This past weekend Juliette, Grams & I headed to the Ft. Myers/Bonita Springs/Naples Florida area for a good friend's wedding at the beautiful Hyatt Regency Coconut Point Resort & Spa. Juliette caught the pink eye last week at school...and came down with a fever by the Friday afternoon before we left. We decided to continue with our plans to drive six hours to SW Florida. We packed up the car and arrived at the gorgeous Edison & Ford Winter Estates in Ft. Myers around 1 p.m. Juliette was still not feeling 100% but seemed o.k. The weather was not cooperating so we weren't able to see the homes (we went back Sunday afternoon so we did get to see the houses!). So we headed south to check into our hotel. Right after checking in, we found a really cute restaurant called Coconut Jack's. The food was good, but unfortunately, Juliette wasn't feeling good at all. After a not so great night of little sleep and some sort of odd rash that had appeared in the morning, we took Juliette to an urgent care. Turns out the kid had gotten some gnarly virus. She got a prescription for some antibiotics and we were sent on our way. I had wanted to take Juliette to a children's museum I had found online, Golisano Children’s Museum of Naples. Juliette wasn't really up to playing since she was still fighting off this nasty virus. It's a cool place though! She did manage to splash around in their HUGE water table enough to get herself soaking wet. The wedding was Sunday night and Grams was happy to babysit so that I could attend. Needless to say...after days of fever, a weird rash, eye drops for the pink eye, vomiting on her Mama (yeah, that was fun), and dealing with a sick and clingy kid, we made it home. The wedding was just beautiful!
The Edison & Ford Winter Estates grounds.
Grams with her much needed margarita from Coconut Jack's.
World's biggest and coolest water table on a really, realllly, realllllllllllllly hot day.
The weird rash that appeared in the morning and was gone within hours.
The stunning bride & I
Juliette's school pictures turned out sooo cute! She is really growing crazy fast! The past few weeks have been insane. She is finally starting to really talk! She loves making animal noises...especially "roars" with her Dada. They had a ten minute phone conversation one night that consisted of Josh making an animal noise and Juliette repeating it. She loves to say "Ut oh" over and over and over. She loves coloring...hopefully she will love arts & crafts as much as I do! Lately she adores being outside. It's really hard to get her to come back inside! The swimming pool is always a big hit. She has no fear in the water. Scares me to death. We need to get her some swim lessons soon. We got her a cool water wings thingy that helps her feel like she is on her own. The park is also a big hit these days. She usually leaves screaming and crying. She could swing ALL day. Another popular activity lately is chasing the dogs around the house with a piece of food in her hand, That ends in her crying when Monty finally snags it from her when she accidentally drops it. She has become quite the cuddle buddy. I love her snuggles. She is just growing and changing so fast...I need to get back to posting more often! Enjoy the school pics of the world's cutest little curly blonde!
We had a really nice Easter! This was my first Easter off in a loooong time! Juliette woke up to her Easter basket full of goodies! The Bunny got her a cash register that she LOVES! She plays with it non-stop. I made a nice breakfast of eggs, goetta and some yummy cinnamon sugar doughy bunnies!
Dad had to work so he left us after breakfast. I took Juliette out for a jog with me (she was in her stroller). She adores being outside!
This year Papaw joined us for Easter! He arrived in the afternoon, just in time for the St. Augustine Easter Parade!
This was Juliette's face when she saw the bunny...
The next day, we took Juliette to the park. She just loves running around!
We had a great weekend! Thanks for coming to visit us Papaw!
Happy Palm Sunday! Juliette celebrated by throwing numerous temper tantrums and screaming at the Easter Bunny. This is her third Easter and this year she is not a fan of the bunny. She screamed her lungs out and would not go anywhere near him. In her defense, she's been grouchy all day so maybe it wasn't the bunny's fault. She did stick around long enough to collect some eggs from her first Easter Egg Hunt! She had more fun opening and closing the eggs than trying to see what was actually in the eggs. There's always next year Mr. Bunny!
p.s. Special thanks go out to Auntie Em for bringing Juliette up to the Club while Mommy was working! You're the bestest!
Juliette turned TWO 2/13/15. We celebrated on Sunday with some friends at the house. We had a great time with a bounce house, food & great friends! Juliette was not interested in eating her cupcake this year...she threw it on the ground (maybe she isn't my kid after all. I would never waste a cupcake). She was too busy running around to stop and eat. It was a "Chuck-tastic" time!
Juliette is the sweetest little girl. She is 99.9% of the time happy as can be with the occasional temper tantrum thrown in. She has back molars coming in that make her cling to Mommy, but she has rebounded well. She LOVES school and her teachers. She will be moving up to the two-year old room soon. We have decided to keep her!
Special shoutout to Grams...thanks for all of your help with the party. I couldn't have done it without you. p.s. Carrots are still disgusting. Especially after they have been regurgitated out of the garbage disposal.
Juliette is obsessed with this guy named Chuck. It's been about a year since they met and they are inseparable. At school, they are preparing her for the two year old room...meaning, no Chuck. She's been doing good for the majority of the day. All the kids in her class know who Chuck is and will bring him to her if she puts him down. It's pretty cute!
Seriously? 23 Months already! I think I am in a state of disbelief that my baby is turning TWO next month! Oh my sweet Juliette! You are my little cuddle buddy. You grow on me more and more each day. You are the happiest little girl. You are non-stop on the go. I think you might be a distance runner when you grow up. Your love for Chuck is the cutest thing. It's a good thing we have two of him. I hope this post is not how you find out about that...if so, yes, there are two Chuck's. You had no clue two existed. I call that "Smart Parenting."
Anyways, Juliette is in school five days a week and LOVES it! Chuck goes to school each day as well. All the kids in Juliette's class know not to touch Chuck. Her little girlfriend likes to say "Bye Jewette!" every day when she leaves. It's pretty cute. One day, Juliette will return the favor.
Happy New Year! We had a really lovely and peaceful Christmas at home. Juliette was not really interested in the actual opening on the gifts...she just wanted to play with them afterwards. It is so much harder to get pictures of her this year now that she is mobile and on the move non-stop. Santa brought her lots of toys and goodies. Christmas is so awesome when there are little people around.
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.