Wednesday, February 24, 2010

Weekend Get Away

I know that the cold, hard winter is getting everyone a little down and so many people that I know can't wait until Spring Break to get away. Well, we couldn't wait either! I had PT conferences last week and had Friday off from school. We went down to Kansas City to "get away." We didn't really escape the cold winter weather, but it was nice to be away from home and work for awhile.
We spent one night with Dan's sister Linda and had a great visit with her. It was good to see where she lives and Rebecca loved spending time with her Aunt Linda. Then we stayed at the Great Wolf Lodge. It was such a relaxing place to be and we didn't have to worry about Rebecca running down the hallway or screaming in the water park because the place is so family friendly. The lodge also has a spa where I enjoyed a good two hours of pampering :) Dan even got a massage!

Here's a few pictures...

Rebecca was able to go down the tube slides with one of us. She didn't really like it, but she still agreed to go a few times.

Tuesday, February 16, 2010

life, as it happens

Here are just a few pictures from the last week. Not much new is going on. We are just living life.
Here is my favorite Valentine that I got from a student - so cute!
Rebecca is ready to go in the morning - breakfast in hand.
She has lots of fun in the tub!!

Tuesday, February 9, 2010

Sew and Tell

I've been reading a lot more blogs lately - crafty blogs. And they have inspired me to make the things around me a little more beautiful. So my first "Sew and Tell" is a canvas bag that I put a lining in. I have to give credit to my mom for making me this bag years ago and I have used it for many different things. Recently I have been using it as my library bag to keep track of our library books and videos and my library card. I dressed up the bag by sewing in a lining and adding a pocket with a snap to hold my library card. I also lined the straps and now the bag is reversible!

Tuesday, February 2, 2010

From the mouth of a 2 year old

Rebecca talks pretty much non-stop and here are a few of the things we listen to all day.

Just 2 days ago: "Why? Why? Why mommy? Why?"

Then yesterday: "Where? Where? Where mommy? Where?"
After the second or third question Dan and I just ignore her as best we can and eventually she stops asking.

Rebecca also talks in third person a lot which can sometimes be confusing. The other day she kept saying, "Becca come too, mommy!" Which means she wants to go with you. We also hear, "Becca do it! Becca do it!" a lot.

Although she is learning her pronouns more and more everyday. Last night at the dinner table she actually corrected herself. Dan said, "Do you want me to help?" And Rebecca said, "Yeah, me help. No, YOU help."

It's so much fun to have conversations with her in the car on the way home each day. She can tell me just about everything that happened.