Monday, March 8, 2010

Happy Halfa-Birthday Bugsy!

Mama wasn’t so on top of it this year, but daddy was!! A mini-party was thrown in honor of the year-and-a-halfa bday girl!!

DSC_0596DSC_0601DSC_0610She was pleased as punch with a bouncy green ball on top!!!!!DSC_0603And then came the real indulgence…DSC_0593DSC_0604With left-over proof to show how her mama spoiled her today!

My baybee is even working at slipping her own shoes on now…DSC_0624

She’s not so itty anymore…


DSC_0632And then came the next indulgence!!!DSC_0636”Mama, should I really be eating this much sugar today?!”DSC_0639DSC_0640” Of course honey, it’s your halfa-birthday! Just shove it in and you’ll thank me later.”DSC_0642”Well, okay then.”

And then the neighbor-lets (it’s my new vocab for neighbor kidlets, we sure love these girls) brought over their new buckets to share for some water time!

DSC_0646 DSC_0650 I’ve been indulging her much lately on learning how to pass water from container-to-container. She has been diggin’ it and diggin’ in!DSC_0651 She was so into her work that she didn’t even notice the crazy going on behind her. These girls are hilarious, always up to some crazy sisterly-loving antic…DSC_0673 But Bugsy says…“I’ve got water to pour and spill neighbor-lets, please don’t interrupt.” DSC_0675 DSC_0674

P.S. THANKS neighbor-lets for bringing more joy to Bugsy’s halfa-bday!!!

At 18 months old, Bugsy decided it was time to:

  • start putting 2 and sometimes 3 words together to get her sweet and sometimes commanding message across (“Hold please”, “Hiya Mom”, “Help please”, “I want mama”)
  • start taking 1-1.5 hour nap, rather than 2. boo for mama ;)
  • start waking up at 630am, rather than 730am. Is there a theme at this age for needing less sleep, maybe?!
  • have a mouth full o’ molars come in all at once
  • start using NO a lot more regularly
  • start using slapping faces as her favored way of getting mama and daddy to hear all about her frustrations
  • start spending more time in the corner for time-outs, in response to the aforementioned behavior
  • start remembering where we’re driving and hollering out what we’re about to see or pass by
  • learning to tease and laugh her head off at herself
  • climb up on furniture on her own
  • awaken the toddler 'tude. she's a diva alright. all girl, all the way.
  • bringing absolute joy to the depths of her parents’ hearts

Aaaand just for kicks, look at the little halfa-year old Bugsy. A little more clueless about our rejoicing over her last year, but darling nonetheless…DSC_0163 DSC_0165 I just noticed we have a ball theme going on for halfa-birthdays…DSC_0169

Maybe it has something to do with daddy’s love for them???DSC_0173 DSC_0177

Thank you Lord for giving us this little Bug to give us maybe a slight glimpse, just maybe a halfa-one of your deep love for us as Your kids.


polkie and dottie said...

the girls had so much fun celebrating with her!

yeah for half birthdays!:)

Kia Gregory said...

Ahhh! Happy Halfa Birthday, lil Anna Bug! She is such a big girl now! Look at that lil' baby baldy from months and months gone by! Seeing your backyard makes me miss my old backyard in Oregon. Sigh.

Ashley Bryson said...

Anna is so so so precious! What a sweet little girl!