOVE to run everywhere you go. You don't sit unless there's a Disney movie on the t.v. (see picture above). Chuck is ALWAYS by your side. Thankfully, your teachers at school let you have him with you all day now. They have seen you without him. And quite honestly, they like you better when Chuck is around. You still are the world's pickiest eater. You now are not a fan of hotdogs anymore. Oh how I wish you would eat more things! I am starting to think that the "Terrible Two's" actually start before the age of two. You love to make a good mess. Toys in basket are your favorite. You love to dump them all out and then go on to the next mess. You love to stick your hands in the dogs water bowl and splash water everywhere. One of your other favorite activities is turning the t.v. off and then slyly walking away to only get mad a few minutes later cause you can't hear your Disney movie. Man, it's a good thing you are so cute! I wouldn't trade any of your craziness for anything! I love you, Juliette Margot! (your Dada loves you too)
Juliette is on her fourth week at school. So far she has:
On a good note, she now naps better at school. She eats all the goldfish and butter cookies her heart desires. She is starting to play and interact with her classmates. Now if we could just get rid of all these germs...ugh.
Here's some pictures from recent times...
And some notes from school...these are real gems :)
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 ;)