Friday, July 24, 2009

Kids say the darndest things....

This is just going to be a post of funny things heard around our house at any given time of day. Life with a 2 year old is almost always entertaining!

*Set the scene...Progressive Insurance commercial comes on....Jaelynn says "Power to the people!" and shoots her hand up in the air.

*Set the scene....Subway commercial comes on..Jaelynn says "Eat Fresh"

"Daddy...that not nice...say sorry to Mommy right now! Kiss her!"

"Elmo bit me! Bad Elmo!"

"Mommy!! I poopin!!" (generally shouted from across the house)

"Zekie (the dog), that my mommy! Don't follow her!"

"You want chicken? Or tacos?"

"Bye dumb dog!"

Other funny things to note....Jaelynn has mastered the stairs and she darts up them at least once a night when I'm not looking. She has also taken to sleeping with at least 2 sometimes 3 of her blankies at once. When the phone better pray that you are faster then her because she has figured out how to answer it! Kev and I tried to fix this problem by just hiding the phone but then we can't find it when it rings. Have a great weekend!

*How the child picks up these commercials is beyond me. We have the tv on but she never watches it...I just assumed she wasn't even paying attention to it!

Wednesday, July 15, 2009

The Party

Saturday night couldn't have turned out more perfect for us! The weather was great, the food yummy and the company the best! Jaelynn got spoiled of course, but a girl only turns 2 once! Kevin was in charge of the camera most of the time so I didn't get many pictures but I'll post a few.

Monday we had Jaelynn's 2 year well child visit. She weighs 28 pounds and is 35 inches tall! Dr. Amy is very pleased with her growth and verbal skills. We also got the green light to switch to 2% milk and start a vitamin with iron. She also told me that it is totally normal for toddlers to be somewhat vegetarian. The best news though is that we don't have to go back for a year!

Here are some pictures from the party. Enjoy!

My watermelon boat...I'm really proud of this!

Jaelynn's cupcake cake....

Loving all of her presents...

Sleepy little birthday girl....

We love you sweet pea!

Sunday, July 12, 2009

Happy birthday Jaelynn!!

How is it possible that I have a 2 year old! It doesn't seem like that long ago we were all wondering if I would make it to the end of July. It seems like just yesterday my feet and hands were swollen beyond recognition. has already been 2 years since the doctors performed the c-section that gave me my little girl. are amazing! I have loved every minute of the last 2 years and can't wait to see what this year brings us! Lets do a recap of the last year.

- You went from scooting, to crawling, to walking, to running
- You now have a very large vocabulary...that you use often to express your likes and dislikes
- You went from eating small chunks of table food to devouring everything in sight
- You can now reach the counter nothing is safe
- You climb with ease and have no fear
- You have mastered the stairs and sneak up them every chance you get

- Chicken
- Elmo and Ernie
- Baths...but not hair washing
- Little People...or Peoples as Jaelynn calls them
- cuddling with mommy and daddy at night to avoid bedtime
- your blankie and nukie
- dogs

- Being told no
- Not getting your way
- Having to leave mommy and daddy all day
- Meat that doesn't have sauce on it
- Toys that bite

Princess you have taught your daddy and I so much in the last year! We thought that having a newborn was hard...and it is...but having a toddler is hard in a different way. We just hope that we are doing everything the right way and we hope you realize how much you are loved! We hope your birthday is magical and special and that all of your candle wishes come true little one!

I'll leave you with one last thought....a then and now. Everyone told me that time would go by fast. Turns out this is one time that everyone is right.

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Wednesday, July 8, 2009

Wednesday, July 1, 2009

Father's Day

This year we did something a little different for Father's Day. I still cooked Kev his favorite foods and we still spent some family time together. But my mom came down to watch the bug for us so we could go to the first annual John Wetzel Memorial Race.

John passed away in January this year and he was a very dear friend of ours. We miss him very much and have enjoyed being with his family, also our close friends, to share his memories.

The race and tailgating was amazing. There must have been 60 of us all sporting t-shirts in his honor. It felt good to sit in the bleachers again and it brought back a lot of memories from Kevin's racing days. There is just something about the smell of racing the fuel and the taste of ice cold beer on a hot June day. It was of course one of the hottest days of the summer yet and by then end of the night I was tired, sweaty and covered in dirt. But every second of it was worth it and so much fun.

John's brother drove the 61J in the feature parade laps. It was a very touching moment to see the 61J on the track again. The only thing that could have made it better is if John himself were in the driver seat getting ready to kick some butt. We miss you so much John! Your memory will live on forever.