Tuesday, August 19, 2008

Happy Birthday Shannon!!

Last night we had a few friends over for cake and ice cream for Shannon's birthday. She turned 2, so it was actually really fun this year. Since her favorite thing right now is "mukis," I made her a music cake. She blew out one of the candles herself! She isn't wearing any clothes because she was eating cake and ice cream.
The little thing made out like a bandit. We especially loved the Victoria's Secret bag that Paula brought her presents in. She got a doll stroller (which she is pushing her teddy bear around the house in as I type), fridge phonics, some music and movies (musicals, of course), dress-up shoes, a Disney Princess toy CD player, a Play-doh kit, toy drums, a tiara, and a really cute dress.

She really loves her fridge phonics. It sings a song for every letter, but her favorite is the button that sings the alphabet song. She sings along very enthusiastically!

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There is no sound for the video, so don't bother with your volume. She opened all of her presents this year, mostly by herself. It was very cute.

Monday, August 11, 2008

Funny Girl

Shannon has been in the habit lately of taking all of her clothes off when I put her down for a nap. This means that I have to check on her regularly, because she is known to fingerpaint her entire crib if she messes her pants. I have tried potty training, briefly, but she didn't have a clue what she was supposed to do, so I'm putting it off for a few more weeks and we'll try again. Anyway, today I went to check on her and she had taken off her shorts and put them on her head. I thought it was hilarious! She was just sitting there reading to her stuffed animals, looking like a chef!

Saturday, August 2, 2008

My New Purse

Last time I saw my sister, Heidi, she had this cute purse that she had crocheted. I am not as good as she is, so I asked her to make me a pattern so that I could try to figure it out. It was very fun to make, and I think it's really cute. I may have to make a green one now! I even made a cell phone pocket.