Wednesday, December 8, 2010

This Past Year

Touch Down! Husky Cheerleader
Take That Cougs!!

You always watched the washing machine
when your blanket and toys were in there
and would blankie...then when you'd
walk away you would always be

August when I was pregnant with you
In Vegas at our Wedding Reception

At Heather and Nick's Wedding Rehersal when I was
Pregnant with you. Daddy took really good care of me

Watching a movie with E-Mom and Papa's famous
popcorn after you pulled your pigtails out

Papa Jeff's first deer

At Heather and Nick's Bachelor/ette party. I was designated
driver because I was pregnant with you

RIP Uncle Cyndi

The room I lived in for a month before you were born
We had it all decorated for Christmas. This was a foreign
exchange student PJ had

Aunt Cyndi who we lost this year to cancer at the age of 40

You REALLY wanted that

We lost Grandpa Cal too, along with his sister Mary and her
husband Jack

At our reception, we expect you to smash the cake in
your grooms face like we did, no cute bites, give him
all you've got..I had cake in my ear and nasal cavity
but it was sure fun!

Your Aunt Randi and Great Grandpa Jim
(Daddy's real Dad) She owns Potpourri Floral
I don't even know where to start, to talk about how much you have changed in just a short year. At the beginning of 2, you would talk gibberish, and then one day you started talking sentances out of nowhere. To our amazement you could count your whole ABC's and count up to 30 with very little instruction from us. You also developed a "Diva" attitude and sometimes when people would try to kiss you, you'd give them the cheek. You really kept your Mom and Dad on our toes. Mom had several surgeries this year, so Daddy stayed home to take care of us girls, and the two of you bonded very closely...sometimes it made Mommy sad to see how close the two of you were. We tried to put you in pre-school 2 days a week, and when we'd walk in the door the first thing you'd want were "Tob and Lam" your dogs, and you would cry the whole time...we were trying to expose you to different kids and get a little bit of the seperation anxiety under control. You only lasted a couple months and then we pulled you and signed you up for Kindermusik which you loved. This summer we spent alot of time with Tessa, who you called Seta and got to go to Lakefair, Thurston County Fair, Lattins, Chuck E Cheese, the Zoo, Shopping and some other fun we went to the Puyallup Fair with E-Mom and Papa. That was the other funny thing, we all wondered what you would call your grandparents, we never thought E-Mom would be what you would call your Grandma's. We have named you Bossy Bessy, and Sassy Sally because you try and call the shots all of the time, and you generally win.
We lost alot of loved ones this year including Grandpa Cal, his sister Mary and her husband Jack as well as Papa Jeff's dad, whom you got to visit in the hospital. We also lost our beloved Aunt Cyndi (E-Mom's Sister)to cancer at the age of 40. She left behind Jacey who is a teenager and Adrian who is older.

Again, some of the things I don't want to forget about this age are, and I am sure I will add to this list before the book is published:

1. How you would yell through the halls "Jeramy, get back here" at your Dad
2. How you were the pickiest eater ever, and a stubborn potty trainer
3. How you would tell Papa Ned and Mom, to go take a nap
4. How you would pet other kids on the head like you do with Toby and Lami
5. How we got Anna the Rabbit on our Anniversary
6. Where you'd learn things on TV and need things like your "wiggle wrench"
7. How when anyone had to dicipline you you'd either say "Daddy Coming" or "Emom Coming" 8.How you LOVED pickles
9. How infatuated you were with mirrors and looking at your reflection
10. You were very skiddish about alot of things, and would hang onto us like a Monkey
11. How you loved feeding the Goaps
12. How you'd always keep us to it, if we said maybe we can go feed the goats, you never forgot
13. How you liked to say Baby Carter and Baby Floyd, even though they were twice your size
14. You still did "the face" on command and "too close kiss" and "silly kiss"
15. You still slept in bed with your Dad and would always say your tummy hurt to get him to rub your back
16. You still used your "Bink" when you slept and your special blanket
17. Somehow you would always know what road we were on and what to look for like Heather and Nick's house
18. How you loved to Skype with people
19. How somehow every time you got on my computer you reprogramed it or got to the exact program you wanted, where I couldn't even figure it out
20. You still LOVED going to Cabelas with your Daddy and had the run of the place
21. Your favorite TV shows were, Wow Wow Wubbzy, Dora and Diego, Max and Ruby, Team Umi Zoomi, Curious George, Miss Spider's Sunny Patch, Franklin, Little Bear
22. When you would call Alvin and the Chipmunks the "Skunks" I want to watch the "Skunks"
23. How you knew Uncle Wayne, Uncle Dusty and Uncle Jared whenever they came over and always wanted to talk to them on the phone, and say, "What You Doin" Hunting? Did you get a big one?
24. How you adored your Uncle Sean and would climb on him like a jungle gym
25. Tonight when you had a blow out diaper up your back and Daddy was changing you you said, "Do you want to see it, Do you want to see my poopy Mommy" Daddy and I couldn't quit laughing.
26. When we put our Christmas tree up and had the Angel on top, you asked us why the tooth fairy was up there.
27. When we say "thanks for being such a good kid" you always said "no problem"
28. How you would hold your finger up and wiggle it and say "No No No" when we weren't singing the right song.
29. You loved singing itsy bitsy spider, twinkle twinkle, and running through the house screaming EIEIO
30. How when we tried to teach you duck duck goose, you decided "No No No" It is Quack Quack Moose, so that is what we went with.

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