the THIRD Annual Margaretpalooza


Thursday, August 25, 2011

Happy Birthday Bear

It's been awesome watching you for the last 365 days. Sometimes it's hard for me to believe just how long it's been. I keep thinking "..remember when she was little?" I have to remind myself that to the rest of the world you ARE little.

After just 365 days here you are 1/30 my age, 1/4 my weight and 1/2 my height. Pretty impressive in my opinion.

Today you got to share cupcakes and pudding with your friends at school- and I got a filling. : / After dinner we went out to Condrell's with Grandpa. Grandma was stuck at work- some day we're going to have to go rescue her and make her have some fun. We can worry about the when's and how's of that later though. For now let's worry about the fabulous, shall we?

Margaret can SAY:
  • balloon [boo-n]
  • this [dis]

Margaret can:
  • get the correct end of a utensil IN to food and then her mouth
  • carry objects while walking
  • stand from a squat
  • climb on to the couch
  • climb a ladder
Margaret likes:
  • ice cream!
  • Star Wars
  • pudding
  • spinning in the yard
  • going for walks
  • pancakes
  • hide and seek
  • mud
  • hot dogs
  • mommy's sunglasses
  • having her picture taken
  • ketchup
  • visiting the bigger kids at school
  • Tangled
  • reading books to people
Margaret does not like:
  • raw broccoli
  • hamburgers
  • kiwi
  • wearing her own sunglasses

I'm so excited we're starting year 2. This past year really has been an amazing adventure- I can't wait to see where you take us to next. Sooner rather than later you'll be the one calling the shots and we'll just be supporting players. Don't be afraid to remind us of that if we forget- it's all about you now.

So, where are we going?

Sunday, August 21, 2011

I'd say you were excited-

but you don't even know what day it is. For the last few weeks any time we've been in a store that sells toys you start bouncing in the cart saying "That! That!" while reaching for toys.

I'm going to delude myself for the next week and allow myself to believe that you're just as excited for your birthday party as I am.

Thursday, August 18, 2011

We knew this was coming

I thought we had more time. But today, a week before your first birthday, you were sent to school in an entire 2T outift. Your arms were a tight fit in to the 18m shirts and your shorts have been getting tighter so I knew my days were numbered.

$5 says you're in 3T before your next birthday.

Monday, August 15, 2011

You sly little fox you.

You signed all done, so I started to clean what was left of your lunch off of your hands. And once the tray was mostly clean and your hands were COMPLETELY clean you signed more. I was confused by what you did next, until I realized that it looked a lot like cookie.

I then showed you the cookies we got when we ordered your birthday cake- and you squealed.

Well played, well played.

You won this round, but the next one will go to me.

Wednesday, August 10, 2011 was only a matter of time

You ate M&M's. And you're in love. You will have to thank Amber properly on Friday. If she weren't moving to Rochester there wouldn't have been brownies with M&M's.

I don't even know how many of them you actually ate because you kept swiping them from the pan and people were giving you theirs. Either way, it was pretty commical. I'm sorry to say that you won't be getting them as often as you'd like. And it's going to be a while before you learn what kind of package they come in. I really don't need you trying to suck 'nems out of a bag in Wegmans.