Thursday, March 31, 2016

23 months.

This girl turned 23 months last week.
With all the hoopla of Easter, I'm late posting but we cannot forget her last month as a ONE YEAR OLD!

 
Things I want to remember about Reyna at 23 months:
she is very independent - she likes to wash dishes! - loves her big mickey mouse - likes to jump on the bed - has outgrown her favorite pj's but still squeezes into them - knows the museum by heart - knows all her colors, shapes, and alphabet - sings songs - makes funny faces - loves to paint - loves bubbles - wants to brush her teeth 5 times a day - like the color purple - likes the hula hoop - swings on the big girls swing.

She is talking up a storm in full sentences and vivid description and we LOVE it!

She is funny and she knows it. 

Tuesday, March 29, 2016

Easter 2016.

We had a pretty low key, memory filled Easter. 
Everything was new, and exciting. 
 (warning: this post contains picture overload)

We painted egg for the first time. 
This is me telling her to put it in GENTLY.
 This is her THROWING it in.
 She was so excited to find that the egg had turned color EVERYTIME!

 The kit has stickers in it to make faces on the eggs and that was a hit. 
She is making her funny face to match here.
On Saturday morning we went to an Easter Egg Hunt at a friends house and celebrated with all these kiddos!
Also, the host has a 3 year old and a 3 WEEK OLD BABY!

 She hunted those eggs so hard!



Then we sat and opened every.single.one.

 
video

What a cutie!
 making silly faces at the camera...again.
Thanks Papa!
On Easter we went to church and played with the Easter Bunny toys. 
She liked her basket and still asks for eggs every morning. 

Overall, it was a great celebration and refreshing weekend.

Wednesday, March 23, 2016

Easter basket 2016.

I've mentioned this before. I LOVE holidays. I love traditions.
Easter is beautiful for so many reasons. the weather. the eggs. the colors. 
the reason. the bunny. the basket.
All of it is great.
I had a good time finding Easter basket fillers.
I'll admit it is hard not buying every cute thing you see!

I know this may be unimportant but its a parenting thing so here it goes.
I have been very intentional about including things that are meaningful and no too consumer-y. 
(Like a Frozen book about Easter or an Elmo Easter basket)
Also, tried to include things that she needs or I was gonna buy anyways.
This is what I came up with.






The Pinwheel and bunny were 50% off at Hobby Lobby.
Frida Kahlo book is beautiful and my favorite artist (I was gonna buy it anyway)
The bowl set is from Target (need)
The other stuff is just fun!

Of course, we have eggs. I filled them without candy. Not because we don't let her have candy but because we know she will have enough of that.

We filled eggs with:
gold fish
stickers
pretzels
stamps
bouncy balls
bubbles

I did have a parenting fail and sent my daughter to the school Easter egg hunt without a basket.
;(
They sent me this picture from school...

 
... a target bag.

Tuesday, March 15, 2016

Spring Break 2016.

In one word our Spring Break was: WET.
It rained, literally, everyday.

We made our way down to San Antonio and spent time with family for a few days.
We found gaps in the rain to play outside.

 And when we couldn't get outside, we played inside. She was reallllly into bubbles. 
Our house rule is - no bubbles in the house.
Well at Nana and Popo's house, apparently there are no rules.
We made it out to the DOseum with Popo one day. 
It is a lot of fun and you could spent hours there.



 She picked up a love for Tinker Toys ;)
She spent about 30 minutes making this "sun".

 She also went to Chuck-e- cheese with Nana, the park, and the library. 
We headed home on Thursday and over the weekend, we had some sunshine so we played outside.

 She loves picking flowers in our front yard.
It was a good time and now we are back in school and hunkering down for March Madness!